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While not exactly a hackintosh, I'm running a 2009 4.1 Mac Pro flashed to 5.1. NVMe drives seem to be supported natively now. Previously I had to use pikemanalpha's script to generate a custom kext in 10.12. This beta sees both my AHCI Samsung 951 and my NVMe version as well. 



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I just experimented and disabling the pike drivers and kext in 10.13 gave me better speed on my 960 evo :)

So I guess it's supported natively.



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I can confirm this: NVMe is running here natively without any of Pike's patches. Just tested: 950, 960 EVO and 941 SAMSUNG PCIe SSDs all detected and working "out-of-the-box".



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Is there any mention of this in the release notes? Anyone want to hazard a guess as to why this has changed?

 

I'm happy if it will stay, as it obviously makes it a lot less troublesome to use any NVMe SSD. I've been wanting to get one but preferred native support rather than using patches, and the only reasonable option with 4Kn support is the OCZ RD400 which isn't sold in my country.

 

But if this is a permanent change, I'm gonna grab a Samsung 960 Pro :drool:



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Just checked the release notes. No mention of SSDs or NVMe. This was the biggest reason I installed, I rely on pikes kext and wanted to see if it still worked.



Is there any mention of this in the release notes? Anyone want to hazard a guess as to why this has changed?
 
I'm happy if it will stay, as it obviously makes it a lot less troublesome to use any NVMe SSD. I've been wanting to get one but preferred native support rather than using patches, and the only reasonable option with 4Kn support is the OCZ RD400 which isn't sold in my country.
 
But if this is a permanent change, I'm gonna grab a Samsung 960 Pro :drool:



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I can confirm this: NVMe is running here natively without any of Pike's patches. Just tested: 950, 960 EVO and 941 SAMSUNG PCIe SSDs all detected and working "out-of-the-box".

ohhh!

good news!



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Good news . Thank you man! ;)



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Great news. I considered getting one at some stage but hacked-in support put me off.

 

I don't really need the extra speed, it'd just be for geek cred. And tidier cabling too I guess.



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:thumbsup_anim:

 

 

I confirm, here on my pc, no kext hack, everything works natively



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GOOD news!!! :thumbsup_anim:  :thumbsup_anim:  :thumbsup_anim:



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Thanks for testing! Let's hope this feature will stil be there in the final release.

 

Does booting from a NVMe device work (on a MacPro with High Sierra Beta) or is that dependent on the EFI?



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hi

I want to install NVMe card into PCI-E x16 slot on motherboard

what disk can you recommend to buy?

m/b Asus h110i-plus

bios 2002

on new bois do not work nvram



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on new bois do not work nvram

with bios kabylake support, u need a EmuVariableUefi-64.efi



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Hello everyone.

 

Thank you Factionrider, I waited for this information for so long. I read there and there about a "NVMe support of incoming MacBooks", but did not wether it was because of the hardware or the new OSX version.

 

I plan to buy a PCIe M.2 adapter for MBA like this one : http://eshop.sintech...ssd-p-1139.html. Could you confirms it would works now, despite of the "compatibility" notice ? I do not know if there is hardware limitations on this adapter, or if it is only because Apple only supported AHCI for now. Otherwhise, would you know an other adapter for Macbook Air that works with an NVMe drive ?

 

Thanks.



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very good !



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So many people to reply to quoting doesn't make sense on mobile.

Ncoden:

No idea about MBA. The newest Mac laptop I have is from 2012 and has no mpcie or m2 slot at all. Though, I would be willing to bet that like the Mac Pro it would require an efi update to the logic board.

Kris:

I have not tested, but I would be shocked if it booted without an EFI patch to the motherboard. The boot loader runs entirely in the systems EFI and that would require a patch as far as I know. I would test but all my current projects are on that disk. Maybe when I do a fresh instal of the public release of High Sierra I'll try that drive.

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This is probably a long shot, but what happens if you take the IONVMeFamily.kext from High Sierra and put it in a Sierra install? Does it enable other drives there, or is the kext incompatible?

 

I'd check myself but I don't have an NVMe drive yet. Just wondering if it could work, as I'd like to remain on Sierra until High Sierra final release is made public (though I have installed DP1 just to see if everything is still working).



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This is probably a long shot, but what happens if you take the IONVMeFamily.kext from High Sierra and put it in a Sierra install? Does it enable other drives there, or is the kext incompatible?

 

I'd check myself but I don't have an NVMe drive yet. Just wondering if it could work, as I'd like to remain on Sierra until High Sierra final release is made public (though I have installed DP1 just to see if everything is still working).

Send me the zipped kext!
By the way, what about Plextor M8Pe? My Sierra install committed harakiri, so I might try High Sierra now.



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This is probably a long shot, but what happens if you take the IONVMeFamily.kext from High Sierra and put it in a Sierra install? Does it enable other drives there, or is the kext incompatible?
 
I'd check myself but I don't have an NVMe drive yet. Just wondering if it could work, as I'd like to remain on Sierra until High Sierra final release is made public (though I have installed DP1 just to see if everything is still working).

Even I am curious about that as well.
BTW, both the m.2 connected NVMe drives 950 PRO and 960 PRO were detected and working flawlessly along with TRIM support on my ASUS Maximus IX Hero motherboard. I just need Nvidia beta drivers for my GTX 1070.

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Worked like a charm for me, too. No more HackrNVMeFamily.kext needed!








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