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(Near) Perfect High Sierra Setup on Z77x-UD5H / Ivy Bridge i5 / RX 560

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I read up recently on the bios and learned that if I want to later-on add an NVME boot drive we have to upgrade to the latest F16j beta bios. But at least we have it built into the bios unlike some other Z77 boards. I have it downloaded and ready to go when I see a hole in my workload.
So we can make an MVMe drive work straight into the PCIex16 or other slot without an adapter?
 
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So we can make an MVMe drive work straight into the PCIex16 or other slot without an adapter?
I had read that in a few places a few weeks ago, but, I have yet to do it myself. I tried finding a web page to point you to and found more that said you can't and barely any mention of anyone doing it successfully as a boot drive.
 
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@djcoma just upgraded to f16j and can not recognise any boot drive. The OS X boot drive It is on the Marvell GSata port. Using all the bios settings from your linked guide. Any recommendations?
I just upgraded to F16j last night and am still not done setting things up. I did a fresh install of Mojave on a single, new drive, unplugging all the other drives. I have my drive hooked upto one of the black mobo Sata connectors and that's working great.
 
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I just upgraded to F16j last night and am still not done setting things up. I did a fresh install of Mojave on a single, new drive, unplugging all the other drives. I have my drive hooked upto one of the black mobo Sata connectors and that's working great.
SUCCESS: I unplugged all drives and left the Bootable SSD in the Marvel SATA port and did a full long hold press of the CMOS button without removing the battery. I followed @coscos 's bios setup link over at InsanlyMac ( https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/288829-guide-gigabyte-z77x-ud5h-clover-uefi-installtweak-guide) and now have a faster, fully-working Sierra. It even fixed a shutdown problem where it would start up again and pumps out full-res 1920x1080 from post, where before it was on some lower resolution. Now to try to upgrade to High-Sierra. I have to stick to that until I upgrade the GFX to AMD as I'm still on NVIDA. Thanks!
 
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@djcoma just upgraded to f16j and can not recognise any boot drive. The OS X boot drive It is on the Marvell GSata port. Using all the bios settings from your linked guide. Any recommendations?

Sorry for the slow response. Glad you were able to get it working!

I had read that in a few places a few weeks ago, but, I have yet to do it myself. I tried finding a web page to point you to and found more that said you can't and barely any mention of anyone doing it successfully as a boot drive.

I found the same. I am going to upgrade the SSD in my MacBook Pro to a Sabrent Rocket NVME drive. I’m thinking about picking up a PCI-E adapter to tinker with it in my hackintosh before putting it in my MacBook Pro to see if I can get it working in the hack.
 
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Hey all, I'm thankful for finding this thread! When I update from El Cap to Mojave - since I already have a working clover Bootlaoder will this work:
1. Backup HD and EFI
2. Update Clover using the dids pkg
3. Wipe HD
4. Install MacOS Mojave
5. If any problems arise copy kexts from EFI folder on page 1 here to EFI?
 
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Hey all, I'm thankful for finding this thread! When I update from El Cap to Mojave - since I already have a working clover Bootlaoder will this work:
1. Backup HD and EFI
2. Update Clover using the dids pkg
3. Wipe HD
4. Install MacOS Mojave
5. If any problems arise copy kexts from EFI folder on page 1 here to EFI?
I can't say. What's your GFX card?
 
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Just upgraded to Mojave with your EFI files. Thx a lot Coscos :thumbup:
All seems to work unless network interfaces.
I'm now Trying to make my good old original apple atheros 5416 to work. Found a post about all atheros working but no luck for now. Still investigating...
 
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