Is the Macbook Air SSD compatible with the retina Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by petrucci666, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an extra Macbook Air with 256GB that I don't use, and my brother's main machine is a 13" retina MBP with 128GB. I'd like to swap the two SSDs so he can have more storage.

    Is this possible? Are there any compatibility issues?
     
  2. RMXO macrumors 6502a

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    What year are the models? Probably depends on that since 2012 & 2013 they changed the connectors if I'm not mistaken. 2010 - 2011 are compatible I believe. Of course, someone more knowledgeable correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  3. petrucci666 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good point.

    The MBA is 2011 and the MBP is 2012.
     
  4. RMXO, Jan 24, 2014
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    RMXO macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't risk it but you could always do the eyeball test and have your SSD on top of your Bro's to compare. I still wouldn't risk it though. I would google for more info though.

    I recently did some digging hence the info I got because I was looking to upgrade my mid 2012 MBA 128GB SSD with something bigger. Really didn't want to go with OWC so I searched via ebay. I found a bunch of SSD's for 2013 and so I researched to find out if they would fit or not. Which they don't since 2013 got new connectors. And found out 2010-2011 are the same and won't work with 2012.
     
  5. petrucci666 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I appreciate the info, I think I'll compare them and see if they fit!
     

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