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u/sph130 · 1 pointr/macbookpro

Ok.. here's my final update. I found another monitor it's more expensive but it is 4k and better on my eyes for coding. I am not coding at UHD resolution though - I'm coding at the 1920x1080 so I can read the text lol.

However for video or such i can switch it back to UHD and enjoy an amazing picture..

And then the doc for my office I am using ( one monitor on usb-c and one on display port)

The mini doc i use for traveling around which has my usb adapter for my travel mouse and connects to the hdmi monitor at home is :

All are working great!

u/idlemoose · 1 pointr/macbookpro

I just got this one, seemed low profile, inexpensive enough, and decent reviews. I think I definitely needed the one for sure but only because I play my PlayStation on it.

nonda USB Adapter CAD store, but I believe you can get it in the USA

I don’t recall having damage to the screen back then with the keyboard cover. Just the it was more work than it was worth. If I do do it again I may opt like the other person who said they just use it when the laptop was open.

I’ve always been against hard shell cases for the safety of the hinge. I’m happy with how my 2011 aluminum withstood the test of time. So I likely won’t opt for either when my 2019 gets delivered. I did check out dbrand though out of curiosity. They look pretty cool but personally skins aren’t for me anymore.

u/Takanashi_Aihlia · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

> I want to upgrade my SSD to 512 GB with NVME. But I heard a lot of converter that would actually affected to system caused not to boot up from sleep. Any good converter from NVME M.2 to PCIE?

If you have a little extra money to spend on it, the OWC Aura doesn't even need a converter, it's a native Apple connector SSD. If you want to save money with an M.2, I hear good things about the Sintech NGFF M.2 nVME SSD Adapter but I have no personal experience with any of them; hopefully someone else can chime in here. If you do find out, let me know. I'd love to make the upgrade myself.

> Should I put on a case or just a skin on my Macbook to prevent scratches?

It's all subjective. Sources say even the vinyl coverings like DBrand (especially on the bottom case like over the keyboard) cause the MacBooks to run even hotter, and a case would be even worse, so it should be avoided. I don't know if it's true or not, but it seems logically sound. (And I personally don't use either one.)

> How to prevent "Staingate"

You can slow it down using a nice microfiber cloth to clean the screen, and no chemicals like Windex or other glass cleaner. And not cleaning it too often. The whole issue is just the anti-reflective coating peeling off the screen.

> How to charge Macbook properly?

Just like any Li-ion battery; repeated deep dischargings, and never discharging is what's bad for the battery. If you're near a plug, go ahead and plug it in. But if you're just leaving it on a desk in one place, take it off the charger once a week or so and use it. If you ever want to store it for a long period of time without using it, storing it full and storing it empty both hurt the battery. What you want to do is discharge to about 50% and then turn it off and store it.

> Any idea to make a signature Apple lighting logo on the back of Macbook?

You can get vinyl stickers to make it glow all sorts of colors or patterns. I personally have a pink one that I used to have on my 15" 2011, and is now on my 13" 2015. (They're reusable.) You could probably even find someone who would make them with a custom graphic.

u/bill-smith · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

Are you sure the price tag is $500 (if you're in the US)? RAM from OWC is $160. The 8GB RAM kit is less. A Samsung EVO 500GB drive is $150 on Amazon - I believe any SATA III drive will work, and I think I have an earlier model of this one on my 2010 MBP (which takes SATA II, actually). Battery is about $90 from iFixit. That's more like $400 if you're content to DIY.

For the stuff you do, that will be a very noticeable upgrade, especially going up from 4GB of RAM to 8 (I also don't think 16 is necessary for what you said you do).

If you really got that computer from a pawn shop for $250, then you got a very good deal! Putting another $400 or so into it is a perfectly reasonable thing to do. For what you are doing, I bet it will be perfectly usable for at least a couple more years.

u/XStraightEdgeX · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

I upgraded my Mid-2010 15" MBP earlier this year, added 4 more GB of ram and added a 1 TB SanDisk Ultra II SSD. Let me tell you - the damn thing runs like a new computer, and still does almost a year later. Starts up in seconds, almost never have lag, it's never crashed, etc. It's lifechanging.

One of these will be your best bet for transferring between your old hard drive to your new hard drive. There are plenty of step by step instructional guides on doing the replacement yourself, it was actually much easier than I thought it would be.

