Forum discussion tagged with nvme.
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    Question How to query Nvme Host Memory Buffer stats?

    Hello all, there are a couple of NVME SSD tests and reviews here on Anandtech, my particular interest is about the HMB type. Most common one is the Samsung 980 (not the Pro, just the plain 980). The review: https://www.anandtech.com/show/16504/the-samsung-ssd-980-500gb-1tb-review mentions the...
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    Question nvme ssd firmware dump

    Hi, Does anybody know how to dump firmware from nvme ssd controller (WD, sandisk controller)? JTAG or any other way? And no - WD does not "publish" the firmware (or updates) for this particular drive...
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    Question Problem with connecting ssd via usb

    I have a Samsung PM981a 512GB SSD M.2 PCIe x4 NVMe and I can't find a way to connect it to my pc via usb or usb c (so as an external drive). I already tried with this adapter (a friend of mine suggested me that it was the right one), but it doesn't work, and I don't know how to find one that...
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    Team MP33 NVMe SSD 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 $74.99 at Newegg

    https://www.newegg.com/team-group-mp33-1tb/p/N82E16820331417 Not the fastest PCIE 3.0x4 NVMe SSD, but if you need something for a low price its not a bad deal.
  5. clamum

    Question New Kingston NVMe Drive Doesn't Work in MSI Z170A-G45 Motherboard

    Hello all, I'm a NVMe n00b but just got in a Kingston NVMe drive as it was on sale and I need to get some more storage; 2 of my 3 other regular SATA SSDs are nearly full. My Z170A-G45 motherboard has two slots for M.2 drives so I tried it in the first one, because I wasn't sure which SATA...
  6. Darklighter

    Question Adding SATA drive to new Windows 10 install stops booting

    This is a first for me: Just did a major upgrade on my roommate's computer (CPU - Intel 11th Gen/RAM - 16GB/Mobo - Gigabyte Z590 Gaming X/Storage - 2TB Firecuda NVME). I installed Windows 10 on the new NVME drive, no issues, even after several reboots. When I try to add one of his old SATA...
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    Question New M.2 SSD: got "device does not exist" error, but now it's working, should I keep or return it?

    Hi everyone, I got a new XPG SX8100 4TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4 SSD. Yesterday, I installed it in my motherboard (MSI MEG X570 UNIFY with AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU), in one of the M.2 slots, and covered it with the motherboard's M.2 heatsink. There are two other SSDs in the other two M.2 slots, both PCIe 4...
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    Question Can i run 2 nvme drives at the same time with the MSI B550 MAG motherboard?

    hey everyone I'm new to PC and I need help, I have a MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK AMD motherboard. I'm currently have a Corsair MP600 m.2 Pcie Gen 4/0 x4 nvme drive and i understand the 2nd slot has to be a 3.0 x4 nvem drive but im not sure what kind of speeds i need or what brand i should get . not...
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    Question Samsung 970 EVO died in laptop (heat problems?) - what substitute has good performance/heat ratio?

    Hi, apparently my Samsung 970 EVO 2TB NVMe SSD dies after 3 years of service in ThinkPad T580. At about 1-2 years of age there were suddenly few media errors (visible in SMART), few files unreadable, yet surface check showed zero bad sectors (due to remapping)? And then after 3 years, it died...
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    Question NVMe SSD comparison

    XPG gammix s11 pro vs Samsung 980, which one to buy considering I am getting both for the same price
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    Question SSD: No format possible, not recognized

    Hi people, sorry for the long post, i need help! I have a ssd, Seagate Firecuda 520 nvme pcie 4 gen 4. I sent it together with my laptop back to the manufacturer because of spilled water and now it is back. The tests were OK they said. The SSD worked before i have sent it there (it was empty...
  12. Maheshpm

    Question Caveats of using Ryzen 4750G with MSI B550 UNIFY / Gigabyte B550 Arous Master

    Hello, MSI B550 UNIFY Board has total four M2 slots. 1st is directly coupled with CPU, 2nd and 3rd M2 slots actually share PCI-E 4.0 x 16 bandwidth. If I put SSD in any of these M2 slots, PCI-E slot brought down to x8 mode. This is fine as long as there is 3000/5000 series CPU with graphics...
  13. AlonIsrael 123

    Question How do I install NVME on Z490 E Gaming?

    Hey guys. On the verge of giving up on this. I'm trying to install a Samsung 970 evo plus 1tb on the upper M.2 nvme slot of my Z490-E Gaming (Already tried both slots). For some reason the new ssd does not appear anywhere on the Uefi bios (It's not recognized), nor can I install the nvme driver...
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    Question nvme very slow write speed

    I have a 3900x with a x570 mobo and 1TB sabrent rocket nvme m2 PCIe 4.0 disk. My write benchmarks are very very poor. Chipset and windows drivers are upto date. what gives ? how can i troubleshoot? https://ibb.co/SKFN03h https://ibb.co/JmDJZWG
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    What should I do with a suspect HP EX950 SSD?

