SSD soldered on or in socket?

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  1. bmustaf macrumors regular

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    any one have any idea if the SSD is soldered into the board or in a PCIe socket. Given they say "PCIe based" I am inclined to think it's in a standard-IAU socket/pinned interface but knowing apples obsession with solder and glue maybe it's just using the PCIe protocol/bus and it's hard soldered onto the logic board?
     
  2. jerryk macrumors 68040

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    In the past they were in a m.2 socket with a proprietary interface.
     
  3. J D A macrumors member

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    Would not even be surprised if this version ha soldered on SSDs.
     
  4. Floris macrumors 68020

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    This implies they don't just mean it's inside the computer and the computer is a unibody. But that it's built INTO it, .. and not replaceable. But who knows what they actually mean with their language.
     

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  5. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    Knowing Apple, I would say its probably built in and while technically anything is replaceable it would be way too risky and way too much trouble to do it yourself later.
     
  6. bmustaf thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yup, the previous SSDs have had proprietary interfaces but the part has always been available as a field-orderable SKU by apple repair vendors (took my 512GB rMBP to 1TB this way).

    It really seems like this is soldered on, esp that slide that was shown (if it is an actual shot and not a marketing mockup) that shows the logic board with the SSD highlighted, doesn't seem replaceable (seems soldered on in a BGA type form or something).

    If it's a socketed interface I have no problem replacing it and having an AAPL certified repair shop ordering me the part, but I'm not desoldering the SSD :).

    Regardless, I'm not paying the $1,200 upgrade tax to 2TB for a machine that will be obsolete in 4 months (no DDR4, Kaby Lake on its heels?), that's just highway robbery. I'll bring external storage and sell it in 6 mos when it becomes a hunk of obsolete circuits in 2Q when Kaby Lake and 32GB DDR4 finally comes.
     
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  8. bmustaf thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yup, in 2-4 weeks when AAPL ships them, was hoping to get someone who has seen the logic board to weigh in before then.


     
  9. Floris macrumors 68020

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    And will surely do so in their most negative way possible ... ever since Apple shafted them the other year.
     
  10. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    A tear down is a tear down... they don't post their squabbles in their.
     
  11. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Then I guess I am the only one that has noticed their change of tone in their quotes and releases. Shrug.
     

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