- Dec 12, 2016
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Since I already have a 2 TB Samsung 970evo plus in my MacPro from 2009 (updated to firmware 5.1), which has always worked flawlessly, both with native macOS 10.14 and now with OpenCore and macOS 11.7.8, reading this article I am wondering if anything has changed since this was written, as I wanted to both upgrade the drive to a new hackintosh (the MacPro has earned its retirement ;-), and upgrade the system.1. Avoid Samsung NVMe drives
Prior to macOS Monterey, Samsung drives worked seemingly without issue. We don't know what changed in macOS 12 but we do know that Samsung's proprietary NVMe SSD controllers do not work well with macOS Monterey or Ventura. It doesn't look like a firmware fix from Samsung is ever going to be released. Here's a few examples of their drives that will potentially lead to ultra long macOS boot times. Some have reported six to seven minutes.
Or do I really have to factor in the purchase of a new SSD as well?