SSD Replacement for 2015 Retina MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Whataboutnoah, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. Whataboutnoah macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2015
    #1
    Has anyone heard of any manufacturers making replacement m.2 sata drives for the new 2015 MacBook Pro?

    Transcend made versions for previous MacBooks:

    http://us.transcend-info.com/apple/jetdrive/

    I love how fast the new mbp is, but I'm already thinking of expanding storage in the future
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2011
    Location:
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    #2
    First, the Haswell/Broadwell Macs with PCIe SSDs don't use the M.2 form factor. Apple uses a proprietary form factor instead.

    Second, nobody makes it (and probably never will), because it's a proprietary Apple-blade design, and my guess is that Apple will sue anyone who does it.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
    #4
  4. thadoggfather, Apr 11, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2015

    thadoggfather Suspended

    thadoggfather

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    #5
    yeah me too.

    it is s. florida, I used to live there so I'm biased. I detect some kinda sketchiness potentially, some inside source at the factory maybe?
     
  5. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

    nikhsub1

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Location:
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
    #6
    Well they are made in china not by apple, so not hard to get...
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
    #7
    How do you mean? I see the Samsung chips on there, but who actually makes these and where are they getting them from exactly?

    So you are saying this is not the Apple OEM part but some sort of grey market knock off?

    I'm just curious and a little suspicious is all. :)
     
  7. thadoggfather Suspended

    thadoggfather

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    #8
    Perhaps just being an authorized mac repair place (if they are) they have excess inventory?

    That's the only thing i could think of
     
  8. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

    nikhsub1

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Location:
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
    #9
    Not sure what you mean really... Apple doesn't make any of these parts - they are all fab'd by different sources and suppliers. For example you could have an identical part, one with an OE Apple part number on it and one without that part number - In every way they are identical except for the number stamp. Apple would consider one OEM and one aftermarket even so. Understand now?
     

Share This Page