Soldered onto the motherboard??

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  1. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    Correct you won't be able to if they are soldered
     
  3. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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  4. Martialis macrumors member

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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?
     
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    The SSD is not soldered:

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    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.
     
  6. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  7. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    You spec at purchase time...No more self-upgrading I'm afraid.
     

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