Upgrading SSD of latest MBP Retinas

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  1. hbjhbj macrumors newbie

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    Do you know if this is possible? I got the 256GB and want to go to 1TB. I talked to Crucial this morning and got very mixed answers. Newegg said no upgrade was available.

    Has anyone been able to upgrade a recent MBP SSD successfully?

    Thanks!
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Yes and no.

    It is technically possible to upgrade them, but there are currently no third-party products available. So you'd have to get actual Apple SSDs from places like Ebay in order to upgrade it.
     
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Yes, because you can always wait for some people to pull their 1TB SM1024G SSDs from their Broadwell rMBPs and put them on eBay.

    No, because nobody makes upgrades for them and most probably never will. These PCIe blades use a proprietary Apple design, and my best guess is Apple threatened to sue anyone who copied the design and made third party upgrades.
     
  4. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Read through this short thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1857054

    The OP, Jfriedman8, installed a 1TB drive purchased from eBay roughly a week or two ago and hasn't had any issues with it. I've been considering doing the same thing, but I'd want an external enclosure for my smaller drive so I can use it as a portable hard drive. No one seems to make external PCIE enclosures yet.
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I read about that one too.

    The problem is, we're talking about the 2015 Broadwell rMBPs here, which use the new SM951-based PCIe SSDs rather than the slower old XP941-based PCIe SSDs in the Haswell Macs.

    Sure, the older XP941-based SSDs will fit, but it won't operate at the ludicrous speeds of the current SM951-based ones.
     
  6. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Ah, sorry. I didn't realise you were referring to the Broadwell Macs. But I imagine the process should be exactly the same. Just need to wait for someone to pull the correct drive from a Broadwell Mac and put it up on eBay.
     
  7. hbjhbj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bummer.

    Thanks for the replies.
     

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