Upgrading Present rMBP SSD

NathanA

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Feb 9, 2008
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Right, not soldered, but no third-party is making replacement SSDs that work in the current gen.

Because it's not soldered, though, you can try to find somebody who is selling a genuine Apple PCIe SSD of the capacity that you want, and install that. Search eBay. I'm sure it won't be cheap. But if you have a 256GB SSD and you want the 1TB one instead, you can certainly try to find one of the Apple ones for sale, or cannibalize the part out of a dead rMBP, or whatever. (Apple will not sell them direct.)

-- Nathan
 

loon3y

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Oct 21, 2011
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they charge an arm and an leg for that 1TB SSD.


i have to partition a good portion to my windows side because of my company's software, which can have many different of our customers DB ranging from 1GB-2GB

of course i use an external but with the different version and all the other products we offer its just a bug, (not to mention all the prerequisite programs we have to install)


but i need Xcode to test our apps, ibooks author to look over our books and edit.


like the iPhone/iPad why cant these guys just be a A LITTLE bit reasonable with the storage upgrade prices.


I'm thinking about getting the 500GB and using this

http://www.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/portable-hard-drives/wireless/wireless-plus/


1TB for personal (music, pictures, videos) 1TB for work

do you guys think the storage upgrades will ever drop down in prices?
 

Stetrain

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i have to partition a good portion to my windows side because of my company's software, which can have many different of our customers DB ranging from 1GB-2GB
Have you considered running Windows in a virtual machine (VMWare / Parallels) instead of partitioning the drive?

That way the amount of disk space Windows takes up can grow and shrink based on how much it really uses, instead of taking up a fixed chunk.
 

loon3y

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Have you considered running Windows in a virtual machine (VMWare / Parallels) instead of partitioning the drive?

That way the amount of disk space Windows takes up can grow and shrink based on how much it really uses, instead of taking up a fixed chunk.
oh haha i do have parallels but i like having partitions,

just in case i want to play some PC games at optimized speeds :D


but i haven't gotten a rMBP yet, I'm still on my 2010 13" MBP so sometimes i have to just boot off the partition because it gets really laggy sometimes.
 
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