I've swapped the disks. Windows is now on my samsung NvME, Monterey is on a Samsung SSD. No slow boot with this configuration. You don't need to remove the NvME, but to boot on a different drive.Does the 970 evo problem only occur when it is the startup disk? Does the 970 evo drive needs to be removed completely from the system to solve the boot delay.
The NVMeFix.kext is designed to help with apparent power management issues with NVMe drives. As I understand it, the kext is recommended for all NVMe drives, but only for that reason.Is there a chance the issue will be fixed? I have two 1TB 970 Evo Plus drives. So long booting time is annoying. I have never done the disk speed test before, but not it is about ~1500 MB/s for writing and ~2900 MB/s for reading.. I tried to Enable/Disable Trim and Enable/Disable NVMeFix.kext. No significant difference.
If I understand properly, you want to skip having to deal with OC 0.7.4 and just upgrade to Monterey using 0.7.3...Before updating I first test the OC0.73 to 0.74 with an USB stick. I noticed that OC0.74 still with BigSur looks like it hanging at Apple Logo. So maybe it's something with OC0.74 and up? Question to be sure, can the update be done with OC0.73 in place?
Thanks for your reply. I will test further with OC0.74 and only update if that runs ok with BugSur.If I understand properly, you want to skip having to deal with OC 0.7.4 and just upgrade to Monterey using 0.7.3...
If that's the case, then it's probably not a good idea. As I understand it, Monterey requires at least OC 0.7.4 for a successful upgrade. If you can get 0.7.4 working properly on Big Sur, then the upgrade path to Monterey should be a lot smoother.
Anyone with more specific information is welcome to jump in here!
Also, be aware of the differences between versions of OpenCore, especially those related to the config.plist layout, ignorance of which can often be the cause of major frustration.Thanks for your reply. I will test further with OC0.74 and only update if that runs ok with BugSur.
I use Samsung 860 EVO SSDs (not NVMe M.2) and boot times are as expected for Monterey.Replacing Samsung nvme 970 evo with wd black sn750 will the boot time go back to normal?