MacBook Pro 15" 2015 SSD in 2014 MacBook Pro 15"?

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  1. SSD-GUY macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys

    Question is in the title.

    Would a Samsung 512GB SSD from the 2015 15" MacBook Pro work in the 2014 15" MacBook Pro?

    I ask as the 2015 SSDs have almost double the speeds of the 2014 models, and I've found a 512GB SSD from a 2015 model.

    Would my 2014 rMBP be able to take advantage of the speeds offered by the 2015 15" SSD?

    Thanks
     
  2. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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  3. SSD-GUY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The 2014 rMBP can definitely make use of the speeds of the SSD in the 2015 rMBP?

    So is the change therefore on the SSD rather than the Logic board?
     
  4. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    The 2015 has a x4 PCIe while the 2014 has x2 PCIe.

    The SSD is compatible, but whether you get faster speed, I don't know.
     
  5. jerryk, Sep 18, 2016
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    jerryk macrumors 68030

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    It would benchmark faster, but in most day to day usage scenarios I doubt you would notice it. We went with M.2 NVMe (Samsung 950 Pro) for our system that render videos and it speeds the rendering up. But for most of our regular use (software development, photo editing, video editing (expect the rendering)) it is not noticeably faster than a more standard SSD like an EVO 850.
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Yes it can. As others have said wether it makes any difference to you is another matter but those benchmarks will amaze your friends.
     

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