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pasnker
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Sep 27, 2018, 03:51 AM
 
It is an old rMBP 2013 running macOS High Sierra with 128 G SSD. The problem is that the disk is almost full and becomes lagging recently. What are recommended tips to get more storage and delete junk files on it?
     
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Sep 27, 2018, 04:27 AM
 
hint about spamming: get the specs right in your cover story. No 2013 rMBP shipped with a 128 GB SSD.

You might get away with that story on a PC board though.
     
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Well, we all knew this was spam by just looking at the subject, and noticing it wasn’t kevs posting

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Oct 8, 2018, 04:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
hint about spamming: get the specs right in your cover story. No 2013 rMBP shipped with a 128 GB SSD.

You might get away with that story on a PC board though.
The specs: https://support.apple.com/kb/SP691?locale=en_US

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) - Technical Specifications

Memory
2.4GHz - 128GB

4GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
Configurable to 8GB or 16GB.
2.4GHz - 256GB
8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
Configurable to 16GB.
2.6GHz - 512GB
8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
Configurable to 16GB.
     
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Oct 8, 2018, 10:31 PM
 
Somehow I missed that one. The early-2013 did not have 128 GB offered. Apologies.

128 GB is too small today. You don't need cleanup advice (though it would not hurt) - you mainly need a bigger drive.

The MacBook Pro uses a proprietary SSD controller - it will not recognize standard M.2 sticks. You need a compatible proprietary stick.

Bizon offers an Apple original 512 GB for US$400.
OWC offers compatible sticks in different sizes up to 2 TB. Their 480 GB starts at US$259.
Transcend offers compatible sticks in various sizes up to 960 GB. Their 480 GB runs US$400.

Any of the above part numbers can be used to search eBay. Someone local may offer a better price.

Sintech offers adapters that allow some standard M.2 sticks to be installed. adapter 1 US$14, adapter 2 with backplate US$19. Check the compatible M.2 sticks listed for each adapter, they appear to differ.

Be sure to make a USB OS install drive before starting the upgrade. Along with a Time Machine backup. All the above options come without an OS pre-installed. Some options include a USB case for your old stick, which would be bootable.
     
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Oct 9, 2018, 07:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Somehow I missed that one. The early-2013 did not have 128 GB offered. Apologies.

128 GB is too small today. You might need a cleanup (though it would not hurt) - you mainly need a bigger drive.

The MacBook Pro uses a proprietary SSD controller - it will not recognize standard M.2 sticks. You need a compatible proprietary stick.

Bizon offers an Apple original 512 GB for US$400.
OWC offers compatible sticks in different sizes up to 2 TB. Their 480 GB starts at US$259.
Transcend offers compatible sticks in various sizes up to 960 GB. Their 480 GB runs US$400.

Any of the above part numbers can be used to search eBay. Someone local may offer a better price.

Sintech offers adapters that allow some standard M.2 sticks to be installed. adapter 1 US$14, adapter 2 with backplate US$19. Check the compatible M.2 sticks listed for each adapter, they appear to differ.

Be sure to make a USB OS install drive before starting the upgrade. Along with a Time Machine backup. All the above options come without an OS pre-installed. Some options include a USB case for your old stick, which would be bootable.
No issue and thanks for the kind advice.
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