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    Is it possible to remove the 128Gb and expand it into 500GB like you can do with the MacBook non retina

    So confused whther I should get the non-retina or retina pro
    Or a 256GB air


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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    Is it possible to remove the 128Gb and expand it into 500GB like you can do with the MacBook non retina

    So confused whther I should get the non-retina or retina pro
    Or a 256GB air


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    No, everything's soldered together on the retina models so cannot be upgraded afterwards.

    Also, don't touch the non-retina pro with a barge pole, it's incredibly out of date and you're paying £900 for a computer that came out four years ago. (Not sure why Apple hasn't discontinued this model already.)
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    (Original post by jameswhughes)
    No, everything's soldered together on the retina models so cannot be upgraded afterwards.

    Also, don't touch the non-retina pro with a barge pole, it's incredibly out of date and you're paying £900 for a computer that came out four years ago. (Not sure why Apple hasn't discontinued this model already.)
    But it's got 500Gb hard drive
    So much cheaper than flash drive on the other macs
    I would go for the retina refurbished model as it's cheaper but only carries 128GB



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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    But it's got 500Gb hard drive
    So much cheaper than flash drive on the other macs
    I would go for the retina refurbished model as it's cheaper but only carries 128GB



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    The archaic hard drive makes it slow and poor value for money, especially combined with the other disadvantages of the old processor, low resolution screen, weight, battery etc.
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    (Original post by jameswhughes)
    The archaic hard drive makes it slow and poor value for money, especially combined with the other disadvantages of the old processor, low resolution screen, weight, battery etc.
    So if I had a choice
    Should I go for the MacBook Pro without retina or MacBook Air
    Given that I'd like to do a lot of amateur movie making.


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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    So if I had a choice
    Should I go for the MacBook Pro without retina or MacBook Air
    Given that I'd like to do a lot of amateur movie making.
    Ignoring the non-retina MacBook Pro for the reasons mentioned above (you really should avoid it...), your best bet is probably to go for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The higher resolution display will be better for making movies and the processors are more powerful than in the Air. By choosing the 15-inch rMPB, you will have access to quad-core i7 processors; however these models are obviously more expensive than the 13-inch ones.

    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    Is it possible to remove the 128Gb and expand it into 500GB like you can do with the MacBook non retina

    So confused whther I should get the non-retina or retina pro
    Or a 256GB air


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    Theoretically yes. Macbooks use a modified version of of the Samsung Sm951 PCIE SSDs but with a slightly different connection.

    There are no stores which sell the modified versions, however you can buy them on eBay (which are fully compatible SSDs that have been taken out of existing Macbooks) . The steps for replacing the SSD is more difficult than usual though, but still possible.

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    Okay, I might not change it then
    So what would I do if I do fill up the 128GB, get a hard drive?
    And what is the best most afford ale hard drive you would recommend?


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    No but I would recommend buying the MacBook with Retina.
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    Some of these people don't really seem to know what they're talking about

    A MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display can indeed have the SSD upgraded. It requires little skill, a screwdriver and a new 512GB SSD. See guide here: http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/up...retina-display


    MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display can only use SSDs, if you have a HDD it will be useless. Hope this helps! The guy below is correct. Those saying you cannot are wrong.

    (Original post by SkyJP)
    Theoretically yes. Macbooks use a modified version of of the Samsung Sm951 PCIE SSDs but with a slightly different connection.

    There are no stores which sell the modified versions, however you can buy them on eBay (which are fully compatible SSDs that have been taken out of existing Macbooks) . The steps for replacing the SSD is more difficult than usual though, but still possible.

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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    Okay, I might not change it then
    So what would I do if I do fill up the 128GB, get a hard drive?
    And what is the best most afford ale hard drive you would recommend?


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    You should check Currys/ PcWorld website and buy a external hard drive as they sometimes offer deals. A 1TB external hard drive should be around £50-£75.
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    Some of these people don't really seem to know what they're talking about

    A MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display can indeed have the SSD upgraded. It requires little skill, a screwdriver and a new 512GB SSD. See guide here: http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/up...retina-display


    MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display can only use SSDs, if you have a HDD it will be useless. Hope this helps! The guy below is correct. Those saying you cannot are wrong.
    Thank you
    Where would you recommend getting the 512 SSD? And would I be able to do the installation myself?



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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    Thank you
    Where would you recommend getting the 512 SSD? And would I be able to do the installation myself?



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    They are pretty pricy. It could be better to simply buy the upgraded SSD. However, have a Google around, you'll find them relatively easily.
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    They are pretty pricy. It could be better to simply buy the upgraded SSD. However, have a Google around, you'll find them relatively easily.
    Yeah they are
    Just had a look
    The upgrades MacBooks are just too pricy! I might just get a hard drive tbh
    Thanks for the help!


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    Thank you
    Where would you recommend getting the 512 SSD? And would I be able to do the installation myself?



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    crucial.com have been my go-to location for MacBook upgrades in the past, reliable and competitively priced for the most part and their compatibility tools ensure you get the correct parts for your particular machine because, as mentioned above, Apple's slightly modified SSDs can be a pain to track down.

    Check ifixit.com for in-depth guides on repairing/replacing MacBook components. You probably need a proprietary screwdriver to get in (I can't remember what screws Apple use these days off the top of my head, but I'm guessing pentalobe) but the changeover itself is nornally straightforward enough as long you aren't sqeemish with opening electronics up.
 
 
 
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