is the hibernation problem still unresolved? with most compatible ssd like xg4+taped adaptor ?Hi to all,
I just tried to make a little table of all the SSD I've tested so far. Hope it helps a little.
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PS : I'm waiting for a Toshiba XG5 and will add it to the results in a few days.
If you have other data or results, please tell me so that I can add them or confirm or infirm the datas I have.
[EDIT]: I just add the same table sorted by price instead of by name
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Seemed fine, tested it for a few days. Sold it to a friend of mine, she hasn't complained yet. I saw in another thread 2015+ rMBP and Airs have EFI code that allows hibernation without bugs but idk, seemed to just work like magic. Formatted APFS sand Trim was on by default, I didn't even have to trimforceHow's the battery life, temps, and sleep/hibernation?
That's great news. I have one early 2015 Air running an OEM 256 GB Samsung and one early 2015 Air running an Intel 600p. If I feel the need to upgrade the Samsung, I'll keep the Samsung in mind.Seemed fine, tested it for a few days. Sold it to a friend of mine, she hasn't complained yet. I saw in another thread 2015+ rMBP and Airs have EFI code that allows hibernation without bugs but idk, seemed to just work like magic. Formatted APFS sand Trim was on by default, I didn't even have to trimforce
I installed a 512GB Intel 760P in my early MacBook Pro 2015 13" yesterday. So far, it has woken from sleep properly, and I get much better performance than I was getting with my TarDisk Pear solution (which really was a huge hassle and a disappointment over several years). I was so pleased to find this thread, because I didn't realize I had the option to upgrade the SSD in my Mac with a new drive.Hi. I just bought a Intel 760p 128gb with the ST-NGFF2013-C (the large black one), but I don't have my macbook to test it atm. It's a early 2015 Macbook Pro 13 inch, can anyone vouch for this combo?
EDIT: Also, do I really need to to the kapton tape insulation?
The bootrom is code that is stored inside the motherboard's non-volatile ram and every Macbook will have a bootrom. It is recommended that you install the latest OS to the Macbook with the original SSD inside. This will ensure that the Macbook is running the latest bootrom. Installing the latest OS with a third-party drive will not update the Macbook's bootrom.Am I reading all of this correctly? I can't just swap my 512gb SSD on my Wife's 2013 Macbook Pro Retina to a 1TB SSD without a "BootRom" and other finessing? Is it just safer to just get an external SSD for extra storage and call it a day? Especially @ the cost of a regular SSD vs a PCIE SSD. Any thoughts or corrections of my probably poorly informed statements?
I believe someone did in earlier posts. A search in the thread should help you find it I guess.Did anyone test the new 970 EVO drive?
Hi, did you have flashed your bootrom before setting hibernate to 25 ?The flashing procedure is well documented in this thread. Basically you dump the firmware of the machine in question, modify it and then flash it back using a special clip and a cheap programmer. Alternatively, you can use the pmset command to disable the power management features that cause a kernel panic on wake. They too are documented in this thread.
The reason we can't simply post up the firmwares for people to flash is A) its copyright Apple stuff, and B) each firmware is married to one particular machine (the ME region) so a machine flashed with a different machines firmware won't run correctly.
However if you don't feel comfortable modifying the firmware, the pmset commands will prevent the machine from crashing at wakeup, however battery drain during sleep will be higher (the machine will never sleep properly)
My experience thus far with hibernatemode set to 3, was a nearly flat battery the next morning. I have since reprogrammed it to 25, to see if I get better autonomy from the battery while sleeping with the Toshiba XG-5. Else I have a samsung 960 EVO which I can fit, just need to completely wipe it first after backing up as its the boot drive of a hackintosh, and I need to get rid of clover.
as a remember :
- NVMe drives work out of the box on any 2015 mac without issue.
- you don't need any BootRom modification, the Bootrom upgrade provided with 10.13 gives full NVMe compatibility
(BootRom modification is only necessary to have full hibernation on 2013-2014 macs)
- Sintech rev.B or C adapters are the only way to go. Avoid at any price any other adapters, they have reboot issues.
- the Sintech adapter is provided with kapton tape insulation
- you will have PCIe 3.0 speed with x4 lanes. Trim of course.
all those NVMe were tested to work :
- Adata SX7000
- Intel 600p
- Intel 760p
- Intel 6000p
- Kingston A1000
- Kingston KC1000
- MyDigitalSSD SBX
- OCZ RD400
- Samsung SM950
- Samsung PM950
- Samsung 960 Evo
- Samsung 960 Pro
- Samsung 970 Evo
- Samsung 970 Pro
- Toshiba XG3
- Toshiba XG4
- Toshiba XG5
- WD Black gen 1
One only particular model of NVMe SSD doesn't work, probably because of a custom firmware : Samsung PM981.
Seems that in the post you refer, the person didn't use a sintech adapter but a know bad adapter (chenyang, known to make kernel panics with samsung drives), and worse, without proper insulation with kapton tape
Hi, you mentioned Sierra update. Did you mean High Sierra? You need to update to High Sierra BEFORE you install the NVMe SSD in your rMBP.i install samsung 960 evo + adapter into my macbook pro late 2103, but laptop do not detect SSD drive
boot rom was updated during Sierra update to MBP112.0145.B00, SMC 2.18f15
is it correct bootrom version for NVME support or version must be other?
Correct , i update to High Sierra. after it install NVME ssd + connector. before it i connect SSD via usb connector and format it, but if install SSD instead of original my mbpr do not detect itHi, you mentioned Sierra update. Did you mean High Sierra? You need to update to High Sierra BEFORE you install the NVMe SSD in your rMBP.
What type of partition table did you use ? What filesystem did you choose?Correct , i update to High Sierra. after it install NVME ssd + connector. before it i connect SSD via usb connector and format it, but if install SSD instead of original my mbpr do not detect it
there in not drive in disk utility. my laptop do not detect SSD! i write above.Did you open the disk Utility from the usb stick ? The drive should appear in it and from there you should be able to repartition/reformat it to Efi partition table (if I remember well) and then hfs+ or apfs depending on if you need bootcamp or not.
Which adapter for you get? Did you try applying kapton tape to the adapter? Can you test the drive and adapter in another Macbook?Correct , i update to High Sierra. after it install NVME ssd + connector. before it i connect SSD via usb connector and format it, but if install SSD instead of original my mbpr do not detect it