NVMe SSD on Mac Pro Early 2009 Flashed to 5.1

Daggboyx

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Hi all I am new here and very new to Mac Pro workings after my windows system crashed etc.... Anyways bought a Mac Pro 5.1, 12 core 3ghz 64gb ram 250 gb SSD have upgraded the graphics to a AMD Radeon 560 and installed Mojave. My issue is the NVME SSD western digital 1TB won't recognise. Am I doing something wrong? do I have to install drivers and if so how do I go about this Please any help is greatly appreciated.
 

tsialex

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Hi all I am new here and very new to Mac Pro workings after my windows system crashed etc.... Anyways bought a Mac Pro 5.1, 12 core 3ghz 64gb ram 250 gb SSD have upgraded the graphics to a AMD Radeon 560 and installed Mojave. My issue is the NVME SSD western digital 1TB won't recognise. Am I doing something wrong? do I have to install drivers and if so how do I go about this Please any help is greatly appreciated.
Your BootROM needs to be updated to 140.0.0.0.0 to have native NVMe support.
 

Daggboyx

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According to System Info it is
Model Name: Mac Pro

Model Identifier: MacPro5,1

Processor Name: 6-Core Intel Xeon

Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz

Number of Processors: 2

Total Number of Cores: 12

L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB

L3 Cache (per Processor): 12 MB

Memory: 64 GB

Boot ROM Version: 140.0.0.0.0

SMC Version (system): 1.39f5

SMC Version (processor tray): 1.39f5
 

tsialex

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According to System Info it is
Model Name: Mac Pro

Model Identifier: MacPro5,1

Processor Name: 6-Core Intel Xeon

Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz

Number of Processors: 2

Total Number of Cores: 12

L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB

L3 Cache (per Processor): 12 MB

Memory: 64 GB

Boot ROM Version: 140.0.0.0.0

SMC Version (system): 1.39f5

SMC Version (processor tray): 1.39f5
What macOS version you are using? 4K drives work with 10.12, 512K and 4K with High Sierra. You said Mojave, so both are supported. What shows into the PCIe and NVMExpress tabs of System Info?
 

Daggboyx

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have tried two different ones still nothing am slightly puzzled
 

Daggboyx

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Almost all pre X100 PC motherboards don't have native NVMe support, you have to test the PCIe adaptor + blade combo into a recent PC - Skylake or newer.
Thanks but don't have the option for that don't know anyone who would help in the area too
 

tsialex

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Thanks but don't have the option for that don't know anyone who would help in the area too
If the blade does not show into NVMExpress tab and PCIe, or is defective or is incompatible. No drivers, software, settings needed after BootROM 140.0.0.0.0 - just works.
 

Daggboyx

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If the blade does not show into NVMExpress tab and PCIe, or is defective or is incompatible. No drivers, software, settings needed after BootROM 140.0.0.0.0 - just works.
thanks how can I test the drive itself on its own