M.2 NVME Converter for MacBook Air Pro Retina 2013-2017
M.2 NVME converter for upgrading from MacBook hard drive to NVME PCI-E.
Fits MB Air & Pro 2013 to 2017 (A1465 A1398 A1502)
See description for more information.
This M.2 PCIe nVME SSD Converter Adapter allows you to upgrade SSD, MacBook from 2013-2015 with NVME SSD to larger capacity.
It is compatible with MacBook Air 11 ”A1465 and MacBook Air 13” A1466 (mid 2013-2017), MacBook Pro 13 ”A1502 & 15” A1398 (late 2013 - mid 2015), Mac Pro ME253 MD878 .
Requires macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later; NOT compatible with earlier versions than macOS 10.13. Use your original SSD to upgrade your macOS before installation.
Supports M.2 NVME / AHCI SSD like Samsung 960 EVO, Samsung 970 EVO / PRO (does not support 960 EVO Plus), WD Black, Crucial P1, HP EX920, ADATA SX8200, Intel 600p series NVME SSD and so on.
It does not support recovery from the Internet, it is important to prepare bootable USB disk drive (M.2 PCIe has no operating system inside, it needs to be deleted first).
How to use:
1. Be sure to install High Sierra on your old drive to install a newer firmware that can handle NVME.
2. For your old driver, make a full backup via Time Machine.
3. Create a High Sierra Installer on a bootable USB stick.
4. Open the MacBook and disconnect the battery while turning off the drive, making sure that both the adapter and the new SSD are tight.
5. Reconnect the battery before closing the shell.
6. Insert the USB key for the installer from step 2 and press the radio button while the machine starts.
7. Finally, when it's up, you can now go to Disk Utility to format and install MAC OS.
1. Please note that macOS failed to resume hibernation with some NVME SSDs from some brands. Must turn off the laptop all the time instead of closing the lid and walking.
2. Insert our adapter fully into the SSD slot and you will need to prepare the bootable USB disk (see third point) with High Sierra to format the M.2 SSD first, it does not support recovery from the Internet.
3. If you experience the machine does not detect nVME hard drive, then you can try replacing it with another model.