SSD drive late 2013 13" MBPr

tigress666

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Ok, I know they don't sell the parts yet, but I am curious if anyone knows if the flash storage on the MBPr is replaceable or if it is soldered in (or you have to remove soldered in parts to get to it).

I'm just wondering if they do eventually sell the parts is the part removeable?
 

5to1

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Ok, I know they don't sell the parts yet, but I am curious if anyone knows if the flash storage on the MBPr is replaceable or if it is soldered in (or you have to remove soldered in parts to get to it).

I'm just wondering if they do eventually sell the parts is the part removeable?
http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/MacBook+Pro+13-Inch+Retina+Display+Late+2013+Teardown/18695

Seems to be easily accessible (2nd image for step 3, you can clearly see it top right. Or 2nd image for step 4, just below her thumb).
 
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simon48

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It's removable, but I don't think any third-party replacements are available yet, OWC said that they are working on one.
 

rex450se

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There are some on eBay being sold. I've been watching them since I want to upgrade to the 1TB but it seems the buy it now prices are over $1k. A little more than I want to spend.

Victor
 

simon48

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There are some on eBay being sold. I've been watching them since I want to upgrade to the 1TB but it seems the buy it now prices are over $1k. A little more than I want to spend.

Victor
Those are first-party ones being resold right?