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hey guys I did find the firmware update for the nvme drives

And with the firmware update I was able to format my nvme drive with out if crash/restarting my computer so now Im trying a clone trick to copy over to the nvme insted of installing again will let you know but I have the samsung 970 evo plus 1tb installed


OK update I got mine working off the nvme completly now wow how faster of a boot.
 
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Hi there,

I have just received my Samsung 970 EVO Plus (500GB) today - last firmware from factory.
Fresh install of macOS Mojave (10.14.2) on it without any problem. Since then, no crash or reboot at all. I will keep you informed of any problem.

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hey guys I did find the firmware update for the nvme drives

And with the firmware update I was able to format my nvme drive with out if crash/restarting my computer so now Im trying a clone trick to copy over to the nvme insted of installing again will let you know but I have the samsung 970 evo plus 1tb installed


OK update I got mine working off the nvme completly now wow how faster of a boot.


How did you do the firmware update? I can't get it to boot from the USB and it sounds like you need a windows installation to even booth the firmware ISO from the USB. I'm debating installing Windows on a partition on my main drive just so I can install this damn firmware update lol.
 
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Nice!
Can i upgrade 970EVO+ firmware for my PM981a device? they are related, quite similar! Right?
Absolutely no idea!
 
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How did you do the firmware update? I can't get it to boot from the USB and it sounds like you need a windows installation to even booth the firmware ISO from the USB. I'm debating installing Windows on a partition on my main drive just so I can install this damn firmware update lol.

I had the same problem to start with, ie wouldn't boot the USB stick.
The quickest way I found was to just reset the BIOS to Optimised Defaults - after saving the current settings of course.
It then booted the USB firmware updater just fine.
After the update I went back into the BIOS and restored my old settings.
Nice and easy really.
 
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Still gotting this issues? or solved with any kind of miracle ? XD

solved

Have 4pc 970 Evo plus
One of them had not upgrade firmware
When I upgrade it today, All problems resolved
Now, have Mojave 10.14.6 on apple raid 0
(4pc 970 evo plus 250gb)
Without any problem
 
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So I was struggling with random reboots every 5 mins until I found this thread and updated the firmware on both my 970EVO+ and 960PRO. Now it's much better, but still a problem there (panic/reboot 3 times since Friday - last time just now).

I don't really see anything of note in e.g. system.log in the Console. Anywhere else to check?

And should I look at updating my kexts or..?
 
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I don't really see anything of note in e.g. system.log in the Console. Anywhere else to check?
And should I look at updating my kexts or..?
  • First point: I don't know well macOS logging and can't answer.
  • Second point: I think keeping Clover & your kexts up to date is a best practice. So, yes, if I were you, I would tried that
My experience with 970 EVO Plus: fresh install about two weeks ago, absolutely no reboot / strange behaviour since then (firmware up to date from factory).

Once you tried updating Clover + kexts (I would start only with kexts first), if you still experiencing panic / reboot may be you would try a fresh install.

Do panic / reboot happen after a particular operation (like sleep / hibernate...)?
 
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  • First point: I don't know well macOS logging and can't answer.
  • Second point: I think keeping Clover & your kexts up to date is a best practice. So, yes, if I were you, I would tried that
My experience with 970 EVO Plus: fresh install about two weeks ago, absolutely no reboot / strange behaviour since then (firmware up to date from factory).

Once you tried updating Clover + kexts (I would start only with kexts first), if you still experiencing panic / reboot may be you would try a fresh install.

I did a CCC of my existing install from the 960PRO to the 970EVO+. One perhaps interesting point to note was that the panics initially seemed to be caused by a botched uninstall of Kaspersky security - it was looking for a component that was no longer there and crashing the main thread for some reason. I rooted out all the remaining directories I could find for this and these crash reports have stopped now. Could still be something hanging around and related to this and not the drive - hard to tell.

Will try updating kexts and see if that helps. Obvs would prefer not to go through rigmarole of fresh High Sierra install, if possible.

Do panic / reboot happen after a particular operation (like sleep / hibernate...)?

It appears to be just random, when it's sat there with the desktop open.
 
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