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  1. Remplacement du SSD d'un Macbook Pro 13" Retina début 2015, Boîtier inférieur: étape 1, image 1 de 1
    • Ôtez les dix vis suivantes, qui fixent le boîtier inférieur au boîtier supérieur :

    • Deux vis Pentalobe P5 de 2,3 mm

    • Huit vis Pentalobe P5 de 3,0 mm

    • Tout au long de cette réparation, prenez note de l'emplacement de chaque vis, et assurez-vous qu'elle retrouvera sa place initiale pour éviter d'endommager votre appareil.

    For all the screws you use the P5 pentalobe screwdriver?

    Carlos - Réponse

    Pentalobe is only for the screws on the bottom cover. The Torx screw driver is for the remainder.

    Fredrik -

    I never, ever, ever considered using anything but the correct tool on the Pentalobe screws. Too easy to strip and void your warranty (if still in effect), as well as make it almost impossible to get inside later for another upgrade or repair. The Wiha P5 Pentalobe screwdriver fits like a glove and costs only about $11 (a fraction of your drive's price)at Get it!

    marketing - Réponse

    I followed this exactly and was able to replace my broken trackpad. I did not have to replace the ribbon OR the battery. However I would suggest getting the ribbon since it’s fairly cheap, as for the batteries I was able to do it with a card only. I didn’t use any heat or the liquid but it takes some time. You really have to work the card in there to release the glue. Also you must be very careful not to bend the batteries or damage them, if you do you must replace with new. This took me about 1.5hrs and my computer works like new. Apple cost for this job was around $450, I did it for $120. Big ups to ifixit for this awesome tutorial, tool set and parts!

    On a side note, only use quality tools, the cheap ones will break or strip the screws.

    Dustin Steward - Réponse

    Note that the eight 3mm screws have a shoulder under the head, while the two 2.3mm screws are “full thread”, i.e., there is no shoulder under their heads. It’s important to put the two screws with no shoulder at the hinge of the cover.

    All ten screws require a P5 Pentalobe screwdriver, preferably with a magnetized tip to help hold and position the screw.

    All of the screws have blue “Loctite” thread locker compound on their threads. This is to help prevent the screws from working loose and falling out. Don’t attempt to clean the Loctite from the screws — leave it in place, and it will continue to help prevent the re-inserted screws from working loose.

    When replacing the bottom cover, it is a good technique to insert and BEGIN tightening all ten screws BEFORE fully tightening any one screw. After all the screws have been started, then go around and finish tightening all of them. By doing this, you make it easier to feel that each screw has been started properly, and is not “cross-threaded”.

    doubleclutch - Réponse

    This is what I found on my MBP mid-2014 13” Retina. All 10 used the same screwdriver. I didn’t see the blue “loctite” but I also got my computer refurbished.

    Evan Shulman -

    A good technique for starting to thread the screws when replacing them is to position and align the screw, and with the driver, gently turn the screw in the REMOVAL direction until you feel and hear a slight click. This click happens when the leading thread of the screw drops off of the leading edge of the thread in the hole — this is the point at which the threads are properly positioned for engagement. You can now turn the driver and screw in the TIGHTENING direction. This technique will help prevent accidental “cross-threading” of the screw, which will damage the threads permanently.

    Note that this is a useful technique when installing ANY threaded fastener.

    doubleclutch - Réponse

    Hi peeps,

    I have a wifi problem on this MBP 13” early 2015 and was pleasently surprised to find your guide to changing the airport card.

    However upon closer inspection it seems that on my MBP (purchased new or so I thought) the 3 antennae seem so have been soldered together at the point where they are clamped to the chassis. I have photos but cannot post here. Can anyone conform that where the 3 antennae wires are held to the chssis by the 2 scew metal support (just before disappearing into the screen hinge), the support is not meant to short the 3 wires together. This makes no sense for 3 seperate antennae wires.

    Any advice /close up photos is welcome here.


    colonel mustard - Réponse

    Tip: Use post-it notes to keep track of screws

    1. Pack of post it notes

    2. Stick screws to the sticky part of the post it note

    3. Write on the post it note which step and what kind of screw it is

    ibash - Réponse

    Hi, in order to drain the battery I am running:

    yes > /dev/null

    in 4 terminals, so the CPU maxes out at almost 99%.

    I hope this speeds up the battery draining process.

    And the backlight is at maximum brightness :-)

    You can see the cpu load in Activity Monitor.

    Its draining at 20% per 15 minutes.

    Any concerns about draining the battery in this way?

    Andre van der Ham - Réponse

    Something I’ve been curious about, is it possible to upgrade a late 2013 Retina model MacBook Pro, with the improved 16gb ram and i7 processor logic board from the 2015 retina model? I’d be interested to try but not ready to shell out the $500+ to be the first lol

    Chat Dawgie - Réponse

    Without rehashing what others have said, I would highly recommend reading through the steps *and* the comments for each before tackling your replacement for tips. Highlights for me were: only disconnecting what actually needed to be disconnected, rotating the spudger to release the track pad cable, a hair dryer worked perfectly fine, and the pencil outline of the battery before you remove. You got this!

    N DesRochers - Réponse

    Installation of replacement AirPort card was easier than I had expected thanks to this guide. Thank you.

    chaslaw - Réponse

    I use replaced SSD and it was super easy and working great. I can finally upgrade Mac OS with plenty of room to spare and no more low memory alerts. Well worth investment and didn’t have to buy new laptop

    Pete James - Réponse

    It's interesting that this tutorial is rated Moderate even though you need to remove the battery. The battery removal tutorial which is basically the same but with fewer steps is rated Difficult.

