M.2 PCIe SSD adapter for Mac's

Synchro3

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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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Synchro3

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Too bad it does´t work in the MP 6,1...
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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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?
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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Isn't it nice that there are standards for new generation disk connections?
Yes

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

The first time you use a system with NVMe drives, you'll put AHCI SSDs in the same category as spinners.
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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I have already installed several Samsung M.2 NVMe drives in Dell Latitude E7470 and OptiPlex 7040 computers.
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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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?
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.
The speed benchmarks were very impressive.
 
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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
It isn't this same adapter. One you linked is "reverse way" adapter than Synchro3 posted.
 

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

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Looks like Amazon redirects me by my IP to their UK site or something like this.
 

Synchro3

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However, I have already ordered one and will report if it functions or not.
 

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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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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'
Hi,

Does this also fit my 27 inch 2017 iMac?

Best regards,
 
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