Booting HighPoint RR 2640x4

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Kenny Rullo, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Kenny Rullo macrumors newbie

    Kenny Rullo

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    Hello all forum!

    there is any chance to get the RR2640x4 booting macosx? I bought this card and attached 2 sata HDD in raid 0, installed drivers on actual hdd and carbon-copy-cloned to the new array.

    Anyone have experience with this card?
     
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    I wouldn't think so. :(

    HighPoint's site lists BIOS boot capability. And when I checked, there isn't an EFI version of firmware on the Mac Support section.

    It would boot in windows if you're so inclined. :)
     
  3. Kenny Rullo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Kenny Rullo

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    Yeah, i see

    I'll wait the answer from HPT support. This card run insanely fast both on sas and sata configuration. No boot support would result a great damage.

    even the desing of the card would ask for a bootable feature (all internal hdds are routed to the card), and i cannot install any other hdd because of my dual optical drive...

    Let's hope for a quick response
     
  4. aliot macrumors member

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  5. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Yes, it will work in a Mac Pro. :)

    The issue is whether or not the card can boot the array. IIRC, it doesn't list boot capability on HighPoint's website. :(
     
  6. Kenny Rullo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Kenny Rullo

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    sorry for this late

    I had some test and the card can boot windows easily. Seems the card need a bios input to spin disks.
    Also on mac pro, on bios emulation, the card works like a charm.
    I think we need to wait until HPT releases a firmware update that enable this feature to efi.
    By now, no news from hpt:mad:
     

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