should I change the MacBook Air 11 2014 128gb ssd for Trasnced Jetdrive 850?

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  1. alejandro36 macrumors newbie

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    I would be very pleased If someone could help me with this ssd concern.
    I have got a MacBook Air 11 2014. 4Gb. 128gb (toshiba) for the uiversity (law degree)
    The battery is new

    I haven seen the Trascend JetDrive 850 250Gb for 167€. After reading the threads I am confused.
    Should I upgrade to Transcend 850 in order to get more speed to open apps, run faster and save battery (I saw something like 1.5W in the ssd). I know Hasswell and 15w. However I cannot afford to buy the Mac I would like to buy (macbook 12) and I have got some inner contradictions about butterfly keyboard.

    Thanks a million!
    A fan of macrumors here, in Spain. Macrumors is the best Mac community so far.
    I apology for my English
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    I would get a Sintech adapter and a nvme drive to save some money.

    The transcend may not use less battery than an apple SSD and will probably use more power.

    The air 2014 had a pci-e 2.0 x2 bus which means putting a really fast drive inside like a Samsung 970 Evo world be a bit of a waste.
     
  3. alejandro36 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is a pity that is not the early 2015 macbook air 11. I made a mistake buying the 2014 model, I didn't realize it.
    I have seen the 2015 have 1 more hour of battery. It is for law university. which nvme? intel 720? I am in love with the macbook 12 retina form factor, an it is quite enough powerful but is so expensive. to conclude, I am trying to get a little bit more battery and speed.
    I bought an app, Turboboost switcher pro to turn off it. I do know. the new air is great to, but expensive. I would like to figure out something until Arm macbook by 2021. I hope Mac OS at that year could made something to compete with snapdragon 8XX and windows.

    Thanks for your patience...
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    Battery life shown by Apple are not always possible regardless of what you try.

    Here is an adapter: http://eshop.sintech.cn/mobile/ui/product.php?id=1139&s=3100019875582

    A good drive is the Intel 660p, Intel 760p, Adata sx8200 pro, crucial P1, and HP ex920.

    These nvme ducts will not give you as much battery life as the Apple SSD.

    Are you running out of space on the Apple drive?
     
  5. alejandro36 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wowww!

    I can not believe it! I have seen on the internet that the adata have 0.7wat. It is not possible. So cheap, so fast and such a low consume? the intel 760p quite the same. is not it too good to be real?
    the transcend 850, here in Spain in a Mac reseller, 170€ as an offer. More expensive and worse. There is something that I am losing.
    adata: 70€
    https://www.amazon.com/ADATA-SX8200...qid=1550010161&s=gateway&sr=8-2-fkmrnull&th=1

    intel:70€
    https://www.amazon.com/Intel-760P-2...qid=1550010402&sr=8-3&keywords=intel+ssd+660p

    I have got 128 ssd. I think it is enough. However I felt the Mac slower in 2018. I tried a clean install, 20 sg of power on is too much. With mavericks just 10. everything was smoother. mixed feeling. I like Mojave but...

    an iPad Pro without a better iOS and better keyboard is not completely useful from my point of view. Perhaps iOS 13.
    So beautiful, still Mac is more reliable.

    To conclude, I do not how to make this Mac better.

    Thank you Audit13.
     
  6. Audit13 macrumors 601

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  7. alejandro36 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I really appreciate all your help Audit13.

    Thanks a lot
     
  8. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    You are very welcome.

    Good luck with your search and studies.
     
  9. flowrider macrumors 603

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    Just to add, my experience with a Transcend SSD has been quite good. I have a 2012 MBA with a 480GB Transcend SSD that has been going strong for 6 years now.

    Just a side note - I assume that typos are a bad thing in the pursuit of a law degree 1387914497.gif

    Lou
     
  10. alejandro36 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    xdxdxd. yes

    Look at this: the room is not the latest. I do not why.
    Mojave 10.4.2 and Original Apple ssd.


    The other threads talk about update the firmare. But I can't do it I don't know why

    Versión of ROM : 110.0.0.0.0

    Versión SMC: 2.12f143

    I am learning a lot.
    Thanks a million
     
  11. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    Your English is fine and, since you are in Spain, knowing perfect English isn't necessary :)

    110.0.0.0.0 is the latest ROM for the 2014 Air.

    149.0.0.0.0. is the latest ROM for the 2015/2017 Air.
     
  12. flowrider macrumors 603

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    ^^^^Just to clarify, I was NOT commenting on alejandro's use of the English language, but on his typos. That, to me, is just carelessness. a taboo in the legal field.

    Lou
     
  13. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    No worries, I understood what you were getting at. I know you were being helpful.

    English is my first language and you should see some of my earlier posts! I made lots of mistakes because I was in such a hurry to post my message.

    Cheers.
     
  14. alejandro36 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    xdxd.

