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

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sevimli, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. sevimli macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    What is it? I know SSD is on the board but how about the memory?
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    On board also neither are user upgradable
  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006

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


    Mar 3, 2010
  5. iMusings macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2009
    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

    Jul 20, 2010
    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

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston
    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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