If you have the ability to upgrade your RAM, I'd recommend going ahead and doing that while you're at it. Good luck!

u/babalou522 · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

Thank you all so much for the advice. I finally pulled the trigger this weekend and upgraded my mac and the difference is incredible. It would normally take up to 5 minutes for my mac to fully turn on and login. Now its under 30 seconds!

For those looking to do the same thing here's what I did:

  1. Crucial MX500 1TB SSD drive :
  2. NewerTech NuPower Battery:
  3. Sata to USB Cable:
  4. A computer tool kit. (I already had one, but any basic kit will do) Heres one I found that seems fine:
  5. Flash drive with at least 8gb space and USB 3.0 for speed:


    How to upgrade your Mid-2012 15-Inch MacBook Pro

    Step 1 - Backup your files
    For me this took the longest, I'm not the most organized person. I also saved my keychain, apple mail logins, stickeys, etc. I was in the middle of projects that I needed to jump right back into after the upgrade.

    Step 2 - Create a macOS installer on the USB drive
    Follow this --->

    Step 3 - Plug the new harddrive in via Sata cable usb
    This is where my first issue came into play. I skipped ahead and swapped out my harddrives only to try and boot up and my system not recognize the new SSD. I first thought I purchased a dud. The truth is you need to format the new drive for the computer to see it. Plug in the new SSD and follow these instructions to erase and format. I chose Mac OS Extended (journaled)

    NOTE::: you dont have to use the usb drive, you can install the new SSD first if you want and format from the bootable USB.

    Step 4 - Install the new SSD
    Follow this video:

    When installed, hold Option on your keyboard and then turn on. Select the USB macOS installer and follow instructions. Install onto the new SSD. Should take 20-30 min


    Step 5 - The Battery

    Follow the instructions in the videos on this page:
    Make sure you set aside some time to do this. The install is very fast however its the calibration that takes some time. After you install your new battery, turn the computer on to test, there should be a little charge in it. Shut your computer down and then plug in. Let it fully charge, the light on plug should turn green. Then leave it for another 2 hours. Turn the computer on, unplug, turn all power settings off (follow video) and let the computer run until the battery is completely dead. Then wait a number of hours. This will calibrate your battery with your system.


    Then plug in and enjoy your new laptop!

u/paul499 · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

I got the Caldigit TB3 dock about a month ago and it's been great. I really did my research and I just wanted the best one. I'm running 2 HD monitors and tons of peripherals. I WFH so I wanted the most useful ports + reliability + not a million bucks. Highly recommend.

u/chigish48 · 3 pointsr/macbookpro

Here's what I did, worked for me:

Backup your files( lots of ways, cloud, external).

Order new external SSD (mine was Corsair 480gb)

Put new SSD in external enclosure and plug into USB:

format SSD using disk utility and make bootable. create 12gb partition on the SSD drive at this point for OS and download macOS to this partition and whatever else you want to do to this drive.

Now, safely remove SSD from enclosure, swap the SSD into the MacBook and put original HDD into enclosure.

Install macOS from new internal SSD, plug in enclosure and copy files over you want using migration assistant.

Now, you can keep your files backed up on your new external drive or format it, if you please.

Also, if you are taking all this time, I recommend at least 8gb of ram and you will get optimal speeds.

Hope this helps.

Here's a video:

u/nicpottier · 1 pointr/macbookpro

Haven't found any that with well as a dock. The HooToo for example doesnt pass through 87w for power and due some USB devices you need to replug them after connecting.

Also note none that I know do 4k @ 60hz yet.

As a travel adapter this is my favorite though and works awesome, super tiny:

u/arl4223 · 6 pointsr/macbookpro

Hi foocux,

I updated my 2015 13” MBPr with a Samsung evo 970 (I got the 1TB version)
To do this you will need an adapter which will adapt the standard nvme PCI SSDs to the port on the logic board of your MBPr.

Since I am from Germany I can only give you the link to the german version of Amazon. But you should be able to get this adapter on the internet.

Here are the steps I did to upgrade my MBPr.

  1. Make a bootable backup with Carbon Copy Cloner ( on an external disk
  2. Shutdown MacBook and replace the Apple SSD with Samsung Evo 970 and the adapter
  3. Boot from backup disk I did create in step 1
  4. while booted from backup disk clone the backup to the new Samsung Evo SSD
  5. Reboot the Macbook from the new disk
  6. enjoy the doubled (in my case) capacity

    Good luck!
u/Digitallychallenged · 1 pointr/macbookpro

Well. All you would need is an external SATA to USB cable. Should be pretty cheap. Maybe $20.

