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Old 06-19-2019, 12:22 AM
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umm.. high sierra?
Is this going to keep going on every time I post stuff on this thread? I’m usually the guy right, who has no clue about storage stuff? Can you just maybe Google stuff before trying to correct me?

Mojave adds official NVMe *boot* support. Overall stuff is updated/improved in Mojave as well. Notice I have been saying upgrade the boot/system drive.... so uh clearly talking about booting.
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:22 AM
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I don't know is if 32GB is generally considered enough freedom, or if I'd feel a boost going to 64GB
Open your craziest session and start giving it hell.
Open activity monitor and have a look at what's happening in the memory columns.
I've been known to get over 32GB of RAM allocated to Pro Tools but it's rare.
Depending on your sessions you may find you never get close
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:29 AM
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Is this going to keep going on every time I post stuff on this thread? I’m usually the guy right, who has no clue about storage stuff? Can you just maybe Google stuff before trying to correct me?

Mojave adds official NVMe *boot* support. Overall stuff is updated/improved in Mojave as well. Notice I have been saying upgrade the boot/system drive.... so uh clearly talking about booting.
Just that I had NVMe boot drive on high sierra and didnt remember doing any hacks.. also cannot remember which version of high sierra, but at that time the "official owc guideline" was to first update to high sierra (to get the new bootrom) and then swap the stick
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:43 AM
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High Sierra NVMe boot installs I am aware of required more hacking/messing around to get to work. Mojave it’s just there.

If you have simple install steps post a link.
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This is only needed for unformatted brand new sticks. Once formatted, disk utility sees the NVMe drive just fine.

I wouldn't consider this a hack as it is natively supported by High Sierra command line. Haven't tried this lately so latest HS versions might support this on Disk Utility as well.
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Oh, never mind, we are both right. Just found out the old cheesegraters did have problems booting without hacks but as I've been using trashcan I had no idea.
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:58 AM
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Well that is formatting the drive, which still won’t boot. Somebody had to upgrade the boot ROM image at some time

The 140.0.0.0.0 boot rom images installed by Mohave gets you native NVMe boot, all prior NVMe boots I have seen required manual boot ROM updates, if you did not do that maybe somebody else did to that computer. Or maybe it was an AHCI SSD.
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On a trashcan, all I needed to do was upgrade to HS first (that updated the bootrom), then format the NVME drive installed to internal bay, then clone from previous drive, and of course boot the system up. Worked wonderfully and this was right after HS was out.

Now with Mojave things are one step easier because the Disk Utility GUI is able to format the drive with a click. But I didn't mind formatting on command line.
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The 140.0.0.0.0 boot rom images installed by Mohave gets you native NVMe boot, all prior NVMe boots I have seen required manual boot ROM updates, if you did not do that maybe somebody else did to that computer. Or maybe it was an AHCI SSD.
Boot ROM version here is MP61.0120.B00 -- point being this is a trashcan which supports booting NVMe on HS which apparently cheesegraters don't do without any hacks. Good to know when someone asks this again.
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Boot ROM version here is MP61.0120.B00 -- point being this is a trashcan which supports booting NVMe on HS which apparently cheesegraters don't do without any hacks. Good to know when someone asks this again.
Yep, the discussion was very specific to cheese graters.
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