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Apple's Macbook Pro will use a proprietary SSD

Apple's Macbook Pro will use a proprietary SSD

Apple's Macbook Pro will use a proprietary SSD

Apple's Macbook Pro will use a proprietary SSD

 
Apple's MacBook Pro will use a proprietary SSD, preventing Mac users from upgrading their storage solution themselves using standard parts. This SSD is an NVMe SSD which uses an Apple-designed SSD controller, the SSD is secured inside the system using some strong tape, making the SSD difficult to remove. 
 
The SSD uses a unique mounting solution and a proprietary interface, which will prevent MacBook Pro users from upgrading their systems with larger or faster SSD solutions in the future.   
 
It was also discovered that the Entry-level Macbook Pro (without a touch bar), used LPDDR3 memory instead of modern DDR4 memory, with the new MacBook Pro using Intel modern Skylake CPUs. The memory is the only user upgradeable component in the new MacBook Pro, limiting the potential of the device.
 
Update -   Apple has confirmed that both their higher and lower and MacBook Pro laptops will use LPDDR3 memory, with the lower end models using 1886MHz memory and higher end models using 2133MHz memory. 

Previously it was assumed by MacSales, who originally tore down the MacBook Pro to reveal its proprietary SSD, that the higher end models would use DDR4 memory to lower the MacBook Pro's power consumption, as faster memory typically runs at higher voltages and consumes more power. 

  

Apple's Macbook Pro will use a proprietary SSD

 

 

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31-10-2016, 06:36:08

AlienALX
Wow. This comes with the massive price hike too, and you just know that SSD is going to cost a small fortune. It's almost like we've gone full circle.

80s and 90s - companies like HP, Compaq and Apricot make nice looking computers. Only, they're all proprietary so you get screwed for repairs. End of 90s into 2000s, companies doing that are listed as pretty much being bum companies so people start building their own PCs using interchangeable parts because doing crap like this is frowned upon.

It shouldn't be allowed. Having a complete monopoly on a product just shouldn't be allowed to happen.Quote

31-10-2016, 07:08:52

MadShadow
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
It shouldn't be allowed. Having a complete monopoly on a product just shouldn't be allowed to happen.
This is how you encourage investment and development of new technology. If a firm invests time and money into developing a product, they need to be guaranteed that they will be the only ones able to produce it, or else they will not be able to cover their costs and make enough profit for everything to be viable. You basically said that copyrights should not exist.Quote

31-10-2016, 08:12:18

KTM_RULZ
Changing a connector does not new technology make. It's just Apple milking their dumb fan base. Unless they show me benchmarks.Quote

31-10-2016, 09:27:04

MadShadow
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Originally Posted by KTM_RULZ View Post
Changing a connector does not new technology make. It's just Apple milking their dumb fan base. Unless they show me benchmarks.
I doubt they would change the connector just to prevent people from upgrading. Either they have designed a new SSD technology or they just needed a smaller form factor. It remains to be seen.Quote

31-10-2016, 09:44:46

Dankman
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Originally Posted by MadShadow View Post
This is how you encourage investment and development of new technology. If a firm invests time and money into developing a product, they need to be guaranteed that they will be the only ones able to produce it, or else they will not be able to cover their costs and make enough profit for everything to be viable. You basically said that copyrights should not exist.
That's not how Apple operates.

They haven't designed new tech, they just needed to reorganize how everything was laid out in order to fit it in the smaller form factor available to them.

They view this as a bonus because as they are the only ones with the design, they can be the sole supplier of the drives.

It's not apple innovating, it's Apple creating a niche that only they can fill for their new laptops.Quote
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