Ssd on a hackingtosh

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Threatnique, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Threatnique macrumors newbie

    Threatnique

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    hey , I have a upgraded 2009 4,1 2.4ghz quad CPU system to 2010 5,1 3.46ghz quad CPU system. I have the gtx750 with no efi. I didn't feel much difference on speed after spending all that money on CPU. I'm researching the SSD drives , I'm happy to get the Samsung sm951 512 with a pcie connector. The read and write speeds seem amazing ! write @ 1200+ And read@2000+ ... I'm just getting to 140. Questions

    Can I make this my main drive to boot from even though the gpu has no efi ?

    Is it ok to update to the latest os ?

    Or is there other drives you can recommend ?

    Note the system is used for video / audio production and editing

    Thanks
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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  3. Threatnique thread starter macrumors newbie

    Threatnique

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    Thanks , sorry I think I messed up by saying hackingtosh ... or is mine part of that catergory ?
    I just read somewhere that using a ssd as the bootdrive with no efi can be a problem ...
     
  4. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    The bootability of a drive isn't affected by whether or not the GPU has EFI. In fact a Mac Pro can boot without a graphics card present at all.

    Sierra definitely will work on a 2009/2010 Mac Pro, but I don't know how people with non-EFI Maxwell cards install OS X without being able to see anything. If suppose if you had a second Mac you could do it there.
     
  5. Threatnique thread starter macrumors newbie

    Threatnique

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    I've

    I've still got the original one, so I swap them over when I have to mantience things or update things .... it's so annoying ....
     

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