Samsung PCI-e SSD + 2010 MBP

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  1. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    Samsung has announced PCI-e SSD's for Ultrabooks. Can these PCI-e SSD's be used on a MBP? ( or don't MBP's have PCI-e slots to insert such upgrades? )
     
  2. someguy50 macrumors newbie

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    They cannot be used in the MBP.
     
  3. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    Or any laptop that doesn't have an available PCIe slot. Ultrabooks are the current target due to their compact size and their use of standard-based/non-proprietary hardware, but not all Ultrabooks will have PCIe-based storage.

    Perhaps the confusion is that people think and SSD is an SSD, not realizing that there are multiple different interfaces and form factors.
     
  4. Siggen macrumors 6502

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    Well technically there is the PCIe slot the Airport/Bluetooth card sits in. But the long blade drive won't sit there, and you have better use for WiFi than a little faster SSD.
     
  5. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    As I said... ;)

    Availability and size/space are going to be the main things, which is why I think laptops are going to have to specifically design around the idea of using PCIe-based storage if this it going to really work out.
     

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