Any new solution to upgrade 2015 MBA storage?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Giuanniello, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Giuanniello macrumors 6502

    Giuanniello

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    #1
    Just gave a look at prices of the JetDrive replacement for my son's late 2015 13" MBA which came with a mere 128GB, it still costs around 140 euros, wondering if there is any other stable solution which creates no issues like hibernation etc

    Grazie
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 601

    Audit13

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    The 2015 Pro and Air have no hibernation problem with a nvme drive.

    All third party drives will have hibernation problems with the 2013 and 2014 pro and Air unless you flash a modded bootrom.

    A simple solution is a short, black Sintech adapter with an Adata sx8200 pro.

    Air will need to run high Sierra or Mojave. I also recommend upgrading to the latest bootrom before installing a nvme drive.
     
  3. Macdctr macrumors 6502a

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    Or you can get the black Sintech adapter and get a Samsung 970 EVO 1TB or 2TB NVMe M.2 drive to put in. Although the 970 EVO will use up more power, you're getting a lot more storage and can still have useable battery life. I have no complaints.
     
  4. WaferGuy macrumors newbie

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    I just went with ADATA SX8200 Pro 512GB & a green short adapter from AliExpress. Loss 7% battery in first night of sleep. I shall monitor for a longer period before changing pmset setting.

    So far so good!
     

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