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Bootcamp Mac Pro 2012 with PCIe SSD (SATA 3)


The SSD runs about 15 to 20 times faster than a Barracuda drive in the SATA drive bay, which is great. So far so good. But I want to install Windows 10 Pro via Bootcamp, and I don’t seem to find a solution online on whether I would be able to achieve this with the PCIe SSD. Ideally, I don’t want to mess with the UEFI and install the Windows BIOS version only. Also, I don’t really need the EFI Boot screen.

After my graphics cards on my Mac Pro 2010 (Snow Leopard) failed me twice in less than eight months, I am the happy owner of a “new” Mac Pro 2012 (Mojave). The new system is powered by a Samsung Evo 850 m.2 SATA 3 SSD installed in a PCIE slot, two Xeon X5690 processors, a Radeon RX 570 with 8 GB of RAM, and other components. BootRom version is, while the OS version is Mojave 10.14.6.


  • 3. Would it be better to forego the PCIe option and install Windows 10 into a SATA mounted SSD instead?Install BootCamp to a SATA SSD installed on one of the Mac Pro SATA2 bays, not with a PCIe SATA3 cardLater on, when you learn the ropes, see the boot loop/hijacks that frequently happen with Windows Updates, you can try to complicate your config, not now.MacRumors attracts a broad audience of both consumers and professionals interested in the latest technologies and products. We also boast an active community focused on purchasing decisions and technical aspects of the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac platforms.

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