swapping 2015 macbook ssd into 2017 macbook pro ssd

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  1. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

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    Can anyone verify if this is possible? I've been thinking about upgrading to a 2017 model but I have 500gb ssd in my macbook, and I would love to be able to buy a base macbook pro 2017 model and swapping the ssd. I was watching a video on youtube and it appears possible on the macbook.
     
  2. Fancuku macrumors 65816

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    Ain't happening, the 2017 ssd is soldered to the board. 2015 was the last model with replaceable ssds.
     
  3. 1rottenapple thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Really? I was watching a how to on YouTube and they were using a 2017. The ram I though was the part that was soldered.
     
  4. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    The touchbar models are soldered. The nTB is not soldered, but the dimensions of the 2015 and 2017 nTB are completely different. If someone has done it, they have either figured out how to defy physics and fit the square peg in the round hole, or they have mixed up their years.

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  5. 1rottenapple thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ohhhh darn. ok at least i can upgrade the base model then. Ok thanks man.
     
  6. hallux macrumors 68030

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    You need a MBP SSD though, can't use the MB SSD as it's shaped differently. And the ONLY MBP you can do that with (after the 2015 models) is the 13" non-touchbar.
     
  7. 1rottenapple thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hmmmm at least upgrads down the road are possible if I hang on and buy this laptop.
     

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