Non-Removable SSD in the new MacBook?

It seems to be a reoccurring theme within Apple. Creating devices that are generally meant to be replaced and not usually repaired. With the release of the new MacBook Pro, the most commonly replaced component, the SSD, is now being fixated into the computer.

The new MacBook Pros feature a new Touch Bar and with these new models the SSD is now putting in storage chips that are soldered and fastened onto the logic board of the computer. Basically what this means, is if you want to replace the storage of your MacBook Pro, you must replace the logic board in its entirety.

Also, if the logic board in your computer goes bad, then all the data that is stored on the chips…is lost. Data recovery is essentially going to be impossible. Although Apple has a seemingly reputable name behind its company, be mindful if you’re thinking about purchasing this new MacBook Pro.


Source: Humphries, Matthew. “15-inch MacBook Pro Uses Non-Removable SSD.” Web Blog Post. 16 November 2016. Web.

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