    Marv Ruona - Réponse

    when i pulled the screws out i arranged them in the same way they were in. the top 2 middle screws appeared to be shorter than the rest. in order to keep them in place i got a square of packing tape sticky side up, taped both sides down with 2 other pieces of tape. and then put the screws head down in the order i pulled them.

    Jason Wade - Réponse

    Excellent instructions although checking battery and speakers aligned before fixing batteries into place is essential. MacBook good as new!

    John Foreman - Réponse

    I find it helpful to spread a soft, slightly fuzzy cloth (like flannel) over my workspace before doing something with small parts. It keeps screws and things from rolling or bouncing away. A towel might be too plush, though, as a screw might get lost in it.

    Richard KeslerWest - Réponse

  2. Remplacement du SSD d'un Macbook Pro 13" Retina début 2015: étape 2, image 1 de 1
    • Glissez vos doigts entre le boîtier inférieur et le boîtier supérieur.

    • Séparez avec précaution les deux boîtiers, soulevez et retirez le boîtier inférieur.

    This takes a bit more effort than you might expect. Put your fingers where shown and lift about 3inches. With enough upwards pressure the plastic holders will “pop free” and the bottom will come off easily.

    hamiltont - Réponse

    To reattach bottom case I found it helpful to line fingers up with clips under case should snap easily

    Peter Stoll - Réponse

    If your old battery has swollen, the lower case may “pop” open. Don’t lose your screws!

    Maxine Loveman - Réponse

  3. Remplacement du SSD d'un Macbook Pro 13" Retina début 2015: étape 3, image 1 de 2 Remplacement du SSD d'un Macbook Pro 13" Retina début 2015: étape 3, image 2 de 2
    • Le boîtier inférieur est attaché au boîtier supérieur par deux attaches en plastique au milieu.

    • Lors du remontage, appuyez doucement sur le milieu du boîtier inférieur pour que les deux attaches s'enclenchent à nouveau.

    This wording I found quite confusing. They just mean when putting the lid back on that you just removed in the previous step, push here.

    Mmm ttt - Réponse

    I took my pointer and thumb (which are luckily long enough) to feel where the studs are on the back panel, and then as I put the back panel back on, I pushed in the spot I had marked with my fingers to ensure I was applying pressure only on this part.

    Evan Shulman - Réponse

    If you’re doing an iFixIt battery replacement, the replacement battery has two rubber nubs which are right where the clips are that receive these studs. Folks have been saying it’s hard to get the studs to clip back in after replacement, and I had the same issue. I trimmed the top of these rubber nubs, which are a bit bigger than those on the original battery, with some side cutters. That made the fit much better.

    Rob Gorbet - Réponse

  4. Remplacement du SSD d'un Macbook Pro 13" Retina début 2015, Connecteur de batterie: étape 4, image 1 de 1
    • Si nécessaire, retirez le cache en plastique couvrant la carte de contact de la batterie.

    A plastic foam cover also covers plug and socket and the whole battery. It is easy to remove it from the right side to the trackpad wire that the battery plug is free like shown in the picture. I kept it to use it again later.

    Daniel Brehm - Réponse

    I have done tons of these battery replacements.

    You don’t need to do anything on the list after you disconnect the battery, apart from carefully moving the speakers out of the way, and then prise up the battery modules. I just very carefully, and with little even motions, use a large slot screwdriver. Being careful to keep it flat, to not puncture the battery.

    Easy peasy. I have never had an issue after dozens of the tasks…

    davelarose - Réponse

    Dear Sir,

    as you seem to be very much experienced with battery replacements you might perhaps give me a hint why after having removed the battery pack successfilly, the keyboard doesn't work anymore after booting the system. The Touchpad works, the keyboard backlight works but typing does not function at all.

    I only disconnected the battery connector and touched nothing else. I am quite desperate …

    Gerd Uyan -

    I agree with Dave la Rose, provided you use heat rather than solvent to remove the old battery (or possibly floss, haven’t done that). Please see my comment further down this thread on how to use an iOpener for correctly heating the glue joint

    I. Margaronis - Réponse

  5. Remplacement du SSD d'un Macbook Pro 13" Retina début 2015: étape 5, image 1 de 2 Remplacement du SSD d'un Macbook Pro 13" Retina début 2015: étape 5, image 2 de 2
    • Avec l'extrémité plate d'une spatule (spudger), tirez le connecteur de la batterie tout droit hors de sa prise sur la carte mère.

    • Assurez-vous de faire levier uniquement sur le connecteur et non pas sur sa prise, sinon vous risquez d'endommager irréversiblement la carte mère.

    I have a friends MacBook Pro that has some water damage that caused the MacBook not to be able to use battery power, but still work when plugged into A/C. Upon further inspection I can see visible corrosion on a few of the 9 cables going from the battery connector to that small circuit board. Is it possible to just replace that circuit board?

    jramsey21 - Réponse

    Sometimes it can be enough to just clean the contacts without having to replace the entire board. Dosent work for complicated IC's like plcc type, where corrosion is underneath the chip. Here you will have to reheat and reapply the IC.

    andrehedegaard -

    When placing the battery connector back into the socket on the logic board, check that every part of connector is pressed down. You should hear a soft click when it's back in place.

    Ethan Tarquin - Réponse


    I thought I made sure it was connected but when running the computer it only detected the battery but couldn’t power it. I had to run with power adapter. Also it didn’t charge. I guess some pins were connected but not all. To verify that all were connected I removed the plastic cover, placed it carefully completely flat, and then reattached the plastic cover. After that it worked!

