The SSD is NOT soldered

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Stetrain, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009

    Look under the left fan. You can see that there is a separate board, very similar to the Macbook Air, containing the SSD:


    There will probably be aftermarket versions available just like there are for the Air.
  2. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2010
    Good catch, there is also a visible screw to the left of the SSD modules.


    Now that i look at it, are those fan outlets/inlets on the left and right sides?:apple:
  3. Suno macrumors 6502


    Dec 12, 2011
    I don't want to delve too off topic here but...

    So that's the new fan-design apple was talking about? The 'classic' MBP wouldn't have happened to adopt it as well right?
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Yes, inlets. They're described in the video.

    It's explained in the video.
    No, it's part of the redesign.
  5. Stetrain thread starter macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
  6. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2010
    That's a pretty cool feature I'll admit..
  7. Blu-Ray macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2008
    It is not soldered but may be a proprietary pin connection (kind of like they did with the Airs).

    What makes me nervous is what the say in the video (at the 3:00 mark):

    This sounds like they may be justifying the proprietary RAM and SSD.

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