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MP 1,1-5,1 Install nvme ssd in HighSierra without Metal GC?

mohnumber7

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Aug 20, 2020
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Montréal
Hi,

I've updated my rom to MP51.0089.B00 in HighSierra 10.13.6, I've mac pro 5.1 (mi2010) Dual CPU.
I have an nvme ssd samsung 970 Evo plus installed in a Pcie port and is detected, I can format it easily, it has the last firmware 2B2QEXM7 already installed by Samsung.

My question: is it possible to boot the system with this nvme ssd without having to install the firmware 144.0.0.0.0, of a metal GC is imposed to get access to this last firmware? and I must install the rom 144.0.0.0.0 to get this nvme work. thanks
 

Brunk.Systems

macrumors newbie
Aug 20, 2020
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I found a Page with all newest Firmwareversions listed for downloads.

Can you confirm or disconfirm that the newest Firmware will support nvme??
I can not find any Info regarding this question. It would be nice if you had a source of Info aswell. Thanks

It's realy weird. The page was up just a minute back and is now down.
I downoaded the MP51.007F.B03 (EFI 1.5) File for MacPro 5,1. If you need it let me know.

Also there is a way discribed in this Forum to get nvme Support running.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/...NU7m-mDBLAWWJipyM/edit#heading=h.l23937sx565e
Following these instructions i con not obtain the necessary "NVMe_DXE.ffs.zip" file described in this document.
If anyone has a source - that woud be highly appreciated.
Also maybe someone can enlighten. What is the difference between the following Files:
1 "NVMe_DXE.ffs.zip"
2 "Nvme.ffs.zip"
wich are mentiond in this paper.

Thanks
 
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tsialex

macrumors G3
Jun 13, 2016
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I found a Page with all newest Firmwareversions listed for downloads.

Can you confirm or disconfirm that the newest Firmware will support nvme??
I can not find any Info regarding this question. It would be nice if you had a source of Info aswell. Thanks

It's realy weird. The page was up just a minute back and is now down.
I downoaded the MP51.007F.B03 (EFI 1.5) File for MacPro 5,1. If you need it let me know.

Also there is a way discribed in this Forum to get nvme Support running.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/...NU7m-mDBLAWWJipyM/edit#heading=h.l23937sx565e
Following these instructions i con not obtain the necessary "NVMe_DXE.ffs.zip" file described in this document.
If anyone has a source - that woud be highly appreciated.
Also maybe someone can enlighten. What is the difference between the following Files:
1 "NVMe_DXE.ffs.zip"
2 "Nvme.ffs.zip"
wich are mentiond in this paper.

Thanks
This is totally and completely obsolete, anyone doing this today is gonna get in serious trouble.

I know you are a newbie, but please don't post wrong info.
 
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