Friday, 19 February 2016 17:42

Wait, this is still possible? New Macbook Pro with dual SSD + HD + Warranty (in 2016)

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[Update 10/27/16: Apple has discontinued this model]

A client recently hired me to set up his new laptop for him.  To make a long story short, he needed a Macbook Pro with a non-retina screen.  He wanted something with plenty of storage space.  He also wanted a solid-state hard drive (SSD).  He also wanted a new computer with a warranty.

My solution?  Let's get started.

First, let's take care of the "oh, but this will void your warranty" argument.  No, it won'tHere is another article.  In a nutshell, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975 states that a company can’t require you to upgrade with OEM parts to retain the warranty.

Here is the actual product that my client purchased from Apple:
http://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MD101LL/A&step=config#

Apple doesn't exactly make it easy to find this product on their site, but it is still available for ordering.

2016-mbp-specs

Then, we ordered a few other components from OWC:

Some photos of the overall process:

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Above: Photo of everything required for the 'surgical procedure'

 

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Above: Photo of Macbook Pro disassembled, original hard drive removed. 

 

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Above: Photo comparison of the original SuperDrive and OWC Data Doubler bracket with the "storage" HD installed.

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