Question about the right SSD adapters to upgrade older Retina MBP SSDs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gymnast79, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. gymnast79 macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2010
    Hello. I'd like to ask a question as I need to upgrade a couple MacBook pro computers and I need to purchase some SSD adapters such as the ones linked below but I'm not sure which ones exactly.

    So I have a late 2013 MacBook pro 15" with 512Gb.
    Also a late 2012 MacBook pro 15" retina with 256Gb.

    I purchased this 1Tb Crucial M.2 SSD (Crucial MX300 1TB 3D NAND SATA M.2 (2280) Internal SSD - CT1050MX300SSD4).

    The problem is that it doesn't fit. I'd like the 1Tb SSD go to the late 2013 MBP 15", and then use the removed 512Gb SSD of the MBP 2013 in the 2012 MBP. So both computers get an upgrade.

    After researching I'm getting just more confused, I wonder if you could shed some light.

    Thank you so much for your help. Kind regards.
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    You might want to take a look at the adapters which are available from OWC.
  3. Audit13 macrumors 68040


    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    You need an nvme drive for the 2013 and that crucial drive is sata.
  4. gymnast79 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2010
  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
  6. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    The connectors are different. 2012 and early 2013 drives use a different drive than the late 2013 and beyond MacBook Pro/Air

    The 2012 you can use an mSATA adapter and mSATA drive, like this:

    Good news is that 2013 512GB drive you will have leftover has a pretty decent resale value.
  7. nigelbb macrumors 65816

    Dec 22, 2012
    Like the OP I have a late 2013 MacBook Pro 15" with 512Gb. I upgraded with a proper supported Apple 1TB SSD. It may cost a little more but it fits & works perfectly without tape or kernel panics & all sleep modes work correctly. Much of the cost can be defrayed by selling the 512GB SSD. The 1TB SSUBX can be found new & used. If you take your time & follow a few auctions on eBay you will get one at a reasonable price.
  8. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2012
    Do you mean an original mid-2012 MBP? There was no update to the MBP until 2013.

    If so you could use a Transcend JetDrive 725, I have the 960GB version.

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