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Question: What hard drives can my early 2015 use?

I picked up an early 2015 MacBook Pro from Goodwill a couple weeks ago. Only problem is it doesn't have a hard drive. I have a 1.5 TB Toshiba external hard drive that I partioned and I'm running the OS from that. I can't use this setup forever though. I'm having a hard time finding an internal hard drive that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I already have a MSi gaming laptop so I'm not looking for something huge. 256GB should be plenty. I know it takes a PCIe flash drive. Any suggestions on finding one? I don't want to order one online and it be the wrong one. I've been told that Apple uses its own proprietary hard drives but I've also been told that recently changed.

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Dec 14, 2017 12:21 AM in response to Amberlynn12 In response to Amberlynn12

Once you correctly and positively identify the 'early' MacBook Pro, locating a

replacement PCI solid state storage unit may be the matter of willingness to

pay a price of admission. OWC macsales [ MY UPGRADES ] site has some

fairly good examples that work in more than one portable MacBook/Pro; to

check the exact build model MB/Pro is advised. ~ Note there are some PCI

kits that include an external enclosure you'd not need; that would be helpful

for those upgrading from original to larger, to re-purpose the working spare.


The price varies; you could contact this mac-centric vendor for information

even if you don't purchase. They also have DIY install video links on site.

Note they do have warranty or guarantee, and knowledgeable staff.


Also expect to replace the battery, as it may or may not be viable. If

no other issues develop, the unit may serve you well for a few years.


In any event...

Good luck & happy trails! 🙂

Dec 14, 2017 12:21 AM

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Question: What hard drives can my early 2015 use?