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Situation with latest MBP 13",15" regarding upgradability of RAM, SSD

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Hi, I intend to buy a MacBook Pro but do not want to pay too much for it. So my intention is to buy the smallest configuration and upgrade it myself. So far my investigations delivered the following infos:

13" - RAM not extendable or only with a 7.000 $ device => thus buy 16GB from the very beginning

SSD: Transcend offers Jet Drive Lite (SDcard) for upto 128GB for about 83€ street price, 95MB/s read, 60MB/s write speed

Transcend does not offer their Jet Drive 7xx serie SSDs for MBP later than early 2013, thus it may take another 2 years before they hit the market with devices that match MBP 2015 devices, if they do it at all and if there is no firmware issue (Apple adds proprietary FW to their SSDs).

Question: What is the situation with the latest MBP 15" regarding upgradability of RAM and or SSD, SD-cards excluded.

If I'm wrong with my investigations regarding 13" you may update me as well.

Kr Michael

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MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2015

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Edit by: Dan ,

Title:

Situation with latest MBP 13",15" regarding upgradability of RAM, SSD

Text:

Hi, I intend to buy a MacBook Pro but do not want to pay too much for it. So my intention is to buy the smallest configuration and upgrade it myself. So far my investigations delivered the following infos:
Hi, I intend to buy a MacBook Pro but do not want to pay too much for it. So my intention is to buy the smallest configuration and upgrade it myself. So far my investigations delivered the following infos:
 
13" - RAM not extendable or only with a 7.000 $ device => thus buy 16GB from the very beginning
 
SSD: Transcend offers Jet Drive Lite (SDcard) for upto 128GB for about 83€ street price, 95MB/s read, 60MB/s write speed
 
Transcend does not offer their Jet Drive 7xx serie SSDs for MBP later than early 2013, thus it may take another 2 years before they hit the market with devices that match MBP 2015 devices, if they do it at all and if there is no firmware issue (Apple adds proprietary FW to their SSDs).
 
Question: What is the situation with the latest MBP 15" regarding upgradability of RAM and or SSD, SD-cards excluded.
 
If I'm wrong with my investigations regarding 13" you may update me as well.
 
Kr Michael

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" oder 15" Retina Display Mid 2015
MacBook Pro 13" oder 15" Retina Display Mid 2015

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Edit by: Dan ,

Title:

Situation with latest MBP 13",15" regarding upgradability of RAM, SSD

Text:

Hi, II intend to buy a MacBook Pro but do not want to pay too much for it. So my intention is to buy the smallest configuration and upgrade it myself. So far my investigations delivered the following infos:
Hi, II intend to buy a MacBook Pro but do not want to pay too much for it. So my intention is to buy the smallest configuration and upgrade it myself. So far my investigations delivered the following infos:
 
.13" - RAM not extendable or only with a 7.000 $ device => thus buy 16GB from the very beginning
.13" - RAM not extendable or only with a 7.000 $ device => thus buy 16GB from the very beginning
 
So far my investigations delivered the following infos:SSD: Transcend offers Jet Drive Lite (SDcard) for upto 128GB for about 83€ street price, 95MB/s read, 60MB/s write speed
So far my investigations delivered the following infos:SSD: Transcend offers Jet Drive Lite (SDcard) for upto 128GB for about 83€ street price, 95MB/s read, 60MB/s write speed
 
Transcend does not offer their Jet Drive 7xx serie SSDs for MBP later than early 2013, thus it may take another 2 years before they hit the market with devices that match MBP 2015 devices, if they do it at all and if there is no firmware issue (Apple adds proprietary FW to their SSDs).
Transcend does not offer their Jet Drive 7xx serie SSDs for MBP later than early 2013, thus it may take another 2 years before they hit the market with devices that match MBP 2015 devices, if they do it at all and if there is no firmware issue (Apple adds proprietary FW to their SSDs).
 
13": RAM not extendable or only with a 7.000 $ device

=> thus buy 16GB from the very beginning

SSD: Transcend offers Jet Drive Lite (SDcard) for upto 128GB for about 83€

street price, 95MB/s read, 60MB/s write speed

Transcend does not offer their Jet Drive 7xx serie SSDs for MBP later

than early 2013, thus it may take another 2 years before they hit the

market with devices that match MBP 2015 devices, if they do it at all and

if there is no firmware issue (Apple adds proprietary FW to their SSDs).

.

Question: what
Question: What is the situation with the latest MBP 15" regarding upgradability of RAM and or SSD, SD-cards excluded.
13": RAM not extendable or only with a 7.000 $ device

=> thus buy 16GB from the very beginning

SSD: Transcend offers Jet Drive Lite (SDcard) for upto 128GB for about 83€

street price, 95MB/s read, 60MB/s write speed

Transcend does not offer their Jet Drive 7xx serie SSDs for MBP later

than early 2013, thus it may take another 2 years before they hit the

market with devices that match MBP 2015 devices, if they do it at all and

if there is no firmware issue (Apple adds proprietary FW to their SSDs).

.

Question: what
Question: What is the situation with the latest MBP 15" regarding upgradability of RAM and or SSD, SD-cards excluded.
 
If I'm wrong with my investigations regarding 13" you may update me as well.
 
Kr.,Kr Michael
Kr.,Kr Michael

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" oder 15" Mid 2015

Status:

open

Original post by: Michael Noll ,

Title:

Situation with latest MBP 13",15" regarding upgradability of RAM, SSD

Text:

Hi,  I intend to buy a MacBook Pro but do not want to pay too much for it. So my intention is to buy the smallest configuration and upgrade it myself.

.

So far my investigations delivered the following infos:

.

13": RAM not extendable or only with a 7.000 $ device

=> thus buy 16GB from the very beginning

SSD: Transcend offers Jet Drive Lite (SDcard) for upto 128GB for about 83€

street price, 95MB/s read, 60MB/s write speed

Transcend does not offer their Jet Drive 7xx serie SSDs for MBP later

than early 2013, thus it may take another 2 years before they hit the

market with devices that match MBP 2015 devices, if they do it at all and

if there is no firmware issue (Apple adds proprietary FW to their SSDs).

.

Question: what is the situation with the latest MBP 15" regarding upgradability of RAM and or SSD, SD-cards excluded.

If I'm wrong with my investigations regarding 13" you may update me as well.

Kr., Michael

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" oder 15" Mid 2015

Status:

open