By the looks of it it's an M2, length of the original one is 2mm, but 3mm fits just fine. Some adapters from eBay come with a spare screw, however the one I got is way too long - 4mm and as a result it doesn't sit right with a short adapter. As always be careful when experimenting with screws and don't screw them into the board effectively drilling a hole...and also, do you guys know what size the SSD screw is?
Realistically you will get 1400-1700Mbps no matter how fast drive you get. Better look as other speedtest results instead of plain sequential r/w (iops, random read/write etc). To be honest I'm unfamiliar with Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro so I don't know what kind of workload these programs create.My question is: If I choose the Intel 660p, will I still be able to achieve 1,800Mbps (realistically less), or will I get even slower r/w speeds than with the Sabrent? Sorry if this doesn't make sense.
Find someone who can lend you their original apple ssd for upgrade purposes. You can always try to install macos on an external drive to see what happens, but it's unlikely this will do the job.What else can I do?
No harm in tying though
There are two latches around the battery that need to be clipped in place. Maybe you missed them? There are no latches on Air's.After installing the sintech adapter and the ssd, I closed the body again - and recognized that afterwards the macbook "wobbles" a bit on the table. Following I suppose that ssd & adapter do not fit perfectly.
if possible make photos - it's hard to guess without being a fortuneteller
As far as I know the answer is "no". There is no selection to choose from anyway - these beasts are rare, not cheap and in my opinion are hardly worth buying.Is there a consensus on the best and or cheapest product to use the old oem drive externally?
But if you really need/want one - check out OWC or Sintech. Also Transcend has a Jetdrive lineup, but I'm not sure they sell enclosures without ssd's - these appear on used market from time to time.