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Stork's MyHero II Build: ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z370 HERO X - i7-8700K - AMD RX 580

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Hi Stork,

The latest version in the download section appears to be v11.2.0, this version I tried.
Does one need the special build 10.14.4 for iMac 19.X, or should the SMBIOS 19,1 configuration in Multibeast v11.2.1 play nice with the normal build 10.14.4 ?

Thank you for your time and efforts,

Regards, Michiel
Oh, that could be. iMac19.x hasn't been incorporated into the 10.14.4 installer or update yet. Best to stick with iMac18,3 until 10.14.5 is released.
 
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Oh, that could be. iMac19.x hasn't been incorporated into the 10.14.4 installer or update yet. Best to stick with iMac18,3 until 10.14.5 is released.
Thnx !
 

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quick question... I see that I can use M.2 with this machine, and the current OS. If I insert a M.2 card, do I lose one of my PCIe 16x slots? What's the tradeoff? (Actually I'm getting the 390 board...)
I recommend downloading the Z390 User Manual as it is discussed in the User Manual.
 
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Thanks. I must have missed it when I read the UM. I'll look again.
OK... I read it again, and see that the mobo itself reacts according to which slot it's in. That's fine.

However, how does OSX react? Is there anything you have noticed when using M.2? Can you boot from M.2?

Thanks. I appreciate your help and courtesy.
 

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OK... I read it again, and see that the mobo itself reacts according to which slot it's in. That's fine.

However, how does OSX react? Is there anything you have noticed when using M.2? Can you boot from M.2?

Thanks. I appreciate your help and courtesy.
What model ASUS Z390 are you looking to buy? I'll help you look.

macOS (High Sierra and Mojave) work just fine with the M.2 SSD, both in booting and operating. I'm only using one M.2 SSD in the main M.2 SSD slot.
 

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@kentval, Per the X HERO User Manual, page X (Introduction):
Intel® Z370 Chipset with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and Intel Rapid Storage Technology support
- 1 x M.2_1 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes)*
- 1 x M.2_2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIE 3.0 x4 mode)**
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
- Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology *** - Ready for Intel® OptaneTM Memory

* When the M.2_1 Socket 3 is operating in SATA mode, SATA port 1 will be disabled.

** When the M.2_2 Socket 3 is operating in PCIEX4 mode, SATA port 5, 6 will be disabled.

*** This function will work depending on the CPU installed.
Here "SATA mode" refers to ACHI M.2 SSDs, not NVMe M.2 SSDs. I used a NVMe M.2 SSD which I recommend you do as well.
 
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