Regular 2.5' SSD to 2012 rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fyun89, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. fyun89, Sep 29, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2015

    fyun89 macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2014
    Hi, I know, there are thousands of SSD upgrade topics.

    But I wasn't able to find anything about using regular 2.5' SSD to 2012 rMBP.
    If you've seen the tear down of regular 2.5' ssd (esp. Samsung 850 Pro), the internal looks the same as what goes into 2012 rMBP (mSATA connection). I believe it's just shorter.

    I don't have the SSD, so I cannot verify the actual size and fitment. I cannot buy to verify this either.. not rich enough..

    Does anyone know if it is possible to mod the regular 2.5' SSD to fit in the rMBP?
    Or with an adapter may be?

  2. CypressFX macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2014
    As far as I know it wont work, because the SSDs are PCI-Express and not SATA....
  3. MacInTO macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2005
    Canada, eh!
    It's unlikely that it will fit. If it did, it would probably be all over the internet. If it was the correct interface, you'd have to 'trim' it to fit in the tight space.

    Here's a writeup,

    It states it is electrically SATA and Samsung, but it appears to be designed for Apple or this model.

    The 2012 and early 2013, I believe are SATA and the late 2013 and later are PCI-E.

    I have the 2012 and can confirm that it is SATA.
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
    Here are some SSD's that will fit the 2012 rMBP.
    The 2.5" SSD is physically too large to fit in the 2012 rMBP.
    Here is a 2012 SSD replacement procedure:
  5. fyun89 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2014
    Thanks for the input!

    From my research, I saw the possibility of using mSATA adaptor to use mSATA SSDs on 2012-2013 Macbook Pro Retina. So I thought it may be possible to use "teared down" 2.5 SSD on rMBP by using some sort of adaptor..

    I heard about OWC and JetDrive SSD from Trenscend, but wanted better "legible" SSD in my rMBP... I guess I'll go for mSATA option :)

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