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    Upgrading my SSD

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    Hi,

    I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2015 (15 inch Retina) with a 256gb SSD. I want to upgrade my SSD to a 500gb. Is it possible? I know that Apple says no but I've heard it is. Anybody have experience with this and can any one a recommend a reasonably priced new SSD?

    Thank you,

    Prana.

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    Upgrading my SSD
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    It is possible to upgrade a 2015 MacBook Pro's SSD. 2015 MacBook Pro's use a less common "blade SSD". Thus reasonably priced may not be a factor...since much fewer places sell blade SSD's for MacBook Pro's...compared to non blade SSD's that are much more common. By the way..."blade" refers to the shape of the SSD.

    Here's a link to a great website that sells products for Mac's. A 480gig blade SSD for a 2015 MacBook Pro is $164.75. If this is a reasonable price for you...then problem solved...go for it.

    SSD Upgrade for MacBook Pro Retina Display 2013-2015

    As far as install procedure...check out ifixit.com.

    HTH,

    - Nick
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    Thanks Nick for the reply.

    I'll look into that although I'm currently 'stuck' in India due to the lockdown. I checked online and the price of the blade ssd you mentioned is quite high in my native UK so I might try to look for a cheaper alternative, if that is possible to find. But thank you, I appreciate the info and reply.

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    Upgrading my SSD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prana View Post
    I checked online and the price of the blade ssd you mentioned is quite high in my native UK so I might try to look for a cheaper alternative, if that is possible to find. But thank you, I appreciate the info and reply.
    Cheaper alternatives might be difficult to find...not many places sell "blade SSD" upgrades for Apple computers. OWC (the place I linked)...is a dedicated longtime retailer for Apple product upgrades (RAM, hard drives, SSD's, batteries, etc.).

    OWC does ship internationally. If you can't locate a lower cost retailer...OWC is the place to work with.

    SSD Upgrade for MacBook Pro Retina Display 2013-2015

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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