M.2 PCIe SSD adapter for Mac's

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  1. Synchro3, Sep 4, 2016
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    If you don't want to depend on proprietary Apple PCIe SSD's, I met this tiny M.2 SSD adapter: http://eshop.sintech.cn/ngff-m2-pcie-ssd-card-as-2013-2014-2015-macbook-ssd-p-1139.html

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    Could also be useful in future Mac's. Just buy a Mac with the smallest SSD, and install yourself the M.2 SSD you want.


    Note: 1) NVME SSD's will most likely only work with newer NVME compliant Mac's (October 2016). 2) Enabling TRIM for third party SSD's: Terminal, type 'sudo trimforce enable'
     
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  3. Baunkjaer, Sep 8, 2016
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    Too bad it does´t work in the MP 6,1... Or does it? Website only mention laptops...
     
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    Why not? The adapter is of course compatible with MP 6,1. Only restriction is that an AHCI-M.2 SSD is installed. NVME SSD's would not work in MP 6,1.
     
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    I came across this same adapter earlier this year as well. Hoped that it could be a more affordable solution to stick flash storage. Unfortunately it did not work in a rMBP (late 2013) I tried. Here's the link to this adapter on Amazon (no longer available) - https://amzn.com/B01CWWAENG
     
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    ^^^^The 2 Amazon reviews seem to indicate that it's a POS:oops:

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    Which means? Does it work in the 6,1 or not?
     
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    You already stated that it did not work. Since you already know that it does not work what is the point of asking if it works?
     
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    Isn't it nice that there are standards for new generation disk connections?

    Wouldn't it be nice if Apple systems used standards, rather than a mix of proprietary implementations?

    The first time you use a system with NVMe drives, you'll put AHCI SSDs in the same category as spinners.
     
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    Yes

    Yes

    I have already installed several Samsung M.2 NVMe drives in Dell Latitude E7470 and OptiPlex 7040 computers.



    I am not sure what any of that has to do with my question.
     
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    And what did you think?

    I was thinking more about the workstation and server class systems, where you're more likely to see that the massive parallelism of NVMe can make a big difference.

    A load with only one or a few I/O threads won't see much difference between an AHCI PCIe drive and an NVMe PCIe drive. Both will be much better than an AHCI drive.
     
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    The speed benchmarks were very impressive.
     
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    I might be wrong. I don´t have a 6,1 yet, but would like to know anyway.
     
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    If you think you might be wrong why would you say the following statement as if it were fact?

     
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    The website doesn´t mention Mac Pro, only laptops.
     
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    It isn't this same adapter. One you linked is "reverse way" adapter than Synchro3 posted.
     
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    Both are model # ST-NGFF2013. Can you elaborate on what "reverse way" means?
     
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    As you can see on a pic from your link, the adapter is from Apple to regular NGFF, Synchro's one is from regular NGFF to Apple pinout.
     
  19. theitsage macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure what you're seeing, but both are the exact same - to convert the physical connection of regular NGFF M.2 to Apple.
     
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    Hmm, I guess I understand now...
    When clicking on your link I'm seeing this:

    Screen Shot 2016-09-11 at 16.30.05.png

    Looks like Amazon redirects me by my IP to their UK site or something like this.
     
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    However, I have already ordered one and will report if it functions or not.
     
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    Any updates?
     
  23. Synchro3, Nov 3, 2016
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    I could not find yet an AHCI PCI-E M.2 SSD for a good price.

    However: Since it's evident the format of the new MacBook Pro 2016 with it's NVME-SSD's is not compatible with this adapter, I do not continue this project.
     

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