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Hi, 

 

I while back my Macbook Pro early 2015, had frozen so i so i pressed the start/stop button to turn it off. 

When i tried to reboot the system, the famous blinking question mark appeared. Since my Mac was out of warranty, i had to find a solution myself.

I bought a samsung Evo 960 250 gb and an adapter (apples M.2 interface is different) and whiteout any problems i installed high sierra, i'm working on the macbook without any problems for 8 months now.

A few weeks ago I assembled a new Ryzen system. My motherboard (MSI X370 gaming pro carbon) has two nvme m.2 ports. I ordered a converter, apple interface to m.2. 

I put the drive with adapter in my computer, it shows up in windows diskmanagement, however it asks me to initialise the disk according to an MBR or GPT(GUID) partition style, both options fail. 

When i chose gpt style, it gives me a waring that the disk size is smaller than the minimum required space for a gpt drive. 

In diskpart the "list disk" command indicates a size of 0B instead of the 256 GB and the "detail disk" command indicates a sata disk instead of a NVME device, see picture. 

I also tried a live version of gparted, the disk does not show up in the window, however when i use in command line the "lshw -class disk -class storage -short" commando, it shows up as a device, also with a detail hardware command, it showed up as a samsung disk, which is of course correct, the drive has a Samsung controller. 

Is it possible the drive requires some sort of apple handshake before it gives acces to the storage itself? (i tried gparted on the macbook itself it did not show up)

 

Anyone an idea to revive this disk? 

 

Kind regards 

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Is your adapter NVMe capable? Because M.2 isn't automatically NVMe or PCIe. SATA M.2 drives use the same connector.

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thank you for the replay,

 

as far as i know, the adapter is a "stupid" passthrough. The seller specifies its for the macbook air 2013 and up, since those drives are NVME (yes?), i suppose it would be NVME capable.

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I'm afraid it's just a broken drive, in theory it should work just outside of a mac (despite the need for an adapter). After all, if it weren't broken the problems you had with your macbook would have been really odd.

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-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Hmm, i was affraid this would be the case. however if it is completly death, why can i still see it has a samsung controller on it? 

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7 minutes ago, SuperAn said:

Hmm, i was affraid this would be the case. however if it is completly death, why can i still see it has a samsung controller on it? 

Probably because the controller is not the broken part, or maybe it's not completely busted but it can't do its job properly.

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Spoiler

Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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hmm too bad :/, in the meantime the apple-ssd is not at all showing up in the bios "board explorer" (which is weird because windows and linux show it as a 0B drive?)

 

I also tried the ssd power cycle trick, which did not help.

 

would it be worth a shot to buy this adapter? This does state to support the macbook pro 2015 drive where the other does not. Personaly i do not think it would make a difference.

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I've an update:

 

The original "broken" apple drive is not NVME, it is AHCI/SATA.

My motherboad does support SATA and NVME in the M.2 slots. 

According to the seller, the adapter only works for SATA drives and only for data and not as a boot device. 

 

However i still did not manage to fix the drive :/ 

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