Replaceable SSD drive on new Mac

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tx26257, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. tx26257 macrumors member

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    Guys I'm sorry if this something I should know or already discussed but is the SSD replacable I know the ram is not. I did a search but found nothing
     
  2. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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  4. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Nope, it's not. What you buy is what you're stuck with. Unlike on the MBA where you can swap out the SSD.
     
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  6. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    The days of going to your local CompUSA and picking up sticks of RAM for your laptop have been over for some time (yeah yeah, I know some people still have old laptops and there are exceptions, but non-upgradable IS the new norm in the industry).
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Are you sure about that? I haven't seen anything about the SSD, and the rMB is not in anyone's hands yet.
     
  8. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502

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    From the internal pictures that Apple featured in the keynote (and website), I believe that all components are incorporated onto that new logic board that is 67% smaller than the MBA 11". The only things in the chassis are the battery array, the force trackpad, and that logic board. I believe that means that the SSD, RAM and CPU are all soldered down and non replaceable or upgradable.
     
  9. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    It was definitely confirmed somewhere, although I cannot recall where.
     
  10. newellj macrumors 601

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    Here's a quote from Cunningham's hands-on at Ars. Doesn't count as a primary source but he's usually careful and accurate.

     

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