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Old 31-10-18, 11:05 AM
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Apple's MacBook Storage Prices are Insane

How much should an NVMe SSD cost?



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Old 31-10-18, 04:16 PM
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Are these on a propriety connection or the standard m.2?
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Old 31-10-18, 04:27 PM
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Given how the Air's have historically applied iPhone/iPad's manufacturing techniques to laptop hardware I wouldn't be too surprised if the flash was soldered directly to the motherboard.
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Old 31-10-18, 05:08 PM
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My Air had an SSD that wasn't soldered. It was, however, a proprietary SSD and not an off the shelf part. So naturally upgrades were eye watering. IIRC it was around £120 on Ebay for a 120gb drive (I had a 64) when you could get a regular old M.2 128 for about £40.
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Are these on a propriety connection or the standard m.2?
Proprietary - like everything new with Apple tech. Outdated or inferior with eye watering pricing that people still buy for some reason like it is the best out there.
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Old 01-11-18, 04:28 PM
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And that's how they justify the cost. You can almost guarantee that the entire model is the exact same as Samsungs other drives but a bespoke connector. I get the os tariff on apple, sort of, but I don't get the cost of the hardware.
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it's Apple that's all that needs to be said
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That's ridiculous. They haven't soldered the SSD just to save half a mm somewhere have they? Or made some BS proprietary connectors?? I know my Lenovo 920 has the RAM soldered which is not upgradeable but for my use it's not an issue - 8GB is plenty for a notebook. The SSD is a standard M.2 but it is an absolute PITA to access.
Apple are gouging and people still pay so there's no likelihood of the process stopping soon.
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