Which MacBook pro model can be upgraded with dual HD (SSD + HD)

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  1. Dextor143 macrumors 6502

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    Guys,

    I would like to know what ranged of model cab be upgraded with dual hd? I had done to my 2007 and would like to upgrade. I know a lot of them have sealed rams and hd with no cdrom so it will be nice to be able to get the years and model that can be upgraded the way I want.

    Let me know

    Thanks
     
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Anything non-retina can be. On anything pre-2011 you're limited to SATA 2 on the HDD port though.
     
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  4. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    You can indeed. Anything that doesn't have a retina display (and thus has an optical drive) can have the SSD + HD config. Be aware though that the mid 2010 models only have SATA 2, so you're going to be limited with SSD performance. RAM is removable and upgradable, but be aware that some mid 2010 15" MBPs suffered from GPU related kernel panics.

    Honestly though - I wouldn't be investing in a 5 year old machine. The CPU (even the top of the line i7) in the 2010 MacBook Pros will be outpaced by even the recent entry level i5s.
     
  5. Dextor143 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What do you recommend to get? I can't afford the new retina for 2000.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    What's your price range and what do you need to do with the computer?
     

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