SSD upgrades down the road

thenewguy

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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,
 

mjn298

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Oct 25, 2011
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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
 

ivoruest

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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.
 

mjn298

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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.
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
 

boomhower

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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.