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Early 2015 Macbook Pro SSD upgrade

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  • Jun 28th, 2019 9:56 pm
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May 2, 2018
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Early 2015 Macbook Pro SSD upgrade

Hello Everyone,

I want to upgrade my SSD from 256 to 1TB minimum. Please suggest where I can find cheap ones.

Do I need to buy it from Apple or any other brand SSD will work?

How hard is the DIY install process?

Please advise
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Your MacBook Air uses a proprietary Apple 12+16 pin connector.

There are no cheap 1 TB Apple OEM SSDs for your Air. You'll have to buy one from the used market as Apple doesn't sell them separately.

You could get a third party replacement from OWC or Transcend but these are not cheap either.

The process of replacing the original SSD is very easy as long as you have the correct screwdrivers.
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Thanks for the response.

I was reading somehwere about using an adapter to convert Samsung SSD to use with Macbook.

Any experience with that?
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I do not recommend using Samsung drives in any MacBook as they tend to raise the operating temperatures of any MacBook and they can cause a major drop in battery life.

Look at the short, black Sintech adapter with an Intel 760p, Adata sx8200 pro, or HP ex920, or Sabrent Rocket.

You must run High Sierra or Mojave with an nvme drive.
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its apple product, you have to buy apple upgrade drive.
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The 2015 MacBook Pro and Air can use a nvme drive. I'm running an HP ex900 in a 2015 Air.
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akito925 wrote:
Jun 26th, 2019 11:32 pm
its apple product, you have to buy apple upgrade drive.
no you don't you can get an adapter (like i do in my early 2015 macbook pro). I just went with a cheap one from ebay and it worked perfectly but many recommend sintech

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