Once you replace the drive, and get MAC OS installed on the new drive, simply plug in the old drive to the adapter and copy everything over.

As for the replacement drive, I would splurge a little and go SSD. The performance gains are awesome.

u/Thatfartstinks · 1 pointr/macbookpro

Nice! Thank you for the information! I just ordered a single 8GB stick so now I'll be maxed out at 16GB. I might wait until the holidays/post holidays for the SSD. I was looking at the Samsung EVO 860 500GB one: Here. Thoughts on battery replacement? Are you up-to-date with the latest MBP? I wouldn't even know what to get if I were to buy a brand new one. Hence why I'd like to keep this thing around as much as I can. It's seems that this particular MBP is the the bottom model that can take new MacOS updates when they are released--haha.

u/mo5214 · 1 pointr/macbookpro

You get a sintech nvme adapter for that

Check the pictures. Note that u need high sierra installed for nvme drive support (u dont need the os, just the firmware update performed along with the install)

Samsung ssds are the best i think, oem apple drive use their controller as well

And oh yes you get 1500+MB/s with them ( i get 2500 MB/s write 2145 MB/s peak) on my 15” retina 2015. Using samsung 970 pro nvme and a sintech nvme to apple connector.
( you write 28GB in half a minute )

Also there is magic in the adapter, its just that apple uses proprietary connector and the adapter just passively electronically connect it to a female ngff m.2 connector ( which is compatible with pc part)

u/inderviee · 1 pointr/macbookpro

The GhostCover is great, doesn’t leave any marks on the screen, and it doesn’t get all sticky and weird. It’s also incredibly thin (0.12 mm thick). I have one for my MacBook Pro 2017 13” and it is awesome

Edit: just make sure to buy the right size and version

u/bigdogxxl · 1 pointr/macbookpro

I have this one and it's awesome. I've also heard really good things about this one, recommended by WireCutter.

u/MaXKiLLz · 3 pointsr/macbookpro

20@5 is a great machine. 996 battery cycles is pretty high. I bought a 2015 256GB 13 inch a few months ago on ebay for $680. Soon after receiving it I upgraded the internal ssd to 1TB. Something you can’t do with a 2016-2018 MBP. This is the adapter and this is the SSD I'm using in my 2015 MBP. This is how I installed the Intel 760p SSD.

u/sandin0 · 1 pointr/macbookpro

Hey the HyperDrive HyperDrive USB C Hub, Best Type-C DUO Adapter 50Gbps for MacBook Pro 2017/2016 13" 15", 7in2: USB-C 100W Power Delivery, USBC 5Gbps Data, 4K HDMI, microSD/SD Card Reader, 2xUSB 3.1 Ports by SANHO

I use it for dual monitors, 1 HDMI and 1 usb c to HDMI, has a pass through as well 😀

u/millerb7 · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

I run naked as I just prefer that. I like to keep it thin and I’m very careful with my stuff. For an adapter I use this one: Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter V2-4K HDMI (30Hz), Gigabit Ethernet, USB-C Pass-Through, SD/Micro Card Slots, USB 3.0 for 2016/2017/2018 MacBook Pro, 2015/2016/2017 MacBook and More (Space Gray)

It’s incredible. Has everything you’ll need IMO and I love the addition of Ethernet.

u/FrankThe1st · 1 pointr/macbookpro

I quite like this Anker USB C hub. It provides an ethernet port which is 10/100/1000, and was able to handle the 1000mbps I have coming in at home with no issues whatsoever.

USB 3.0 ports are as fast as ever, especially because the hub is hooked up to the Thunderbolt 3 port. The HDMI port is nice to have as well.

I've also had luck using a regular USB 3.0 hub and the Apple branded USB C to USB dongle.

u/idanlo · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

I have my keyboard cover on my MacBook for about 2 weeks and nothing happened to the screen. The cover is so thin you can barely notice so I guess it doesn't touch the screen. If you do get one make sure you get this one from amazon - it's the best

u/enki941 · 5 pointsr/macbookpro

FWIW, I bought this one:

Works great on my iPad Pro and Macbook Pro. Provides HDMI, Ethernet and 3xUSB ports. Also matches my space grey coloring on both. Only $36 with coupon and Anker makes (IMHO) good quality stuff.

u/Reckie · 1 pointr/macbookpro

Spacegrey is so nice.

I bought the incase one that Apple sells. I like it because it's slim, but the corners are already broken after ~3 months. At least it's been protecting my computer, though? I'll probably buy a different case next time because I can't afford $50 every few months lol.

