Is it annoying that some laptops don't have upgradeable/removable storage drives?

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  1. froggyboy604

    froggyboy604 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I feel it can be annoying that some more expensive laptops like the 2017 Apple Macbook Pro don't have upgradeable/removable SSD drives because the SSD is soldered/glued to the motherboard on the laptop.

    But, I'm fine with cheaper $100 to $250 new laptops having non-upgradeable because the price is low, so the laptop maker most likely physically solder/glue the storage chip onto the motherboard to be able to sell the laptop for $250 or less. Most cheap laptops also come with a SD memory card slot, and 2 or more USB ports so adding more space is not hard to do.
     
  2. Claraviolet

    Claraviolet Well-Known Member Full GL Member

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    Yup.
    I can't upgrade my laptop and it's almost 3 years old....well, it's also in it's last legs...so I am not gonna complain much...but still, it's annoying.
     
  3. NameGervin

    NameGervin Well-Known Member Full GL Member

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    My opinion is rather half. I don't think laptop is a good place to place for storing important things.
     

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