Released June 2012, Model A1278. Intel processor with Turbo Boost, Up to 512 MB DDR5 Video RAM

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Can I install Server SSD 2.5inch SAS Drive into MacBook Pro 13” 2012

I would like to enquire i just boughtSanDisk 1.6TB LB1606R Lightning Read-Intensive 6Gb/s SAS 2.5" SSD, MLC, Up to 410MBs Throughput, 3 Year Warranty

i wanna know the PROs & CONs...

My question is it possible for me to install it into my MBP 13” 2012 2.9ghz i7?

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Here's some good reading on the different drive interfaces: Understanding SCSI, ATA, SAS and SATA


This drive is intended for large server systems not desktop or laptop systems. I would recommend you return it and get your money back as just isn't anyway to use it here.


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You MacBook Pro uses a SATA interface so no you can't use this SAS drive as it's not compatible.

Instead you could go with either of these two drives:

  • Samasung 850 EVO. They offer both a 2 TB & 4 TB drives. Samsung also offers an ultra large 16 TB SSD as well (well beyond what most people would need)
  • Crucial MX300 The largest they offer is a 2 TB

Neither SanDisk, Kingston or Transcend don't offer anything larger than 960 GB in 2.5" SATA

The SanDisk drive you listed is quite expensive! Why do you think you need such a drive? Maybe we can offer you some other alternatives.


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