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480GB Aura 6G SSD / Flash Internal Drive Upgrade
for 2012 to Early 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display

Upgrade Kit with Drive, Install Tools, + Envoy Pro
for Easy Data Transfer/Original Drive Reuse
The Aura 6G SSD features industry leading SandForce® DuraClass™ Technologies:
  • DuraWrite™ extends the endurance of your Solid State Drive (SSD).
  • Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling automatically distributes data evenly across the entire SSD.
  • Intelligent Read Disturb Management spreads the active read/write across the flash components eliminating data corruption caused by constant use.
  • Intelligent "Recycling" for advanced free space management gradually re-writes data across the SSD over time to ensure data never gets corrupted.
  • RAISE™ (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) protects the data on your drive similar to having a RAID setup.
  • Best-in-Class ECC Protection for longest data retention and drive life.
The Only Complete 2-in-1 Upgrade Solution:
  • Upgrade your rMBP's factory installed SSD with greater performance and capacity via the Aura.
  • Retask the replaced factory SSD as a bus-powered*, pocket-sized external storage solution via the Envoy Pro.
First and Only Complete Storage Upgrade
Once again, OWC provides Mac users the only upgrade solution that delivers higher performance, functionality, and reliability! When first introduced, the MacBook Pro with Retina display base model offered a 256GB SSD configuration with no upgrade option. And current base models start from 128GB to 256GB. Now, instead of being "factory locked", the OWC Aura 6G gives you the freedom to upgrade your capacity to meet your storage needs. Just like other OWC upgrades, we include the installation tools you need plus a free 'how-to' video to make this an easy and money-saving DIY upgrade.
Ultra-portable, bus-powered* external storage solution designed to complement the MacBook Pro with Retina display
The OWC Envoy Pro combines elegance and functionality into a sleek, portable external storage solution that complements the design and finish of the MacBook® Pro with Retina display. Its anodized aluminum body protects your drive and data, while its minimal size allows for simple stowing in coat pockets, backpacks or briefcases.

The USB 3.0 interface offers speedy transfer rates of up to 500MB/s and the Envoy Pro requires no AC power.
Better by Design
"Mean Time To Failure" – We all know that nothing lasts forever. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't get the most out of your investment. OWC SSD with DuraWrite™ Technology, optimizes writes to the flash memory over conventional controllers increasing the overall endurance and reliability of the complete SSD. Highly intelligent block management and wear leveling also extends the overall endurance. This adds up to a MTTF that is higher than most SSDs and enterprise class hard drives on the market today.

OWC Note: Compatible with the Flash SSD module used in 2012-2013 13" and 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display models. If you would prefer a prebuilt solution, please see OWC's line of Envoy Pro EX portables.
The Aura™ is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013)
(January, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.4GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2013)
(January, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.0GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2012-2013)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
2.5GHz, 2.9GHz
Not for use with Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display with model ID: MacBookPro11,x

Includes

Aura 6G Solid State Drive includes
  • OWC Aura 6G SSD
  • OWC Envoy Pro USB 3.0 bus-powered* storage solution
  • Carrying case
  • High-quality double-shielded connecting cable:
    • USB 3.0 (Micro-B to Standard-A)
  • Pentalobe compatible driver
  • Torx T6S security driver
  • Torx T-5 Screwdriver

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480GB Aura™ SSD 6G Specifications:

Specifications

Capacity1
480GB useable capacity
Total Flash Memory Components – 512GB
32GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
Formatted Capacity2
447GiB
NAND
Tier 1 Major Multi-Level Cell (MLC) High-Performance Sync-NAND Flash
Controller
SandForce 2281 Series Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
SMART Attributes
Standard
Native Command Queuing
up to 32 commands
Manufacturer Model Number
OWCSSDA12R480
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format

Reliability3

Data Reliability
ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
Security
Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
TRIM Support
OS Dependent
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
Warranty
3 Year OWC SSD
Limited Warranty

(Standard return policy applies.)

Performance

Sustained
Reads (up to)
501MB/s
Sustained
Writes (up to)
503MB/s
Random 4K Read4
Up to 60,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write4
Up to 60,000 IOPS
Read Latency
less than 0.1ms
Write Latency
less than 0.1ms

Power

Active Power
Less than 3000mW (3.0W) expected maximum draw
Idle Power
Less than 1200mW (1.2W)
Power Nap compatible

Environmental (Operating)

Temperature (°F)
32°F to 158°F
Temperature (°C)
0°C to 70°C

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 185°F
Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 85°C

Acoustics

Idle (Typical)
0.0 bels
Seek (Typical)
0.0 bels
  1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
  2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
  4. Based on SandForce processor operation.
  5. Specifications provided by SandForce.



