HELP! MacPro 5,1 PCIe SSD OS X 980Ti

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  1. HamLR macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    I've got a MacPro 5,1 with a NVidia 980Ti and I've recently purchased an Angel Wings MX2 PCIe SSD Card, I've installed the card and it works perfectly. Now what I'd like to do is use the SSD as the boot drive.

    I don't own original install disks, so what I was hoping I could do is go into the Recovery Mode, do a re-install and install the OS X on the PCIe SSD.

    A. Is that possible to do?
    B. This is the real kicker, I think, because of the 980Ti, I cannot see the Apple Boot screen. When I hold down command + r (and also command + r + control) the screen goes Black and I cannot see the Recovery Mode menu.

    Anybody have any ideas on what I can do here? I just want to install the OS X on the PCIe SSD.

    Thanks
     
  2. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

    thats all folks

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  3. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Why make it so complicated?

    You can clone your current boot drive to the SSD.

    Or run the OSX installer from your current OSX and select the SSD as the target installation destination to setup a new OS.

    No bootable USB required.
    No recovery partition required.
    No boot manager required.
    No EFI GPU required.


    For clone method, carbon copy Cloner offer free trial period. Which is good enough for one time system migration.
     
  4. HamLR thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. sn1p3r845 macrumors regular

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    Just curious, is it a PC version 980ti or the one from macvidcards?
     
  6. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Looks like a normal PC 980Ti
     

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