Mid-2012 rMBP, can I use any SSD to replace my current?

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    Does that mean if I can get an mSATA-interface SSD, I can use it?

    Sorry for my questions, just trying to find the cheapest deals around right now.
    I've been looking at the OWC SSDs and they're fairly expensive compared to the competition which is why I'm looking around.
     
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    From what I can tell, Apple isn't using a standard mSATA interface.
     
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    Yes, if you get one, be sure to get one that claims to be compatible.
    The Transcend, and the OWC brands will be good.
     
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    The Apple SSD interface in the 2012 laptops is neither physically nor electronically compatible with standard mSATA devices. This is why the (limited) options are expensive.
     
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    Both Transcend and OCW have very good websites to help you identify your specific rMBP and what drive will work in it. IE: Early 2012 rMBP and late 2012/early 2013 15"rMBP take different drives. You need to be specific as to your production year, screen size and model of your rMBP.
     

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