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Has anyone thoroughly tested the compatibility of Samsung Polaris controller PCIe NVMe SSD's with High Sierra?
These would be the 960 Evo, 960 Evo Pro and PM961 SSD's primarily.

The Samsung Polaris controller only supports 512-bytes, and could exhibit problems with APFS, slow boot, trackpad preferences etc.

So far I have tested the following SSD's successfully:

Product SKU Controller Size NVMe Format Result
Sandisk A400 Marvell 88SS1093 [15b7:5001] 512GB 4K OK on 10.13 with APFS
WD Black PCIe SSD WDS512G1X0C-00ENX0 Marvell 88SS1093 [15b7:5001] 512GB 4K OK on 10.13 with APFS
WD Black 3D NAND PCIe SSD (New 2018) WDS100T2X0C-00L350 Western Digital in-house [15b7:5002] 1TB 4K OK on 10.13.6 with APFS
 
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Has anyone thoroughly tested the compatibility of Samsung Polaris controller PCIe NVMe SSD's with High Sierra?
These would be the 960 Evo, 960 Evo Pro and PM961 SSD's primarily.

The Samsung Polaris controller only supports 512-bytes, and could exhibit problems with APFS, slow boot, trackpad preferences etc.

So far I have tested the following SSD's successfully:

Product SKU Controller Size NVMe Format Result
Sandisk A400 Marvell 88SS1093 [15b7:5001] 512GB 4K OK on 10.13 with APFS
WD Black PCIe SSD WDS512G1X0C-00ENX0 Marvell 88SS1093 [15b7:5001] 512GB 4K OK on 10.13 with APFS

Hey, How'd you get the installer to recognize the WD Black PCIE? I'm doing a fresh build on a H370M D3H mobo with an i5-8600. I was able to do an initial format by installing windows and formatting that way, but that did nothing either...
 
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Hey, How'd you get the installer to recognize the WD Black PCIE? I'm doing a fresh build on a H370M D3H mobo with an i5-8600. I was able to do an initial format by installing windows and formatting that way, but that did nothing either...

No issues with that. You need to ensure the bios is configured as AHCI and that your SSD is formatted as 4K.
 
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