2013+ SSD upgrade using m.2

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  1. stevey500, Oct 31, 2016
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    Please, correct any of my misunderstandings.

    As far as I have gathered, 2013+ retina macbooks use a 4-lane PCIE proprietary connector for their custom SSD modules. OWC is the only manufacture that makes a drop-in SSD for these models of apple computers, but what do you know, they're half the speed of what you could purchase of the m.2 pcie variety out there.

    With my computer-ey technological background, in my mind, PCIE is PCIE. If one were to build an adapter that turns apple's custom proprietary PCIE port on the motherboard into a (now conventional) PCIE m.2 port, one should be able to drop in an m.2 and use it possibly as long as you're not planning on using encryption.

    This product here:
    http://www.microsatacables.com/ngff-m2-pcie-ssd-card-as-2013-2014-2015-macbook-ssd-m2-1022-mac seems to do just that.

    Has anyone tried this and can they confirm whether or not this would work?

    Appears to have worked on older SATA based SSD's:
     
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