No updating the SSD in TouchBar units

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  1. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Rumors have it the SSD is soldered in (non-removable) for the new MBPro with the touch bar.

    Apple is going to far for me.
     
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    Sorry, my bad. May the MODS let lightning fly from their finger tips!
     
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    Not sure what you mean by the mods, but this is another example of how Apple is building throwaway products.
     
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    Did you Happen to order a new Pro?
     
  7. Skika macrumors 68030

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    How many people have actually upgraded their SSD in the retinas?

    Upgrading your drives - that ship has sailed in 2012 when the retinas were introduced.
     
  8. Jaekae macrumors 6502

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    Yeah now with thunderbolt3 the external ssd drives will become fast, lacie will soon release an external with 2800mb/s

    When its time to upgrade internal storage in 3-5 years it time to upgrade whole computer anyways
     
  9. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    Exactly almost nobody ever does this anymore. It's another non-issue for people to whine about as proof Apple to fit their narrative that the company is doomed.
     
  10. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    Look at eBay and see how many people upgrade the SSD. A lot. Corporation no like.
     
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    Yes, I have.
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    LOL! My main concern is if something happens to the hardware, I would prefer my SSD be removable but it now become part of the defective device.
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    Yep and some just prefer to whine about others.
     
  12. Jaekae macrumors 6502

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    If something happens to the logicboard the tech that replace the logicboard is still able to recover the data from the ssd even if its soldered, and anyone with important data will have backups anyways :)
     
  13. Ma2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    Not about upgrading SSD, more so if there are failures and access to hard drives. It is the same reason people had issues with RAM now being soldered on amongst CPU/GPU's, if any one of them fail, everything has to be replaced.

    I think having no access to my SSD drive if laptop doesn't turn on and requires a mobo replacement, is a bit worrying. It means constant backups required.
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    Not sure how useful/effective these recovery tools will be, especially if the macbook can no longer be turned on/function. Definitely not as useful as just being able to take out the SSD imo.
     
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