SSD upgrades down the road

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thenewguy, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. thenewguy macrumors regular

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    I was having trouble with the search function, so I thought I'd just ask:

    What is the consensus on SSD options coming out down the road?

    I'm having a hard time thinking of the $500 increase in price for the 500gb SSD. I'm planning on the 2.3/16gb model.

    I've taken apart tons of mac laptops, though not the current generation, but I imagine I could handle that task.

    Anyway, looking for some perspective on what price might be within a year, and upgrade-ability.

    Thanks,
     
  2. mjn298 macrumors regular

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    It'll be up to some specialist company like OWC to replicate the rMBP ssd

    i dunno about opening it up, it'll definitely void your warranty and i'm not sure how to do it
     
  3. ivoruest macrumors 6502

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but the RMBP has a soldered SSD to the Logic Board. This means it cant be replaced at all.
     
  4. mjn298 macrumors regular

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    The ssd isn't soldered but it's a special shape unique to the rMBP.

    SSDs are super reliable but still fail so i guess they wanted to make that relatively easy to fix

    still doesn't solve the problem of actually opening the case, though
     
  5. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    I imagine aftermarket alternatives will come out from OWC but I would not expect them to be any much cheaper. Just look at their Air drives, $700 for 480GB. As long as Apple uses non-standard SSD's the prices will be astronomical, the economies of scale just aren't there.
     

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