    Hey everyone. So I built my wife a computer last month, and I had used the HP EX950 SSD in it. However, it appeared to develop write errors early on & attempts to cool it off with heatsinks & fans didn't seem to prevent that. I even tried doing the firmware fix that's been floating around. I've...
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    Question Am I benching this NVMe wrong?

    I'm seeing low numbers vs AnandTech's review of the 512GB Samsung 950 Pro (https://www.anandtech.com/show/9702/samsung-950-pro-ssd-review-256gb-512gb). But I've never properly benchmarked a drive before, plus my test rig is bit lower tier than the reviewer's (though same generation). I'm either...
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    Question How best to benchmark test NVMe in Linux?

    I am running Ubuntu 18.04 in a fairly new system. I recently bought a Samsung 970 EVO Plus to do some speed tests for work. While trying different things and not getting the results I wanted, I stumbled upon the great write up here...
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    Question Why Transcend 220S nvme speed very slow on AMD system?

    I have tried to benchmark my Transcend 220S. The expected result on the nvme benchmark should be read ~3000MB/s and write ~2000MB/s. But what I got is read/write ~200MB/s. (testing on CrystalDiskMark and HD Tune Pro) I have tried to flash the new version of BIOS, OC the ram clock, manually set...
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    Question An MS Update on Wed 14th made my 950 Pro Unbootable!?

    Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P, i3-6100 & i7-6700K, DDR4 2400MHz C15 4GBx2 950 Pro 256GB Windows 7 Pro (legit ;p) SSD's are GPT and NVME. Two computers; one i3 and one i7. Built about a month apart, about a three years ago. Now in to different homes. On Wed the 14th both compputer's owners called with...
  20. EXCellR8

    Solved! Expanding Booting Windows 10 Partition on Larger Capacity SSD

    Finally made the switch to an NVMe drive from a regular SATA-III SSD since the prices have come down, but I overlooked something. Macrium Reflect wouldn't allow me to edit the size of the partition that contains Windows when I cloned it over. I was trying to jog my memory but I thought that this...
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    Solved! PCIe lanes for beginners

    Good evening everyone, I hope I am posting on the right forum. If not please redirect me and I will be happy to correct my mistake. I would like to understand more about PCIe lanes. And I would like to use my current (old) build as an example to see if my 48h of googl'ing has made me any wiser...
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    Question Which one is a better SSD from Intel DC P3600 1.2TB and Intel DC P4510 1TB?

    I have two options as a primary boot SSD for my CAD workstation: 1. Intel P3600 1.2TB, and 2. Intel P4510 1TB. Which one is better in terms of reliability, versatility, durability and performance? (Price is no issue..) As per specs; P3600 is 20nm MLC and P4510 is 64-Layer 3D TLC. Which one can...
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    Question Which SSD for my Acer Nitro 5 Ryzen 5 Laptop (Nitro AN515-42)?

    I have Acer Nitro 5 Ryzen 5 Laptop (Nitro AN515-42). It only Comes with HDD 1TB. 1.is it possible to add 1TB SSD on Laptop Extra ( Without making warranty void )? 2.What is the maximum capacity of SSD my Laptop Can support? 3.Is it possible to make that SSD Primary (Bootable) to install windows...
  24. incloud

    Nvme Support on Asus Maximus VI Formula

    Hi guys, I've been trying for weeks to get my Asus Maximus VI Formula bios to see my new EVO 970 SSD and am at my wits end. I've managed to create and flash a custom bios with the added Nvme support, cloned my drive, enabled and disabled CPM, pretty much everything I can find online. I didn't...
  25. Moggy

    Suggestions & improvements on my PC build please :-)

    Hello all ! :) need some help please... Any suggestions to improve or get more balance in the system i'm building, are very welcome, thank you in advance! I want to use the PC to play an occasional light game and use my PC mainly for data storage; movies, music, photo's, in this order. There's...
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    2x NVME RAID 0 and Boot Issues

    Hi, I have a I7-8200X and a X299 Gigabyte Gaming 7 Pro motherboard. It has 2x 512 SM961 NVME M.2 drives running in RAID 0 and is the boot drive. About every other day my desktop will reboot overnight into the BIOS and says it cannot detect the drives. After turning my desktop off for 15 seconds...
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    m.2 SSDs and CPU lanes vs Chipset Lanes

    I've seen many reviews of motherboards briefly point out, when motherboards have one or more m.2 slots, which slots utilize PCIe lanes from the CPU and which slots use lanes from the Chipset. I agree that having lanes that directly interface with the CPU as opposed to through the Chipset sounds...
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    Gigabyte GA-X399 GAMING 7 M.2 Raid O Bootable

    Hello, I am trying to buy a system from www.overclockers.co.uk using the Gigabyte GA-X399 GAMING 7 AMD X399 (Socket TR4) ATX Motherboard and I asked them to do 2 Samsung 960 EVO Polaris 1TB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe in Raid 0 as a bootable drive. They have just come back to me and said they...
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    Is m.2 nvme overkill what I need?

