Third Party Flash Drive Upgrade 13" rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ssn637, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. ssn637, Oct 31, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2012

    ssn637 macrumors 6502

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    OWC now offers a flash drive upgrade (currently up to 480 GB) for the recently launched 13" rMBP:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Aura_Pro_Retina_2012

    Since both the 13" and 15" rMBP are listed on this page I assume they're interchangeable, but I'm not sure.

    Since this flash drive is compatible with both the 13" and 15" rMBP models, I'm wondering if the 768 GB flash drive offered on EBay can also be used with the 13" rMBP.

    http://www.ebay.ch/itm/160881976652?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

    This would allow us to purchase the standard configuration and potentially save on SSD upgrading. OWC even plans on releasing future flash drive upgrades this month.

    Would this be a valid option for those of us looking to save a bit with third-party solutions? Apple charges a pretty high premium when upgrading from the base 128 GB flash drive, but I'm not sure if (1) the 15" drives are compatible with the 13" systems and (2) if third-party solutions should be avoided.
     
  2. *Sonic* macrumors newbie

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    I have been looking into these too but the 512Gb ones

    My issue is that they are not brand new, but 'pulled' from rMBP's so how are they being 'pulled' and why would they be in demo models?

    OWC is a 3rd party one not as good as an original Samsung one and cost is the same


    and then there is the cost, still very pricy for storage at the moment, even 2nd hand with little warranty

    So I am very undecided,
     

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