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

Anders A

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Dec 26, 2003
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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?
 

Jaben3421

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Sep 18, 2011
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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?
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.
 
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