MacBook Pro 14" "M1 Max" 10-Core/32-Core 2021

Here you can find the exact specifications of this Mac, along with guaranteed compatible upgrades for it.

  • Model: MacBook Pro M1 Max 2021 14"
  • EMC Number 

    EMC numbers cover a narrow group of Macs, or sometimes an individual machine. There are exceptions, but usually models that share an EMC number were released at the same time, and share all attributes apart from minor differences in CPU and other internal components. In a very few cases, Macs of the same model were sold with multiple different EMC numbers.

    The EMC number is usually a 4 digit numerical code, though in a few cases there are additional characters.

    :
    3650
  • Model Identifier 

    Model Identifiers often cover a narrow range of Macs. Usually one particular type of Mac, with a specific screen size, released at a particular time. Though in some cases a later revision that is substantially similar, will carry the same Model ID.

    Staring with the Intel Macs released in 2006, Model IDs were in the format MacNameX,Y where MacName is a recognisable Mac model (iMac, MacBookPro etc.), and the X and Y are numbers.

    However in 2022, a couple of years after the ARM switchover, Apple started using the format MacX,Y - the X and Y are numbers, but the "Mac" is the same across different models.

    Old pre-Intel (PowerPC) Macs were almost all PowerMacX,Y or PowerBookX,Y (the exception being the very first iMac, which is: "iMac,1").

    :
    MacBookPro18,4
  • Model Number 

    Model numbers, also sometimes called family numbers, are an identifier that often cover a fairly wide range of Macs. In cases where the fundamental design of a Mac has remained mostly unchanged, but incremental upgrades have been made to internal components, a single Model Number can cover more than 20 individual Macs, released over several years. Other Model Numbers are unique to a single machine.

    It is usually a 5 character code in the format AXXXX, where the Xs are numerals. Some very old Macs have a Model Number that starts with an "M" rather than "A".

    :
    A2442
  • Introduced: 2021
  • Discontinued: Current Model
  • Max Operating System Version: macOS 12 Monterey (Current) (download)
  • Earliest Supported macOS: macOS 12.0 Monterey
Links to download compatible macOS from Apple
  • CPU Speed: 3.2GHz
  • RAM Slots: RAM is fixed and cannot be upgraded after initial purchase.
  • Fixed/Non-Removable RAM: Varies, either 32GB or 64GB
  • Device Connectivity: USB-C, Thunderbolt 4
  • Bluetooth: 5
  • Video Output: 3 x Thunderbolt 4
  • Expansion: Thunderbolt 4
  • Revision Produced From (Year): 2021
  • Repair and Upgrade guides: From ifixit.com
100% Compatibility Guarantee
  • RAM Upgrades
  • Internal Drives
  • External Drives
  • CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drives
  • Expansion Cards
  • Batteries & Power Supplies
  • Graphics & Displays
  • Keyboards, Mice & Trackpads
  • Cables, Hubs & Tools
  • Repairs
  • Configure RAM & Drive Upgrades

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Compatible External Optical Drives for this Mac

- This Mac can connect to USB Type A, but requires an adaptor.

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Compatible Internal Hard Drives & SSDs for this Mac

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The hard drive or solid state drive is where all your documents, data and applications are stored permanently. Below this box are all the drives we do that are guaranteed 100% compatible with this Mac, based off the Serial Number or Model ID that you have selected.

The list below is divided into sections for the main types of drives, which can include:

  • Solid State Drives (SSDs) - large chunks of Flash memory used for storage, the fastest and most reliable option, but also the smallest and most expensive.
  • Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) - the standard rotational drives used in older Macs. Big and cheap, but much slower than SSDs and subject to mechanical failures that do not effect SSDs. These have a spin speed measured in Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), with higher numbers being faster operating drives.

For more details on the differences between these drives, please see this post on our blog.

With most Macs there are lots of options for having more or faster storage, and many can take multiple drives so you can mix and match SSDs and rotational hard drives to find your ideal combination of size, speed and budget. Some Macs have more than one main drive bay, and many Macs can use our range of caddies to replace their DVD drives with additional hard drives or SSDs. Some Macs also have additional drive bays that can be used with a mounting kit. If you have multiple types of bay in this Mac, you can select them with the grey tabs below this box.

It is very important with all system drives (that is, a drive that you boot from) to leave a good amount of free space to allow the system to work well. We recommend leaving around 20-30GB of free space on the system drive, The closer you get to full on your system drive, the slower the Mac will perform.

A 1TB drive can hold:

  • Up to 1,000 hours of digital video
  • Up to 250 two-hour DVD films
  • Up to 320,000 digital photos
  • Up to 16,660 hours of digital music

All drives come blank and will need to be formatted (erased), and if they are to be a boot drive, have an operating system installed. There are a variety of ways of restoring your data, either through time machine or by cloning. We sell drives, tools, enclosures and cables for you to do the work at home (see the "Cables, Adaptors & Tools" tab above), or you can send/bring your machine to us for us to do the work - prices all below. However you do it, you can be sure you are getting the correct part with our 100% compatibility guarantee.

SD Card Drives

This Mac does not have upgradeable internal storage, but can have an additional drive fitted into an SD Card Slot. These are a lot slower than the main internal drive, but do provide a way to add additional storage without the inconvenience of an external drive, and can be used for storing things that don't require super fast access.

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Compatible Expansion Products for this Mac

Thunderbolt 3 40Gb/s

Keyboards & Mice

Bluetooth Keyboards

USB Mice

  -  This Mac can connect to USB Type A, but requires an adaptor.

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Compatible Cables, Adaptors, Hubs, and Tools for this Mac

Thunderbolt 3 40Gb/s

USB-C

Thunderbolt 4 40Gb/s

Tools for this Mac

Compatible External Drives and Enclosures

External SSDs

External Hard Drives

  -  This Mac can connect to USB Type A, but requires an adaptor.

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  -  This Mac can connect to USB Type A, but requires an adaptor.

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  -  This Mac can connect to USB Type A, but requires an adaptor.

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  -  This Mac can connect to USB Type A, but requires an adaptor.

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  -  This Mac can connect to USB Type A, but requires an adaptor.

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  -  This Mac can connect to USB Type A, but requires an adaptor.

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  -  This Mac can connect to USB Type A, but requires an adaptor.

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  -  This Mac can connect to USB Type A, but requires an adaptor.

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  -  This Mac can connect to USB Type A, but requires an adaptor.

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Flash Drives

  -  This Mac can connect to USB Type A, but requires an adaptor.

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  -  This Mac can connect to USB Type A, but requires an adaptor.

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  -  This Mac can connect to USB Type A, but requires an adaptor.

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  -  This Mac can connect to USB Type A, but requires an adaptor.

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External Drive Enclosures

Network Attached Storage

Repair and Installation Services

See repair guides from ifixit.com

Here are our list of fixed cost repair and installation services for this Mac. All machines for repair or upgrade can either be shipped to us (we can arrange collection if desired), or you are welcome to drop the machine into our offices in Sawston, Cambridge. We have been doing Apple Mac repairs since 2001, you can be assured of a complete, speedy, good value and professional service.

Repairs

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