Considering Apple has been using the same PCI connector for almost 2 years and OWC still hasn't released anything, I'm doubtful we'll see anything soon.
They don't exist. Samsung PCIe SSDs are not available for purchase in the open market officially.Anyone know where the new fast SSD in the 15" can be found to buy separately? I'm pretty sure it's a Samsung unit? Any help appreciated!
The form factor and connector is the same between mid-2013 Airs, late-2013/mid-2014 rMBPs and early/mid-2015 rMBPs. However, the ones before 2015 use slower XP941s while the 2015 ones use the faster SM951s.Other than used on eBay, I don't think it's happening. Question: now that the 2015 MacBook Pro and Air are using 4-channel PCIe SSDs, is the connector the same? What happens if you (try to) plug the SSD from a 2014 rMBP into a 2015 rMBP, or vice versa?
you wont get the 2gbps speeds in your 2014 model. That's only for the 2015 model.
No it will plug right in and be good to go.Understood and I can live with that, I really need the space though.
Given that I wont get the speeds (although nikhsub1 belives otherwise and I hope he's right), can I just buy it as is and plug it in? Do I need any adapters, heatsinks, etc...?
The form factor and connector is the same between mid-2013 Airs, late-2013/mid-2014 rMBPs and early/mid-2015 rMBPs. However, the ones before 2015 use slower XP941s while the 2015 ones use the faster SM951s.
Among the XP941s, 4 lanes are enabled only with a 1TB SSD. Among the SM951s, 4 lanes are enabled across all capacities.
There is.What about XP941 512G and XP941 1T？ Is there a big difference between them,also mean between 4 lanes and 2 lanes
Because mine is 15 rMBP late 2013 with 512G(PCI*2), and wondering shall I change 512G to 1T(PCI*4)