Samsung 850 EVO and Macbook Pro Late 2013

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  1. kostiag macrumors newbie

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    Without thinking and checking first I purchased Samsung SSD 850 Evo 500GB to replace SSD in my Macbook Pro Late 2013. And now I am not sure if I would be able to use it. Before I start opening the laptop can anyone tell me if this would work?
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Is your computer a retina?

    If so, no, your computer doesn't use a regular SATA drive, in fact nobody makes a third party upgrade for your machine at the moment. The only way to get an upgrade is through eBay from used parts pulled from other machines.
     
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Late-2013 ones are retina, and there are no parts for it (aside from SSDs pulled off other Macs, or siphoned off the production line quietly and put up on eBay).

    You can just buy a cheap UASP USB 3.0 enclosure to stick your 500GB Evo in and use it.
     
  4. JTToft, May 12, 2015
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    The others are right on the money. It won't fit. Either return the SSD or use it in an external enclosure.
    To make it clear why it won't fit, here's the 850 EVO:

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    And here's the SSD inside your machine:

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  5. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    Well, if he/she has the classic MBP then it will definitely fit but he said that he wants to replace the stock SSD which it means he probably has the Retina. In that case it won't work as others have said.
     
  6. kostiag thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :-( thanks guys...

    I completely forgot that I am dealing with Apple
    I hate using it as external as I keep connecting and disconnecting from monitor. I hate having to need to keep ejecting. Otherwise I guess I would just move everything non essential to external drive..
     
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    You still haven't told us if your MBP is a retina or non-retina model.
     
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  9. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Yes, he has. The Late 2013 MacBook Pro is a Retina model.
    In fact, any MBP newer than Mid 2012 is.
     
  10. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    That'd mean you cannot replace your internal SSD with any SATA drive. If you do want to upgrade you'll have to check ebay.
     
  11. kostiag thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was going to replace with SSD but even that is not possible it seems.
     
  12. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Hopefully we will start seeing an adapter to install mSATA or M.2
     
  13. chevalier433 macrumors 6502a

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    OWC makes ssd's for the retina MacBook Pro and don't need trim too.

    https://www.macsales.com.
     
  14. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Yes, but not for the Late 2013 model, which is what the OP has. OWC's upgrades are for Early 2013 and prior.
     
  15. sir.riel macrumors member

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    this is the reason why i did not buy the retina versions, upgrading is limited, unless you purchase one with full blown specs.
     
  16. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Not for that vintage Mac no.
     
  17. lunarasse macrumors newbie

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    Hi, i've the same problem but my computer isn't a retina. Is it a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) and i'm looking for a solution, i'm not sure but i think that SDD can maybe work are you agree ?

    https://www.grosbill.com/4-samsung_...formatique-_disque_dur#datasheet_presentation

    regards,
    Luna
     
  18. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    No, it won't work. Apple doesn't use an M.2 connection in the retina MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.

    At this point in time no 3rd party replacement drives are available.
     
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