Can I swop SSD's? (2011 to 2013 MacBook Pro)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Anders A, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Anders A macrumors newbie

    Anders A

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    #1
    I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro 15". A year ago I installed a 512 GB SSD in it.

    I just got the late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro 15". It also has a 512 GB SSD.

    Are they compatible –*can I just swop them?
     
  2. Jaben3421 macrumors regular

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    No. Your 2011 uses traditional SATA 3 port, while your new rMBP uses PCIe. So far, nobody but apple makes a SSD with that PCIe form factor, so you'll have to wait to upgrade that drive.
     
  3. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    No. Your 2011 MBP uses a SATA connection while the new rMBP uses a proprietary PCIe connection.
     
  4. Anders A thread starter macrumors newbie

    Anders A

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  5. whitedragon101 macrumors 6502a

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    You can put it in a portable 2.5" USB3 enclosure and have it as an external drive for your new rMBP
     

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