- Sep 5, 2016
- Asus Z170i Pro Gaming
- i7 6700k
- Mobile Phone
Your SSD is an NVME? Have u done changes to enable NVME for Sierra? Are these changes still in your config.plist? High Sierra don't need it any longer...NVME should work OOB.Ok I did that. I got the APFS.efi from my macOS installer that I downloaded and replaced the other old one.
Okay when I select the drive (and not the partition), convert to APFS stays greyed out. Only when I select the partition does it become available. I'm confused. Maybe the computer gods don't want me to upgrade for some reason ..
Your SSD is an NVME? Have u done changes to enable NVME for Sierra? Are these changes still in your config.plist? High Sierra don't need it any longer...NVME should work OOB.
My boot drive is also a 960 EVO M2 NVMe drive and I have the exact same issue as the two others in this thread.
- none of the existing 10.12 NVMe patch stuff remains (spoofed kext or the SSDT file)
- trimforce disable to attempt to disable TRIM on the drive
- booted into recovery mode
- unmounted the volume
- attempted to convert to APFS
- the conversion failed with the same -69888 error
As an aside I was able to successfully convert an external regular drive to APFS w/no problem
The trimforce command has no effect on NVMe. It is for SATA only.
You don't want APFS on NVMe anyway. Too many problems at this point.