Hi guys, I'm about to order this adapter http://eshop.sintech.cn/ngff-m2-pcie-ssd-card-as-2013-2014-2015-macbook-ssd-p-1229.html and can't decide about the SSD, will this type of SSD work with MacBooks ? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TGIW1XG/ref=psdc_1292116011_t3_B015CWR4M2
Thanks for all the incredible work here. Finally received both a black and green adapter from sintech. With a 960 Evo made in January and without firmware updates, getting 1300 writes and 1400 reads with Black magic on my 'early '15 MBP 12,1. Black adapter has the occasional '? folder' on restarts, the green seems perfect thus far.
This adapter is suitable for MacBook Air 2017.The labelling on the new black adapter is unfortunately inaccurate.. only 2013-2015 MacBook Pros will be compatible.
On the non-TouchBar 2016 Retina MacBook Pro there is a detachable SSD but its slot design is totally different. The other 2016 rMBP's have the SSD on the logic board.
On the 2017 Retina MacBook Pros the SSD is part of the logic board as in most of the 2016 models.
You can order the adapter without the screwdrivers and during the order there is a comment field where you can ask for a green adapter.Guess I'll have to order one and see how it works out.. giles, did you order under the standard numbers? If I order the one with the two screwdrivers will I get this model?
Sintech seems to me to be very thrustfully, but nevertheless there is no need to give them credit card numbers anytime as they accept paypal payments, which I have use without any issue for all orders.Too bad they're not selling this on Amazon, I highly distrust sites in China to keep my CC info inviolate..
Just for info I received today the last Sintech adapters, and the new ones have exactly the same wiring diagrams as the large green ones... great news !
And they do work perfectly... Here are some photos...
Just tried this with a similar setup. I have a SAM 500GB EVO not the Pro. With bigger version of Sintech Adapter. And things seem to be working great! Thanks for your post.
Just curious if you are getting 4x or 2x NVMe speeds? Mine shows 2x.
Getting Write speeds at about 714MB/s and Read at 775MB/s.
Also, I didn't apply Kapton tape, yet. But so far no issues. Been running, sleeping, hibernating, rebooting for 24 hours now. No issues at all. Just thought the speeds should be a bit higher. Any ideas?
Please can you post photos of your adapter and insulation ? And did you buy your adapter at Sintech ebay shop ?Another thing I noticed, green adapter is draining battery much faster than the black adapter while sleeping/standby.
With the black adapter, I went four days of not opening the MacBook and I was still only 1% down. Green adapter drained 9% overnight. With the same drive.
You can order the adapter without the screwdrivers and during the order there is a comment field where you can ask for a green adapter.
Please can you post photos of your adapter and insulation ? And did you buy your adapter at Sintech ebay shop ?
There are a lot of "chenyang" adapters that presents' issues.
Green sintech adapters don't have issues with reboot nor with battery drain
[doublepost=1519783972][/doublepost]Hi I installed Samsung NVMe M.2 ssd on my MBP 2015. It is booting up well (from Shut Down) and I can see my new hard drive and everything (installed High Sierra). I bought the sintech adapter and taped it with kapton tape and still having issues when rebooting (from Restart). I get that blinking folder with "?". I also did disable sleep mode with "sudo pmset -a standby 0" and still getting that annoying blinking folder when trying to wake up. Is there anything else I should do? Please Help!!!I didn't have such problem at all, but it could be the same thing as the problem of wakeup from sleep, really...
Your problem may occur because of the SSD taking too long to be ready at startup...
For my information, did you protect the back of the sintech adapter with some tape ? (so that the pins at the back are not too close to the shield)
My word would not be to stay away from samsung drives. They definitely are the fastest, but there still are issues on 2013-2014 macs.
If you have a 2013-2014 mac and can't wait, take an WD, Intel, Kingston or Toshiba NVMe SSD. They are slower than Samsung SSD but they are still faster than OEM Apple drives, and way, way cheaper...
If you have a 2013-2014 mac and can wait a little, wait : there are still lots of tests being processed.
If you have a 2015 mac, go for 960 Evo or Pro...
Polaris Samsung drives did have some issues with PC motherboard in late 2016-early 2017, which were partly corrected with the 2B7QCXE7/2B6QCXP7 firmware update. Some PC users continue to have issues, maybe a firmware update will come ? I can't say...
Yes it is