1. L

    MP 7,1 Usb 3.0 PCIe

    Struggling to find any of these for the new Mac Pro? Am I missing something? i have a PCIe usb card, but I need another so this time thought I’d get a usb 3.0 one just to future proof, but can’t see any here in the uk.
  2. CatoTheElder

    MP 7,1 Trouble with powerless USB PCIe Card

    Hi, I have the 7,1 MP and need an additional USB type A I/O card. I have so far tried the Sonett USB3-4PM-E Allegro as well as the Inatek KT4005. So far to almost no avail. The Sonett had 2 of 4 ports functioning, including power. The other 2 were dead. The Inatek works on all 4 during system...
  3. M

    Buy a new Imac - Considerations on SSD speeds

    Recently I tried a Samsung X5 external Nvme M.2 SSD, connected via Thunderbolt 3 to an end-2017 Imac, pumped up on steroids with 64 Gb Ram (OWC 2666 Mhz DDR4 SODIMM PC4-21400). Yes the 2666 Mhz are working even it that model is using 2400 Mhz originally (the advantage, in case you buy a new Imac...
  4. G

    MP 1,1-5,1 Silverstone ECM24 PCIe M.2 adapter for NVME SSD and Placement in PCIe Slots

    I am finally getting around to upgrading my macpro5,1. Without hardware background, it's been quite a learning curve. Thank goodness for forums like this and videos. So far I've installed a Sapphire Radeon RX 580 and a new HDD in bay 3. I just did a clean install of Mojave and confirmed my Boot...
  5. V

    MP 7,1 PCIe WIFI 6 Card Compatibility

    Anyone know if there are any WiFi 6 PCIe cards that are working and tested with the nMP? I see cards like this but no mention of MP 7,1 compatibility - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SPCL2FZ/
  6. Romanesco

    MP 7,1 Aggregate List of Mac Pro (2019) Compatible Components

    An aggregate list of compatible components for the Mac Pro (2019) to be of reference when upgrading the machine. Will update the post from your suggestions bellow. CPUs (added by mikeboss) Intel Xeon W-32223 @ 3.5 GHz (8 cores) Intel Xeon W-3235 @ 3.3 GHz (12 cores) Intel Xeon W-3245 @ 3.2 GHz...
  7. evzme

    Using old macbook ssd as external drive

    Hi guys I just got a new 1tb internal ssd for my 2015 13 MacBook pro and i would like to convert the old ssd into an external drive. I did a little research on the internet and found out apple's proprietary ssd interface makes it almost impossible to do so (although a company called OWC offered...
  8. alanmadzar

    MP 7,1 Slot Utility App on New Mac Pro

    Is anyone familiar with how the Slot Utility App functioned on the old Mac Pro? I plan on getting the new Mac Pro 2019, and want to know how bandwidth can be allocated in respect to a lot of the "Pro-Apps" that Apple has teamed up with. If I planned on adding on PCIe NVMe RAID Cards that...
  9. nemoryoliver

    USB 3.1 Gen 2 External SSD as Boot Drive

    Anyone here using a 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 SSD Enclosure with NVMe PCIe SSD as the Boot Drive? Is building a drive like this better than using a Samsung T5 you think? Will this be reliable for long term?
  10. alanmadzar

    MP All Models Mac Pro 2019 - PCIe Expansion Opportunities?

    Hi there, Could anyone provide some insight on whether the new Mac Pro 2019 is going to be compatible with third party PCIe expansion cards? I was looking to buy the low-end model which only has a 256GB SSD, and expand my storage performance via PCIe 3.0 x 16 RAID Controller cards... is this a...
  11. nemoryoliver

    How to update EFI BootROM firmware on an aftermarket SSD?

    Besides switching back to the OEM SSD just to update the EFI firmware. Are there other workarounds? Opening the iMac for each OS Update that requires an updated BootROM will be a pain. If my boot drive is an External NVMe SSD (ex: Samsung X5) will I ever have problems with the BootROM when...
  12. nemoryoliver

    iMac 2019 upgrade to OWC Aura Pro X2 NVMe PCIe SSD

    Hi everyone! I guess it's official that the Aura Pro X2 NVMe PCIe SSD is compatible with the iMac 2019 as mentioned in their latest YouTube video. If you've upgraded to this SSD please feel free to share your experience. Attached is also our OWC Technical chat transcript saying that it's...
  13. nemoryoliver

    Fledging Feather M13 NVMe SSD on an iMac?

    I wonder why nobody is talking about this 3rd Party NVMe SSD upgrade solution for iMacs. I believe they've been around for a while now. Just wanted to know if anyone here has tried upgrading their iMac to this NVMe SSD and how's it so far? https://fledging.net/feather-m13/
  14. nemoryoliver

    Fusion Drive Upgrade to Internal/External SSD or build my own NVMe SSD?

    Hi everyone! I recently purchased a 2019 iMac 27” with 1TB Fusion Drive and I made a huge mistake by choosing the 1TB Fusion Drive option. I chose Fusion because I knew I can just purchase and use a SATA based SSD as a replacement. But what I didn’t know before is that Apple’s Proprietary NVMe...
  15. countershading

    MP 1,1-5,1 SSD Scratch Disc VS SSD System Disc

    Regarding a classic Mac Pro 5.1 for media work: If you had 1. a faster SSD (NVMe) that connects via PCIe slot and 2. a slower SSD in one of the four harddisc drive bays and 3. an even slower HDD in one of the four harddisc drive bays, which of those 3 would you use for A. Operating...
  16. W

    Advice upgrading PCIe and SATA drives on 2017 iMac

    Hi! I have a 2017 27 inch iMac (EMC 3070) with a 1TB fusion drive. I'm wanting to upgrade the storage, and thinking: Upgrade SATA III to: Crucial MX500 2TB (3D NAND, SATA, 2.5 Inch, Internal SSD) Upgrade the PCIe to: Samsung 970 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 SSD Does this seem a good plan? I reckon I can...
  17. C

    will this PCIE SSD sata 3 card work?

    i found it on frys website. its a siig sata 6gb 3+1 ssd hybrid pcie card ik there is a sonnet tempo or the owc sata 3 card, but was wondering if this card would work. Chipset: Marvell 88SE9230 Compliant with Serial ATA specification, Revision 3.0 Compliant with PCI Express Base specification...
  18. L

    Slow Boot Even w/ Thunderbolt 3/NVMe APFS Drives?

    It's a pretty common issue to have slow boot times now with external ssds connected with USB 3 or USB-C, but does this problem still exist with TB3 NVMe external drives (such as a Samsung X5)?
  19. giul

    SSD help for MacBook Pro 15 mid 2014

    Hi everyone, new user here from Italy. I was wondering which SSD I should use for my MacBook Pro 15 mid 2014. I'm currently using the original 250GB, but I would like to replace it with a bigger one because in the future I need to install in parallel Windows 10 using bootcamp. I would like to...
  20. J

    Dual nvme drive pcie card on 2009/2010 Mac Pro

    Hi there! I am planning on buying a 2009/2010 Mac Pro for my editing and color grading work. Since these computers now support nvme boot drives I have decided to go with a samsung evo 970. I have bought a pcie card that can hold two drives at once, hoping that I could raid 0 them to gain more...