Has anyone upgraded their 13" rMBP SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gametime10, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. gametime10 macrumors regular

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    Just purchased a base model 13" rMBP and bought a 256GB SSD on eBay. I can follow the steps in the iFixit teardown (though strangely, they don't have a guide for changing the SSD). But has anyone already done it and have any tips before I get started? Thanks,
     
  2. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    It should be a fairly easy install. The SSD is in a plastic enclosure right under the trackpad. I believe there is a torx screw holding it in. Just remove and install the new one.

    I'm sure OWC has some install videos.
     
  3. angrydog macrumors member

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  5. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    I assume you bought an OWC retina specific SSD drive and not just any regular SSD drive from eBay?
     
  6. gametime10 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Actually, I bought a 256gb ssd from a 15" rMBP. I read that they are the same size and connection?
     
  7. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    Yes they are. Alot of individuals with the 15" rMBP that are upgrading using the OWC will likely be selling their 256GB SSD on eBay. Makes it easier and cheaper for 13" rMBP buyers to get a 256GB model. Frys was offering the base 13 rMBP for $1499 +$250 for 256GB SSD from eBay = $1750 compared to a cost of $1999 from Apple.
     
  8. emilsp macrumors newbie

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    I'm thinking of doing this a year from now when the prices of SSD should be cheaper and my warranty will be over. Doing this voids the warranty, doesn't it?
     
  9. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Yep.

    Though you might luck out and have Apple fail to cross-check what the machine was originally sold with (since you've added an Apple flash drive).
     

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