SSD Upgrades in Late 2013 rMBP

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  1. guzhogi macrumors 68030

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    Has anyone heard if there are aftermarket upgrades for late 2013 rMBPs, 2014 MBAs, etc.? I've heard companies like OWC and Transcend are working on upgrades, but I haven't seen anything yet. The closest I've seen is this for the new Mac Pros: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Aura-for-Mac-Pro/

    Does anyone know if these upgrades are compatible with rMBPs?
     
  2. newellj macrumors 601

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    There are none at this time, and given the amount of time that's gone by I think it's a reasonable guess that there aren't going to be any in the near future. Your only source is probably a place like the big auction site.
     
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    There are no third party upgrades for the PCIe blades in Haswell Macs.

    Apple uses a proprietary (non-M.2/NGFF) blade PCIe SSD.

    My best guess is because since it's a proprietary form factor, Apple threatened to sue anyone who made SSD upgrades for it.
     
  4. guzhogi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I've heard that, thanks.

    Only thing is, why are 3rd party PCIE SSD blades for the Mac Pro out? Would they work in MacBook Pros? I apologize if I sound snarky. Just a little confused.
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    They will, but OWC has stated that the thermal capacities of the 3rd-party nMP SSDs have not been tested with the rMBPs, and you wouldn't want to damage your rMBP.
     

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