Question Can I use M.2 nVME SSD to replace M.2 SATA 2280

KarlJay

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There's a deal on 500GB drives and I want to upgrade my 2012 15" MBPr, but the adapter is different. Looks like it's a SATA type M.2 drive instead of the faster nVME type.

I want to know if I can use this drive:
WD - WD_BLACK SN750 NVMe Gaming 500GB PCIe Gen 3 x4 Internal Solid State Drive

With an adapter:

https://www.amazon.com/Sintech-Upgrade-24Pin-MacBook-Retina/dp/B0879FL44R/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=m.2+ssd+macbook+adapter+2012+retina&qid=1634497932&s=electronics&sr=1-4

It clearly states on the Amazon site that this adapter is for the one type.

  • Support 3 size NGFF SSD: Type 2230, 2242, 2260.DONOT support 2280
  • Allows users to replace or upgrade the SSD for in 2012 and early 2013 macbook Pro Retina display or iMac with a M.2 NGFF SSD.
https://www.amazon.com/Baosity-Adapter-MacBook-Replacement-Converter/dp/B07JKT72JH/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=m.2+ssd+macbook+adapter+2012+retina&qid=1634497932&s=electronics&sr=1-6

And this adapter says:
Sintech M2(NGFF) SATA SSD Card,for Upgrade 24Pin 2012 Year MacBook PRO Retina SSD (Fit M.2 SATA 2280 SSD,Not Fit M.2 nVME SSD))
  • NOTICE: it can't Fit Later 2013-2017 macbook PRO.It only fit M.2 SATA SSD with dual notch SSD,not support nVME M-Key SSD.


So if I read this correctly, I'm stuck unless there's some adapter that will allow me to use the newer format on the older MBP slot.

IDK if I want to invest in an older, slower card at this point, but for some $60ish I'd like to upgrade.
 

Bob.B

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There's a deal on 500GB drives and I want to upgrade my 2012 15" MBPr, but the adapter is different. Looks like it's a SATA type M.2 drive instead of the faster nVME type.

I want to know if I can use this drive:
WD - WD_BLACK SN750 NVMe Gaming 500GB PCIe Gen 3 x4 Internal Solid State Drive

With an adapter:

https://www.amazon.com/Sintech-Upgrade-24Pin-MacBook-Retina/dp/B0879FL44R/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=m.2+ssd+macbook+adapter+2012+retina&qid=1634497932&s=electronics&sr=1-4

It clearly states on the Amazon site that this adapter is for the one type.




And this adapter says:


So if I read this correctly, I'm stuck unless there's some adapter that will allow me to use the newer format on the older MBP slot.

IDK if I want to invest in an older, slower card at this point, but for some $60ish I'd like to upgrade.
I doubt it and even if there was such a thing you would likely see zip perf wise over a sata m.2 other than benchmarks.
 

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