OWC Envoy Pro Specifications:

Chipset

  • High-performance ASMedia 1053e chipset

Interfaces Supported

  • USB 3.0 interface

Port Configuration

  • USB 3.0 interface (Micro-B port)

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • One Micro-B USB 3.0 port, up to 500MB/s

Features

  • Bus-powered* via USB 3.0 port (no AC adapter required)
  • Complements rMBP design, anodized aluminum finish
  • Super-quiet, fanless operation
  • Non-skid rubber feet

System Requirements

  • Mac® Requirements: Mac OS 10.3 or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port.
  • PC Requirements: Windows XP or later and an available and supported USB 3.0 port.
  • Linux® Requirements: Linux OS versions and an available and supported USB 3.0 port.

UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Compliant

  • Yes

Cooling

  • Silent, fanless operation

Power Supply

  • Bus-powered* via USB port (no AC adapter required)

Drive Requirements

  • Compatible with the stock Apple Flash SSD module for the 13" or 15" MacBook Pro Retina model.

External Case Dimensions

  • 2.125 in (W) x 4.5 in (D) x .4375 in (H)
  • 53.98 mm (W) x 114.3 mm (D) x 11.11mm (H)

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • 3.4 ounces (empty case, no drive installed)

Product Manual

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Relative Humidity

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Shock

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Vibration

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Warranty

1 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur – OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

View more information about the 1 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty

IMPORTANT NOTE: The OWC Envoy Pro enclosure has been specifically designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD found installed in 2012-Early 2013 Apple MacBook Pro with Retina™ display models. Do NOT attempt to install or use the OWC Aura SSD in the Envoy as you can damage the Aura drive, the Envoy enclosure or both and such damage is not covered under warranty. To transfer data from the Apple SSD in the Envoy to the Aura SSD in the computer, please click here.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n SSDA12K480 UPC#: 812437020243
       

Reviews

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 46 out of 47 (98%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: OnsiteOnly
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Product February 1, 2018 Loved it. Works great and I would use it again!!!!

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Reviewer: delzzz Location: Singapore Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Product January 31, 2018 The only thing I can say about the OWC Aura 6G SSD is FAST. And the bundled Envoy Pro casing really help make cloning the original SSD easy. It is also fast and error-free. The only downside is that none of the screwdriver fit the screw which holds the SSD. I have to use my own screwdriver which I have bought for my previous Macbook Pro (2008 ver) to unscrew it. Otherwise everything else is perfect. This SSD is definitely a revival for older Macbook Pro Retina.

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Response from MacSales.com, Call Center February 13, 2018 I'm very sorry to hear about any issues you had with your upgrade kit. The screw that holds in the SSD is a Torx T5, and that screwdriver should have been included. If the T5 you received did not fit, then it could have been an issue with the screwdriver. If you used a screwdriver from a 2008 MacBook Pro though, it may have been a Phillips screw, which would not have been the stock screw that Apple used originally. Either way, feel free to contact us for further assistance and we'd be happy to help!
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Reviewer: MacTheHeck Location: Tel Aviv, Israel Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Reasonably priced, super easy to install. Works great January 19, 2018 Ask the folks at MSC for their recommendation. The order arrived on time. Used the instruction video on the internet to install. Anyone can do it. Highly recommended.

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Reviewer: mephisto Location: Turkey Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Perfect Product December 27, 2017 Perfect product. I was very satisfied.

Thanks for everything.

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Reviewer: Paulie Location: Boulder, Colorado Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Investment November 26, 2017 A bit pricey but well worth the investment. Buying the one terabyte SSD HD has allowed me to keep my MacBook Pro for another five years or so. Easy installation, no problems. I had to wipe the drive to reinstall OS 10.13, But otherwise no real problems. Great support , no issues. Paul

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Reviewer: Roger1967 Location: Hamburg, Germany
Rating: 5/5 Easy to install upgrade kit with best price I could find! October 13, 2017 Even with custom taxes (I ordered from Germany) it is still cheaper than some offerings in my country! The SSD works as supposed and the upgrade kit and the tutorials made it very easy to exchange the SSDs in my MacBook Pro!

I can recommend it!

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Reviewer: KiltedMacUser Location: Richmond, VA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Replacement SSD for 2013 Macbook Pro Retina August 8, 2017 This OWC SSD replacement is a lifesaver. I've been having trouble with the OEM mac SSD lately (multiple data repairs using Drive Genius) & started getting the pinwheel of death a lot. I decided to go ahead and order the 1TB OWC replacement. Installation was a snap after watching the OWC video how-to. After a fresh install of MacOS Sierra and restoring my files from a Time Machine backup, I was up and running. No more pinwheel of death, responsiveness is great, and have noticed no issues when running Parallels Desktop (was useless over the past 2 months).

