Will the hard drive work?

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  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

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    I have a rMBP 15" ( mid 2012 ). It has a 768gb Samsung SSD drive. Will this drive work in the current rMBP ? A straight swap?

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  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    No it will not.

    The mid-2012 rMBPs use a blade SATA connection.

    The late-2013 rMBPs use a blade PCIe connection.
     
  3. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you - so an early 2013 ( Feb ) will work?
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Also no. The early-2013 ones are also blade SATA.

    The late-2013 ones were the first to use blade-PCIe.
     
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    Sorry I wasn't being clear…I meant my mid 2012 SSD will be ok to go in an early 2013 rMBP:D
     
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  7. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I bought a 768ssd Samsung for my mid 2012 rMBP. Works fine. I want to move it to an early 2013 rMBP
     
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    Thanks - but when did the change from Sata to PCI-e happen…i.e. what is the latest date for a Sata rMBP?:)
     
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    MCAsan macrumors 601

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    The 2013 rMBPs last October went with PCI-e SSDs, Thunderbolt 2, 802.11ac wifi, more energy efficient Haswell CPUs and different GPUs. Basically a major refinement of what started with the 2012 rMBPs.

    http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina/
     
  11. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    It'll work. Both the mid-2012 and early-2013 models are still considered as 2012 MBPs because they use the Ivy Bridge chipset. And besides both use blade-SATA.

    So far, only the late-2013 (Haswell) MBPs use the blade PCIe. Apple switched to PCIe because it's way faster than SATA.
     

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