Apple NVMe Drive Compatibility
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The drives that come with Apple systems are AHCI, which is a drive management protocol. As AHCI drives are no longer made, they have been replaced by drives with the improved NVMe technology, such as you have purchased. These are the steps to "retrofit" an Apple system with a new NVMe drive.
1. You will need to upgrade your ORIGINAL hard drive to High Sierra (10.13) or higher FROM THE INTERNET. The upgrade process is needed to update the firmware of your system to a level that can support NVMe drives.
2. On your first boot with the new drive installed, you will NOT use COMMAND-R, which loads the original version of Internet Recovery. Instead, you will need to use OPTION-COMMAND-R (three (3) keys), which loads the LATEST version of Internet Recovery.
3. The version of macOS that is running on the new drive when complete must be High Sierra (10.13) or higher.
NOTE: On certain 2013 and 2014 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models, hibernation problems may occur when using NVMe drives from ANY manufacturer. To fix this, you will need to shut off hibernation by running the following commands in Terminal:
To install the memory, simply insert the module into the slot at about a 30 degree angle, then rotate it to the flat position maintaining the socket as the axis of rotation. The locking clips should then snap around the module.