You're correct, it's based on the drive itself and not on the MacBook.thanks for those pics, they do look very similar. i have the opportunity to try it in a few weeks and wanted to take the drive from the 2015 as it will be 1tb over the 512gb in the 2013. they look the same size and the connector looks the same so I'm hopeful.
i was under the impression that the PICe x2 and x4 was based on the drive itself rather than the macbook, was the late 2013 1tb model not x4?
NVMe is not a physical connector. It's just a drive technology that greatly improves speeds to beyond 2000MB/s or so.it all sounds promising, i can't see why in at least theory it shouldn't work. i want to upgrade the 15" to a 1 tb drive before apple switch to NVME as i agree with you the macbook might not support it itself .
interesting about the PCIe x4 - the current stock 512gb pulls around 680mb/s write and 722mb/s read if that increases with the 1tb drive that would be great!
Just make sure it's the new 2015 SSD instead of the 2013 one, cause there is a clear speed difference. I would think that finding 2015 1TB MBP SSD's could be a challenge right now, so I'm personally prepared to wait for some time until they are available.I'm totally in on this thread!
I've been eye-balling that 1TB PCIe x4 SSD on eBay to replace my 512GB in my '13 MBP.
Looking forward to your install and feedback.
I am constantly moving large files. I know it will not have a clear effect on many things.Unless you are constantly moving very large files it'll make very little difference I/O performance is much more relevant to most use cases....
Well...SM951s aren't cheap.I am Chinese. I searched our "Ebay"website -- taobao but found nothing about new SSD
But I found the brand new 2015 SSD on eBay，and it's very expensive...