Possible to use M.2 SSD with SATA MBP?

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  1. Mac 128 macrumors 601

    Mac 128

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    Wondering if there's an adapter to allow me to upgrade my 2012 MBP SATA HD with a 2016 M.2 SSD?

    I'm planning to upgrade to a new rMBP later this year, after I know what Apple has planned for the MBP. However I need more storage and a speed bump on my old MBP. But I don't want to invest in an expensive 1TB SSD unless I can transfer it to my new MBP.

    Has anyone had any experience with this?
     
  2. cube macrumors G5

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    There are adaptors, but you will need an SSD that can operate in SATA mode. What's the point now that M.2 RAID is not needed?
     
  3. tubeexperience, Jul 4, 2016
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  4. Mac 128 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Good to know. I'm assuming Apple's MBP SSDs aren't SATA compatible?

    Not sure I understand the RAID question, I'm just trying not to lose my investment in SSD storage when I upgrade from my 2012 MBP to a 2016 MBP in 6-9 months ...
     
  5. cube macrumors G5

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    Apple's SSDs are proprietary.

    Before one could buy a 2TB 2.5" SSD, one could use a RAID adapter with 2x 1TB M.2 SSDs.
     
  6. treekram macrumors 6502a

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    Whatever SSD you put in a mid (non-Retina) or late (Retina) 2012 MBP will not work in a 2015 MBP. There is almost no chance that it will fit INTO a future 2016 MBP. There are no adapters to fit M.2 SSD's into the proprietary Apple SSD connector now on the 2015 MBP. Probably the best solution is to get a standard SATA SSD for the MBP (mid-2012) and put it into a external enclosure for use with a future 2016 MBP.
     
  7. Mac 128 thread starter macrumors 601

    Mac 128

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    Ah. I was afraid of that. Good idea though.

    Guess I need to delete some stuff on my current drive.

    Thanks all.
     

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