Model A1419 / EMC 2806 / Late 2014 or Mid 2015. 3.3 or 3.5 GHz Core i5 or 4.0 GHz Core i7 (ID iMac15,1); EMC 2834 late 2015 / 3.3 or 3.5 GHz Core i5 or 4.0 GHz Core i7 (iMac17,1) All with Retina 5K displays

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Can I use the SSD of my MacBook Pro Early 2015 into iMac 5k late 2015?

I bought a MacBook Pro 13-inch i7 3.1GHz which has the very fast SSD (1300 Mb/s)

Can I put that SSD into my Late 2015 iMac 5k?

Will it work at its maximum speed?

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You may have to call Apple on this one. EveryMac doesn't tell and OWC is not listing one:

I really need to know the exact MacBook Pro you have. But it looks to me like the 3.1s have on board solder in memory.

Standard Storage: 128, 256, 512 GB SSD Std. Storage Speed: 643.6 MB/s/1.3 GB/s*

Details: Storage varies depending on the stock "base" configuration before the custom processor is selected. Originally shipped standard with 128 GB (MF839LL/A), 256 GB (MF840LL/A) or 512 GB (MF841LL/A) of flash storage. The MF841LL/A option also could be configured with 1 TB of flash storage for an additional US$500. The price of this 1 TB upgrade effectively was cut to US$400 on October 27, 2016.

iMac 5K uses

Standard Storage: 2 TB (Fusion) Std. Storage Speed: N/A

Details: This model is equipped by default with a 2 TB "Fusion" Drive, which combines a 128 GB SSD and a 2 TB hard drive. It has a Serial ATA (6 Gb/s) connector for a 2.5" hard drive and a PCIe connector (PCIe 2.0 x4 NVMexpress interface) for the SSD.

RAM Type: PC3-14900 DDR3 Min. RAM Speed: 1867 MHz

Details: Supports 1867 MHz PC3-14900 DDR3 SDRAM SO-DIMMs (204-pin).

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hi there, thanks for your response.

The SSD inside my Macbook Pro Early 2015 (i7 3.1GHz) is not soldered. It's a PCIe format, the exact same format as the SSD that I fit into my iMac 5k.

The SSD i have in my iMac 5k was taken out of a 2013 Macbook Pro. I would like to fit in the 512GB ssd from my 2015 MBP (it's 2.5x times faster than the 2013 one).

My question is: will my iMac Late 2015 run the SSD at maximum speed, just like the MBP 2015?


What I was trying to tell you is that neither EveryMac or OWC are listing what the 5k takes. I would assume it will as they are both the same year and I know of nothing that Apple makes that is faster, but I can not confirm it.

What I can confirm is that it's a PITA to do it: iMac Intel 27" Retina 5K Display Blade SSD Replacement


Thanks for that. Yes it's indeed a PITA. I had done that whole process to put in that 256GB ssd in it :) I will try the 512GB in the iMac and will report back. Thanks again


Please let us know your results.


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