Transcend JetDrive 725

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  1. sailor9908 macrumors newbie

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    I bough this for my Macbook pro with retina (late 2013 model) and it doesn't fit. Multiple web sites listed the specs and guaranteed it would fit but it doesn't. I'll try to upload some pics to show how it doesn't fit.
     
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    i thought you cant upgrade the memory or anything on retina.
     
  5. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    This thread is about upgrading the hard drive not the memory.
    Aftermarket hard drives are available for early 2013 and earlier.
    For late 2013 and later you'd have to find a genuine Apple hard drive from someone who upgraded or parted out their machine.

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    Looks like you were misled but that's not Transcend's fault.
     
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    You've been had.

    There are no 3rd party SSD upgrades available for late-2013 and mid-2014.

    Only mid-2012, late-2012 and early-2013 have upgrades available.

    Nobody makes non-M.2 PCIe SSDs except for Apple.
     
  7. sailor9908 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    here is a pic of it in the old SSD slot
     

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    here is the two together, original is on top
     

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    Amazon listing says mid 2012 to early 2013. Where did you get it?
     
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    Not for a late 2013 PCIe..

    Indeed, as mentioned above, there are NO solutions as of now for the late 2013 model _ that is not Transcend's fault, at all!! :eek:

    However, if you WAIT long enough, you will most likely find a solution.. Yup.. or, eBay 'is your friend' if you need it NOW!! :apple:
     
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    As I said before, there are no 3rd party PCIe SSDs available for the late-2013 and later Macs.

    You can forget about any upgrades. Unless you don't mind buying the PCIe blades pulled off other Haswell Macs on eBay.
     
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    said i would post pics so i did




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    never blamed them, just stated that what i bought didn't fit after it was claimed to fit my model mac. i bought it, its my responsibility to ensure it will work/fit before purchasing it. unfortunately this one doesn't fit so i guess i'll just return it, its that simple

     
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    Just curious what sites claimed it would fit?

    This is from Transcends site:

    MacBook Pro (Retina®) 15" Mid 2012
    Early 2013 MacBook Pro 10,1 JetDrive 725
    (240GB / 480GB / 960GB)


    Like i said I am curious what site said claimed it. Thanks
     
  15. sailor9908 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I bought it off newegg, when i originally looked up it didn't specify 13" or 15". even the packaging doesn't specify 13" or 15", it states " designed for macbook pro with retina"

     
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    I'm glad I didn't buy one. Been waiting for Transcend to make a drive for the mid 2014. I guess I'll keep waiting.
     
  17. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    It's been almost two years since the PCIe SSDs debuted in Macs (starting with the mid-2013 Haswell Airs).

    I think the reason why OWC or Transcend haven't come up with a solution yet is because the PCIe SSD uses a proprietary non-M.2 form factor, and Apple threatened to sue anyone who made third-party SSDs using the proprietary form factor.
     
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    Then that makes sense why they haven't come out with on. Oh well. Will probably get one of those SDXC cards that sit flush with the machine.
     
  19. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    SDXC cards in general don't use NAND flash that's as durable as the ones found in SSDs.

    I'd just get an external USB/TB SSD.
     

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