MacBook Pro :: How Come There Is No Option To Upgrade Flash Storage For 2.3GHz
Jun 13, 2012
How come there is no option to upgrade flash storage for 2.3GHz new MBP whereas you can upgrade the storage for 2.6GHZ new MBP? Does it mean you can't upgrade the storage for 2.3GHZ MBP once you buy later?
I have a 2010 13" Macbook Pro(intel core 2 duo) I am recently loading and backing up a lot of RAW images to my mac and it is taking up a lot of space. I need an external hard drive but don't want to use FW800 or USB 2.0 because of how slow they are...
I'm toggling between the big three MBPs: Retina display doesn't really jump at me [I'm old], but the legacy Pro with 512GB SSD is just as expensive with less RAM than the Retina 2.6. The 2.3 is more economical but only offers 256GB flash and I already have over 300GB on my current MBP. I am a writer and have extensive files of research, loads of music and photos [hobbies]. I don't play games on my MBP…mostly writing and some use for Keynote presentations. I confess that I don't get the daisy-chain deal and have never used a HD for additional storage, just back-ups. I've never had to concern myself with external storage till now. Is that a major consideration [or a steep learning curve] or am I doing the pixie-dust drill Apple marketing wants us ALL to do?
How much data can a 256GB Flash storage hold? The only reason I haven't gone ahead with my purchase is that I'm worried that 256GB is too little. I wish it were possible to upgrade to 512GB on the base model.
I'm on the verge of purchasing a 13" MBP and installing a 160GB Intel G2 ssd right out of the box. I want to move all the movies/music I currently have on my 1TB internal PC Harddrive to an external solution that I can access with my MBP, which I plan to make my primary computer. Mind you that this drive is only going to be for storage of music/movies, not backup/recovery. I need at least 2TB out of the gate.
For some reason, Apple marketing has left out a very import bit of information regarding the sale of Flash based storage. The specs of our flash storage is and was as important as the RPMs off our mechanical drives. As most of you know, shopping for SSDs is like wading through a sea of speed tests. Yet for some reason, Apple is not forthcoming about the IOPS, Read, and or Write speeds of their flash media. There have been endless reports about Toshiba and Samsung based flash media being shipped with iMacs and MBPs with different speeds. I think the earlier brand being a slow dog most of the time.
I called Apple yesterday and got the, we don't have that information sir. I also send an email to feedback explaining that it's probably a good idea to let professionals who are spending nearly 4000$ USD for a rMBP to know the specs of the storage so we can know if it meets our speed needs. With all that said, I welcome all of you to post speed tests of your rMBP. You can do this with 2 tests that I am aware of. If anyone knows of others, please let me know. Please also post your basic model specs, like rMBP 16GB 768GB?
1. Reboot with no apps open
2. Then run Blackmagic Speed Test or AJA System Test
I'm sure the results will not be the same each time you run the test, but over a few tests, you can come up with an average. You might not be able to run the test directly on your drive since Lion has locked us out of our own hard drives, so you might need to pick a folder in your user folder.
Well, I'm a new owner of a MacBook Pro 13" and the Hard Drive is only 160GB I believe which is plenty of space for what I use it for but I would much rather have my Music/Movies/Pictures and all media separate from that space. I was just thinking of getting a portable External Hard Drive for all of my media but then I could also upgrade my 160GB drive to let's say a 500GB Drive and do away without an External drive. What would you do? Upgrade your existing internal HD or get an External HD?
The MacBook Pro usually just stays on the desk anyways so an External HD wouldn't be any inconvenience to me but if I wanted to just unplug it and go will that harm anything? Also, there is plenty of External Hard Drives available right now and I was wondering if any were better than others? I just want something basic, portable, and works with a mac. No firewire needed, USB is fine with me. I was really looking at the My Passport from WD and was wondering if the non Mac Ready versions work with a Mac anyways? [URL]
I have a Sandisk Cruzer 16GB flash drive, which was working fine for months. It was formatted as FAT32 so I could move stuff back and forth between my tech school computer and my mac. I pulled the files off of it, and put an anti-malware program on it to troublshoot a netbook for class. The size of the drive is now shrinking, down currently to 43.5KB. I have no idea what may be causing it, or how to stop it.
I thought I would share a cool realization. I am now eligible for any iPhone upgrades and most likely will be getting the new one coming out this summer - whatever it may be. I realized today that most likely it will have 64GB of storage - the exact same size as my Macbook Air - I think it is so wild my future phone/pocket computer will have the exact same storage capacity as my main laptop. I could potentially mirror everything on my Mac that is on my iPhone in the future.
Ive been waiting and waiting for the iMac to be updated, I held out hope for it at WWDC but we all know how that turned out. My question is 2.3ghz VS 2.6ghz Retina is it worth the extra money? I know you also get another 256gb of space but man $600 is a lot. So it hinges on the 2.3-2.6 upgrade as i think i can live withough the extra disk space. Should i just get the 2.3 and save the money or is 2.6 going to be a noticable difference. Im a graphic designer so ill have illi, photoshop and indesign open at the same time along with itunes, lots of safari, font management and atleast word
Ive tried over and over to upgrade. I uninstalled the old flashplayer, installed the new version, did a disk repair and nothing.The only way for me to view a flv video is to go to “open with” and use Realplayer. It says it’s successfully installed but when I try to view a video the only thing that happens is that another window pops up that is completely blank but has a title that reads:
160GB HD:Library:Documentation:Help:HP Photo and Imaging Help:shrd:flashplayer
I’m working on a: Mac OS X 10.4.11Processor 1.67 GHz PowerPC G4Memory 2GB DDR SDRAMStartup Disk 160GB HD I’ve installed:
I'm new to this forum, just registered and you've helped me before with some of my mac issues.. Recently, I was offered a Powermac G5 2.3 Ghz dual core. I'm interested but I want to know if the machine is worth paying for, he was asking $1700.00 AUD.
Here are the specs. POWERMAC CPU * 2.3GHz Dual PowerPC G5 processor * 1.15GHz frontside bus * 512k L2 cache * 2.5 Ghz RAM (400MHz DDR2 PC3200U DDR SDRAM Memory) * 300GB Serial ATA hard drive * 16x SuperDrive (double-layer) DVD Burner * 4 Firewire port PCI-X Expansion card * Two open PCI-X expansion slots * ATI RADEON 9650 Video Card with 256MB of GDDR SDRAM
PORTS & BAYS * 1x FireWire 800 port * 2x FireWire 400 ports (one on front) * 4x USB 2.0 ports (one on front) * 2x internal SATA hard drive bays
BUILT IN AUDIO * Optical digital audio input/output * Analog line-level input/output * Front headphone minijack and speaker Upgradable to 8Gb RAM and 2-3 Terabyte of Hard Drive
I was told its a good, non-problematic machine. Are they telling the truth. I am also planning to check it out, what should I check or watch out for.