Can I replace hdd with any ssd?

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  1. motion2082

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    Hey guys,

    Have a 15" Macbook Pro Retina Late 2013

    Does anyone know if the ssd can be replaced with any ssd?

    Are these m.2 or msata?
     
  2. Matthew kane

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    It is neither standard msata or m2.

    Apple made its own proprietary msata socket connectors in there macbooks (we are talking about Apple here) so you'll need to buy a Apple to msata adapter off ebay before you can plug and play any regular msata brand ssds in your laptop.
     
  3. motion2082

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    Cheeky mofos

    Not much space inside the MBP for an adapter.

    Anyone else share there experience of the best combo to increase space to at least 500GB?
     
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    I know right....actually thinking of abandoning this idea.

    It came about when I was trying to play Civ6 on my Mac on the go. Running via Steam on Mac I'm finding the MBPr heats up very quickly. The fans go into overdrive and I fear this will shorten the life of this MBPr. Considering they're $3500 to replace now I really want to get a couple more years out of this one.

    I thought about running Bootcamp or a Laptop Cooler but I don't think these retinas are designed for Video Editing or Gaming.

    As this has always been a work laptop it's no big deal but still disappointing considering how expensive MBPr are these days.
     
  6. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    In 2017, pretty much write off any idea of internal upgradability of Apple equipment.

    If you can't plug it in via Thunderbolt/USB-C, then forget about it. Treat it like a disposable item. The masses wanted computers that were as simple as toasters, and they got them. That means all the same pros and cons too.
     
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    I still laugh at people who spend $300+ on a 16gb DDR3 SODIMM kit purchased from Apple when you can walk into your local pc store or favourite online retailer and buy a kit for almost 50% less in comparison, and it will still work.
     
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    If more people start doing that Apple will make a proprietary ram socket or just solder ram onboard.
     
  9. General_Cartman

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    They already do.
     

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