    Jonas Ehrs -

    Removing the battery connector took a bit of finagling. It wasn’t as easy as one would think. Be very careful when doing this as they warn to not damage it. Otherwise great instructions!!!!

    Peppon - Réponse

    Lift from the long, flat side, not the shorter side. In this picture, you should lift from the NORTH part of the connector, not the WEST side like they are doing. This is because you can spread the pressure from lifting the connector across more area, as compared to the side. I accidentally broke off part of my battery connector lifting it up the way shown, but was able to do it the way I described without problem. Make sure to lift from the wide part so you don’t have my same trouble!

    Jaden Salama - Réponse

    The connector is no more than 1mm thick… the socket is 3-to-4mm deep so make sure you’re trying to remove the connector itself, and not pulling at the socket.

    Richie Egg - Réponse

    Thank you Richie I was trying to lift the socket.

    be careful the little square block is actually made of 2 parts and you only have to lift the upper part as Richie said

    ilyes - Réponse

    You can do it from the side like the picture, but i would recommend twisting almost like a screw driver once you have leverage under the overhanging part of the left side like in the picture. Twist the tool so that it starts to put pressure on the top, until you’ll hear it click out. You can be somewhat forceful but it shouldn’t require a lot of strength. Guiding the tool with one hand and twisting with the other is a good way to attempt this.

    Colin Nowers - Réponse

    After I put the battery back I found out at this step that the new battery connector was off by 2 mm (because I installed my battery slightly off). Since the connector is rigid, I removed it’s plastic cover (just like we all did in Step 4) to free the cable, which allowed me to bent it enough to properly plug the connector.

    Marc - Réponse

    Simple question: why we need to do this, I mean, disconnect battery from main board?

    Bin Zhu - Réponse

    Well, I’m reading this step in the battery replacement repair guide, so it’s pretty critical to disconnect the battery from the main board. I’m guessing these steps are reused in other guides where disconnecting the battery might not be such an obvious need.

    surf -

    The connector wires from the battery to the connector are long

    You'll have to bend them downward and into the small cove that exists so the connector can fit in place.
    So use the a plastic card or flat end of the spudger to bend them downward and folded a bit back so the connector will fit in place.
    Use your old battery as a guide for how they should be bent.

    RON BUENO - Réponse

    Hi All ,

    I followed the instructions step by step and changed the board successfully and reconnected everything back. When I powered it back on I can see it is charging again however it just displays a black screen and no display. Keyboard light comes on as well and the apple logo light on the back lid also turns on. Not sure what is wrong ? It has been charging for more than 15 minutes and still no joy. Anyone able to help solve or identify the issue .


    Kaleem - Réponse

    The connector cover is slightly wider and longer than the socket (<1mm) so there is a small "lip" around the top that can be used to lift it.

    Richard KeslerWest - Réponse

  6. Remplacement du SSD d'un Macbook Pro 13" Retina début 2015: étape 6, image 1 de 1
    • Pliez le connecteur de la batterie vers le haut afin d'éviter tout contact accidentel avec la prise pendant la réparation.

    If you miss or let this step for later like I did, the power left in the battery even though the computer is completely shut down, will screw up the I/O board cable like I did. I noticed this after I put all the pieces back, turn the computer on and surprise, no wifi hardware is detected. -.-

    sebasgaes - Réponse

    I put a small piece of blue painters tape on the battery connector contacts to prevent it from accidentally making a connection and shorting. This helped keep things a bit more protected.

    LaymanLab - Réponse

  7. Remplacement du SSD d'un Macbook Pro 13" Retina début 2015, SSD: étape 7, image 1 de 1
    • Retirez la seule vis Torx T5 de 2,9mm sécurisant le SSD sur la carte mère.

    In case you need it, the underside of the SSD board will indicate the size of the drive, e.g., 128GB.

    Aldo Cugnini - Réponse

    I have tried to unscrew this screw on 3 different laptops, and the T5 is not getting a good grasp. I didnt want to apply too much pressure in fear of stripping the screw. I have had success with side grabbing bits in the past, but even this has not gotten a good grip on this screw. Does anyone have advice on what I can do in order to extract it cleanly?

    Athar Sheikh - Réponse

    make sure you’re using a T5 and not the P5 you used to open the case

    meaty.1 -

    I have been trying as well and I believe in my MBP the screw that’s attached to the SSD is a T3 not a T5, which is why the T5 screwdriver that comes with the kit does not work.

    Andres Marrugo -

    The nut that is attached to logic board, in which the screw is secured into, has broken off. Am I able to super glue this back to the laptop or how should i proceed?

    Drake E - Réponse

  8. Remplacement du SSD d'un Macbook Pro 13" Retina début 2015: étape 8, image 1 de 3 Remplacement du SSD d'un Macbook Pro 13" Retina début 2015: étape 8, image 2 de 3 Remplacement du SSD d'un Macbook Pro 13" Retina début 2015: étape 8, image 3 de 3
    • Soulevez légèrement l'extrémité libre du SSD et retirez-le de son connecteur sur la carte mère.

    • Soulevez l'extrémité du SSD juste assez pour vous permettre de le retirer - environ 1/4 ".

    Transcend 960GB JetDrive 720 SATAIII 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit for MacBook Pro 13" with Retina Display, Late 2012 - Early 2013 (TS960GJDM720) - Is this compatible with the Macbook Pro 13" Retina - Mid 2014?

    Jess - Réponse

    Según el fabricante no, me puse en contacto con ellos y dicen que estan en desarrollo. Yo ya pregunte en este foro por que otro unidad de ssd cambio la original y nadie responde...

