Advice needed for Mac Pro 2013/2014 SSD!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by manandmac, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. manandmac macrumors newbie


    Jun 17, 2015
    I decided I wanted to upgrade my 256GB SSD drive that shipped with Mac Pro 2013, I contacted a seller on eBay and been asked to check whether my Mac has an Apple “Blade” SSD slot?

    To be honest, I did a bit of searching and now completely confused about what a blade slot is?

    Could someone kindly explain the importance of blade and does this refer to new SSD specs, such as my Mac Pro 2013 or pre-2013 SSD's? I guess it's really important!

    Many thanks in advance.

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  2. crjackson2134 macrumors 68040


    Mar 6, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    An SATA drive is shaped like a thin rectangular box, a blade is a flat elongated shaped circuit board that plugs directly into the receptacle of another circuit board. Yours are the later, but make sure you get one that is specifically made for Apple and the approiate model for your nMP. They differ even amongst Apple.
  3. mbosse macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2015
    Vienna, Austria
    It is indeed important. User crjackson2134 already explained the meaning of the 'blade' term. What you need is an original Apple PCIe SSD such as found in any Late 2013 or younger MBA, MBP, iMac or MP machine.


    The attached image shows you which type of SSD you need, and which won't work.

  4. manandmac thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jun 17, 2015
    Thank you, crjackson2134 and mbosse. Very much appreciated!

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