Most Apple original SSD blades are now older and slower than the new Blade SSD’s on the market today.
I recently upgrade my MacBook Air (early 2014) from 128GB SSD Blade (SanDisk) to 1TB (ADATA . For this upgrade I used M.2 NVMe Adapter cost 3.50 usd and the M.2 NVMe 2280 SSD, XPG was around 220usd.
No other adjustments needed, sleep function and hybernation works out of the box. The read and write speeds, APFS (Encrypted) I get now are 5 times higher than with my original blade. The new Blade has also come with a heatsink, it fits into the MacBook Air too.
This SSD Blade also has low power consumtion and the is no change in battery life. Intel 760p blades are even more power save devices.
R/W Speeds btw Samsung and XPG you will never notice, but you will defenetly notice the price.
Samsunng blades can be used in iMac’s as they need a bit more power.
Yes, you can upgrade your SSD Blade , you can buy M.2 NVMe Adapter 12x16 pin, and use any storage from Samsung EVO 970, they use the same chip as Apple and they are also a bit faster :)
I am also wondering, my Mac have only Flash SSD 512Gb - Apple SM0512L….do those Macs have the HDD brakets inside and the SSD/HDD cabel connectors???
Hi Sam, thanks for your post, but there is more important information here missing…..
could you please add comment with all compatible (non-Apple) NVMe M.2 Blade drives and adapters for iMac 27” 2017, A1419 ……like Samsung 970 EVO + Sintech M.2 2280 adapter for Mac?
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