Upgrading Hard Drive on a MacBook Pro, Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014 (MacBookPro11,1)

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  1. niceties55, Jun 9, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2018

    niceties55 macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2017
    I have a MacBook Pro, Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014 (MacBookPro11,1) that I would like to upgrade the hard drive. What style of PCIe SSD do I need for this?

    Researching these online I see a lot of different varieties of these drives.

    I have seen:

    1. HP EX920 M.2 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 (link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-2YY47AA...490131&hash=item2aa57913f4:g:PvsAAOSwuWJaxt2~)

    2. Toshiba 1TB Gen3 x4 PCIe NVMe M.2 (link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Toshiba-1T...021356&hash=item3f9fe05913:g:eLQAAOSw9mFbGA9U

    Will these work with well with my MacBook if I buy this adapter?
    1. M.2 M-Key PCIe NVMe SSD to 2013-2017 Macbook 12+16 Pin SSD Adapter Converter Mac (link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/M-2-M-Key-...893374?hash=item2cd576cb7e:g:t0IAAOSwWxNaxs3w)
  2. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
  3. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    I'd much rather spend half the price on an NVMe SSD. I got my HP EX920 for $240 (thanks to the 20% of eBay deal recently), and the adapter is $10-15 on Amazon.

    Downside is you have to modify your EFI to get it to work properly for pre-2015 macs. But you can also get a PCIe AHCI drive and have it function properly without messing with the EFI. Granted those are somewhat rare.

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