    According to the manufacturer no, I got in touch with them and say they are developing . I already ask at this forum by another unit ssd change the original and nobody answers ..

    Antonio -

    Manufacturers that don't say it's compatible, just haven't tested it. You just have to pay special attention to the notch(es) on the connector. I had a 512 GB SSD lying around, but it had two notches at 1/3 and 2/3 (M.2 B & M notches) instead of the MacBook's notch that's somewhat in the middle and is NOT a standard of the M.2 format.

    addvariety -

    No. But OWC now sells a higher capacity SSD for the 2015 MBP's

    robert Seith - Réponse

    Great guide!

    Daniel - Réponse

    Why do I need to disconnect the battery?

    David DelMonte - Réponse

    To prevent damage on motherboard while connecting/disconnecting SSD.

    Fedor Zhuromsky -

    I read in other tutorials that when you disconnect the battery, you prevent electrical issues, shortcuts, etc, AND the system will start in a different mode and recognize that a new SSD drive is installed, else you may run into trouble trying to setup the new SSD

    … as others, I am not an IT expert, but found the above tip was useful

    Mario Dominguez Aguilar -

    What are your recommendations for transferring the data to the replacement flash drive?

    ari - Réponse

    Before changing hard drive, back up data via Time Machine. After hard drive replacement, restore Time Machine backup onto new hard drive.

    William -

    no other brand sad, for MacBook RD mid 2014?

    iCalfixit - Réponse

    Can i swap my macbook pro 13" (late 2013) 128gb ssd with macbook air 13" 512gb ssd...? Would it work like that or they don't work with this combination...?

    VVK - Réponse

    Yes, you can.

    Oleg -

    Can i use 1T ssd in macbook Retina Mf840 ??? change 256 to 512 or 1T :/

    Pedram BehzadiFar - Réponse

    Hey, do you know if Transcend Jetdrive 725 is compatible with a 2015 MBP 13 retina ? Thanks for your help

    Leo Merazian - Réponse

    Could the ssd replace the 128gb hdd? Are they same size?

    wongsamson7 - Réponse

    I’m hoping to install a 1TB or 2TB (preferably 2TB) in a MacBook Pro 13” early 2015 model. Which brand & model SSD would be recommended

    Kryn Sporry - Réponse

    I just installed a OWC Aura Pro 1T in my mid 2014 MacBook Pro. Reviews were really good, OWC makes SSD’s for macs. Review on Macworld were good and they won awards back in 2011. So far no issues. Ironically the SSD originally came in my MacBook is a sandisk from apple. Almost 5 years and never had issues. Just too small of an SSD. Keeping it in the OWC EnvoyPro enclosure that came with the upgrade kit.

    Peppon -

    Hey fellow Upgraders :)I am currently working with an MBP 13inch early 2015, 128 Gb SSD inside. As we all know, that is barely enough to store your own photos on, and when the wife’s collection is added… well, let’s just say I need to put at least a 1TB in :)

    Checked all the comments, and concluded HW-wise Samsungs are a no go, as per notches not in the semi middle.

    One thing I have not anybody seen mentioning here is the heat production of the SSD. If I would put a 1TB in will it likely overheat and die in the enclosure, or do I not have to worry about it. Although there are air-vents on the MBP, I have not found a fan (hate sound anyway) to keep things cool.

    Your thoughts?

    Regards, Rick

    Rick Wilbrink - Réponse

    If you’d like to use Samsung’s M.2 NVMe SSDs (and probably any other M.2 NVMe SSD currently on the market) you’ll have to get an adapter that will allow it; As far as heat production is concerned the SSD’s built-in throttling mechanism can help mitigate that if it decides it’s running too hot; usually when there are large file transfers taking place. Off the top of my head I think Samsung and WD do thermal throttling.

    Barry Effinger -

    Consider adding a micro SD card, with an adapter, to the Macbook Pro permanently. Great way to add capacity beyond the SSD. You can get several adapters that are “low profile” and will not protrude form your MBP.

    petepub - Réponse

    I just replaced my mid 2014 MacBook Pro 128 GB SSD to the Aura Pro X2 1T. Taking the old SSD out was easy but installing the new Aura pro X2 took several tries. I thought it was not going to fit as it only seated part way. I was getting a little worried but after a few tries I got it to seat all the way in. Formatted the drive per OWC instructions on their site and I’m waiting on the Time Machine Back-Up to complete. OWC site had a few e xtra steps than ifixit steps. MacBook Pro booted up fine and displayed the new Aura SSD. Formatted as noted in instructions as well. No issues to this point. I will update once restore is done. HOPE ALLWORKS FINE!!!!

    Peppon - Réponse

    SUCCESS!!!!! All worked great, took a bit to reboot after back up restore. Part of the issue why it took so long I had to turn WiFi back on. Then it uploaded all my settings once I signed into my Apple ID account.

    Peppon -

    Hola, gracias por la guia. Estoy pensando en cambiar mi disco SSD (128gb) del Macbook Pro Retina finales de 2013, para tener más espacio para Windows 10, que necesito para un tema de trabajo y ahora mismo tengo bootcamp y tanto el OS X como el Windows están ajustadisimos los dos metidos en 128Gb. ¿Podría seguir usando bootcamp tras actualizar el disco duro o cambia algo?

    Nombre del modelo: MacBook Pro

    Identificador del modelo: MacBookPro11,1

    ¿Alguien me recomienda en su caso un disco duro compatible de 480gb?

