Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    jt1968's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 05, 2013
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    81
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 15" Retina, 8GB RAM, 250GB SSD, Intel i7 2.3GHz.
    SSD Upgrade on MBP 15" Retina
    I've had my MBP 15" Retina since May 3, and I'm already thinking I might need more HD space. My iTunes library is 51GB, and I have a 40GB Windows 7 Boot Camp partition (for many programs I still use that are Windows-only, such as MIDI control and music synthesizer programming programs, as well as a few older games I still like to play that are Windoze-only). At the moment, I'm not short on space, but I can certainly see myself running out of space at some point in the near-future.

    My questions for the Mac Forum gurus are:

    1) Can an iTunes library be safely copied to an external HD and used as the default iTunes library location?

    2) Can Apple upgrade (or remove and install a new, larger-capacity) the SSD drive? If so, what do they charge for this?

    3) As an alternative, can an authorized Apple service center install a new SSD? Would there be a good reason to go this route over having Apple do it?

    TIA for any info!
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    iPhone 6 Plus 64GB / MacBook Pro 15" w/ Retina Display (2012)

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    47,989
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Some answers....

    1. Yes, you can move your iTunes library to an external hard drive and use it as the default. Instructions are here.

    2. I don't know if Apple would replace the SSD for you, however, they will replace hard drives for a fee. You would have to ask them directly what they charge for the service. Having said that, Other World Computing sells a replaceable SSD for the Retina and includes instructions. I believe you could probably do the job yourself. And no, I do not know if that would void your warranty. (Before you ask.)

    3. Authorized Apple Service center - same as 2. above.

  3. #3

    jt1968's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 05, 2013
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    81
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 15" Retina, 8GB RAM, 250GB SSD, Intel i7 2.3GHz.
    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Some answers....

    1. Yes, you can move your iTunes library to an external hard drive and use it as the default. Instructions are here.

    2. I don't know if Apple would replace the SSD for you, however, they will replace hard drives for a fee. You would have to ask them directly what they charge for the service. Having said that, Other World Computing sells a replaceable SSD for the Retina and includes instructions. I believe you could probably do the job yourself. And no, I do not know if that would void your warranty. (Before you ask.)

    3. Authorized Apple Service center - same as 2. above.
    Chscag,

    Thanks for the reply! I will try #1, and look into #2 or #3. I guess I should've paid extra for a 500 or 750GB SSD in the first place.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    iPhone 6 Plus 64GB / MacBook Pro 15" w/ Retina Display (2012)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Dying SSD? Late 2013 Retina 13" MBP 256Gb version
    By shreedx in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-21-2015, 02:25 PM
  2. SSD upgrade on a 2012 non retina 15"
    By ScaryFatKidGT in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-26-2015, 05:15 PM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-30-2012, 11:59 AM
  4. Upgrade to SSD in 2010 MPB or New Retina MBP?
    By Dyno-Dylan in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-12-2012, 03:52 PM
  5. New MBP 15" - Can I upgrade to SSD later?
    By Zigrivers in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-11-2009, 10:22 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •