Upgrading 2014 Macbook Pro hard drive

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  1. N2bnfunn macrumors member

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    Hello I wanted to know has anyone ran across a third party hard drive that will work with the 2014 MacBookPro11,2 looking to put in a bigger hard drive.


    Other World computing only has the hard drive upgrades up to early 2013, nothing higher then that.
     
  2. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    No one currently sells the PCIe SSD that are in the late 2013 and mid 2014 Macbook Pros. The only option I know of at this point is to buy a used drive off of eBay that was harvested from another 2013/2104 MacBook Pro.
     
  3. N2bnfunn thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok thanks the after market drives are faster then the apple one..
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    There aren't any aftermarket drives that actually fit into the 2014 rMBP.
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    No, there is no aftermarket drives available for the late-2013/mid-2014 rMBPs.

    Apple uses a proprietary non-M.2 PCIe blade SSD.

    And besides, the Apple drives are plenty fast anyway. I easily get 720MB/s write and 750MB/s read on my 512GB SSD in my late-2013 13" rMBP.
     
  6. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    $800 on eBay gets you a brand new 1TB PCIe SSD I believe made by Samsung. Supposedly they are the exact units used by Apple and claim not to be used pulls from other systems.

    If I could sell my 512GB PCIe for about half the price of the 1TB, I would net a 1TB for about $400 and still come in under the Apple $500 upgrade to 1TB price.
     
  7. N2bnfunn thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I see what you mean on ebay item number=item33939085fc but 800 bucks to upgrade from 256 to 1 TB ... I wonder how much I could get for my 256 SSD drive?
     
  8. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Probably $200 or so. There is always someone looking for parts as liquid spills and damage happens. Check out some listings on eBay and get a feel for the market.
     
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