Swap SSD on MBA 2013 and late 2013 13" rMBP

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  1. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

    fenderbass146

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    I'm considering selling my mba mid 2013 with a 256 SSD and getting a13" rmbp current base model with 128 ssd? I'd plan on getting the rmbp and swapping the SSD before I sell my mba to get a bigger ssd in my new rmbp

    I would then put the 128 SSD from the pro and sell it in the air. Both of these use PCI-e ssd. Are they the swapable
     
  2. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe technically it's possible but it's not easy.
     
  3. fenderbass146 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No harder then ram if you have torx t5
     
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    Or even a pentalobe.


    Barney
     
  5. fenderbass146 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's what I mEant
     
  6. fenderbass146 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    does anybody have a 100% confirmation that they are the same?
     
  7. bennynova macrumors member

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    You'd be better off buying an ssd and putting it in you rmbp yourself

    Then You don't have to do both the air and mbp

    Also putting a 128 in your air will reduce the price
     
  8. gametime10 macrumors regular

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    Yes, they are swappable. 2013/14 MBA's and late 2013 rMBP's use the same SSDs. The only exception is the 1TB SSD that you can get with a rMBP, which is physically wider and will not fit in the MBA's.
     
  9. fenderbass146 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Cool I just got a rmbp for $775 on an auction site. Should easily be able to get more then that for my air.

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    I would sell the MBA as it is and then sell the 128GB for about $200. Then you can buy a 512GB for about $400. So you would only pay $200 and have the 512GB in your rMBP. I just did something similar. I sold my rMBP's 512GB for $400 and bought a 1TB for $800. So the upgrade was $400 and worth it to me. To be able to have my huge Aperture library on an SSD is life changing. lol
     

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