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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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Can you install a blank SSD if your old SSD has failed?

So my old SSD failed so I need to put a new one in.

I don’t care to have a backup, I just want to start new so can I put the new blank SSD in the system and download the OS over WiFi directly without an external hard drive?

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Thanks for asking Luke! If you don’t need any data swapped then you should be able to install a new ssd into the device and use internet recovery to reinstall Mac OS by pressing the command key + R at the same time but keep in mind that these devices use a proprietary connector and it’s not a normal m.2 or sata connection.

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So I can just put the new one in then where the old one was right and it should work so I shouldn’t need any connections?


Yes, Refer to this guide on ifixit MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Early 2015 SSD Replacement . But, remember the drive slot is proprietary.


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