Will 1TB rMBP SSD work in nMP?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dysert, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. dysert macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2006
    Can't seem to find the answer. Apple store personnel confirm the 1TB model for the newest MBP Retina is a four lane PCIe 2.0 module. There is clearly enough room in the nMP and photos of the connector looks the same. As someone who should have ordered the 1TB SSD but didn't, I'm interested in upgrading ASAP.
  2. VirtualRain macrumors 603


    Aug 1, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    I doubt anyone here will know with any certainty. The only sources I can think of other than Apple that might know, are OWC or iFixit. Perhaps contact all three and see if you can get an answer? If you can get a no-hassle return policy, why not just try it?
  3. TjeuV macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2011
    It's been asked a few times before on these forums with the answer that it's not going to be possible.
  4. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sagittarius A*
    I believe the pin outs are different for either, which are both mods of the original ngff pin out spec for PCIe cards.
  5. koban4max macrumors 68000

    Aug 23, 2011
    isn't 2013 rmbp soldered? why you asking?
  6. Anim, Jan 31, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2014

    Anim macrumors 6502a


    Dec 16, 2011
    Macclesfield, UK
    Just for information purposes...

    iFixit posted here at step #6 for the nMP

    And the Macbook Pro Retina Late 2013 PCI-e SSD looks like this (#step 2)


    So, we need somebody to actually try it. I would contact iFixit and ask them directly.


    PS. Bigger copies of those images are available on iFixit links posted above.
  7. CH12671 macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2013
    Southern US
    One would think that OWC would have already tried it, since they carry replacement blade drives for the rMBP....I mean, they weren't scared to completely tear their nMP apart...:D And if it would have worked, I would think they would have already announced it. But maybe they are busy testing it under all possible circumstances to make sure it works before they start selling it for the nMP?
    I'm also curious, but I will most likely order the 1TB to begin with. The problem is, what would you do with the OEM drive once you pull it out? Are there external housings for it?

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