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OS X Driver for NVMe M.2 Solid State Drives Released

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Hi,
I saw many posts about nvme, some says it works as boot drive, some have issues... I'm totally lost.
I'm building a new hackintosh with a GA-Z170-UD5-TH, is the 950 pro really works as boot drive, and which ssd will be the best choice between the SM951 AHCI and the 950 pro?

I would stick with the SM951 AHCI for native driver support. The kext released by JimJ for NVMe drives was not intended for boot drives, so it seems to lack power management features. YMMV.
 
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Ok, thanks for the replies.
I will go to the SM951, the biggest problem for me is the PCB color, that green is so ugly!! Maybe I will try to put a heatsink on it.
 
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Ok, thanks for the replies.
I will go to the SM951, the biggest problem for me is the PCB color, that green is so ugly!! Maybe I will try to put a heatsink on it.

Yes I had the same dilemma. I went with the much "slower" 850 Pro because I couldn't stand the green. You might want to check out the Kingston HyperX Predator. It's a slightly-dated PCIe 2.0 M.2 drive. And it's black. :)
 

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Hi,
I saw many posts about nvme, some says it works as boot drive, some have issues... I'm totally lost.
I'm building a new hackintosh with a GA-Z170-UD5-TH, is the 950 pro really works as boot drive, and which ssd will be the best choice between the SM951 AHCI and the 950 pro?

SM951/AHCI will be less hassle with very similar performance.
 
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Yes I had the same dilemma. I went with the much "slower" 850 Pro because I couldn't stand the green. You might want to check out the Kingston HyperX Predator. It's a slightly-dated PCIe 2.0 M.2 drive. And it's black. :)
I don't really know the Kingston and I did not see many people talking about it here.
I ordered the sm951 AHCI and I will find a good heatsink. That's will be a good thing because m2 drives can be really hot, even I put the heatsink for the look!!!
We can find small heatsinks for cheap, in aluminium or cooper.
 
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I don't really know the Kingston and I did not see many people talking about it here.
I ordered the sm951 AHCI and I will find a good heatsink. That's will be a good thing because m2 drives can be really hot, even I put the heatsink for the look!!!
We can find small heatsinks for cheap, in aluminium or cooper.

That's a good idea, just be careful it doesn't touch the PCB, don't want to short anything out.
 
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config.plist patch works
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config.plist patch works
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So, the steps are, first, to update the config.plist with Pike's patch, and, second, move the NVMeGeneric.kext out of the .../kext/10.11/ folder to the desktop (and then trashing the version left behind). Then, reboot.

Did you have to clear caches before or using the Clover boot screen option to boot with rebuilt caches?
 
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So, the steps are, first, to update the config.plist with Pike's patch, and, second, move the NVMeGeneric.kext out of the .../kext/10.11/ folder to the desktop (and then trashing the version left behind). Then, reboot.

Did you have to clear caches before or using the Clover boot screen option to boot with rebuilt caches?
nope did what you said and rebooted not rebuilding of cache.
 
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