Q. What Memory and Drives fit my MacBook Pro?

Apple MacBook Pro machines feature Intel processors and an Aluminum body
Following is a chronological chart of all of the MacBook Pro models, the types of RAM and hard drives that can be installed. Newest machines are at the bottom.
For the MacBook Air models, go here…

For MacBook models, go here…

Lists of RAM and drive compatibility for all Macs

MacBook Pros other than the Retina models can have a 2.5″ hard drive or an SSD installed into the optical drive bay in place of the DVD drive with an optical bay drive bracket.

Model / Identifier CPU/ Speed/ Screen/ Date/ Designation RAM Type & Speed Maximum RAM Hard
Drive/
SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro1,1
Core Duo
1.67 GHz 15″ (Early 2006 MA090LL, A1150)
DDR2-667 MHz SODIMM 2 GB (2x1G) 2.5″
SATA
HD

2.5″
SATA
SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro1,1
Core Duo
1.83 GHz 15″ (Early 2006 MA463LL/A, A1150)
DDR2-667 MHz SODIMM 2 GB (2x1G) 2.5″
SATA
HD

2.5″
SATA
SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro1,1
Core Duo
2.0 GHz 15″ (Early 2006 MA464LL/A, A1150)
DDR2-667 MHz SODIMM 2 GB (2x1G) 2.5″
SATA
HD

2.5″
SATA
SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro1,1
Core Duo
2.16 15″ (Early 2006 MA601LL,
A1150)
DDR2-667 MHz SODIMM 2 GB (2x1G) 2.5″
SATA
HD

2.5″
SATA
SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro1,2
Core Duo
2.16 GHz 17″ (Early 2006 MA092LL/A, A1151)
DDR2-667 MHz SODIMM 2 GB (2x1G) 2.5″
SATA
HD

2.5″
SATA
SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro2,2
Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHz 15″ (Late 2006 MA609LL, A1211) DDR2-667 MHz SODIMM 4 GB (2x2G) 3.0GB usable 2.5″
SATA
HD

2.5″
SATA
SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro2,2
Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz 15″ (Late 2006 MA610LL A1211) DDR2-667 MHz SODIMM 4 GB (2x2G) 3.0GB usable 2.5″
SATA
HD

2.5″
SATA
SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro2,1
Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz 17″ (Late 2006 MA611LL/A, A1212) DDR2-667 MHz SODIMM 4 GB (2x2G) 3.0GB usable 2.5″
SATA
HD

2.5″
SATA
SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro3,1
Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz 15″ (SantaRosa, Mid 2007 MA895LL) DDR2-667 MHz SODIMM 6 GB
(4G
+2G)
2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro3,1
Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz 15″ (SantaRosa, Mid 2007 MA896LL) DDR2-667 MHz SODIMM 6 GB
(4G
+2G)
2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro3,1
Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz 15″ (SantaRosa, Late 2007 BTO) DDR2-667 MHz SODIMM 6 GB
(4G
+2G)
2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro3,1
Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz 17″ (SantaRosa, Mid 2007 MA897LL/A) DDR2-667 MHz SODIMM 6 GB
(4G
+2G)
2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro3,1
Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz 17″ (SantaRosa, Late 2007 BTO) DDR2-667 MHz SODIMM 6 GB
(4G
+2G)
2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro4,1
Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz 15″ (Penryn, Early 2008 MB133LL/A) DDR2-667 MHz SODIMM 6 GB
(4G
+2G)
2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro4,1
Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz 15″ (Penryn, Early 2008 MB134LL/A) DDR2-667 MHz SODIMM 6 GB
(4G
+2G)
2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro4,1
Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz 15″ (Penryn, Early 2008 BTO) DDR2-667 MHz SODIMM 6 GB
(4G
+2G)
2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro4,1
Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz 17″ (Penryn, Early 2008 MB166LL/A) DDR2-667 MHz SODIMM 6 GB
(4G
+2G)
2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro4,1
Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz 17″ (Penryn, Early 2008 BTO) DDR2-667 MHz SODIMM 6 GB
(4G
+2G)
2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro5,1
Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz 15″ (Unibody, Late 2008 MB470LL/A) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro5,1
Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz 15″ (Unibody, Late 2008 MB471LL/A) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro5,1
Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz 15″ (Unibody, Late 2008 BTO) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro5,2
Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz 17″ (Unibody, Early 2009 MB604LL/A, A1297) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro5,2
Core 2 Duo 2.93 GHz 17″ (Unibody, Early 2009 BTO, A1297) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro5,1
Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz 15″ (Unibody, Early 2009 MC026LL/A) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro5,1
Core 2 Duo 2.93 GHz 15″ (Unibody, Early 2009 BTO) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro5,5
Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz 13″ (SD Card/FW, Mid 2009, MB990LL/A) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro5,5
Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz 13″ (SD Card/FW Mid 2009, MB991LL/A) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro5,4
Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz 15″ (SD Card, Mid 2009 MC118LL/A) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro5,3
Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz 15″ (SD Card, Mid 2009 MB985LL/A) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro5,3
Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz 15″ (SD Card, Mid 2009 MB986LL/A) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro5,3
Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz 15″ (SD Card, Mid 2009 BTO) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro5,2
Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz 17″ (Mid 2009 MC226LL/A, A1297) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro5,2
Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz 17″ (Mid 2009 BTO, A1297) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro7,1
Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz 13″ (Mid 2010, MC374LL/A) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro7,1
Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz 13″ (Mid 2010 MC375LL/A) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro6,2
Core i5 2.4 GHz 15″ (Mid 2010 MC371LL/A) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro6,2
Core i5 2.53 GHz 15″ (Mid 2010 MC372LL/A) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro6,2
Core i7 2.66 GHz 15″ (Mid 2010 MC373LL/A) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro6,2
Core i7 2.8 GHz 15″ (Mid 2010 BTO) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro6,1
Core i5 2.53 GHz 17″ (Mid 2010 MC024LL/A) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro6,1
Core i7 2.66 GHz 17″ (Mid 2010 BTO) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro6,1
Core i7 2.8 GHz 17″ (Mid 2010 BTO) DDR3-1066 MHz SODIMM 8 GB (2x4G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro8,1
Core i5 2.3 GHz 13″ (Thunderbolt, Early 2011 MC700LL/A) DDR3-1333 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
Thunderbolt
external
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro8,1
Core i7 2.7 GHz 13″ (Thunderbolt, Early 2011 MC724LL/A) DDR3-1333 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
Thunderbolt
external
 
