Storage Questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jonmichael21, May 24, 2015.

  1. jonmichael21 macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2015
    Hi friends! This is my first post, but I've had TONS of questions answered here through the years.

    I just bought a new MacBook Pro Retina 13" last night and had a question regarding the storage. Does anyone know if the storage is upgradable? I've upgraded other MacBooks in the past. If it's not upgradable, what external HD do you recommend?

  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Nope. You should've researched this prior to buying methinks.

    As to which hard drive I'd recommend? The one that fits your needs and budget and has a good warranty. A hard drive's a hard drive.
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    It is replaceable, but there aren't 3rd party replacement parts available. It's basically not upgradeable because of this.

    I've had good luck with WD external drives.
  4. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2013
    Western Digital offers an external thunderbolt hd. Its kinda pricy starting at 299 for 2TB, but its super quick at 233MB/s. This is the best portable one you will get unless you go external SSD, then the price triples and less storage.
  5. blaine07 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2014
    I bought a Samsung Evo 850 250gb SSD for $100 & a $20 USB 3.0 UASP off Amazon and get pretty good read/write speeds. For less than $150 delivered. Definitely what I recommend for FAST external storage.

    [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Inateck 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk HDD External Enclosure Case with usb 3.0 Cable for 9.5mm 7mm 2.5" SATA HDD and SSD, Tool-free (FE2002)

    Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM)

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