Retina MacBook Pro Storage Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KeegM480, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a

    KeegM480

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    So I got offered a trade for a newer 13" Retina MacBook Pro for my 15" Non-Retina MacBook Pro

    13" 2.5GHz i5
    128GB SSD
    8GB RAM

    I'm cool with the specs except the storage, the guy says this was purchased around Septemper 2013, anyone know if it's upgradeable? I'd love to take the offer, but need a bigger amount of storage.
     
  2. Gpulvi macrumors member

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    If you are buying it at an Apple Store, you can upgrade the storage up to 1TB. If is an used Mac or if you're buying it in other place, there's no chance to upgrade it later.
     
  3. mac8867 macrumors 6502

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    Huh? He is talking about the storage, not the memory. Yes, you can upgrade the SSD, several options available from the usual suspects (OWC)
     
  4. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    If it's a 2.5 GHz processor, then it was one of the first 13-inch rMBPs so it doesn't have the more efficient Haswell CPU and faster PCI-Express storage. However, you can easily upgrade the SSD with either a 2nd-hand Apple part, Transcend JetDrive 720, or OWC Aura. I would recommend either of the first two options as OWC's drive uses an old controller that is unknown for unreliability.
     
  5. Gpulvi macrumors member

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    Sorry! I didn't read the "2.5 GHz part. That shows it's not a late 2013 rMBP.
     
  6. KeegM480 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    KeegM480

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    So I guess my next question from your opinion would this be a good trade? The specs of my current MacBook Pro are in my signature
     
  7. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    what year and GPU is the mbp. Not enough info there.

    Assuming it is a 2011, you're giving up a faster GPU, more storage, more ram, and faster multithreaded performance for a lighter computer with a retina display.
     
  8. KeegM480 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    KeegM480

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    Ok, yea mine:
    Late 2011 15"
    2.2GHz Quad i7
    16GB RAM
    240SSD/500HDD

    vs

    Late 2012 13" Retina
    2.5GHz Dual i5
    8GB RAM
    128 SSD

    I think Ill keep mine and see if the top case can be swapped to the high-res one
     

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