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Solid, Cheap Upgrade for MacBook Pro Mid-2015
Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2020
Cheapest name brand 1TB NVMe. QLC out there I could find. Absolutely crushes the OEM 256GB Samsung SATA based ssd that comes with stock with the macbook.
If you want to run this on a Macbook, you will need to get an adapter (sold separately) which range from 5$ to 15$ with the caveat that you will need a different mounting screw (which is not provided by this package)
Longevity of NVMe QLC is still not battle tested yet, but for the price I think i can live with backing up my data to time machine on a NAS once a week.
build quality of the drive seems solid, no rough edges on the board from cost cutting on manufacturing, the plate on the top with the company logo is not a sticker as I had originally thought when looking at the image. It is a 1mm ish copper plate heat shield/dissipator.
So far under load tests, and heavy load usage (rendering and software development), so far, I cannot tell if there is more heat being generated by the drive vs OEM samsung with no heat shield. Will keep an eye on it, since the low profile of the drive allows for another 1-2mm of clearance for a low profile heatsink.
I attached a speed test benchmark, I could not get the speeds advertised by the drive, but again, its running in OSX Catalina which was not its intended target market, so i can forgive it with some performance losses. (attached are my benchmarks)
I can say though, it was pretty consistent on the 5GB sustained load tests outputting relatively consistent numbers of ~1700-1800 write and ~2500-2800 read.
Overall - satisfied with the initial results, performance is 2-3X oem apple samsung drive that comes with the machine.