I also bought but never put it on because I heard it might? crack your screen.

Got one of these but haven't used it yet.

one of these too but haven't used it yet either haha.

And I bought a magsafe adapter but ended up ditching it. It doesn't stay connected and I never tried a different brand because I heard they all suck.

If I were you I would avoid buying any of the items I listed, unless you absolutely need them. I bought a bunch of accessories that I never use. I would buy 1) a nice case and 2) Better Touch Tool.

When I first got my mac I watched a bunch of youtube videos on how to set it up right. Some things I remember:

  1. Download Chrome, install Adblock, and maybe Lastpass or one of its competitors.

  2. brb class
u/sabinfire · 3 pointsr/macbookpro

Picked up this case the other day:

Fits the 16" really well and has a side pocket for cables/charger. Seems nice but obviously I haven't had much time to truly test it out on the road yet.

u/Bardworx · 1 pointr/macbookpro

Your main issue is MST setting. Apple doesn't support it because their hardware doesn't really need it. Technically, they do support it and here's the page where you can get more info. However, they don't implement the full standard (i.e. Daisy Chaining monitors).

In the link above, you'll notice that your MacBook can, and should, run 2 4K displays without issue but I don't believe you'll be able to do this from your dock.

Primary MST (Multi Stream Transport) takes the entire bandwidth of a DisplayPort 1.2, which runs at 4K/5K 60Hz. From this article, I'm gathering that you can't really drive so many monitors from a single USB type-C cable on MacOS. It's possible on Windows because of full MST implementation, hence why Dell advertises that option.

My suggestion is to use the monitors as USB hubs themselves. The way I have it hooked up, and working, is:

  • Monitor 1 --> Keyboard, and other USB plugged into monitor. Monitor USB plugged into Apple AV USB-C Splitter, HDMI 2.0 Cable from same splitter going into Monitor and power passthrough charging going into splitter.
  • Monitor 2 --> plugged in via USB-C to DisplayPort, directly to MacBook.

    As always, my disclaimer is that YMMV and I'm not a computer engineer nor am I an expert of any kind. I've read forums, tried plugs, and got it to work. Also, there are some omissions about HDMI with regards to apple standards and stuff that some folks can nitpick on, however, this post is long enough and you can get your monitors to work without the additional information.

    P.S. One thing I did was when I got each monitor to work, individually, is to turned off MST support via the following steps: Monitor OST --> Menu --> Display --> MST --> Off. This allows for each monitor to work in 4K 60Hz, for me. Don't know if it helped or not, just something I did. This came from a Reviewer on Amazon named Bob.

    Edit: Formating.
u/Scott_11 · 1 pointr/macbookpro


I bought this case:

It fits the laptop well, but is bulkier than the photos. Lots of protection, but more than I need. Also, although it is the correct dimensions at the 4 corners, it seems like it would fit an iPad on top of the laptop in the main compartment, so it feels a little loose when carrying.

Overall, it will work for most I assume, but not want I want. Will look to other Tomtocs since at least it was sized correctly.

u/Zemunsta · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

Here are some options that I was able to find:

u/-Cheule- · 4 pointsr/macbookpro

The CalDigit TS3+ is an amazing dock. Gives you a ton of ports, and you only attach one cable because it acts as an 85W power supply too. Link to it on Amazon $300

u/mp3three · 1 pointr/macbookpro

This one is super solid for me:

Lots of ports, full charging speed, video out, etc...

u/bungabungachakachaka · 3 pointsr/macbookpro

you need something like this: sata to usb 3.0 cable or if you intend to use the harddrive as an external something like this*

u/ms285907 · 1 pointr/macbookpro

I would definitely get one. I bought a 2016 MacBook Pro TB and accidentally spilled water directly on the keyboard.. Needless to say, after spending ~$1400 to repair my laptop, I've invested in a keyboard cover, hard shell case and sleeve. Never again.. Never again 😪

This one is great! I barely notice it.

u/StiGyDrums · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

Do you mean Sleeve Case? Like this?
[Sleeve Case by Tomtoc 360](Tomtoc 360° Protective Sleeve for 15 Inch MacBook Pro Retina Ultrabook Netbook Tablet, Shockproof, Spill-Resistant, Gray

u/nmansury_ · 1 pointr/macbookpro

Yeah if you want the full 60 Hz you’ll have to plug it into the HDMI 2.0 port and not the 1.4 ports. It usually is clearly labeled on the back of the monitor of at the very least in the manual.

