Retina Macbook Pro 2015 SSD replacement question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nordique, May 19, 2017.

  1. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    Hello everyone,

    I wanted to ask anyone who has experience with swapping out/replacing SSDs from the retina Macbook Pros: (PCIe late 2013-15 models)

    I have 2 retina Macbook Pros; one with a 128GB ssd and the other with a 256 gb ssd...I simply wish to take the 256gb ssd and place it into the 128gb machine, and vice versa.

    Both laptops are running OS X El Captain, most up to date version.

    I wish to retain the data on the 256gb ssd but, I am wondering if I need to backup and erase the 256gb ssd prior to doing this, and then restore the data once it is in the other macbook, or if I can simply swap out the drives without erasing anything (I will back up however)...again I simply wish to keep the ssd data as it currently is, so if I don't need to erase the SSD and then restore once in the new macbook that will make the swap a lot easier, but I don't have experience with replacing anything in these models.

    Any advice will be welcomed and appreciated,

    Thank you :)
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Swap them over, they'll work fine without any hoops to jump through.
  3. nordique thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014


    Good to know. Thank you :)!

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