MP5,1: BootROM thread | 140.0.0.0.0

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  1. Upgrader macrumors 6502

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    wow!
     
  2. crjackson2134 macrumors 68040

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    It depends on your needs or wants. It boots faster than an Apple SSUBX drive, and as @tsialex says, it has 4 drive slots so you can literally use it for everything. I hate using anything connected to my slow SATA2 ports. Dramatic difference.
     
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    I'm using ADATA SX8200 960Gb and working really good, especially for the price (I bought it at $213 from Amazon)
     
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    PULSE is 2.0 slot, Nitro+ is the 2.2 slot wide model.
     
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  7. W1SS, Oct 8, 2018
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    I think we can sum up our experiences with this latest update in one word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!

    Thank you @tsialex for sharing this update with us, @crjackson2134 for harassing Apple on adding NVMe support regardless of whether or not it was the reason they did, @handheldgames for letting us catch the early bus with the SSD7101A and Apple for not forgetting about their cMP user base.

    I suspect NVMe hardware prices are going to increase from here. Take it from an early adopter, the upgrade is well worth it!

    Edit: Forgot to thank Apple too.. just in case they are monitoring these threads.
     
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  9. Zeke D macrumors 6502a

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    That sounds quite atrocious.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 8, 2018 ---
    Hmmm... "upgraded" to Mojave Beta 10.14.1, but still on 138.0.0
     
  10. MisterAndrew macrumors 65816

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    Why would you expect NVMe prices to go up from here? They've been on a continuous trend downwards. Why wouldn't they keep going down?
     
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  13. macagain macrumors regular

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    Weird thing with that one is, the way it'll sit in the Mac Pro, the heatsink will be facing downwards...
     
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    Even though I never look at the back of my cMP (and it's butted up against a wall to boot), the black slot cover on that thing would slowly eat away at me. :eek:

    I've got a generic Lycom DT-120 now but I've got my eye on the KyroM.2 Evo. It's got a gaudy LED lightshow on it but apparently there's a switch to turn it off.
     
  16. crjackson2134 macrumors 68040

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    You must be looking at something different than I am.

    This one supports 4 NVMe’s, and the layout looks just like the HighPoint Card.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0753JTJTG/
     
  17. W1SS macrumors regular

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    New demand pool = uptick in prices

    As soon as suppliers/sellers find out that nvme is now natively supported on the cMP 5,1 or notice an uptick in demand, they'll bump their nvme hardware prices. I don't know exactly how many 5,1s or converted 4,1s to 5,1s are out there but I am sure there are a lot.
     
  18. bookemdano macrumors 65816

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    Apparently it requires bifurcation to be able to see more than 1 drive though. Man, I wish it were the equivalent of the HighPoint. I'd pick it up for sure.
     
  19. tsialex thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Needs PCIe Bifurcation, only works with Asus motherboards that support it.
     
  20. W1SS, Oct 8, 2018
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  21. tsialex, Oct 8, 2018
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    Not sure if this card will work with PCIe 2.0, someone will need to bite the bullet.

    Anandtech has a article about the PCIe switch used by this card https://www.anandtech.com/show/13022/asmedia-preps-asm2824-pcie-30-switch
     
  22. W1SS macrumors regular

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    I believe it should as the HighPoint card was designed for PCIe 3.0 but is working on our PCIe 2.0 boards. Looking again at the specs, it supports Non-BiFurcation and Bifurcation motherboards so there's a very good chance that it will work in cMPs although I am not sure how it will interact with or if it will impact other cards.

    bMUDRJBVA0ZSuXd8.jpg

    Looking at a close-up photo of the pcie card, it appears to be a cheaper alternative to the HighPoint and Amfeltec cards as it doesn't look to be well built.

    link - https://www.techpowerup.com/245572/...-pcie-switch-anticipating-a-rise-in-m-2-slots
     
  23. tsialex thread starter macrumors 68030

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    PLX one has support for PCIe 2.0 on the documentation, this ASMedia ASM2824 only cites PCIe 3.0 - so my warning.
     
  24. MisterAndrew macrumors 65816

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    I doubt cMP users will create any amount of demand that would affect the market. Macs in general are a small percentage of the market. cMPs are a small percentage of total Macs. A small percentage of cMP users will apply the update, at least right away. A small percentage of those will go out and buy a new NVMe drive.
     
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    Yes, but this is not good for Mac Pro. I tried to believe it.
     
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