I found this other solution that uses display port instead and doesn’t require any adapters if you prefer that. That way you don’t have to deal with the adapters or possibly putting in the wrong HDMI. And it’s only $22. I might get myself one too lol.

u/Zashmaster · 1 pointr/macbookpro

I'm in the U.S. and just bought this:

I know you said Australia, but maybe if you're willing to ship this would be a good option.

u/kf97mopa · 1 pointr/macbookpro

You don't need a "Mac specific" display. As long as it has at least one DisplayPort you can connect it without any adapters by using a USB-C to DisplayPort cable, which are standard things. Here is one, just as an example:

If it has HDMI instead you can mostly do the same, except with some minor caveats. Resolutions above 4K are harder, but displays that high resolution are getting expensive as well. If you plan on going to 5K, let us know, and we can explain the details.

For gaming, 1080p is probably a good resolution. You can also go to 4K and drop the resolution to 1080p while gaming (that's what I do), but obviously it becomes more expensive.

u/n00bh4x · 5 pointsr/macbookpro

You should get a monitor that support DisplayPort. The u2417h is a good monitor. And you should get a usb c - DisplayPort cable that support DisplayPort alt mode.



I have used both of them. I have had no problems at all.

u/m0rtivor · 1 pointr/macbookpro

This is the one I purchased. It says it’s for the 16 inch model. It fits the 16 inch perfect.

tomtoc 360 Protective Laptop Sleeve for 16-inch New MacBook Pro 2019, 15-inch Old MacBook Pro Retina 2012-2015, Surface Book 2 15 Inch, Ultrabook Notebook Bag Case with Accessory Pocket

u/mjallemand · 1 pointr/macbookpro

Oh look at this, it's one adapter that has the USB port you're looking for in addition to power passthrough and an HDMI port for good measure, plus a few extra USB ports, and heck even a SD & MicroSD card reader plus ethernet and even an extra 3.5mm jack for audio output for some reason.

And here's one for $20 less should you not need ethernet or the SD card slots.

u/69gays · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

I got the ghost blanket and ghost cover from UPPERCASE off of amazon for my 13”:

UPPERCASE GhostBlanket Screen...

UPPERCASE GhostCover Premium...

They work great at protecting the screen, and I have never had a problem closing the computer with both of them in it. Both of them together are still thinner than most silicon covers anyway.

u/BlurryEyed · 1 pointr/macbookpro

My favorite: Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter 4K HDMI (30Hz), Type-C Pass Through, Gigabit Ethernet, SD/Micro Card Reader, and 3 USB 3.0 Ports For MacBook 12 and New MacBook Pro 2016 (Space Gray)

u/alexluz321 · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

Get an external SSD with USB C, they are insanely fast, almost like the ones inside your mac.

The Samsung T5 with 500gb is currently on sale for just USD160 on Amazon.

u/DarckCrynikeur · 1 pointr/macbookpro

Maybe this one looks better

I don’t know if it’s available for shipping in your region though

u/zootam · 3 pointsr/macbookpro

It will not work without this adapter:

be sure to read the instructions/reviews carefully, there seems to be some prepwork involved to install the OS.

this guy actually pre-installs mojave for you

u/filchermcurr · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

I've been using this one since I got my 2018 MBP and it works great. It's also pretty pricey though.

... and I guess it's DisplayPort and not HDMI. I'm a useless failure. :(

u/windude99 · 1 pointr/macbookpro

Probably this one:
Sintech NGFF M.2 nVME SSD Adapter Card for Upgrade 2013-2015 Year Macs(Not Fit Early 2013 MacBook Pro)

u/OrestesGaolin · 1 pointr/macbookpro

I can see that U28E590D has Display Port. Just buy USB-C to Display Port cable and forget HDMI. Something like this should be fine. I use similar cable on a daily basis and have 60Hz at 4K res with MBP 13.

u/rekirk82 · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

All you will need is an external SATA enclosure similar to this one.

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP)

u/poppa_swamp · 1 pointr/macbookpro

Yeah it should. I went with a HooToo.

You can always return if you need to.

u/RedditPeacefulRebel · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

I think those links are for another of their products. This is the one I'm talking about, although there might have been a slight update.

To answer your question, it is up to you, if you feel the product will be of the quality that you are seeking. In addition, keep in mind that people are more likely to leave a negative review than a positive review about a product so some of the positive recommendations go unpublished.