    Carlos - Réponse

    Carlos, aqui lo recomiendo un disco duro combatible de 480gb: OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD

    Lo del bootcamp, no sé si entiendo completamente? Sí se puede seguir usando bootcamp tras actualizar el disco duro, pero yo creo que tendrá que iniciar bootcamp en el nuevo SSD primeramente, y copiar los datos del otro SSD después. Dependerá en cómo lo ha preparado en la maquina suya.

    ¡Que le vaya bien!

    Taylor Dixon - Réponse

    Muchas gracias. La idea era simplemente recuperar OS X (desde Time Machine o incluso reinstalar) y después ya volver a instalar bootcamp y Windows, mi duda era solo si al cambiar el disco sigue siendo siendo posible instalar bootcamp, y parece que así que me pondré a ello. Gracias!

    Carlos -

    So whats the best way to get the OS on my new SSD?

    Hans-Martin Rottenschlager - Réponse

    My MacBook 13” retina mid 2014 won’t even turn on. Tried putting a new battery in, nothing. Can I remove the ssd and transfer the data using an external reader?

    Janie Hughes - Réponse

    I was doing replacement using Transcend SSD and they provided an excellent guidance on how to restore the content of the SSD. Maybe it would help someone:

    1. Insert Apple original SSD into your Mac's SSD slot

    2. Power on and connect JDM855

    3. Use Disk Utility to format the JDM SSD as APFS (GUID scheme)


    4. Download Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your MacOS (Download Link:

    If your MacOS is 10.14 (Mojave), then you need to grant full disk access to this software.


    5. Power off and replace JDM850 with Apple original SSD, put Apple SSD into JDM's enclosure case.

    6. Power up and hold down "option" for few second

    7. Choose the external drive to enter MacOS

    8. Go "System Preference" to set JDM850 as start-up disk

    9. Power off and disconnect the external drive

    Peter Lachký - Réponse

    I changed the 128gb SSD (brand: Samsung) inside my early 2015 13” MBAir for a larger one from OWC. Functions as expected.

    BUT: the 128gb SSD (from Samsung) does NOT retain information when used inside the OWC Envoy housing . . Conclusion: I own one 128gb SSD and one ENVOY, both useless . . .

    OWC, since their website contains (incomplete) info about compatibility of Apple SSD’s, can’t do anything for me. My reseller states he did not know about the issue. Ergo . . no more OWC for me.

    Simon - Réponse

    Hi All,

    Excellent guide.

    Just my SSD seems to be broken down and I wonder how it would be possible to wipe a new OS ?

    Thanks a million

    Tolga - Réponse

    Hi All,

    Is there any list of compatible SSD models available ?

    thanks a lo

    Tolga - Réponse

    Does the replacement SSD need to be one sided construction?

    ie; all components on the outer side, flat board underneath

    Or will an SSD with components on both sides work?

    And if so, okay for heat?


    Wd_black SSDs - one-sided

    Data xpg pro SSDs - double sided

    Shawnovan Fedora - Réponse


    Wandering the same as Tolga, are there any lists of compatible SSD for MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)?

    Some tips on SSD for around 500 GB to an affordable price?

    - siv

    Siv Arsand - Réponse

    I am one more who’d like to know how to be certain the SSD drive i buy for my mid 2014 MBP will fit and work???

    Daren -

    La velocidad de lectura/escritura no se ve reflejado de acuerdo con las especificaciones de una samsung sed 980 con capacidad de 1TB, la cual marca cerca de los 3500 mb, alguien sabe a que se debe esta situación? he buscado información al respecto pero no doy con la solución, la computadora es una MacBook Pro 13 pantalla retina Moo A1502 (principios 2015) .

    La computadora la detecto correctamente y permitió instalar el sistema operativo correctamente, al aplicar Disk Speed no refleja aumento en la lectura/escritura


    Adan Martinez - Réponse

    Compre el Modelo NVMe SSD P2, y lo instale en una macbook pro early 2015 con su respectivo adaptador, pero no lo reconoce, no aparece ni en la utilidad de disco, que proceso se le debo hacer para que pueda leer el disco mi macbook?

    Dj TyTo - Réponse

    Hay mucha info en en hilo (mi post). Para mí fue demasiado el info, compré el Sabrent Rocket 1TB y el adaptador desde Amazon, también un caddy NVMe - USB para copiar mi sistema operativo con SuperDuper al Sabrent antes de instalarlo y se ha reconocido y a booteado sin problema.

    sqeeezy -


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If not disconnecting battery before replacement of ssd, will ssd be damaged for sure, or is it just a precaution and not likely?

Chris - Réponse

This is recommendation. I never disconnect battery and no issues occur so far.

Oleg -

Yes, damage can occur. Always disconnect any kind of power before removing different boards. After removing battery connector, it can be a good idea to discharge capacitors by pressing the power button on your mac. This ensures theres no latent current passing through the circuits.

andrehedegaard -

I know this is an old comment but it is the top one, so this is a note for other people :)

You don’t only risk the SSD, you also risk damaging the rest of the computer.

Also please only use a plastic tool to lift off the battery connector, shorting out the pins can damage your SMC!

Slot1gamer -

Which SSD can i use for upgrade? Can it be a normal like from Samung or else? Or has it to be from Apple?

karimi1993 - Réponse

Same question here...

OldFellow -

Same question here...

Pablo Radu -

OWC now has SSD upgrades up to 1TB for this model:

rtwdanl -

NVME.2 for any brand as you want.

Zack Universe -

Apple doesn’t sell standalone SSD’s but you can’t youse a normal one from Samsung because Samsung doesn’t make mini PCIe drives for retail. To my knowledge, and that’s what I used the only solution is the OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD upgrade kit. comes in 240, 480, 1TB and 2TB’s of storage. ( I recommend you to buy the upgrade kit and not the SSD only because then you can repurpose your old SSD as an external drive.) Unfortunately, I can’t provide you a link.

