Can I put a 2014 MBA SSD into a 2015 rMBP?

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  1. Mackist macrumors member

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    I asked previously on MBA forum if I could swap 2014/2015 MBA SSD's, and was assured by several users that I indeed could.

    Turned out not to be the case. While the early-2014 SSD is working fine in the new 2015 MBA (had to clean-install OSX, though), the 2015 SSD won't work in the 2014 MBA, so I'm out whatever it'll cost to replace.

    I may need to upgrade yet again to a MPB to run my 40" 4K monitor without running hot (the MBA gets up to and stays at 60 Celsius/6000rpm on the fans).

    So yet again I'd be wanting to move my originally early-2014 MBA's 500GB SSD into a new 2015 rMBP. Can't afford to get a 500GB MBP.

    There was no problem moving the 2014 MBA SSD into a 2015 MBA, so presumably the same will go for moving it into a 2015 MBP, but in case anybody found or believes otherwise, please let me know.

    Thank you,

    M
     
  2. ECJ macrumors 6502

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    I would say maybe, but leaning to it not working. That 512GB 2014 MBA SSD, is not PCIe 4x but PCIe 2x, which 4x is all the 2015 rMBP SSDs are based on. I know the 2015 rMBP SSD will work on the 2013/2014 rMBPs because those models can operate the 1TB SSD 2013/2014 version which is also PCIe 4x.
     
  3. Mackist thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you very much. Any other opinions out there?
     
  4. ECJ macrumors 6502

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  6. ECJ macrumors 6502

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    Ahhhh you are correct. A organic apricot beer and tech reading don't mix well. Lol
     

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