Replacing ssd in rmbp

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  1. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    Has anyone done it? How difficult? I'm thinking bout swapping my 256 for a 1tb
     
  2. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    There is a chip not a drive. So you need to find a compatible ssd chip
     
  3. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    You just have to make sure its the right replacement. Its not like the ones in most desktops/laptops (i.e. not the 2.5" SATA III SSDs), and be cautious because the ones for the 2012 retina models differ from the newer models.

    I havent actually done it, but I think it's pretty simple.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hbqn51nwgs#t=146
     
  4. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    What version of the rMBP do you have? If it is the 2012 or early 2013 versions you can replace the SSD. Check out http://www.macsales.com/ for upgrade options. If you have a late 2013 or mid 2014 I think you only option is to but an Apple SSD off of ebay or some other parts website. I don't think there are any third party PCIe SSDs out there for those models yet.
     
  5. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Latest version .. I know I need the ssd blade like the Mac pro .. I know where to get the drive just wondering about doing the actual swap
     
  6. StockDC2 macrumors regular

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    The swap is simple. The SSD is held into place by 1 torx screw which is accessible by removing the bottom panel.
     
  7. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    If it's the latest, that means you still have a warranty! Just wondering if you'll be waiting until it expires or you don't care?
     
  9. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a

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    The last time I looked no one made an SSD for the newest rMBP. I replaced the SSD several times in my 2010 C2D MBA, similar technology, but NOT the same SSD. Mechanically I am sure it's very similar as far as the physical replacement.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    You can get them on ebay from people who pulled them from their Macs
     
  11. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a

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    I forgot about that. I got my first 256 as a system pull. It mostly was a good drive. ;)
    As far as a replacement, the 512 Transcend Jet was an amazing drive. That was my second replacement on my old MBA. Great product.
     
  12. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-Samsung-1TB-PCIe-SSD-for-MacBook-Pro-Retina-NEW-Mac-Pro-Late-2013-2014-/151526192552?pt=US_Solid_State_Drives&hash=item2347aa35a8

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    my laptop is like 3 weeks old
     

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