Devnol -

Supports M.2 NVME / AHCI SSDs such as Samsung 960 EVO, Samsung 970 EVO/PRO, WD Black, Crucial P1, HP EX920, ADATA SX8200, NVME SSD Intel 600p series and so on. You are kindly reminded that macOS failed when it stopped hibernation with some NVME SSDs of some brands (some are Samsung but not sure). For me I used the Intel 760p.

Leonardo R Zhao -

No, it, unfortunately, cannot be from Samsung. Apple uses a proprietary SSD type. You can get an SSD from OWC. They offer up to 2TB SSD options. They are a bit pricy, but the upgrade is worth it if you are upgrading from say a 128 or 256GB SSD.

Charles Cavatoni -

There are ways to run a normal SSD but they require special connectors. OWC is probably your best bet for a Macbook pro compatible drive. It is mac proprietary. I believe with a normal M.2 you won’t be able to get it to wake up from Sleep mode. But not sure.

taylorbyford -

There is a firmware update in the latest macOS 10.14 Mojave (or newer) Security Update with an updated NVMe driver that fixes hibernation issues. If your Boot ROM doesn’t update with the 3rd party one installed you can put the stock one back in do the firmware update and then put the 3rd party one back in.

mdgm -

OWC now sells replacement SSD's so you can drop a higher capacity in. Up to 1TB

robert Seith - Réponse

That's what I just installed :)

David James -

So again the questions stand, do we only have the option of using OWC or can we use Samsung (which is way cheaper)?

Jonathan Moya -

You can’t use Samsung it’s not compatible. Samsung is m.2 and OWC is mini PCie

Devnol -

This was one of the best explained tutorials on anything that I've ever come across! Whole procedure took me around 15 minutes at careful pace.

marketing - Réponse

5 out of 5! Clear and easy to follow guide :)

David James - Réponse

I have bought all the component. samsung Evo 850 512 gig. A cabinet for the fort t he ssd and a eds wristband.

Daniel - Réponse

Does upgrading the SSD have any negative effects on the macbook? Any heating issues or shortened battery?

Mitchell Sturba - Réponse

to Mitchell, none what so ever in my case. been running for almost 2 years now without a problem.

herojig - Réponse

Does any m.2 SSD work?

onnobastings - Réponse

Nope, it needs a mini-PciE interface

Devnol -

Does anyone know if Samsung EVO PRO 850 SATA 3 (MZ-7KE512BW), a 2.5" drive, will work with some sort of adapter?

Ibo - Réponse

Do we know if Sandisk X400 512GB M.2 2280 SSD is supported?

Jake Tame - Réponse

Parabéns! Muito bem explicado e simples... difícil é encontrar a chave e a memória no Brasil para comprar..

vilmar.oliveira1 - Réponse

Can i swap my macbook pro 13" 128gb(2015) ssd with macbook air 13" 512gb ssd...?

VVK - Réponse

If they are the same year I believe you can because my OWC kit for early 2015 MacBook Pro, states it is also for 2013 and up MacBook Air

Bill Veldt -

I have purchased the OWC ssd and this guide is perfect for my install. Thank you.

Bill Veldt - Réponse

Is it ok to replace OWC since my stock ssd is

Device Name:


Media Name: APPLE SSD SM0128G Media

Size: 120.47 GB (120,473,067,520 bytes)

Medium Type: SSD

Protocol: PCI

Internal: Yes

Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)

Status: Online

S.M.A.R.T. Status: Verified

PV UUID: 410953C0-F94A-4925-82DE-1EE2B396A58A

Ketib Kulang - Réponse

Guys, can you please tell us if we can us any kind of M2 drives ( if the format fits) . I’m looking to know the manufactures and the types as i’m avoiding to buy original Apple HDD.

Thank you.


cristian - Réponse

Concerning the SSD i also wonder what exact type of M.2 standard works. I want to use a Samsung SSD 960 EVO, which is using M.2 2280 standard. As i asked a tech-guy from my local Apple Store he stated that in MBP Early 2015 13” any form-fitting type of SSD will work. The big question is what kind of M.2 Standard is used exactly? Is it 2280, 2242 or 22110? The closest optical resemlance seems to be 2280 format. Do i really need to get an expensive OWC-SSD or can i use my pick of choice as well? As i understand it this standard was changed in MBP Late 2015 13” at which only OWC replacements work properly. If anyone who already replaced the SSD of a MBP Early 2015 could share his experiences i’d be grateful.

Peter B - Réponse

I had the same question since I want to upgrade an early 2015 MacBook from a collegue at work. But from the specs of the 240GB OWC SSD it seems that it is 24mm width and 89mm long A 2280 M.2 is 22mm width and 80mm long. Unless someone tries to fit e.g. a Samsung EVO M.2 to see if it works we won't know for sure.

Marc van Gemert -

I have an Macbook Pro 13 Retina, Early 2015. I ended up buying this drive: (1TB) SSD to upgrade my 128GB Drive I bought with the system. Overall, it took from the 19th -> 28th of November (delays most likely due to American Thanksgiving). I installed it today and the bench marks are in the 1300 range for read/write, so it appears to be using all 4 channels to communicate. I believe the OWA version uses only 2 channels (could be wrong, but you should verify).

