512 SSD into 13 inch MBPR

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

  1. tommy0614 macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2013
    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


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I believe it will as it uses the same connection.
  3. 544263 Suspended

    Feb 24, 2011
    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

    Jun 4, 2012
    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


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Yes t hey work and are identical in physical size and connection.
  6. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    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

    Jul 29, 2011
  8. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    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

    Jan 10, 2012
    SSD's in them are replaceable/upgradeable. The RAM however is as you said, soldered to the logic board
  10. 544263 Suspended

    Feb 24, 2011
    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 ...


    "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 ...


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

    Oct 11, 2012
    you can change all macbook airs and macbook pros, I think youre thinking of RAM, which is not removable.

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