MacBook Pro 15" A1398 Late 2013 adapter AHCI?

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  1. MuaMua macrumors newbie

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    Hello! I have a MacBook Pro A1398 15" Late 2013 without SSD disk. I wanna buy an cheap M2 adapter and some normal AHCI (non NVME) SSD disk - will it work without hibernation issues? I know I can use NVME but I don't wanna have an issues. I don't need high transfers. Thanks.
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    Your MacBook will have hibernation issues with an nvme drive unless it is flashed with a modded bootrom.

    Your MacBook should be running at least a high Sierra bootrom too.
     
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    But how about nonNVME drive? Can i use normal SATA/AHCI?
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    Non-Apple ahci drives haven't been made for a while so you may have to buy one on the used market.

    Using an ahci drive is no guarantee that hibernation will work.

    Drives that use the sata 1/2/3 protocol will not work in your MacBook pro.
     
  5. MuaMua thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im running Mojave on that 2013 so I will have a sleep issue with NVME disk right? Can I upgrade a BOOTROM with NVME support without special equipment?
     
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    Yes, you can't use hibernation mode 25 with a nvme drive unless you flash a modded bootrom and a modded bootrom can only be flashed with specific equipment.
     
  7. MuaMua thread starter macrumors newbie

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    At 2015 13” and 15” there is no hibernation issue?
     
  8. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    The 2015 Pro and Air do not have this hibernation problem.
     
  9. MuaMua thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have one more question. Can I use original SSD from 2015 Air/Retina in Late 2013 15" without problems :D ?
     
  10. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    Yes, the SSD from a 2015 Air/Pro will work in a late-2013 15".
     

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