Drew - Réponse

whats the fitment like? Seem heaps wider than original?

stancemodsx -

Hi to all. I have Samsung 960 EVO, it is posible upgrade on my MacBook Pro 13 2015 early? system 10.13.1

Gen4ig - Réponse

Hey upgraded my storage from 128 Gb to 1TB, can anybody tell me how can I reinstall Mac OS now?

Prashant Vats - Réponse

Yeah, you should have first made a time machine of your whole drive to an external drive and then using mac’s system restore to reinstall all of the old drive’s contents into the new one.

Devnol -

Hi, I would like to swap my MacBook Pro 13”(early 2015) 128 gb SSD with MacBook Air 2013 13” 256gb SSD, but… SSD from MB Pro has 3,3V & 3,2A vs SSD from MB Air has 3,3V & 2,5A …. Is it a problem?


Honza Pokorný - Réponse

Say can I use the SSD from a 15” MBP (late 2013) in a 13” MBP (early 2015)? As far as I can see it should work, but iFixit does not list compatibility explicitely.

Tilo Probst - Réponse

I’ve read in a number of places that the OWC replacement parts have an issue with crashing when the system wakes from sleep. Has anyone else had a similar experience, or know of another replacement part with no issues?

Spanky Ham - Réponse

I’ve installed OWC Aura Pro X on my MacBook Pro 13” 2015, I can confirm the crashing when the system wakes from sleep, it happened three times in 2 weeks.

Luca P. -

It’s not an issue specific to OWC SSDs. There is a firmware update with the latest macOS 10.14 Mojave (or newer) security update that fixes this. So if looking to install a 3rd party SSD it’s best to ensure you have this firmware update installed first. If the firmware is recent enough you may be able to update the firmware with the 3rd party SSD installed.

mdgm -

Does this SSD replacement can make keyboard marks when pressing the bottom case ?

I think I had a light line mark on my screen since I have replaced the SSD…


Jo BR - Réponse

I just found out about this company and, I love it. I am glad there are reputable options outside of the big Apple.

Juan Pratts - Réponse

I bought an OWC Aura Pro X and it is a disaster:

It runs hot which ruins your battery life

With Mojave it crashes all the time with NVMe errors

And now my Mac does even not finishes booting without crashing

Stay away from this product

stopodo - Réponse

Executed today, 48 minutes from opening the box with the SSD until back up and running with a restored backup. Hint, make sure you have the 2 correct screwdrivers and hint hint…. Note what your username is before you start as you need to enter it after restore. If like me you forgot you can go via startup + option+R into a terminal and dig around to bit to find the “Users” directory where the folder is with your name.

Piece of cake, battery is so simple and risk less that you would be stupid NOT to disconnect, almost like a wall socket so easy.

Marc Keijsers - Réponse

Went with a 1 TB nVME SSD and an adapter card. Because of the pentalobe bit in iFixit’s kit, it took (literally) 15 minutes to swap out. It worked well.

T Hanson - Réponse

what ssd did you used? -

Don’t use 970 EVO PLUS from Samsung, because it’s incompatible and crash macOS after a few minutes. 970 Pro works for example good.

praemarc - Réponse

so you recommend the 970 pro only, is that right? I accidently bought the 970 evo pro

any other ssd nvme you recommend? -

970 Evo Plus needs firmware upgrade. Details can be found in images,

NVMe ssd-970 evo plus firmware:

stancemodsx -


970 Evo Plus needs firmware upgrade. Details can be found in images,

NVMe driver:

NVMe ssd-970 Evo Plus firmware:

June 2019: PSA: Samsung released a firmware update for the Samsung 970 EVO Plus which supposedly fixes issues with macOS

stancemodsx -

Would anyone recommend a WD or a Crucial SSD M.2 Nvme drive? - Réponse

m.2 drives are not compatible. Only mini PCie

Devnol -

970 Evo Plus needs firmware upgrade. Details can be found in images,

NVMe driver:

NVMe ssd-970 Evo Plus firmware:

June 2019: PSA: Samsung released a firmware update for the Samsung 970 EVO Plus which supposedly fixes issues with macOS

stancemodsx - Réponse

Really helpful! My Macbook’s screen is totally broken and I’d like to get back the datas which are on my SSD. Now that I’ve been able to remove the SSD from my Macbook, how can I use the SSD somewhere else in order to get back my datas?

pacey8heures - Réponse

Now that you’ve got the SSD out, you can temporarily re-install it to a working MacBook (maybe a friend’s?) to get the data off of it, or you can purchase an adapter like this one and use the SSD as an external storage drive!

Taylor Dixon -

Does this work on an A1502?

Richard Cacciato - Réponse

may be a dumb question but im concussed , is this a hard drive or memory?

Andre Nascimbeni - Réponse

Not dumb. Its a Solid State Hardrive (SSD), but it comes in an thinner format, the NVMe PCIe.

dr.con -

This is a great guide! I’ve now replaced both the SSD and my battery on my early 2015 macbook pro thanks to ifixit guides, so I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who contributes here!

Mike Scaletti - Réponse

Just used this guide to install 2TB NVME PCIe M.2 using an very affordable converter. This was less the 10 minutes work. 5 was more like it.

Making a Time machine back up to install everything again later om took a lot of time.

Pjotr - Réponse

Falta tipos de SSD, SSD NVME PCIe con adaptador, reinstalación del sistema y recuperación por ejemplo con Time Machine…

Se ha quedado muy corto.

Pepolis - Réponse


Tout se passe bien jusqu’à l’installation de CATALINA qui bloque à 2 % restants….

Peut être une solution pour terminer l’installation du Mac OS ?




I have an SSD that was mounted on my Mac Pro (late 2013).

