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The March 2015 update of Apple's 13" MacBook Pro Retina Display, model A1502, features fifth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and introduces the Force Touch trackpad.

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MBP early 2015 SSD can upgrade with Samsung 950 pro?

I'm plan to buy 2nd hand MBPr 2015 from someone. Prices is cheap. But it has 128GB ssd.

I think about to upgrade. Samsung 950 pro is interesting. But i'm not sure it can use for this model.

I'm google. So many question but not find case like this. I found that apple use custom ssd, i found samsung 950 size is 22x80mm, apple support NVMe in 10.10.3

But don't find someone test or use it

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The SSD slot in that Macbook pro is not m.2. So it won't fit.

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what is it then?

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Apple have own Apple Proprietary connector, its use 16+12 pin ssd. its technology same like PCIe NVMe SSDs only connection is different.

for use any pcie ssd in mbp purchase 3rd party convertor (pcie to 16+12 pin.)

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You can buy a cheap adapter that will allow it to fit - the computer I'm using (2015 MacBook Pro 15" Retina) has one. Easy job, replaced 512 Gb with 1 Tb one.

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What Ben said is true, Samsung Pro 950 cannot be used in a 2015 Retina MBP.

However this will work.

You can install the new drive and sell the old one to recoup some of the cost.

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MacBook Air 11" (2013-2015) 13" (2013-2017) MacBook Pro Retina 13" and 15" (2015) SSD

$39.99

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Product was not found. Do you have an alternate URL?

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Here's a good source: Transcend - JetDrive 820

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Just seeing this now - sorry for the delay. Thanks for the response Dan!

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You can buy an adapter from M.2 to MBPr or Air for about $20...

http://eshop.sintech.cn/storage-adapter-...

The REAL question is if the NVMe protocol will be a hiccup (as in, I don't personally know that answer) ... and if it'll get the full speed of the 950. In principle, I don't see why it wouldn't. And I WILL be testing this out.

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Sadly, you can't use a M.2 NVMe SSD in these systems even with the adapter.

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with this adaptor Macbook don't see Samsung 950/960 series

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Is this only because of a kext issue? (big cross stop-logo on bootup) ; if so, there are alternative kext drivers now for those using various NVME drives on hackintoshes that may work.

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Work only with AHCI Driver SM951

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSWvxZ0S...

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Hi! Has anyone tried this:

https://nickwoodhams.com/getting-your-nv...

It is a nvme patch for the original nvme kext from apple. It is meant to be used on hackintosh but I think it might work on a macbook pro from 2015 with the adapter and a nvme ssd like the samsung 960/950 evo/pro. If someone tries or has tried it please let me know.

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Samsung drives use a 512 block size for NVME and Apple only support 4096 block size so buy one of those (like the OCZ RD400) and it works on a hackintosh with no patching, and if you get the correct adaptor it might work in a MacBook Pro too. There is a lot of misinformation about Apple only supporting NVME in the upcoming High Sierra but that is not accurate.

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This only works in a hackintosh system, not a MacBook Pro

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Some happy updates with new High Sierra https://apple.stackexchange.com/question...

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@djanym - Be careful here! This is still a quagmire of a mess! Until Apple freezes the High Sierra OS things could change!

Besides, most people want plug and play so all the hacking needed to get a M.2 SSD to work is still more than what most people want to do. Don't forget, not all M.2 SSD's will play nicely! As we learned when we give it a go about a year ago. And some carriers & SSD's just won't work reliably! I can tell you that from our limited testing!

Whats needed here is someone creating a clean web page with a listing of known good & bad carriers & SSD's after doing extensive testing. Don't forget you have to test across every model which has a PCIe interface (both 13" & 15" models). Just look at the complexities of the OWC Data Doubler as different systems optical drive SATA ports are mis-clocked (Apples failing not OWC's).

Maybe even offering preconfigured 4k block'd SSD's ($$) as well as instructions (or a tool script) on how its done (full transparency). Then and only then does it make sense to offer it as a solution.

If you look back on how OS-X SSD TRIM support, 802.11ac AirPort bds & Continuity services happened as rogue offerings at the beginning thats whats needed here.

Are you up to the challenge? Someone needs to step up to take it on!

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