Increased SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by trentriver, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. trentriver macrumors newbie

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    my late 2013 15' macbook pro has a 256Gig SSD, today I see a Crucial 1TB SSD for $259.99 and I am tempted to buy it. Any negatives I should consider ??? Can I do it myself? I know I need to backup, but how do I put the "factory original" stuff back on? Thanks in advance... jay
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Yes. The chief negative of it is that it won't fit in your machine.

    You need either OWC Aura for your model or an Apple original SSD.
     
  3. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    If you have a retina Macbook, which I am pretty sure you do. The drives can only by replaced by a special Apple drive, or a 3rd party equivalent. You cannot use a standard SSD in 2.5 " form factor SSD, which I suspect this Crucial drive is.
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    It won't fit.

    The retina MBP uses a blade type SSD like the MBA, you either have to go with a third party option which is costly and slower than what you have, or with another drive pulled from another mac on ebay.
     
  5. robvas macrumors 68020

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    If you had an early-2013 you could use the mSATA adapter...
     

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