As an experiment, I used an Intel 256 GB 600p, the large green Sintech adapter, and kapton tape on an early 2015 Macbook Air. I booted the Air with a USB High Sierra installer, formatted the disk, and installed High Sierra. No Ubuntu/Linux disk was required. There is a bit more battery drain with the 600p than the OEM Apple drive but not enough for me to worry about. I have used it over the past few weeks and there have been no kernel panics during use or when opening the lid from hibernation, no problems with rebooting the machine, no problems with cold boots, and no changes to High Sierra's default settings were necessary. I know these are the results from an early 2015 Macbook Air but I think you will find from reading this thread that the 600p is solid replacement.