Apple SSD connectors and adapters list

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Gen.1 6I12 Gen.2 7I17 Gen.3&4 12I16
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SATA III 6 Gb/s SATA III 6 Gb/s AHCI, PCI x2&x4
MacBook Air 2010L/2011M 11"&13" (A1369,A1370)
MacBook Air 2012 11" & 13" (A1465, A1466)

MacBook Pro 2012L 13" & 15" (A1425, A1398)

iMac 2012L 2013E 21" & 27" (A1418, A1419)

MacBook Air 2013-2017 11", 13"(A1465, A1466)

MacBook Pro 2013L-2015E 13", 15"(A1502, A1398)

iMac 21" & 27" 2014-2017(A1418, A1419) (Fusion)

Please note: no connector on HDD version of iMac

Data Recovery kit (SATA/USB Adapter)

M.2 NGFF Adapter

Data Recovery kit (SATA/USB Adapter)

M.2 NGFF Adapter iMac & Macbook Pro

mSATA Adapter A1425-Only

M.2 NGFF Adapter Air-Only!

Data Recovery kit (USB Adapter)

Cheaper Desktop PCIE Card

M.2 NVME Adapter


for iMac please put capton tape on back side of m.2 connector

Any brand M.2 SATA 2232..2280 SSD B-Key A1425 fits only m.2 2260 SSD or mSATA m.2 NVME 2280

2013/2014 devices need Bios update for nvme support

(simply install High Sierra on original drive) once.

Samsung Firmware update might be necessary

Fix kernel panic on wake issue:

sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 standby 0 autopoweroff 0

Gen.5 (Macbook Pro 13" Non-Touchbar 2016, 2017) pending - compatibility is not yet clear.

long article with more detailed information