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Reviewer: 17squared Location: Toronto Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Simple, easy, cost-effective service July 17, 2017 I ordered a difficult to obtain (for me in Canada) replacement hard drive for a MacBook Pro. MacSales had the right product at a great price. Ordering was easy, and delivery timely - pretty much exactly what I was told. The instructions available online were an added bonus, and were truly very helpful, even if the process is not particularly complicated. It was comforting to have a step-by-step process laid out in simple-to-understand directions. I can't speak to reliability of the product since little time has passed since it was installed, however it is performing exactly as advertised. I couldn't be happier.

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Reviewer: ykkim Location: south korea Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Quality July 12, 2017 It is easy to install the new SSD.

It's safely arrived in Korea!

easy install, good working, big space..

I could use Mac and Windows at the same time!

I am satisfied

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Reviewer: Neez Location: Singapore Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Wonderful! June 11, 2017 The perfect upgrade to my insufficient 128GB system to 1TB. Thank you!

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Reviewer: tamujt Location: Texas Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Super easy install May 8, 2017 Huge drive, fast and very quick installation. MacSales even contacted me to make sure everything went well...nice.

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Reviewer: OnTrack Location: Littleton, CO Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy, straightforward installation May 2, 2017 The installation was easy and straightforward. My Mac was up and running in less than 2 hours, including formatting the SSD and restoring the drive from Time Machine. My Mac is a 4 years old, but this upgrade to 1TB SSD should keep it going a few years more. I highly recommend it!

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Reviewer: MacDonald Location: Sweden Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 I have bought it again! April 11, 2017 Last time was for nearly 5 years ago to my 13" MacBook Pro retina. It has worked flawlessly all this long time and works still. So now when I upgraded to a 15" MacBook Pro retina the 480 GB OWC Aura SSD an obvious choice. With the Envoy Pro I also got a 256 GB external drive not much bigger than an USB drive for backing up. With the included tools it took me 15 - 20 minutes to make the swap (as I've done it before).

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Reviewer: Crolly Location: Gosford NSW, Australia Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great products and fantastic service April 4, 2017 Living down under in Australia is wonderful, until you try to find Mac parts at a reasonable price and they get the goods to me in just a few days. I stumbled across MacSales a few years ago and have taken advantage of their products and service ever since. My last purchase was a 1.0TB OWC Aura 6G SSD + Envoy Pro Upgrade Kit. This is a great product kit, the quality of manufacture is superb and the concept of having a 1TB SSD to clone my on-board SSD is a great way to have a complete back-up of my system.

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Reviewer: daleF Location: Dover, MA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy install. Flawless operation. March 21, 2017 Bought this, followed the instructions in the video, and gave my mac a new lease on life. Simple. So nice to have a fast, large disk in my late-2012 macbook pro.

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Reviewer: morton Location: New Zealand Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Exactly as advertised, zero issues. March 20, 2017 MacBook Pro Early 2013 from 500GB -> 1TB. Good, clear instructions, all tools supplied. It was well worth getting the external USB3 enclosure for the now "spare" drive, as this is nicely made and finished and its very handy to keep the old system if you decide to do a clean install. I'd thoroughly recommend this upgrade, and in fact all other dealings with OWC in the past, over the years, have been outstanding, and worry-free. Unlike many other US companies, shipping overseas (in this case to New Zealand) is a non-issue.

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Reviewer: fsdukejr Location: Federal Way, WA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Easy to install, more difficult to move OS February 6, 2017 I was out of memory on my 2012 Macbook Pro. The 256GB it came with was half consumed by my ever growing photos library. Without more memory, I needed a new computer. The product came with all the tools needed and a 4 page hardware installation guide. I had previously looked up how to install it in my MAC but those instructions were not included in the package. The torx screwdrivers fit the screws on the bottom of the Mac and in about 5 minutes, I had the old one out and the new one in and buttoned up. At this point, the brains of my Mac were now in an aluminum box connected by a USB cable. I hooked it up and the machine came up on the old memory card. I downloaded the OWC El Capitan Formatting Guide and formatted the new memory with the disk utility. This is where I hit the wall. I tried to copy my old drive to the new one and that did not work. Then I tried to restore with time machine, no go. This morning, I called OWC support and they told me to reboot holding down CMD R and that would allow me to reinstall the operating system on the new drive. That took quite a while but it worked and I could reboot from the new drive. At that point the migration assistant took over and moved all my data to the new drive. When that was finished, I could reboot with the old drive disconnected and I am running a clean copy of Mac OS Sierra 10.12.3, The hardware installation is the easy part. Getting all the software moved requires that you be very comfortable around MAC software installation. If everything goes perfectly, allow 2 hours.

