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Will this new Samsung M.2 SSD work?

Samsung just released (October 2015) a new M.2 SSD:

SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V5P512BW

It has the most incredible specs and is still affordable. This would be an awesome upgrade for my MBA. But might/will it be compatible?

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Here is the 3rd party SSD you'll need: OWC - MacBook Air 11" & 13" Mid 2013, 2014, and 2015

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Apple uses their own custom SSD blade design. A regular M.2 SSD blade won't work here (just won't fit). Sadly, the M.2 standard is just too loose. Technically the Apple SSD blade is either a PCIe 2 or 4 lane design (depending on the model) or in the case of the older models a modified SATA interface. They all use custom Apple firmware. So from the specs you would think the Samsung 950 Pro would work and Samsung does make the OEM unit for Apple which is a modified version of the 950 Pro design in the latest version of MacBook Pro's & Airs.

11/20/2015 by Dan

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I couldn't have said it better Mayer ;-}

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would this ssd work in the older A1369, form 2010-11?

if not are there any 3rd party ones that do?

will it (or another) work well with an adapter?

if so, what adapter?

THANKS!

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OWC offers a different SSD for the older MacBook Air's: OWC SSD OWC - MacBook Air 11" & 13" 2010 - 2011

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there is a connector adapter which will arrange the mechanical part of the issue, however I don´t know if the latest 950pro will work as it is not yet on the compatibility list

http://eshop.sintech.cn/ngff-m2-pcie-ssd...

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Has anyone found any evidence that this adapter will work with typical m.2 SSDs?

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The 950 is a four lane unit so it won't work in the older two lane systems. You'll see the interface pin out is different.

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no,950 can't work, it is nVME version,you must use ACHI version SSD,such as XP941 .

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I buy this adaptor and badly is NOT compatible with 950 / 960 evo pro series

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Work only with AHCI SSD Samsung SM951 + ES_SHOP adapter

Don't work now with Samsung 950/960 Series.

http://eshop.sintech.cn/ngff-m2-pcie-ssd...

how to install see this video (russian)

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

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