Soldered onto the motherboard??

djrobsd

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Original poster
May 2, 2008
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Really, new MBP SSD is soldered to the motherboard? So then when the 512 gig and 1TB SSD drives come down to $250-300ish I won't be able to upgrade???

Or are they like RAM modules, they snap off?
 

Martialis

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Jun 11, 2012
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Tell me if I'm missing something, but isn't the entire chassis a single piece of aluminum anyways? How would you go about opening it up to replace the SSD or RAM in the first place?
 

Stetrain

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Feb 6, 2009
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The SSD is not soldered:



Look under the left fan. You can see the SSD is a separate board. There's a connector at the right and a screw at the left side, just like the Macbook Air.
 

cmChimera

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Feb 12, 2010
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Can Apple upgrade it? I mean, I'd probably pay them if in two years I wanted to upgrade that.

Edit: Saw the pic. That's amazing. That means that I can just get the base model and upgrade the SSD later if I want.
 
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