INSTALLATION

Apple NVMe Drive Compatibility
We do want you to know that we did see the return you setup in Amazon.

Please be aware that the drive you have selected is NVMe, which is a drive management protocol specially optimized for solid state drives. This differs from the AHCI drives that Apple originally installs in their systems.

Three things are required to use ANY NVMe drive in an Apple system.

-The system must have its firmware updated. To do this, you would need to upgrade the OLD drive to a version of macOS of High Sierra 10.13 or higher. The macOS upgrade process actually needs to be performed for the firmware update to take place. Unfortunately, Apple does not provide the updated firmware as a separate download.

-The system must be running macOS High Sierra 10.13 or higher during an Internet Recovery session. As such, it is very important that you use OPTION-COMMAND-R (not just Command-R) while booting for the first time. This will access Internet Recovery for the latest compatible version of macOS, which is now Big Sur.

-The OS version that runs on this drive once installed must be macOS High Sierra 10.13 or higher as well.



Hibernation Notes
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:
  • sudo pmset hibernatemode 0 standby 0
  • sudo pmset autopoweroff 0



SO-DIMM Installation
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 at the axis of rotation. The locking clips should then snap around the module.