New rMBP - Is PCIe user upgradable?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vincmo, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. vincmo macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys! Title says it all... Couldn't find an answer elsewhere on the forum... I would surely love to save 500$ from the 1TB upgrade and see if I need the extra space later on.... I was wondering if you think it will be possible...
     
  2. hachiman macrumors regular

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    Yes, but at the moment, there are no compatible options except directly from Apple.
     
  3. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    How can you be so sure when nobody has stripped one yet ?! :D
     
  4. vincmo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies! I guess the question still need to be investigated...
     
  5. mfram macrumors 65816

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    The iFixIt teardown of the mid 2013 MacBook Air shows the new style SSD drive. It's still on a dedicated daughter card with a metal edge slot like the previous generations. The connector isn't compatible with the old one.

    That means that it's theoretically possible to upgrade the storage in the future but that only Apple has a compatible card to do it at this point. It's possible third-party manufacturers might try to make compatible replacements like they have done in the past.
     
  6. vincmo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the precision mfram! That makes the final decision pretty difficult as the option may never become available and 500$ for 0.5 TB is no Monopoly money...
     
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