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Late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina SSD Upgrade using 2013 Mac Pro flash drive (from eBay)
(Reader mail in reply to owc blog post/benchmarks on similar swap in 2014 rMBP.)
"Late 2013 Mac Pro SSD in Late 2013 MacBook Pro (Retina)
I just received and installed a new 2013 Mac Pro 512GB SSD (won on eBay - about $400 including shipping and taxes) in my Late 2013 rMBP and it's fast!
BlackMagic Test shows 1,020 MB/s read and write!
It appears to be related to the SSD being 4x PCIe.
It is 4x faster than the 128 GB SSD it replaced.
-Perry"

Nice. (So the OEM 128GB (2x?) SSD was only appx 250MB/sec? - The image you sent later didn't make it through, sorry.) I saw some (512GB IIRC) at eBay earlier this year and heard some used 256GB's being sold from owners that upgraded. (An OWC screenshot showed even the 2013 Mac Pro 256GB SSD was 4x. The Retina MacBook Pro's larger CTO option SSDs are also 4x.)
  

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Recent Tips/DIY Upgrades/Mods/Repairs:
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  • 2009 Mac Pro 6-core 3.46GHz CPU Upgrade, Repair NB Heatsink Retainers
  • 2009 Mac Pro 12-core CPU Upgrade (Dual 2.93GHz X5670 Westmere CPUs)
  • Mac OS X Compatible 802.11ac Adapters (USB/PCIe/Mini-PCIe) Updated

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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      Friday Aug 8th, 2014 News
    • iTunes 11.3.1 w/Podcasts bugfix
    • Notes and Tips for Fixing HDCP Errors after iTunes update
    • (Mid-2014) 13" Retina MacBook Pro Review
    • (Mid-2014) 15" Retina MacBook Pro Review
    • Guide to Creating Home Video DVD Covers in iTunes
    • Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.06
    • The Sims 2: Super Collection (app store)
    • Aspyr posts The Sims 2 Super Collection FAQ
    • Sims 2 Extras Guide (Mac version only)
    • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles
      - Using 4K displays and Ultra HD TVs with Mac computers
      - Final Cut Pro X: Macs capable of viewing 4K resolution via HDMI
      - MacBook Pro Frequently asked questions about using a Retina display
      - Intel-Based Mac notebooks: Identifying the right power adapter & power cord
      - OS X Mavericks Supported digital camera RAW formats
      - Troubleshooting iCloud Calendar, Reminders and Tasks
      - USB and FireWire Quick Assist

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