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Question about #4 in your post. When I plug in my NVMe SSD and boot up, there won't be an EFI partition, right? So what's the best way to create one on the new NVMe SSD? Just create a new partition and call it "EFI" using Disk Utility and copy over the EFI folder over? Thanks.
 
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Question about #4 in your post. When I plug in my NVMe SSD and boot up, there won't be an EFI partition, right? So what's the best way to create one on the new NVMe SSD? Just create a new partition and call it "EFI" using Disk Utility and copy over the EFI folder over? Thanks.
When you initialize any hard drive or SSD to APFS or HFS+, an EFI partition is created. They are just not mounted in macOS automatically. That's why we have to mount them manually. There are apps that can do it such as EFI Mounter or Clover Configurator or it can be done in Terminal.
 
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Ah ok, got it. Thanks for the quick responses! One more question... Can you recommend a decent drive for $100 or less? 256gb or 512gb works.

Also, anything needed software-wise when upgrading from Skylake to Kabylake? Thanks again.
 
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Ah ok, got it. Thanks for the quick responses! One more question... Can you recommend a decent drive for $100 or less? 256gb or 512gb works.

Also, anything needed software-wise when upgrading from Skylake to Kabylake? Thanks again.
Over the weekend, I think I saw either HP or Samsung NVMe 500/512GB SSDs on sale for about $100... But I think the sales are over. Just keep an eye open and I'm sure they will go on sale again.

Upgrading from Skylake to Kaby Lake should be a drop in replacement without the need for any software changes.
 
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Is there a noticeable speed increase going from the Samsung 850 Evo to a NVMe M.2 drive?

Would I see more of a speed increase going from a Skylake i5 to a Kabylake i5? Thank you.
 
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Is there a noticeable speed increase going from the Samsung 850 Evo to a NVMe M.2 drive?

Would I see more of a speed increase going from a Skylake i5 to a Kabylake i5? Thank you.
Generally, I would say the SSD would probably be "felt" more, especially ff you access the drive a lot, particularly with large files, you would probably feel the benefits of the NVMe more.

I view the setup up from Skylake to Kaby Lake to be a small evolutionary step forward rather than revolutionary. If you want more processing power, a Skylake i7 is probably a better choice than a Kaby Lake i5.
 
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