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 MacBook Pro 13” A1708 series offers a serious upgrade: vibrant colors, a pin sharp display, and the legendary style of Apple. We built our Feather M17 product line to make it even better. In this article, we’ll explain the three main benefits of upgrading your A1708 with Feather M17 by Fledging and how you can buy Feather M17 for your MacBook Pro.
First, Feather M17 is a true SSD upgrade for your MacBook Pro. Like Apple, we've maxed the sequential speeds of the NVMe 2242 form factor at 2200MB/s Read and 1400 MB/s Write. But unlike Apple, our SSDs store up to 2 terabytes of data. That’s up to 4 times as much storage as the OEM SSD that came with your MacBook Pro. And with a newer SSD, your MacBook Pro will perform like new (or better!)
Second, Feather M17 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, true DIY with everything you need to upgrade your MacBook Pro ships with Feather M17.
- We pre-load macOS High Sierra, though you can upgrade to a new OS once installed
- Feather ships with the tools needed to remove your MacBook Pro’s back panel and the SSD mounting screw
- A detailed instructions booklet ships in every package
- You can contact us online, at our FAQ, or by emailing [email protected] to connect with Laura, our Customer Success Manager (and real, live human).
- Upgrading your Apple MacBook Pro’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 MacBook Pro A1708. It’s a nifty MacBook and definitely worth holding on to. We hope it’s clear that Feather M17 is the best SSD upgrade for you.
What's next for you?
Not sure how to install? Check out our 2-minute video and see how easy it is and 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!