Want to swap out MacBook Pro SSD with Mac Pro, which one is compatible?

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  1. jamesjingyi macrumors 6502a

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    So basically I just a new Mac Pro and would like to upgrade the SSD but wondered whether I could swap it out with my rMBP Late 2013 as they seem to have the same speed of drive. I just don't really want to take apart my MacBook Pro and swap the SSDs unless really necessary, plus I don't own the right screwdriver anyway. Could someone help?

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    James
     
  2. kohlson macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think this will work. I believe Mac Pro memory is ECC, and rMBP is not. There may be other incompatibilities, too.
     
  3. jamesjingyi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh I didn't know SSDs were ECC, thanks for letting me know. That kinda makes sense.
     
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    they're not

    most recent Macs use same interface for PCIE SSD, although they are now switching to NVME.
     
  5. jamesjingyi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So they are interchangeable?
     
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    read the NGFF M2 thread. Vast majority of recent Macs use same Apple PCIE interface. Early rMacbooks were still SATA but with different connector, looked like PCIE but weren't.
     
  7. SuperMatt macrumors 6502

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    Many are interchangeable. Check out some eBay listings of pulls from MBPs - they advertise compatibility with nMP.
     
  8. jamesjingyi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's a great idea, Ill have a look. Thanks
     
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