iFixit has described Apple’s new MacBook Pro as the “least repairable laptop” it has ever opened up, and subsequently gave the device a repair score of 1/10. However, just like the MacBook Air, you’ll be pleased to know that it is possible to upgrade the new MacBook Pro’s solid-state storage yourself.
As noted by ElvishJerricco on Reddit, the new MacBook Pro’s flash storage is not soldered onto the logic board, and so you can — if you’re brave enough — venture inside and upgrade it yourself when you need to.
The storage board is connected to the notebook using a Mini PCI-e connector, and appears to be secured with just one screw — as you can see in the photograph above.
The only problem right now is that, because this storage was custom-designed by Apple specifically for the MacBook Pro, you can’t just purchase an upgrade at your local Best Buy, or from any retailer for that matter. However, you can be sure companies like OWC will begin offering replacements in the near future. Just expect them to be expensive.
- Source Reddit