Do you need to upgrade the SSD in your MacBook Pro Retina, Late 2013 - Mid 2014?
Whether your current SSD is faulty or you just need a bit more space for your stuff, we can help you find the best SSD for your machine without paying a fortune.
When it comes to SSD’s, as with many things in life, generally the bigger and faster the technology the more expensive it is.
Higher-end, more expensive SSD’s utilising newer technology run at up to 3000MB/s, whilst the older more budget-friendly SSD’s run at up to 1800MB/s.
These are first MacBook pro`s upgradable by either Apple NVME SSD or 3rd party SSD with proprietary connector.
The MacBook Pro Late 2013 - Mid 2014 ** models internal wiring (aka PCIe 2.0 x2) limits the installed SSD’s speed to a max of 1200-1400MB/s, ever, no matter what, it’s just physics……….
Knowing this can save you a surprising amount of money, which you could choose to spend on a bigger SSD, so you can have more room for your stuff or treats for your dog/cat/self/significant other, it's totally up to you
It’s important to note that to be able to use the newer, speedier SSD’s like these, your MacBook Pro Late 2013 - Mid 2014 operating system needs to be updated to High Sierra or newer. The older versions of MacOS cannot support the newer technology these SSD’s use.
Here’s a few examples of our SSD’s which prove speed isn’t everything:
These SSD’s are also compatible with your MacBook Pro Late 2013 - Mid 2014, but you won’t get the benefit of the higher speeds.
**This applies to the following models. If you are not sure exactly which model you have here’s a help article that will help you find out.