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TubeExperience 341 71 June 14, 2016 at 01:28 PM More Other World Computing Deals
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)

I want to upgrade the SSD to 1 TB, but the replacement SSD (from Transcend and OWC) is $400 - $500

https://www.amazon.com/Transcend-...B00LJO86NE

https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/s.../2012-2013

Any deals?
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It's a proprietary connector so you're not necessarily going to find anything cheaper. You can however use an adapter to convert from a normal msata drive.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/mSATA-SSD...SwXj5XGtEf
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Quote from NYExcuse View Post :
It's a proprietary connector so you're not necessarily going to find anything cheaper. You can however use an adapter to convert from a normal msata drive.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/mSATA-SSD...SwXj5XGtEf
Mid 2012 - Early 2013 uses proprietary SATA connector while Late 2013 - Present uses proprietary PCIe connector.

I also did look into the adapter earlier, but it looks like the adapter + SSD is too fat and introduce a bulge to the bottom.

In fact, this is what that eBay listing said:

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Note:

If your machine model is A1398,you can't buy it, likely machine back shell can't close because it is too thick.
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Mid 2012 - Early 2013 uses proprietary SATA connector while Late 2013 - Present uses proprietary PCIe connector.

I also did look into the adapter earlier, but it looks like the adapter + SSD is too fat and introduce a bulge to the bottom.

In fact, this is what that eBay listing said:
Then you'll need this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/High-Qual...SwabhUXV0N
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Then you'll need this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/High-Qual...SwabhUXV0N
That's brilliant! Thank you!
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Since it's already an ssd you won't notice too much difference Speedwise you're just looking g for extra space. What about something like this?

BASEQI Aluminum 128GB Storage Expansion Card for MacBook Pro 15" Retina (Late 2013 onwards) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014ZUY...yxbZ1J26JM

Lots of brands and sizes. And you can swap them out like memory cards.

At least maybe for people less adventurous in swapping out drives.
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