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Sadly Apple now uses a very different removable SSD'''SSD from the older retina modelsmodels'''. Here's an image of the older model custom SSD:
Sadly Apple now uses a very different removable SSD'''SSD from the older retina modelsmodels'''. Here's an image of the older model custom SSD:
 
[image|1144550]
 
Here is the late'''late 2016 function key model's custom SSDSSD''' and I suspect they are still using it in the 2017 series:
Here is the late'''late 2016 function key model's custom SSDSSD''' and I suspect they are still using it in the 2017 series:
 
[image|1144551]
 
Here's the IFIXIT teardown where you can see the full story: [guide|72415|MacBook Pro 13" Function Keys Late 2016 Teardown]
 
At least this model has a removable SSD! The Touch Bar models use soldered SSD chips directly on the logic board and are not upgradable!
 
Now the rub... It took close to three years before a 3rd party (OWC) was able to make a compatible SSD for the older retina models. So while its replaceable it may not be upgradable by a 3rd party ($$$).

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Edit by: Dan ,

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Sadly Apple now uses a very different removable SSD from the older retina models. Here's an image of the older model custom SSD:
 
[image|1144550]
 
Here is the late 2016 seriesfunction key model's custom SSD and I suspect they are still using it in the 2017 series:
Here is the late 2016 seriesfunction key model's custom SSD and I suspect they are still using it in the 2017 series:
 
[image|1144551]
 
Here's the IFIXIT teardown where you can see the full story: [guide|72415|MacBook Pro 13" Function Keys Late 2016 Teardown]
 
At least this model has a removable SSD! The Touch Bar models use soldered SSD chips directly on the logic board and are not upgradable!
 
Now the rub... It took close to three years before a 3rd party (OWC) was able to make a compatible SSD for the older retina models. So while its replaceable it may not be upgradable by a 3rd party ($$$).

Status:

open

Edit by: Dan ,

Text:

Sadly Apple now uses a very different removable SSD from the older retina models. Here's an image of the older model custom SSD:
 
[image|1144550]
 
Here is the late 2016 series custom SSD and I suspect they are still using it in the 2017 series:
 
[image|1144551]
 
Here's the IFIXIT teardown where you can see the full story: [guide|72415|MacBook Pro 13" Function Keys Late 2016 Teardown]
 
At least this model has a removable SSD! The Touch Bar models use soldered SSD chips directly on the logic board and are not upgradable!
At least this model has a removable SSD! The Touch Bar models use soldered SSD chips directly on the logic board and are not upgradable!
 
Now the rub... It took close to three years before a 3rd party (OWC) was able to make a compatible SSD for the older retina models. So while its replaceable it may not be upgradable forby a 3rd party ($$$).
Now the rub... It took close to three years before a 3rd party (OWC) was able to make a compatible SSD for the older retina models. So while its replaceable it may not be upgradable forby a 3rd party ($$$).

Status:

open

Edit by: Dan ,

Text:

Sadly Apple now uses a very different removable SSD from the older retina models. Here's an image of the older model custom SSD:
 
[image|1144550]
 
Here is the late 2016 series custom SSD and I suspect they are still using it in the 2017 series:
 
[image|1144551]
 
Here's the IFIXIT teardown where you can see the full story: [guide|72415|MacBook Pro 13" Function Keys Late 2016 Teardown]
 
At least this model has a removable SSD! The Touch Bar models use soldered SSD chips directly on the logic board and isare not upgradable! Now

Now
the rub... It took close to three years before a 3rd party (OWC) was able to make a compatible SSD for the older retina models. So while its replaceable it may not be upgradable for a 3rd party ($$$).
At least this model has a removable SSD! The Touch Bar models use soldered SSD chips directly on the logic board and isare not upgradable! Now

Now
the rub... It took close to three years before a 3rd party (OWC) was able to make a compatible SSD for the older retina models. So while its replaceable it may not be upgradable for a 3rd party ($$$).

Status:

open

Edit by: Dan ,

Text:

Sadly Apple now uses a very different removable SSD from the older retina models. Here's an image of the older model custom SSD:
 
[image|1144550]
 
Here is the late 2016 series custom SSD and I suspect they are still using it in the 2017 series:
 
[image|1144551]
 
Here's the IFIXIT teardown where you can see the full story: [guide|72415|MacBook Pro 13" Function Keys Late 2016 Teardown]
 
At least this model has a removable SSD! The Touch Bar models use soldered SSD chips directly on the logic board and is not upgradable! Now the rub... It took close to three years before a 3rd party (OWC) was able to make a compatible SSD for the older retina models. So while its replaceable it may not be upgradable for a 3rd party ($$$).

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Original post by: Dan ,

Text:

Sadly Apple now uses a very different removable SSD from the older retina models. Here's an image of the older model custom SSD:

[image|1144550]

Here is the late 2016 series custom SSD and I suspect they are still using it in the 2017 series:

[image|1144551]

Here's the IFIXIT teardown where you can see the full story: [guide|72415|MacBook Pro 13" Function Keys Late 2016 Teardown]

Status:

open