MacBookAir 2015 SSD upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Giuanniello, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. Giuanniello macrumors 6502

    Giuanniello

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    I already posted this question a while ago but water flew under the bridges and I read about new SSDs reaching the market and also about people who successfully upgraded their MBAirs with new storage at much cheaper prices than a few months ago.

    I was wondering if the only viable solution without to incur compatibility issues is still the Trascend JetDrives or if things changed in the meantime.

    I want to upgrade my son's 2015 13" MBA which came with only 128GB and even tho he says it's not necessary I know it is, he is a teen and I guess he would run out of space even with a 3TB drive so my goal is to get him a 256 at least, here in Italy the JetDrive 520 256GB goes for about 145 euros which is ok to a degree but still a lot compared to newer tech, with little more can get a regular 512GB so I am curious to hear from your experiences and knowledge.

    Thank you


    Giovanni
     
  2. Macdctr, Apr 8, 2018
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    Macdctr macrumors 6502

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    Giovanni, I think if you go thru this thread you will find your answer...

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/macbook-air-2017-ssd-compatibility-with-samsung-ssd.2099405/

    To sum it all up, all you need to do is get a 512GB M.2 NVMe drive (I used a Samsung 950 PRO drive) and a Sintech adapter.

    Here is the Sintech adapter I used on my 2015 MBA: https://www.ebay.com/itm/M2-M-Key-SSD-as-2013-2014-2015-MACBOOK-SSD-for-Air-A1465-A1466-Pro-A1398-A1502/222617863013?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649


    A Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2 NVMe drive: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-95...378782&hash=item4679b2631b:g:CxUAAOSw3epav8s6
     
  3. Giuanniello thread starter macrumors 6502

    Giuanniello

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