PCIe SSD on Mini Late 2014
Would like to check if a Samsung M.2 PCIe SSD (MZHPV256HDGL) might work on my Mini.
Have been told that with an adapter for the Flex Cable identified as 821-00010-A and all should work perfectly, but it doesn't!
The Mini doesn't even detects the drive! Verified thru the System Information tool, Disk Utility, etc.
Thanks in advance to the community!
Your SSD specs: Samsung M.2 MZHPV256HDGL (SM951) SSD
I'm trying to choose the right SSD for my Mac Mini 2014 late (originally 1TB HDD).
@guille86 are you sure that MZHPV256HDGL suitable for 821-00010-A ?
Because the adapter pins and SSD pins are different. Thanks
Hello @djanym, please read again my message, since I have mentioned another part required to make this config to work. :)
Cannot figure out how to add pictures here, but there is an adapter playing a key role between the flex cable and the flash drive: as far as I know, it is called "NGFF M.2 PCIe SSD Card as 2013 2014 2015 MacBook SSD" -I saw this adapter and this flash drive being detected successfully on a MBP of those those years; NGFF stands for Next Gen Form Factor.
Hope this helps!
Thanks Guille it works beautifully. I had the same trouble as you with the NVME 960 pro not being recognised so had to put quite a bit of pressure on it to make contact. Was worried it would break. LoL
Saved a heap doing it this way.
Hello! I'm still using mentioned configuration for almost a year, without issues of any kind -let me insist on the boost for the boot-up time & time to initiate apps continues to be awesome- ; hope my experience continues to help somebody else.