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The March 2015 update of Apple's 13" MacBook Pro Retina Display, model A1502, features fifth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and introduces the Force Touch trackpad.

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2.0 Gbps SSD from 15" model

Is the faster 2.0 Gbps SSD (versus 1.6 Gbps) from the 2015 15" MBP compatible with the 13" MBP? If they are I would like to retrofit my 13" with the faster drive from the 15".

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Sadly, no

The newer MacBook Pro systems use a Proprietary interface based on PCIe: PCIe 2.0 x 4 lane. The previous version of MacBook Pro's use a PCIe 2.0 x 2 lane version.

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Thank you for your answer but I did not mean an older Macbook. I meant taking the SSD card from a 15 MBP and putting it into a 13" MBP, both being of 2015 vintage. Apple lists the 15 model as 2 gbps and the 13 at 1.6 gbps. Im wondering if they are interchangeable, same year Macbooks Pros.


Both are listed as PCIe 2.0 x 4 lane. Sorry to say I haven't tried swapping them around.


I wonder why then the slower speed on the 13" model....


Different suppliers I would guess


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