Do you think it's possible to mount it on my Macbook Pro 13 Retina (early 2015)?

This is the model of the SSD that was mounted on my Mac Pro (late 2013)

MZ-JPU256T / A01

256 GBSSUAX 655-1803B

Thank you in advance

Antonello Azzazzera - Réponse

Friends, I did not read through all of the comments so I apologize if someone already said this. I successfully installed a 1TB Samsung 970 EVO SSD in this computer with no problem. Prior to the upgrade the read/write speed was 800/400. After the upgrade, the speed increased to 1100/900. You will need to use an adapter. I’ve included links to the SSD and adapter below. Just follow these exact instructions, but be sure to attach the adapter to the SSD first. I’ve only done this once and can not guarantee it will work with other SSDs or other Macs.

Randall Evans - Réponse

The instructions could not have been any easier to follow, nor could the job have been any simpler. Thank you for making this upgrade so simple. 5 minutes to change the SSD, and three hours to backup, then reinstall the OS and image. WELL DONE and THANKS!

David Morrison - Réponse

Great tutorial. I would even rate it easy and it doesn’t take longer than 5min.

Daniel Unterrainer - Réponse

Just upgraded the OEM drive to a 1TB NVME drive using the proper adapter. What an adventure, but I’m happy now to have the larger capacity drive!

Ming Lee - Réponse

Some of the comments are old. I keep reading that ONLY OWC makes a apple compatible ssd, but apparently the Samsung Evo plus and Pro now works! Also Transcend seems to make one here Is this false advertisement or it’s just new options that are gonna work as well?

veilsidejoe11 - Réponse

For anyone here in late 2020: This link is a pretty exhaustive look at upgrading the SSD in macbook pros (late 2013 - mid 2015) including what drives are compatible, what type of adapters work well, and what the common issues are. Obviously take it with a grain of salt as it’s just a forum thread, but it looks well researched and worked for me. I just replaced my factory 128 GB SSD with a 1 TB SSD (I won’t list which as I’m not sure it’s allowed) and an adapter recommended on the above link in my early 2015 macbook pro. Used an external SSD enclosure to partition the drive correctly, then booted the external drive in recovery mode and installed High Sierra, then transferred the SSD into the computer using this guide. Worked just fine.

BSK - Réponse

My Mac book

MacBook pro retina early 2015

Which type of SSD can be used for 1 TB ??

Sami - Réponse

I currently have the OWC for my MacBook Pro Early 2015 Im waiting for the proper screw drivers to come in the email and I wanted to know if this SSD will work with the Big Sur upgrade instead of the old one?

David Walker - Réponse

Hi there,

Someone has expierence with a 2TB SSD + Sintech Adapter + Macbook Pro early 2015 13”

If yes, what the brand and model? ADATA, Sabrant, Samsung etc

I’m afraid to buy one with overcapacity )read/write) :)

Luciano Schroeter - Réponse

Just an update, I buyed a 2TB SSD Crucial CT2000 P2SSD8 almost 2 years and works fine with Sintech Adapter on Macbook Pro early 2015 13"

Specs of CT2000P2SSD8:

- Read: 2400 MB/s
- Write: 1800 MB/s
- Capacity: 2TB
- Interface: PCIe G3 1x4 / NVMe

Luciano Schroeter -

You should put the latest security update for macOS 10.14 Mojave or later on before doing the SSD upgrade as that has further compatibility fixes in a firmware update that wasn’t available for High Sierra. After doing this update the fixes will remain if you reinstall High Sierra.

mdgm - Réponse

I’ve got this SSD out and looking for the correct adapter to recover files on hard drive

ambersowers - Réponse

Hi, I changed the ssd because the question mark folder was sometimes showing on my mac, after this change all I get is the folder and the mac does not find any of the ssd (original or new one) any recomendations?

rfo223 - Réponse

Thank you for this great tutorial that helped me do this SSD replacement. I must say that I skipped the step of disconnecting the battery, because the risk of damaging the motherboard seemed to me greater than a possible electric shock. I obviously don’t advise anyone to do the same! But finally, everything went well and this new Toshiba SSD, with its adapter, works perfectly.

JPB - Réponse

You can use a NVMe SSD of Samsung or WD and use an adaptor to fix to the board.

Balaji P Rajagopalan - Réponse

So the ssd on my macbook pro died, and I had to replace the ssd, obviously couldnt update os because the ssd died, is there anyway I upgrade the os post-SSD installation? Because I don’t know what else to do… Please and thank you

Entao Huang - Réponse

Is a MacBook Pro Mid 2015 15’’ original SSD compatible for a MacBook Pro Early 2015 13’’ ?

Pathros - Réponse

I’ve done the SSD upgrade, but when booting up an following steps, it’s not finding the new Disk. Any thoughts for trouble shooting this?

JJD - Réponse

hello everyone, I'm a complete novice in IT, I have a 13 inch MacBook Pro 2015 with a 128 GB capacity. I am hoping to expand my SSD to either 256GB or 500GB and I was wondering what models or brands would any of you wonderful people recommend. A brand that would not have any issues with future OS updates and has a good track record. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

J L - Réponse

Hi !

The transcend jetdrive 820and 850 are the most popular for replacing the original SSD. there are available up to 960GB.

more info here:

You can also take the OWC Aura Pro, available up to 2TB

Subject42 -

Does anyone know how I can get data off this type of SSD? My USB to SATA is too large, and I’m struggling to find specs for the type of SSD pictured above…

claire.barnes - Réponse

thank's for the guide book

Mr. Yee Macinuwm - Réponse

Very good instructions as usual - easy to follow and job done! - Réponse

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