New MBP: flash storage

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dianeliz, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Dianeliz macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2013
    There doesn't seem to be any word in the rumours about the prices of flash drive storage. The current retina, 15in upgraded to 768gb flash storage is a whopping £3000. Guess I was hoping that in the new one it would be a touch more reasonable as its become more common, but theres no sign of it anywhere....?
  2. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2013
    The current 27" iMac PCIe SSD prices might indicate something.

    Upgrades are priced as follows:
    256GB to 512GB, 300€/£240
    512GB to 1024GB, 500€/£400
    No 768GB option is available.
  3. whitedragon101 macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2008
    That seems crazy. The new Samsung Evo drives are £500 for a 1TB and £270 for a 500GB. Apple use samsung drives. How can they charge £400 for a 500GB upgrade and think its reasonable? Grrr mutter, mutter, mutter.......
  4. actuallyinaus macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2013
    look up the price of the actual pcie ssd's they use before you compare/complain: Samsung NGFF PCIe SSDs

    though yeah, apple's pricing is commonly way too high
  5. whitedragon101 macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2008
    Thats the closest I could get. The apple SSDs are custom. I guess the price could be for the PCIe and NGFF . But you'd think apples buying power would bring prices down.

    Its just frustrating. The market is almost there making 750gb- 1tb affordable but its still too pricey to have in a MBP
  6. actuallyinaus macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2013
    you'd think so, but their pricing on ram upgrades and hdd upgrades have always been way too high - its often cheaper to buy the same product third party and install it yourself
  7. ohbrilliance macrumors 6502a


    May 15, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    Yes, Apple almost certainly buys flash memory at the lowest price in the industry. They have done so since the iPod Nano. However, the prices Apple pays for flash are not passed on to customers, and it can be argued that Apple's profits are largely based on the profit made on flash storage.
  8. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    Remember there was a fire at a Hynix plant last month and that's hurting supply. SSD prices really haven't gone down much all year.

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