Retina MBP: Is memory user upgradible or soldered onto the board?

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  1. sevimli macrumors 6502a

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    What is it? I know SSD is on the board but how about the memory?
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    On board also neither are user upgradable
     
  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Source? I don't think the SSD is confirmed yet.
     
  4. ansabakhan macrumors 65816

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  5. iMusings macrumors member

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    It doesn't look like the microsata connector used by the rest of the PC industry. Even if the SSDs are replaceable, it will probably cost you as much as buying a whole new Mac to get these proprietary chips.
     
  6. MacRumoren macrumors member

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    I remember Ifixit sells whole upgrade kits with connectors, screws, tools and everything else you need to upgrade the proprietary Mac minis. I imagine them doing the same, AS LONG AS the SSD drive is not soldered onto the board? Can someone confirm this? I called the Apple line but they couldn't tell me.
     
  7. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    SSD is definitely not soldered to the board.

    The form factor, however, is different than the standard 2.5" SSD and even slightly different than the MacBook Air blade-style SSD. It'll be a while before we see upgrades but they're a removable part. It's up to third party manufacturers to pump these new size parts out. OWC did this for the Air pretty quickly.


    The RAM/Memory, however, is soldered to the board and I highly recommend 16GB if you're planning on keeping it a while.
     

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