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greenbreadmmm

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Howdy,

Just installed a 480 Aura X2 into my 2015 MacBook Pro 13"

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Hope this helps someone!
 

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greenbreadmmm

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How's your battery life? Does your laptop run cool?

Thing is I updated to Mojave last week across all my machines. And now all my machines run way hotter.

As for battery. I use istat menu pro monitoring rather habitually and my inactive wattage usage has remained the same or gone down half a watt from stock.

At use, hard to say as metal uses a lot more watts on both my Mac and iMac.

Heck my iMac saw almost a 50% average wattage increase from 10.3 to 10.4.

So hopefully that helps a little
 

treekram

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It should be noted that there typically is a significant difference in performance when comparing the Apple 256GB SSD vs the Apple 512GB SSD (due to interleaving the data transfer in larger size SSD's).

From a couple of random reviews using the Blackmagic benchmark of the 2015 13" MBP:
256GB write: 575MB/sec read: 1333MB/sec
512GB write: 1417MB/sec read: 1336MB/sec

Sources:
https://appleinsider.com/articles/1...2015-13-macbook-pro-with-force-touch-trackpad

https://www.computerworld.com/artic...e-new-macbook-literally-is-twice-as-fast.html
 

greenbreadmmm

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It should be noted that there typically is a significant difference in performance when comparing the Apple 256GB SSD vs the Apple 512GB SSD (due to interleaving the data transfer in larger size SSD's).

From a couple of random reviews using the Blackmagic benchmark of the 2015 13" MBP:
256GB write: 575MB/sec read: 1333MB/sec
512GB write: 1417MB/sec read: 1336MB/sec

Sources:
https://appleinsider.com/articles/1...2015-13-macbook-pro-with-force-touch-trackpad

https://www.computerworld.com/artic...e-new-macbook-literally-is-twice-as-fast.html

DANG!

Had I known that then, I may have splurged for the way overpriced SSD upgrade through apple. Figured it was only the space upgrading.

Good info thanks.
 
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