NVME PCIE M.2 SSD + High Sierra + Macbook Pro 2015 13"

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by DanMG, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. DanMG macrumors newbie

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  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

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    That adapter does not support NVME:
     
  3. gilles_polysoft macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    Hi,
    Hi had some success with the sintech M.2 ngff to 12+16 adapter and a NVMe drive : the Samsung SM951.
    I'm testing other SSDs and will post results on this other post : https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/upgrading-2013-2014-macbook-pro-ssd-to-m-2-nvme.2034976/
     
  4. TuffWrap macrumors newbie

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    --- Post Merged, Nov 21, 2017 ---
    SERIOUSLY FAST DRIVE!


    I found a good new old stock Mac Pro 2012 and wanted some speedy drives

    So I did some investigating and bought some drives. Here’s the results of speed tests on each drive


    OWC Mercury Extreme on SATA SSD Speeds:

    Write about 200 MB/s, Read about 265 MB/s


    OWC Accelsior PCIe, installed in a x16 slot, costs $455, uses 2 drives in Raid 0 and the speeds:

    Write about 465 MB/s, Read about 660 MB/s


    OWC is still the old type SSD AHCI


    This next setup needs OS 10.13 to recognize the NVMe without some sort of Hackintosh, installed in a x4 slot

    Lycom DT-120 M.2 PCIe to PCIe 3.0 x4 Adapter (Support M.2 PCIe 2280, 2260, 2242)

    Samsung 960 PRO Series - 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6P512BW)


    This cost $307 at Amazon and the speeds:

    Write about 1,400 MB/s Read about 1,500 MB/s

    I had some trouble getting the drive
    recognized by the current disk utility. I could see it on the hardware info page. So I loaded an old drive with older disk utility and it recognized the drive and I was able to format it.
     
  5. ykchau macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I successfully install SM951 in my mbpr 2015 13" , I recorded the whole procedure, hope it can help.

    My combination:
    13" Mbpr 2015 early
    SM951 256GB
    Chenyang Adapter
    High Sierra


    Preparation of MacBook NVMe SSD Upgrade

    How to make a Bootable macOS High Sierra USB

    Upgrade MacBook to NVMe SSD
     
  6. ShinySteelRobot macrumors regular

    ShinySteelRobot

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    For people who've performed an NVMe install in a MacBook Pro 13... How's it working for you? How's the heat? Any stability or compatibility issues with High Sierra?

    Asking b/c thinking of performing this upgrade myself. :)

    Thx in advance for any info!
     

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