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro8,2
Core i7 2.0 GHz 15″ (Thunderbolt, Early 2011 MC721LL/A) DDR3-1333 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
Thunderbolt
external
 
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro8,2
Core i7 2.2 GHz 15″ (Thunderbolt, Early 2011 MC723LL/A) DDR3-1333 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
Thunderbolt
external
 
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro8,2
Core i7 2.3 GHz 15″ (Thunderbolt, Early 2011 BTO) DDR3-1333 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
Thunderbolt
external
 
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro8,3
Core i7 2.2 GHz 17″ (Thunderbolt, Early 2011 MC725LL/A) DDR3-1333 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
Thunderbolt
external
 
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro8,3
Core i7 2.3 GHz 17″ (Thunderbolt, Early 2011 BTO) DDR3-1333 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
Thunderbolt
external
 
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro8,1
Core i5 2.4 GHz 13″ (Late 2011 MD313LL/A) DDR3-1333 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
Thunderbolt
external
 
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro8,1
Core i7 2.8 GHz 13″ (Late 2011 MD314LL/A) DDR3-1333 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
Thunderbolt
external
 
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro8,2
Core i7 2.2 GHz 15″ (Late 2011 MD318LL/A) DDR3-1333 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
Thunderbolt
external
 
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro8,2
Core i7 2.4 GHz 15″ (Late 2011 MD322LL/A) DDR3-1333 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
Thunderbolt
external
 
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro8,2
Core i7 2.5 15″ (Late 2011 BTO) DDR3-1333 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
Thunderbolt
external
 
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro8,3
Core i7 2.4 GHz 17″ (Late 2011 MD311LL/A) DDR3-1333 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
Thunderbolt
external
 
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro8,3
Core i7 2.5 GHz 17″ (Late 2011 BTO) DDR3-1333 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
Thunderbolt
external
 
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro9,2
Core i5 2.5 GHz 13″ (Mid 2012, MD101LL/A, A1278) DDR3-1600 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
Thunderbolt
external
 
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro9,2
Core i7 2.9 GHz 13″ (Mid 2012, MD102LL/A, A1278) DDR3-1600 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
Thunderbolt
external
 
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro9,1
Core i7 2.3 GHz 15″ (Mid 2012, MD103LL/A, A1286) DDR3-1600 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
or  Thunderbolt
external
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro9,1
Core i7 2.6 GHz 15″ (Mid 2012, MD104LL/A, A1286) DDR3-1600 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
or  Thunderbolt
external
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro9,1
Core i7 2.7 GHz 15″ (Mid 2012, CTO, A1286) DDR3-1600 MHz SODIMM 16 GB (2x8G) 2.5″ SATA HD
2.5″ SATA SSD
or  Thunderbolt
external
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro10,1
Core i7 2.3 GHz 15.4″ (Mid 2012, Retina Display MC975LL/A, A1398) Comes with either 8 GB or 16 GB of DDR3-1600 256 GB MacBook Pro Retina specific SSD
or  Thunderbolt
external
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro10,1
Core i7 2.6 GHz 15.4″ (Mid 2012, Retina Display MC976LL/A, A1398) Comes with either 8 GB or 16 GB of DDR3-1600 512 GB or 768 GB MacBook Pro Retina specific SSD
or  Thunderbolt
external
MacBook Pro
MacBookPro10,1
Core i7 2.7 GHz 15.4″ (Mid 2012, Retina Display CTO, A1398) Comes with either 8 GB or 16 GB of DDR3-1600 512 GB or 768 GB MacBook Pro Retina specific SSD
or  Thunderbolt
external

The Retina model MacBook Pros are not RAM upgradeable
You can upgrade the SSD drive in these machines with a MacBook Pro Retina specific SSD from OWC – Note that different model years used different SSD designs so you have to be specific about the model.

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