- Jul 30, 2012
- Gigabyte B460M Aorus Pro
- RX 570
- Mobile Phone
Some of the 2014 minis come with an Apple NVMe instead of a mechanical Sata based SSD. Some come with just a 2.5" HDD. You can upgrade either version by using an adapter. It's a lot easier to do this compared to upgrading the 2011/12 minis with a 2.5" Sata SSD. Just remove the back cover and put the WD SSD (in it's adapter) where the Apple SSD was already. Simple. Watch the video below.I never realized they have an upgrade slot for NVME and this mini supports Monterey.
Of course you don't want to install a Samsung NVMe for use as your Monterey boot drive in a hack or in an Apple built Mac. Use WD blue or black drives instead. They have no TRIM implementation problems.Is this an issue with PC versions only or also on real macs like the late 2014 mac mini.
They used to use Samsung SSDs years ago. Now it's mostly WD and Kioxia, which was formerly called Toshiba. Samsung is a massively large company. Their revenue from SSD sales to Apple or Mac users is just a drop in the ocean. There's no incentive for them to fix their firmware to make it work with Macs that use APFS.I thought most Apple NVME or SSD storage/boot drives were Samsung's?
This is fantastic great pictures and description. I don't understand how Samsung can afford such a mistake and ignore this. WD is going to become the moe popular choice and hurt Samsung's SSD/Nvme side of business. They must not either care or have an issue modifying the firmware to make trim work in Monterey or they just don't care or want to be bothered with it. There are still a lot of Macs that are supported in Monterey and that can be updated either NVME or SSD. If its an apple NVME does trim work in Monterey? I thought most Apple NVME or SSD storage/boot drives were Samsung's? Thanks Again!
Are all the systems on Monterey or Ventura ? Drives formatted with HFS+ haven't demonstrated the TRIM problems. Even then problems associated with TRIM and APFS didn't really start until the Monterey public release. Also, whether you will experience problems depends on how full the drive is and how heavy the usage is.I have 3 NVMe drives from different brands with the Phison E12 controller in use with my builds and never had a problem with those.