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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macbook123, Nov 12, 2016.
Can I put a TB drive in after buying it with a
256 GB one?
Now you know why there is such dislike around here
Technically, yes, if the SSD is anything like the TB-less 2016 model that was torn down a week or so ago.
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.
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...