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Re: New SSD on a MacBook Pro

On 15/11/2018 21:48, deloptes wrote:
Check first if someone has used it on your type
of hardware and what is the feedback - I assume you are not the first. NVMe
is working fine - debian provide the kernel which provides the support and
I have seen M.2 working just fine

Late 2016 - Mid 2017 MacBookPros (MBPs) with Generation 5 SSDs (PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe) do work with linux kernel >= 4.11 [1].

MacBookPro13,3 (it uses a Samsung NVMe controller) also works with kernel < 4.11. In contrast, MacBookPro13,1, MacBookPro13,2, MacBookPro14,1, and MacBookPro14,2 (they have an Apple NVMe controller) need a kernel patch with kernel < 4.11 [1].

I would think that kernel >= 4.11 supports Trascend JetDrive 850, but since different controllers have a different level of support I can't say it for sure. For the time being I have found no reports on this SSD with linux.

[1] https://gist.github.com/roadrunner2/1289542a748d9a104e7baec6a92f9cd7