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Same firmware here for the 970 Plus. Random restarts. Is APFS the magical format? Because my othe NVMe is HFS+ -a regular 970 with the new firmware. Disk copy went fine, but I bought this drive for sample streaming. IDK what the problem is, but if it crashes overnight, I'll just return it and wait for some thing that doesn't cause reboots. Wierd stuff for 2019.

I'd buy the regular 970, but they're all gone.
 
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I know that long time ago but that wasn't my point, I guess I wasn't clear:
NVMe drives that have trouble on macOS, if they happen to support 4K sectors, change that drive to 4K sectors and you shouldn't have issues anymore, 4K sectors are natively supported and cause no issues, while some NVMe drives have problems on 512GB, and they unfortunately don't support 4K, there's no known fix for them.

So someone should try to boot a Samsung 970 Plus model on Linux to see if it does support 4K sectors and change to that and see if the problem gets solved.

So, it doesn't work reliably, even with the firmware upgrade? Even if it had a i/o rate of 2 trillion GT/s, the crashes aren't worth it. If there's a config setup kext patch, I'd love to here about it. Why is Samsung going backwards in reliability?
 

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Thanks, I've got one of those. I wanted the 1TB for these huge VSL libraries; I'm splitting between the two. I'm going to let the thing sit today with Pro Tools just running idle to ease-in my newly applied thermal paste. –Part of my disapppoint was that to get to the 1st M2 slot, I had to remove the Noctua heatsink, then clean everything and reapply thermal paste to the CPU. That was an unexpected treat. That's how little room there was to install. :(
 
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Samsung has released new firmware for 970 EVO Plus. Works flawlessly on Macs and Hackintosh!

So no Kernel Panics after the firmware update?
Same firmware here for the 970 Plus. Random restarts. Is APFS the magical format? Because my othe NVMe is HFS+ -a regular 970 with the new firmware. Disk copy went fine, but I bought this drive for sample streaming. IDK what the problem is, but if it crashes overnight, I'll just return it and wait for some thing that doesn't cause reboots. Wierd stuff for 2019.

I'd buy the regular 970, but they're all gone.
Is it Kernel Panics that happen for you with the 970 EVO Plus despite having updated to the latest firmware?
 
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Thanks, I've got one of those. I wanted the 1TB for these huge VSL libraries; I'm splitting between the two. I'm going to let the thing sit today with Pro Tools just running idle to ease-in my newly applied thermal paste. –Part of my disapppoint was that to get to the 1st M2 slot, I had to remove the Noctua heatsink, then clean everything and reapply thermal paste to the CPU. That was an unexpected treat. That's how little room there was to install. :(

The 2TB 960 Pro is the best SSD I have ever experienced but it is still over $1000. A 1TB 960 Pro would be good. The older 2-bit MLC may have slower peak speeds but their sustained write performance for large files is much faster than TLC (3-bit) SSDs
 
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So no Kernel Panics after the firmware update?

Is it Kernel Panics that happen for you with the 970 EVO Plus despite having updated to the latest firmware?
It's working perfect after firmware update. I have been using it for more than a week with no issues.
 
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Hi everyone, I would like to update my ssd with a Samsung EVO ..., but I didn't understand which model works best for me. I have a Mac Pro (late 2013) and Mojave 10.14.4. Which do you advise me to install 970 EVO Plus or 970 Evo Pro? What steps to install?

Thank you all

The Drive in the 2013 Mac Pro as far as I know does not take a standard M.2 drive it takes a custom one that was made for the 2013 Mac Pro. OWC has a drive that is compatible with the 2013 Mac Pro.
 

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I would like to have a IOReg of a real MacBook with NVMe drive so I can analyze for what properties for power management are injected on it.
 
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So no Kernel Panics after the firmware update?

Is it Kernel Panics that happen for you with the 970 EVO Plus despite having updated to the latest firmware?

Yep. -But the firmware was already up-to-date according to the Samsung tool via the .ISO boot disc I made. I could verify it in the Info section of the Disk Utility. That was a pleasant surprise, so it was a little shocking that although I could copy all of my sample libraries from the 970 500GB NVMe to the 970 Plus, the new drive went kind of ape-shoot. At first I thought it was because of re-indexing. But maybe this one had other problems not apparent. I wiped the drive and returned it.
 
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