Upgrade the SSD in your Mac Pro A1481 with Feather SSD by Fledging

Apple’s most unique Mac form factor offers powerful processing with the Mac Pro A1481 (EMC 2840). But that portable power comes with a tradeoff - just 256GB of SSD storage and performance.
Apple’s most unique Mac form factor offers powerful processing with the Mac Pro A1481 (EMC 2840). But that portable power comes with a tradeoff - just 256GB of SSD storage and performance. 


Fledging took flight in 2018 on a mission to bring premium electronics to everyone, starting with SSD storage. In 2018, our founder was in the middle of a PhD program when his Mac started dying. His only choices were to sacrifice his Apple experience or spend a ton of money on a newer device. Instead, he invented a premium Mac SSD upgrade, and Feather SSD was born. 


The Mac Pro A1481 series offers the best of Apple in an ultra-portable But this iMac ships native with just 256GB of SSD storage, creating huge room for upgrades. In this article, we’ll explain the three main benefits of upgrading your Mac Pro A1481 with Feather M13 Turbo and how you can buy Feather for your Mac Pro.


First, Feather M13 Turbo is a true SSD upgrade for your Mac Pro Like Apple, we've maxed the sequential speeds of the NVMe form factor. Our M13 Turbo series runs up to 3000 MB/s Read and 2500 MB/s Write, depending on your device. Even without the maxed sequential speeds, your daily processing, running multiple apps, and prolonged use will all feel more responsive than ever. Our M13 Turbo series doesn’t slow down at all once 50% full, unlike other NVMe SSDs. We built Turbo with up to 2TB capacity, or up 8 times what Apple shipped in your Mac Pro. Up to eight times the storage. Faster performance. Turn your Mac Pro into a true Pro.


Second, Feather M13 Turbo is built to be affordable. By building our own SSD adapter from scratch and partnering with the best-performing and most stable SSD manufacturers, we’re able to sell this SSD upgrade for less than our competition, while giving you better results. Why? That’s Fledging’s mission - “premium electronics for everyone” means “everyone should be able to afford our products”. Feather is typically 10-20% less expensive than other SSDs that perform about as well, while notably outperforming SSDs that are less expensive.


Third, it’s DIY with everything you need to upgrade your Mac Pro

  • We pre-load macOS High Sierra, though you can upgrade to a new OS once installed
  • You can contact us online, at our FAQ, or by emailing contact@fledging.net to connect with Laura, our Customer Success Manager (and real, live human).
  • Upgrading your Apple iMac’s solid state drive SSD involves a lot of moving parts. We're worked hard to simplify all that for you


You came here looking for an SSD upgrade for your Mac Pro. It’s a unique, integrated Mac with a lot of power and a lot of room for SSD storage and performance upgrades. We hope it’s clear that Feather M13 Turbo is the best SSD upgrade for your Mac Pro. Still not sure? Check out the reviews on our Amazon listing.


What’s M13-S? Some people want to max out their iMac. That’s what Turbo is for. Others need a rock-solid SSD upgrade that matches Apple OEM performance while saving a little more cash. That’s what M13-S is for. We recommend M13 Turbo as the better SSD, but if you need to save a few dollars, M13-S is here for you at 1500MB/s Read and 1100 MB/s Write, with less snappy performance and the unfortunate SSD slowdown once 50% full. M13 Turbo and M13-S are compatible with all the same devices


Want top end speed, multi-tasking, and up to 3000/2500 MB/s Read/Write? Choose M13 Turbo.

Want solid speeds, up to 1500/1100 MB/s Read/Write, and to save 10-15% from Turbo? Choose M13-S.


What's next for you?

Double check your device’s compatibility here using your EMC number.

Buy Feather M13 Turbo for Mac Pro A1481 now at www.fledging.net! 

Still not sure how to proceed? Take a peek at our comprehensive support documents. 


Need to upgrade another Mac? Feather by Fledging offers upgrades for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac Mini for storage capacities ranging from 128GB to 2TB.


Thanks for joining the tens of thousands who have taken flight with Fledging!

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