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Reviewer: AtlantaDIY Location: Atlanta, GA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Bigger, Cheaper, and Easy to Upgrade. January 31, 2017 The drive worked great. Moreover, the instructional videos helped me gain confidence in the DIY upgrade/repair. Because I had one of those nontypical in-between models to upgrade, I could have really screwed things up if I didn't have OWC's specific insights on the matter. Much appreciated.

Apple told me $XXX to fix (and that I should never try this on my own). OWC's price was about 35% of Apple's in this case (which also doubled my storage space). Very Nice!

It's been nearly a month now and the drive is working perfectly. Well done!

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Reviewer: Xetdog Location: Planet Earth Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Great Life Extender January 29, 2017 With more storage I can get another year or two out of my MacBook Pro. The 1TB SSD was easy to install (great video available on MacSales) and has great performance. I ordered the kit that included enclosure and tools. The only bummer was no pry tool was included in kit. (The pry tool is shown in the video). 5 stars otherwise.

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Reviewer: Pingechoreply Location: Healdsburg, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect January 29, 2017 Installes easily (well, it fits perfectly, but getting into your MacBook Pro is not for the fumble fingered). Faster than the original drive, and a welcome increase in storage space.

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Reviewer: djorlando24 Location: Chicago, IL Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 SSD performance outstanding! Envoy external enclosure not so well made January 17, 2017 I purchased the 1 TB SSD upgrade for my Early-2013 MacBook Pro. Couldn't be happier with the performance of the new SSD. It's faster than my old one and the increased storage space will allow me to keep using my old machine for at least another year until Apple releases new models with better specs.

Cons that people should be aware of: I had some difficulty finding the right instructional video for my particular Mac. The insides of my machine looked different to the ones on the video, even though the model # matched up! My SSD was located in a different place on the logic board, and the battery in my machine wasn't easily unpluggable. Luckily, it was easy to remove and replace the SSD and it worked just fine. The screwdriver set provided with the kit was not so useful - the Torx heads were poorly made and sloppy fit in the screw holding the SSD down in particular. I was afraid of stripping the screw heads with the cheap screwdrivers, so I used my own one ($3 from eBay) and it worked a charm.

The major down side to this product was the quality of the Envoy external USB3 enclosure for my old SSD. When I tried to assemble it, the plastic part that acts as a light pipe for the activity LED fell out, and I figured I could just pop it back in place and reassemble the unit, but unfortunately it was loose inside and made a nasty rattling sound. I had to take the Envoy apart again, superglue the plastic piece in place, being careful not to get glue on any other parts, then reassemble, making sure the thermal pad made good contact-it's not designed to be separated once assembled. Now works good as new. For the price you pay, I would expect slightly higher build quality. The speed of the USB3 external enclosure is impressive, though - I can transfer files between my old and new drives at several hundred MB per second!

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Reviewer: LDee Location: NJ Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy to install January 2, 2017 This hard drive was very easy to install and the ability to use your old drive as a backup drive is fantastic. I highly recommend this product and I always use this site to upgrade my macs...

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Reviewer: jimf Location: Garland TX Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy Upgrade December 18, 2016 This was an easy upgrade that required no special skills ... other than basic use of hand tools ... which were even supplied with the 480Gb upgrade kit I purchased. The swap in my MAC took about 30 minutes. By far, the greatest amount of time required was to re-download the OS and then install my back-up. My kit also included a case for my old SSD, so when I finished, and after re-formatting my old 250Gb drive, I had a spare USB drive. I've also noticed a substantial improvement in disc read/write speed.

Well worth the time, easy install, and a very good value for money. I'd recommend this upgrade for anyone running short of disc space on their factory-installed drive.

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Reviewer: jjdmx Location: Naples Italy Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 SSD Faster HD December 7, 2016 All perfect after more than 1 year working time. Speed, and reliability. All perfect Easy to mount.

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Reviewer: j40nyc Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy upgrade for more space November 14, 2016 I was considering buying a new MBP (I have late 2012 retina model), solely because of space considerations. Purchased the 1TB SSD upgrade (I had a 250GB SSD). For those that are the least bit mechanically inclined, The macsales tutorials and videos were easy to follow, all the parts needed were included in product bundle. Took about 20 minutes to complete job.

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*Requires USB 3.0 standard powered port. USB 2.0 use not supported or recommended.