Samsung 960 EVO M.2 in Mac Pro 5.1

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  1. bubbalv macrumors newbie

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    Hello -- I just bought a Samsung 960 EVO m.2 for my 2010 Mac Pro & installed it in a StarTech PCIE to m.2 SSD adapter (PEX4M2E1) and it doesn't work. Trying to install a fresh copy of macOS and Disk Utility doesn't see it. Should it work or are one of these components not compatible? I yanked out the old spinner and want to use this as my boot drive but I'm getting no love :(

    Thanks.
     
  2. Raunien macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately, the 960 is an NVMe drive, which cannot be used with a cMP as a boot drive.
     
  3. bubbalv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well that's unfortunate. Thank goodness for Amazon easy returns.

    What's the fastest recommended pcie m.2 drive that will work as a boot drive?
     
  4. Raunien macrumors 6502

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  5. bubbalv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh my that is a little spendy. What's the next best that can be bought at a reasonable price?
     
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    Just curious, would you by chance know if the 960 would work as a boot drive in a hackintosh?
     
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    I have a 1TB SSUBX (around 1500MB/s R/W) that I would sell to a fellow enthusiast, since I will need to free up that PCIe slot shortly.

    Like this one here. Perfect working condition and I currently boot from it in my cMP 5.1.

    I could include the necessary PCIe adapter. PM if interested.
     
  11. bubbalv thread starter macrumors newbie

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  12. bubbalv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just in case anyone is curious. With a 1GB test file I get the following:

    Write: 1158mb/sec
    Read: 1003mb/sec

    With a 16GB test file:

    Write: 1160mb/sec
    Read: 1316mb/sec
     
  13. xuanxuanllx macrumors newbie

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/nvme-on-macpro-3-1-success-sort-of.2026658/
    this may will help →_→
     
  14. Mutirips macrumors newbie

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    Ok guys! This is my first post and I need some help.

    After blindly buying a Plextor M8pe 512Gb PCIe card, installed it in my Mac Pro 5,1 and fiddling around with it... ofcourse it is not working.

    From this thread I understand that no nvme card will work. So the question is: What is the fastest ssd under 280 Euros that will just work. Like plug-n-play and work as a boot drive?

    I know a guy who has the HyperX Predator 480Gb ssd, and someone here said that has the same ssd and it works. Should I go with the HyperX? Or what should I buy?

    I am willing to sacrifice the capacity for the speed. A ~500Gb would be perfect, but I can do my work with a ~250Gb drive as well.

    Thank you very much!
    PS: I am not new with computers, but I am new with macs (and I love them!)
     

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