PCI-e SSD user replaceable?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by whiskey, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. whiskey macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2006
    Hi guys,

    I remember reading somewhere that the SSD was user replaceable? I was thinking of getting 2.3/16/512 with dgpu and then upgrading the ssd myself and using the 512 in an external housing.

    is this possible an accurate?

  2. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    Well the rMBP uses a special SSD form factor. So yeah you can replace it, but nobody sells a compatible SSD as of right now.
  3. TheSSDReview macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2013

    Watch for a new release in upcoming months by OWC for this PCIe. Be aware, however, that iFixit has ripped this appart and given it a 1/10 (one being the worst) grade in disassembly. Apple is doing their best to ensure their systems don't ghet opened, mutch more than simply using pentalobe screws now it seems.
  4. whiskey thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2006
    Thanks for the reply guys.

    So its possible, just very difficult. Will definitely factor this in when I order my rMBP.

  5. kaellar macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2012
    iFixit's score has nothing about such an easy procedure as SSD replacement.
    It's still a very simple process:
    1. Unscrewing the back panel screws, taking it off
    2. Unplugging the battery
    3. Replacing the SSD.
    4. Assembling it back.
    Will take no more than 5 minutes.

    The SSD itself is a way different story. Noone sells it separately at the moment, not to say about the external enclosures for it.
  6. Scott7975 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2013
    Looking at the ifixit.... It looks rather simple to replace the SSD. I don't think anyone makes them yet, that you can buy though. Someday, Im sure they will. I believe it will take a special bit to remove the screws on the cover. Other then that it looks like plug and play and its out in the open.

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