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Khaleal

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Aug 24, 2013
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So my Macbook Pro 13" Early 2015 128GB SSD isn't cutting it anymore and I'd like to have more storage (256GB at least)

What are my options for upgrading the SSD in this model other than buying a second hand Apple SSD or a OWC SSD that are overpriced?

Is there any way to make M.2 or NVME SSDs work with this model with an adapter or something?
 

windows4ever

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Aug 14, 2011
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I would just bite the bullet and get a used Apple drive off ebay. That way you get 100% compatibility.

Make sure you get one that came from a 2015 model (Air or Pro) so you get a 4x drive. 2x drives are cheaper but slower and since they are older, will probably have a lot of use on them.

I paid $200 for a x4 256GB drive on a buy it now auction. It was used but manufactured in 2016. The average auction price for 256GB is more like $240 but I've seen them under $200 on buy it now.

Oh, and read the instructions on ifixit.com. I almost stripped the torx screw on the SSD holder because I thought it was a pentalobe.
 

v1597psh

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Not worth of upgrading the internal SSD. It would cost the same or even more than buying an external 512GB SSD. You would end up with a spare SSD laying in your desk anyway unless you buy an enclosure for it which would run you another 100 bucks.
 

Resist

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What are my options for upgrading the SSD in this model other than buying a second hand Apple SSD or a OWC SSD that are overpriced?
I just upgraded to an SSD in my Mid 2010 13" MBP and didn't find the OWC SSD to be overpriced at all.
 

windows4ever

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Aug 14, 2011
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Not worth of upgrading the internal SSD. It would cost the same or even more than buying an external 512GB SSD. You would end up with a spare SSD laying in your desk anyway unless you buy an enclosure for it which would run you another 100 bucks.

the OP's 128GB apple SSD would be worth $130 on ebay. surprisingly, there is huge demand for them and they go for more $ per GB than the larger ones. edit: the OP's drive is 4x and they go for more than 2x drives which are far more common.
 
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hallux

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I just upgraded to an SSD in my Mid 2010 13" MBP and didn't find the OWC SSD to be overpriced at all.

Talking about a different drive. Your computer took a standard SATA SSD, those things are turning out to become a dime a dozen (figuratively) the Retina models take a blade style SSD that Apple has made slightly different from industry standard so you HAVE to buy from them. OWC found a way around this but still charges an arm and a leg for the drive...
 
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