MP 1,1-5,1 Highpoint 2720A OSX Majave bootable?

oberon8

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Highpoint 2720A is supported by Majave, but I can only get it recognized as external drive, How can I make it work as a boot drive on MP5.1?
 

tsialex

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Highpoint 2720A is supported by Majave, but I can only get it recognized as external drive, How can I make it work as a boot drive on MP5.1?
I don't know this SATA/SAS card but Mac Pro firmware only recognise native southbrige SATA ports as internal, all other PCIe (SATA/SAS/AHCI/NVMe) are external devices for the firmware.

Boot capacity is not defined by internal or external, btw, you can boot from both.
 
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rivangom

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I don't know this SATA/SAS card but Mac Pro firmware only recognise native southbrige SATA ports as internal, all other PCIe (SATA/SAS/AHCI/NVMe) are external devices for the firmware.

Boot capacity is not defined by internal or external, btw, you can boot from both.
So with that said, I would be able to have one of the four NVME SSD make as a bootable device and the other three as a RAID volume? I really would like to know as I have a high interest to buy me this product.
 

tsialex

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So with that said, I would be able to have one of the four NVME SSD make as a bootable device and the other three as a RAID volume? I really would like to know as I have a high interest to buy me this product.
AFAIK, no one did extensive tests on this card this way yet, so I can't confirm if it will work this way, but probably will.
 

rivangom

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Hi Readers,

There's this new type from Highpoint;
  • High Point SSD7103 Bootable 4X M.2 NVMe RAID Controller
Anyone already have experience with this in a Mac PRO 5.1 2010-2012?

My aim is to have four NVME M.2 SSD cards in and try to have both Mac and Windows bootable. The two other slots will use for Data.