M2 in a A1398?! mid-2012 Retina MBP


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Original poster
Jan 24, 2020
All the research I've done tells me - No, you have to use an M.Sata and adapter. Even though they're kind of old and expensive, compared to M2.

Then I came across a review for an adaptor, on the UK version of Amaz on. Item B07H7KCWQR, look in the comments section at the top review. The absolute madman has carefully carved out part of his speaker assembly so there's enough length for what looks like a Crucial MX500 M2 drive.

If I can use an M2 and adapter, even if it means cutting my speaker guard, this massively cuts down the cost of an upgrade...

Would a 'short' M2 work? https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MSQMGLT/ref=psdc_430505031_t2_B07KG2KFSX

Anyone else tried it? Can you tell if that photo from the same model as mine? Rather not open my MBP up just yet...

My Mac - Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch "Core i7" 2.3 Retina 2012 Specs
Identifiers: Retina Mid-2012 - MC975LL/A MacBookPro10,1 A1398 2512


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