SSD upgradeable?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macbook123, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    Can I put a TB drive in after buying it with a
    256 GB one?
     
  2. WolfSnap macrumors 6502a

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  3. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    Now you know why there is such dislike around here
     
  4. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    Technically, yes, if the SSD is anything like the TB-less 2016 model that was torn down a week or so ago.
    [​IMG]

    Issue being, it's a new proprietary connector and a custom controller so the only likely swaps are going to be SSDs parted out from MBPs and sold on eBay. If I wanted to upgrade my Late 2013 to 1TB now, they're both hard to come by and extremely expensive. iFixit charges $949 when they're in stock, which they aren't, and looks like OWC is selling home-grown versions for $500-600.

    So, while possible, cost prohibitive. I decided to put that money towards a new 2016 model that arrives Monday.
     
  5. WolfSnap macrumors 6502a

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    Have any of you seen the cost of SSD's that can do I/O at the same speed as the Apple SSD's? They're WAYYYYYY more expensive than the SSD upgrade that Apple offers.

    Apple's prices are really not bad -- they're less than any comparable after-market SSD would be. So, just order it with the 1TB and be done with it...
     

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