    I currently edit footage taken from the GH5 which can record up to 400 Mbps. Samsung 850 Evo can already hit read/write speeds of 500 Mbps so would that be enough to smoothly edit my footages off of or would the Samsung 960 pro still benefit me? Plus there is a very nice sale for the 1tb models...
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    Windows 10 Pro installation from flash failed

    Brand new build: ASUS Z370-E Gaming 32GB Corsair DDR4-2600 i7-8700K, temp below 30C in BIOS Samsung 960 Pro NVME, temp VERY cool Windows 10 Flash Drive, using 64 bit I have built a couple dozen systems in the past, but none with Windows 10, none with from a flash drive, and none to an NVME...
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    Need Advice about motherboard for LIDAR Surveying

    I am spec'ing out a computer for my work desktop PC that my company will purchase. I am processing very large LIDAR point clouds for surveying purposes. Please advise on where I can go to compare motherboards. I would like to have a complete list of motherboards that have these boxes checked...
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    Is having 2 NVME drives worthwhile (based on pcie lanes)

    I'm looking at an AMD AM4 motherboard and would like to use 2 NVME drives (one for OS and one for Adobe Premiere files/scratch), but I can't figure out whether I can really get the benefit from them based on motherboard/Ryzen architecture We can use the ASRock Killer as an example...
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    Samsung 960 evo boot problem with mobo Gigabyte 970 gaming

    Hi, I installed windows 7 64bit on this samsung ssd via diskpart,i have loaded as well the nvme drivers,i can see the driver in bios mode but it cannot boot the windows.So i just want to ask if there is any possibility that this mobo does not support nvme drivers as booting devices and sees...
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    Can't boot with more than 16 NVMe cards

    I have a SuperMicro X10DRX MOBO and I'm trying to utilize 6 Amfeltec Squid PCIe carrier boards that have 4 Samsung 960 PRO M.2 NVMe cards each. So far, I haven't been able to boot the machine with more than 16 NVMe cards. It doesn't matter if I use 4,5, or 6 carrier boards as long as I don't use...
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    GA-880GMA-USB3 and NVMe drives

    Looking to upgrade my 120GB SSD and would like to know if the newer NVMe drives would work with this MB. I know the PCIEeX1 would not be as fast as this drive can go but I am looking to upgrade the MB in the near future. Running Windows 10. Any issues I am missing?
  36. douglaswilliams

    Ideal block size for a modern NVMe SSD?

    Hello. I'm cloning Win10 installation on a new PC from a hard drive to a Samsung 960 Evo. It seems like I've heard that block size (or sector size? ... or page size?) should be different for performance reasons on a hard drive vs SSD. 1. If I just clone the HDD to the SSD, will it copy over...
  37. Captain Brock

    NVMe OS and Data Drive

    Greetings! I have installed Windows 7 on a GigaByte Z270 board with a 960 EVO NVMe drive (no mean feat). The OS is on a 100GB partition, with a second partition of 130GB. My question is: Shall I use that second partition on the same drive for my data drive? Or should I use a completely separate...
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    Samsung 960 PRO m.2 NVMe and CPU spikes

    I'm not sure if this is really the right forum or not for this, honestly. Apologies if so. Thus far I've root caused sporadic CPU spikes down to the m.2 drive itself. I recently built a new system using a Ryzen 1800X, and MSI X370 Titanium motherboard. My issue is that when loading an...
  39. MajinCry

    Best <£120 M2 SSD For Read Perf?

    With games getting huge (Fallout 4 is over 30-bloody-GB in size), I figured I'd best buy an SSD to go along with my RAMDisk. Use the RAMDisk for the important files, and the SSD for the rest I can't fit in. Was eyeing the 960 EVO, but those random read speeds seem completely wank: The SM961...
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    Dual drives and nvme

    I have always set windows up (since Win3.1!) with dual drives. One for the OS and one for temp files, browser cache, swap, spool, etc. I have monitored it with tools and the two drives seem to be about equal with R/W. I even did this with SSDs and it seemed make my computer run faster. I am...