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# 100670 16-Apr-2012 13:41
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Seems they dont really want to sell them like that, online it is impossible to swap the 500 gigger out for any form of SSD on any of the sane priced machines.

Has anyone had any experiance calling them and swapping the drive over? Not needing a flash machine, just an i5 15" would be more than enough, its just the failure prone slow spinning disk isnt an option when its going to be used by kids that are rough.


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  # 610035 16-Apr-2012 14:18
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If it's not an option on their website then you could try calling them as you might have better luck - I've done this in the past when a 5400rpm hard drive was the only option but I wanted a 7200rpm drive.

Another option would be to just buy it with the SATA hard drive and then purchase a SSD and installing it yourself.  This would be a lot cheaper option.

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  # 610072 16-Apr-2012 15:23
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Yeah but its for someone who will be working from home so I would rather have the SSD covered by the 3 year onsite as well.

Also seems absurd that you can upgrade the 4gigs to 6 gigs which results in a mismatched pair of sticks, but there is no option to take it to 8 gigs


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