HDD cable MB 13" A1278 - same cable 2011 and 2012?

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  1. datorjävel macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2017

    I'm about to buy a hard drive cable to replace the one I have. Found one on ebay that is the same model as mine (A1278) but a 2012, whereas I have a mid 2011. Is it the same cable so I will work in mine?

  2. SarcasticJoe macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2013
    It should be the same thing on the 15" and 13" unless you're looking a part that doesn't exist.

    The 2012 15" and 13" models came in two major versions, a regular one based on the 2011 model with a new CPU and GPU, but otherwise the same machine and a "retina" machine that didn't have a HDD cable and instead used an SSD that connected directly to a socket on the motherboard. In other words the "retina" machines didn't have an HDD cable.

    If I'm not mistaken there's cross-compatibility between machines of the same size going all the way back to the 2009 models.
  3. datorjävel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2017

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