512 SSD into 13 inch MBPR

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tommy0614, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. tommy0614 macrumors member

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    I have a 13 inch Macnook pro retina with a 128 SSD. Will the 512 SSD from a 15 inch Macbook pro retina fit and work in my 13 inch?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I believe it will as it uses the same connection.
     
  3. 544263 Suspended

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    if it's the new macbook with the space for a slim stock hdd, i would be waiting maybe a company will release an adapter which allows to put in a slim stock SSD into rmbp 13"
     
  4. mac2go macrumors newbie

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    I thought the MacBook Pro retina's SSD drive is embedded in the system board like the MacBook Air where you cannot change it, no? I'm thinking about getting a 13" retina.
     
  5. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Yes t hey work and are identical in physical size and connection.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    The MacBook Pro with Retina Display does not come with any kind of HDD (Hard Disk Drive), it comes with an SSD or specialised version of Flash storage. OWC/Macsales (links below) currently offer upgrades.

    The MacBook Air's SSD and the SSD in the MacBook Pro with Retina Display can be replaced with upgrade options from OWC/MacSales.
     
  7. lukarak macrumors regular

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  8. robvas macrumors 68020

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    I emailed a company about this that makes aftermarket Mac parts and they said they have no intention of making one. Probably more profit in a $300 drive than there is in a $20 adapter cable, and less returns due to it being the fault of the user-provided SSD and not the cable.
     
  9. AlPlPlLE macrumors regular

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    SSD's in them are replaceable/upgradeable. The RAM however is as you said, soldered to the logic board
     
  10. 544263 Suspended

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    yes i guess we all know that. i have never mentioned something of HDD. check out the pictures on ifixit, lukarak has also posted one above ... the new retina macbook has a free space which can hold a slim stock SSD, currently the only missing part is an SATA adapter.

    such an adapter would enable you to put a stock SSD into macbook retina. i have no idea what made you think we were talking about HDD's, the idea was to upgrade the SSD size for cheap ...

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    "the company" being OWC? i guess they are probably not the right ones for doing such an adapter. of course they will try to sell the whole SSD. but there will be others ...

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    true story, but attention there are different versions for different macbook air versions, afaik.
     
  11. iPhonesandMacs macrumors regular

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    you can change all macbook airs and macbook pros, I think youre thinking of RAM, which is not removable.
     

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