One of many limitations of Apple’s M1 Macs is that they don’t include user-upgradeable RAM or storage. Nonetheless, it seems to be like technicians in China have managed to discover a workaround for this limitation as effectively.
Technicians in Guangzhou, China have found that it’s doable to take away the RAM and SSD from the M1 chip and substitute them with a bigger capability module. The upgraded modules may also be recognized by macOS with none points. The method is relevant for all M1 Macs, together with the MacBook Air, MacBook Professional, and the Mac mini.
Chinese language upkeep engineers can already broaden the capability of the Apple M1. The 8GB reminiscence has been expanded to 16GB, and the 256GB onerous drive has been expanded to 1TB. pic.twitter.com/2Fyf8AZfJR
— DuanRui (@duanrui1205) April 4, 2021
A lot of M1 Mac house owners in China have been capable of improve the RAM and storage on their machines. Apple solders the RAM and storage on the M1 Macs, which implies the process is extraordinarily dangerous and there’s a excessive threat of failure. It additionally goes with out saying that doing any such modification in your M1 Mac will void its guarantee for good.
Apple provides clients the choice to extend the RAM and storage on their M1 Macs whereas shopping for it. Nonetheless, the corporate costs fairly some huge cash for such easy upgrades, with the bump in RAM from 8GB to 16GB costing $200. The improve to 1TB storage will price you $400 and a whopping $800 for 2TB.
Apple soldered the RAM and storage on its Intel-based Macs as effectively, which meant that upgrading their RAM and storage after buying them was not doable. The corporate solely permits customers to improve the RAM on the iMac, iMac Professional, and Mac Professional. Whereas tough, it’s also doable to improve the RAM on Intel-based Macs.
Will you be prepared to make such a modification in your M1 Mac to extend its RAM or storage? If that’s the case, how a lot will you be prepared to pay for it? Drop a remark and tell us!