MBP retina upgradable?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ics1974, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. Ics1974 macrumors member

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    Can you upgrade the RAM and Hard Drive later?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    The RAM is soldered in, so no. But the flash storage is replaceable. Only thing is nobody makes a replacement yet for the current models. Both OWC and Transcend have said they are woking on upgrades though.
     
  3. Ics1974 thread starter macrumors member

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    ok thanks
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    They've been saying that for the past 2 years, I wouldn't hold my breath.

    OP: Check ifixit.com if you want to know if a Mac is upgradable, you'll see the innard and be able to check for yourself easily.
     
  5. MacInTO macrumors 65816

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    You can find some flash storage modules on eBay.

    Note, the flash is different for the 2012 (SATA) and the 2013/14 (PCIe) rMBPs.
     
  6. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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    The difficulty of upgrading/repairing a Retina MBP is its greatest shortcoming. Really, its only shortcoming.
     
  7. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502

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    Not quite that long, both have upgrades for the late 2012, early 2013 models (I put a Transcend 960GB upgrade in my rMBP only yesterday). It's only the model that was released a year ago that is still awaiting a solution.
     

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