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Old 18th February 2013, 08:28 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by planet10 View Post
It should be noted that the MacBooks (Air or Pro) do not use SSD in the typical sense. The Flash is soldered to the motherboard and directly accessed unlike a typical SSD which emulates a SATA disk drive. This is why one cannot upgrade the quantity.

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Old 18th February 2013, 08:54 PM   #12
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The ssd in retina macbook pro's is user upgradable, although apple keeps that silent and you most likely loose your warranty. The ram is soldered however.
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Old 19th February 2013, 01:49 PM   #13
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SSDs are great, but...
They have limited write cycles, defragmentation is therefore not recomended (not much of a problem with the speed of an SSD).
I am in the process of switching to a SSD with a remote HD-Raid system as back-up. E
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