- Jul 25, 2019
- Apple MBP mid 2014
- 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
Hi CitizenK and community! I have read through all theses posts (awesome!) and have a couple of questions/need advice. So, it sounds like the Samsung 970 Plus is now working on Mac laptops with the firmware upgrade. I have a mid 2014 MBpro 15" and want to upgrade the original Apple 1TB SSD with a 2 TB. I do a lot of Photo, video and music editing, storage and large photo, video and sound file folder slinging to and fro external usb drives. My photo library is approx 800+GB and growing. I like all my stuff on one drive as best as possible... Hence need the larger SSD.To follow up on this, I went with the 970 Plus. Two 1TB 970 Plus, one Windows, one macOS. Updating the firmware for both drives went smoothly. Just booted from USB stick, pressed "Y" a couple of times and done. I had Windows already installed on one drive before the upgrade while the other was untouched. No issues with either drive, no issues installing Mojave, no issues migrating 400 GB from my old Hack to the new drive (twice actually, because I made a mistake the first time). No issues with some heavy working for the past days. All fine. I can recommend using the 970 Plus with the new firmware.
Based on what I have read here, I think I have narrowed down to either the Samsung 970 Plus or the Western Digital WD Black SN750.
Questions: I have mid 2014 MBpro 15" Retina 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
-- Anyone have a recommendation for one over the other (or other) given my rig and use case (video, photo and music)?
-- Anyone have any concerns about compatibility/tried your SSD with Catalina beta yet? Any issues?
-- latest adapter preference?
Thanks again everyone for the awesome posts and would appreciate your advice!