The Feather M13 Turbo is an NVMe SSD designed for select Apple machines from Mid 2015 to Early 2019. Please review the full compatibility list below to check and see if the M13 Turbo is the right drive for you. Take Flight!
The M13 Turbo takes all the ingenuity of the M13 and cranks it to 11. With speeds tested up to 3100/2700MBps Read/Write, the Turbo truly elevates your Apple machine to new heights.
Feather M13 Turbo utilizes the latest and best in PCIe NVMe technology, without breaking the bank. And we're constantly improving our designs, so you can always be on the cutting edge.
Feather was designed to be installed exactly like an Apple SSD. Simply open up your MacBook, install the new drive, and you're good to go! Want more than that? We have step-by-step instructions for installation available here.
All Fledging drives are assembled in Birmingham, Alabama, and are backed by a 3-year warranty.
Okay, so an SSD isn't very personable, but we sure are! Don't hesitate to reach out to our support team with any questions, technical issues, or sick bird memes you have.
The EMC number located on the bottom of the exterior of your Mac identifies your machine's SSD form factor. Please visit our Compatibility Checker to ensure you're selecting the proper Feather for your Mac.
Note: For further details on where to find your EMC number (See Image Below)
Dimensions: 3.5 x 0.9 x 0.1 inches
Weight: 0.96 ounces
Apple machines require a firmware update (boot ROM version) to detect NVMe SSDs.
Performing an install/upgrade to at least High Sierra 10.13. 1 prior to installing the M13 Turbo will update the necessary firmware.
If you do not have a functioning drive to perform this update, we have installation kits for rent available here.
- iMac Models 14,1 14,3 14,4 and 15,1 are capped at 700MB/s
- Please note that an iMac replacement is a complex procedure that can take many hours.
- Thusly, we recommend using iFixit's wonderful guides and support for upgrading the SSD in your iMac, Mac Mini, or Mac Pro.
- Ready to take this operation on? Here is how to find your guide:
- 1) Visit www.ifixit.com
- 2) Scroll over "Fix Your Stuff" and click "Repair Guides"
- 3) Search your device's name and "SSD replacement", such as "iMac 2017 SSD replacement"
- 4) Find the right guide for you.
- 5) Install your Fledging Feather and begin to live the good life.
- The Feather M13 Turbo is not an Apple OEM drive
- All drives come pre-loaded with High Sierra 10.13.6
- Warranty is void if the barcode label on the drive is tampered with or removed
- Drive appearance may vary from photo, as we are always improving our designs
- UPC codes
- M13 256GB T 850016638229
M13 512GB T 850016638236
M13 001TB T 850016638243
M13 002TB T 850016638250
And remember you can always drop us a line:firstname.lastname@example.org+1 (205) 240-6047Mon.- Fri. 9-5PM CST
After researching for an SSD upgrade and reviewing my options, I narrowed them down to Fledging, OWC, Transcend or an OEM Samsung replacement. The criteria was to find a cost effective and reliable solution with sufficient product support. Common concerns with most of the none OEM products are thermal issues while in operation and problems when trying to set up the operating system. After corresponding over email to Fledging support about these concerns, I was reassured this would be an unlikely occurance and for further peace of mind, an Adata XPG heatsink could be applied to the SSD to better manage any heat generated. They also explained that the cause of the increased temperature relates to the significant increase in read/write speeds over OEM. The order was placed directly with Fledging and the M13 kit was recieved approx five days later (I am based in the UK.) I was continually updated via email on the transportion progress. The upgrade itself was straight forward, first reviewing the instructions on Fledging's Support page and watching a tutorial video on youtube. The MBP was first backed up using time machine on an external HDD. The screws required more torque than expected to overcome the dried threadlocking compound but this wasn't an issue. The SSD swapped out easily enough and I ensured the M13 was fully engaged with a "click". Booting up for the first time holding the alt (option) key and selected to boot from the Time Machine external HDD completely problem-free. The M13 has been running two days now, approx 20 hours, without a hitch. I haven't performed any benchmark testing but the drive feels as rapid if not slightly faster than OEM. The support from the Fledging team has been flawless and I cannot recommend this product enough. J. Newman
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My upgraded iMac is fast and is running smoothly. The installation could not have been easier. The plug and play M-13 PCIe saved me from having to upgrade. My 2013 iMac will be good for quite a few more years. Thank you Fledging.
I was so pleased to be able to find a good quality upgrade for my Mid 2015 Macbook Pro. I looked at other options (Aura from OWC, and a few others), but ended up landing on Feather SSD because they were hundreds of dollars cheaper. They were very helpful in their phone support pre-purchase. Also, the install is quite straightforward. I did have slight difficulty getting the new drive to seat into the socket, but after talking to tech support I realized I could just use the two screwdrivers supplied to push in on the adapter itself. When I did this the drive seated completely with no problems. I love the fact that High Sierra is pre-installed. Just turn your computer back on and start the migration from your Time Machine backup. Speeds of this drive are amazing faster than my Apple 1 TB SSD. With my Apple drive I was getting 529MB/s write and 1840MB/s read. With the 2TB SSD I am now getting an amazing 2,400MB/s write and 1,996MB/s read! I've had the drive installed for two weeks now with absolutely no issues! I'm recommending this to everyone I know who needs and SSD upgrade for their mac!
Arrived quickly and well packaged, all tools incl. in metal tin. Web site support docs-links were not working for me.... wouldn't accept inputs at all, no cursor, no response, so I couldn't get the docs.... But It wasn't that difficult, 10 screws on the case, 1 internal screw. Booted perfectly in a fresh instance of 10.13.6 High Sierra. Tested SSD 3D NAND drive both before and after w/ various data loads in BlackMagicSpeed Test and the new SSD rated 1255 M/sec write and 1500 M/sec read. This appx. 2x to 2.2x faster than my 128gb SSD in my late 2013 MacBook Pro 15" A1398 Laptop!! Excellent performance boost, a little better than promised. Very happy with purchase and highly recommend!!! Congratulations on a good package and ease of install and boot-up.