For example, I have used the Apple USB to Ethernet adaptor (see link below) for over 5 years. It has a 2.5 star rating on the Apple Store with lots of complaints; however, it has worked for me without any problems.

u/verifiableautonomy · 1 pointr/macbookpro

I bought the following and works well with my acer monitor at 4K@60Hz (I also used with a 4K dell monitor, which
I don't remember the model number).

Having said that, I haven't tried it on high sierra.

u/DMarvelous4L · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

I have a Mid 2012 as well and I upgraded the HDD to this. (Don’t think they have 750GB though)..

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E500B/AM)

u/Phuc_Mee · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

Buy a 2.5" bare internal drive, an external enclosure, put the drive in the enclosure and enjoy. This is a much better way to go because often when your typical passport type drives fail it's the sata bridge card that fails not the drive itself. You can then remove the drive and place it into a new enclosure or use a dock. Amazon links to the ones I use:



u/kinasaw · 1 pointr/macbookpro

I got the same keyboard cover, but I only use it when the lid is open. I am afraid that it might touch the screen when the lid is closed (I made my own simple test and concluded that it is safer to not have anything between the screen and the keyboard when the lid is closed)

I got this tomtoc sleeve. I like it so far.

I got a dbrand skin for scratch protection. top and bottom only, no palm rest, no trackpad.

No screen protector, because again I see to it that nothing is in between the screen and the keyboard.

u/PianoConcertoNo2 · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

This is my setup (2016 13" non-TB rMBP, 1080p monitor, 1440p/4k monitor).

I just use a Hootoo USB-C adapter for the 1080p one (HDMI), then a USB-C to DisplayPort cable (for 60hz on 4k).

I even added an additional USB hub, so I have 6 usable USB slots.

u/Nardelan · 8 pointsr/macbookpro

You don’t need a bunch of dongles. There are hundreds of options that combine all of them in to one.

I went with this Satechi adapter because it has anything I could need. They have cheaper versions with less ports too.

I also grabbed two of these Anker adapters in case I just wanted to plug in a single cable.

With these two options I can plug in 99% of accessories that I will ever need.

u/AOrangeOrange · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

I got it off a local website, but this seem to be the same;

You can probably find them for a bit cheaper too, this one is a little bit on the pricy side.

u/jessidore · 1 pointr/macbookpro

Is this the one that you have?

u/Joelinho19 · 1 pointr/macbookpro

This is the external drive I'm talking about:

Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM), Blue

u/ThePlaidJaraffe · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

Get an external SSD with usb C. It will be close to the same speeds as the drive in your MacBook. Here is one 500gb for under $200

u/atomicrabbit_ · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

I hear the CalDigit TS3 Plus is the gold standard for docks, but it is a little pricey at $300.

Edit: This is the one I plan to buy for my MBP soon.

u/stalefrickar · 1 pointr/macbookpro

In that case you would get by even with the MacBook Air, which has 2 ports (go with the 256 gb or larger version) ... get this adapter and leave it in your bag or laptop case just in case you need it

u/WallRunner · 1 pointr/macbookpro

I am using a HyperDrive: Amazon, and have no problems doing two 1080p screens with an HDMI-HDMI and Type C-HDMI cable plugged into the top/back type C Port. This leaves another type C Port for charging and adds two USB ports and a card reader. Bit of an eyesore but I only use it at the desk anyways.

u/RabbitJazz · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

I’m using a satechi one :amazon

It’s got all the ports I potentially could’ve wanted on the Mac. It can heat up a bit and I’m not sure about it’s Hdmi / Ethernet port capabilities as I have no use for it so I didn’t test it yet.

u/titleunknown · 1 pointr/macbookpro

What devices are you using with it? I could be slow drive or media? Does yours have a detachable cable? It could be a 2.0 spec cable.

I use this one with no issues.

u/TheRealestMan · 1 pointr/macbookpro

I don't own any yet but I am debating between the Hootoo one and this one, which seems to be unavailable right now. I have heard the Hootoo one heats up more than it should, and how the logo light can be kind of annoying. This one apparently heats up less according to the reviews.

u/WFlumin8 · 1 pointr/macbookpro

Purchase this keyboard cover:

and also buy a screen protector to minimize any potential damage the screen could get hurt from. I've been using the keyboard cover with a screen protector for awhile now and it's completely fine. AFAIK the whole advice with not buying a keyboard cover for the new butterfly keyboards is a bunch of paranoia. The maximum damage a flimsy piece of rubber can do to your glass screen is cause some temporary visible cosmetic damage that can be wiped away by a cloth.