    I urderstood it as well. I´ll do my best. here, I can learn Mac knowledge and practice English. Its is a win win.

    Mac users in Spain are only 9%, almost nobody knows about Mac as much as Macrumors.

    I tried to buy in a specialized store for Mac products, an ssd one hours ago and the all the sellers told that ssd only worth it to change it if you come fro hdd. lol.
     
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  16. alejandro36 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I´ve just installed an OEM apple ssd from eBay.

    1100 and 1400 on black magic test!!! more than double!!!!!!!! the Toshiba ssd had 300 and 700 on blackmagic test.

    This machine is great!!!!!! With a new battery from newer technology (5290mah, a little bit more than 5100mah) 60€, and the apple ssd from eBay 160€, this Mac has a new life. xdxdxd.
    I feel so happy.
     
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  18. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    You did a good job of refreshing your air and extending it's useful life.

    For my 2015 air, the original Apple SSD was too expensive so I used an adapter and nvme drive.
     
  19. alejandro36 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have mixed feelings because of the money, almost 250 with the shipment. A friend of mine told advised me that it would have been better to sell it and add 400 in order to have a second hand macbook 12 of 2015 or buying a refurbished.
    I don´t know. I think the 11 is reliable, more than the 12 model and the new air. I suppose I have spent too much just to refresh a 4g macbook 11 with usual usb. In a couple of years everything will be usb c.

    What do you think about it? and what is the reasonable money to invest in refreshing a Mac?
    I feel I have spent the same money the Mac worth in second hand market.
     
  20. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    If you are happy with the results, that is all that really matters.

    People also ask me why I don't sell my MacBook and get a new MacBook with a retina screen. I already have a late 2013 13" Pro with Retina and I don't want to spend a more money than I have to. Sure, a retina air would be nice but the cost is too much right now and I'm still happy with my 13" non-retina air.

    I don't have any usb-c devices so I am fine with only usb 3.0 ports. When everything more to usb-c, I can buy adapters.
     
  21. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    Considering that 2018 Macbooks are causing pops and clicks with audio work, I'm pretty happy with my Early-2013 rMBP... also there's no need for adapters when connecting my Thunderbolt 2 audio interface or the Ethernet-TB adapter. A 2018 Macbook can be a nice 2020 machine when bugs were fixed.
     
  22. alejandro36 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is what I think. I also have a iPad pro 10.5 with all my laws and legal documents in order to read and note taking.
    the 11 is great, the pencil is what it would suppose to be instead of the lighting connector.. I broke it once. But again, selling the 10.5 and buying the newer 11 costs near 500 all the transaction, new pencil and the sturdy new keyboard (the current keyboard is not good enough in lap).
    Is it worth all of this? just to have the pencil that would be the first instead and the proper keyboard on lap? too expensive to me.
    I feel investing in Mac is worth much more than iOS product. The obsolescence in Mac is less than iOS. We can downgrade in Mac to a previos version. not in iOS. my iPhone X drains a little bit more in iOS 12 as well as the iPad Pro 10.5.

    Mac get older less than iOS. I think if I invest that 500€ to upgrade to the newer iPad Pro 11, in three years I will feel the same frustration with another tricks.

    It is strange.
     
  23. Macdctr macrumors 6502a

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    I have been reading your thread alejandro and am typing this response using my 2012 11inch MBA. I think you did the right thing refreshing your MBA and gave it a few more years of life depending on what you will be using it for... I say this because your MBA is using the older, much more reliable scissor-type keyboard and you will have a reliable and portable laptop.

    Getting the newer style computer gives you more up to date tech but introduces you to other potential headaches. So far I have been reading that there are issues associated with Apple's Gen1/Gen2 and Gen 3 "butterfly-style" keyboards and this is the reason I have chosen to use my MBA as my primary computer. My needs do not require the Retina display and if it does I have a 2012 15inch Retina MBP that I can use for that task otherwise the MBA is more than adequate for my needs.

    I have recently restored my 11inch MBA and never thought I would enjoy using this laptop as much as I have. I really love the portability of this laptop and how light it is compared to my other laptops... I will be using mine for many years to come... enjoy yours! :)
     
  24. alejandro36 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am so happy with the 11. I restored it as well, and made four partitions, with Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave, and another 10gb partition to 10.15 next fall:), all in a external and cheap hard drive to restore it, just in case it is necessary :),
    As I said, so happy with the results :)
     
  25. alejandro36 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yesterday I was playing with a MacBook 12, early 2015. So beautiful, but the butterfly keyboard is so annoyed. The new air 2018 is a great Mac but hasn't got the wow effect. The new one starts nearly the same time, 16". From my point of view we have a machine at least for a couple of years.
    Haswell/Broadwell plus 11 air is still good enough combo.
    Perhaps 2022 ARM...
     

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