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Your iMac uses a custom PCIe/NVMe SSD. Apple has two versions of these a 2 lane (x2) and a 4 lane (x4). So far Apple is the only source for the x4 SSD's OWC & Transcend offer x2 units.
-As for taking a MacBook Pro SSD and using it: Only the newer models (2015) have PCI'e/NVMe drives, the previous generations used a PCIe/AHCI and the oldest models are SATA/AHCI.
+As for taking a MacBook Pro SSD and using it: Only the newer models (2015) have PCIe/NVMe drives, the previous generations used a PCIe/AHCI and the oldest models are SATA/AHCI.
So before you pull the SSD from your MacBook Pro go into 'About this Mac' and click System Report so you can check which SSD you have.
Here's a great diagram which explains the different interfaces:
[image|1317976]

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Edit by: Dan ,

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Your iMac uses a custom PCIe/NVMe SSD. Apple has two versions of these a 2 lane (x2) and a 4 lane (x4). So far Apple is the only source for the x4 SSD's OWC & Transcend offer x2 units.
-As for taking a MacBook Pro SSD and using it: Only the newer models (2015) have PCI'e/NVMe drives the previous generations used a PCIe/AHCI and the oldest models are SATA/AHCI.
+As for taking a MacBook Pro SSD and using it: Only the newer models (2015) have PCI'e/NVMe drives, the previous generations used a PCIe/AHCI and the oldest models are SATA/AHCI.
So before you pull the SSD from your MacBook Pro go into 'About this Mac' and click System Report so you can check which SSD you have.
Here's a great diagram which explains the different interfaces:
[image|1317976]

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Edit by: Dan ,

Text:

Your iMac uses a custom PCIe/NVMe SSD. Apple has two versions of these a 2 lane (x2) and a 4 lane (x4). So far Apple is the only source for the x4 SSD's OWC & Transcend offer x2 units.
-As for taking a MacBook Pro SSD and using it: Only the newer models (2015) have PCI'e/NVMe drives the previous generations used a PCIe/AHCI and the oldest models are SATA/AHCI. Here's a great diagram which explains it
+As for taking a MacBook Pro SSD and using it: Only the newer models (2015) have PCI'e/NVMe drives the previous generations used a PCIe/AHCI and the oldest models are SATA/AHCI.
+
+So before you pull the SSD from your MacBook Pro go into 'About this Mac' and click System Report so you can check which SSD you have.
+
+Here's a great diagram which explains the different interfaces:
[image|1317976]

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Original post by: Dan ,

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Your iMac uses a custom PCIe/NVMe SSD. Apple has two versions of these a 2 lane (x2) and a 4 lane (x4). So far Apple is the only source for the x4 SSD's OWC & Transcend offer x2 units.

As for taking a MacBook Pro SSD and using it: Only the newer models (2015) have PCI'e/NVMe drives the previous generations used a PCIe/AHCI and the oldest models are SATA/AHCI. Here's a great diagram which explains it

[image|1317976]

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