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NVMe is a communications interface/protocol developed specially for SSDs.

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Can you use virtual memory like you can physical RAM if you have an NVMe drive? Are there limitations to this?

I have a program that needs LOTS of RAM to for a computation project I need to run for a weekend. Obviously I don't have supercomputer ram and my limits as a consumer is 32GB. Windows has memory ...
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“KB2990941” “The update is not applicable to your computer”

I got an NVMe SSD. I intended to put it in my Linux machine but the only PCI Express slot that's free is too small. I put it into another machine, the problem is the one I put it into is my Windows 7 ...
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Make an internal NVME drive bootable

I’m installing UEFI arch Linux using a live usb on a NVMe-drive laptop. I got up until disk partitioning when I saw that I could not flag any partitions in the NVME drive as bootable. The only ...
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Difference NVME 1.1 and 1.3

I want to get an M.2 SSD for my Dell G3 3579 laptop. From the specification PDF I found that it supports M.2 SSD. Here is a screenshot from the PDF file, But in other part of the specification PDF it ...
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Why when I undo deleting a folder the contents disappear?

Lately I have moved some of my documents (using a junction link mklink /j "link" "target") on a faster m.2 drive and I notice that when I delete a folder in there and I later undo it, then go inside ...
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gparted shows unknown system file on nvme ssd

I have 3 disks in my system --ACHI MODE-- 1.sata ssd 256mb(windows 10 installed on it). 2.hdd 1tb for storage 3.m.2 nvme ssd kingston A2000 500gb(has mostly games in it,steamlibrary) So i wanted ...
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Disable nvme drive at boot time

We can disable sata drives with kernel paramter like libata.force=1.00:disable. How to do disable nvme drives at boot?
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NVMe drive not detected after changing GPU

I have a custom built PC that has been working properly for a couple of years, the OS is installed in an NVMe M.2 that I remember was complicated to setup with Secure Boot back when I built it, but it ...
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Memory mapping an NVMe SSD over PCIe interface

My question is about curiosity more than a need, or a problem. I can absolutely use my solid state drive. But, just for fun, today I tried to use my drive over an interface I am familiar from before, ...
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Bad working and errors on second NVMe M.2 slot

maybe you guys can give me some advice. I have the hardware ryzen 3950X, Gigabyte X570 Elite and two NVMe Adata 512GB M.2 PCIe XPG SX8200 Pro ssd drives in M2 connectors. The disk in the first M2 ...
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SSD NVMe drop in write speed

I bought a Corsair Force MP510 NVMe SSD 480 Go 4 months ago, it was such a breeze with significant high read/write speed and the benchmark was as announced in CrystalDiskMark7 (I had 3,3GB/s (3.5 in ...
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Connect a NVMe m2 ssd to a SATA m2 port

I want to replace my 128gb intel SATA m2 SSD with a Samsung NVMe m2. I know the ports are different so I checked the board and I think there is room for NVMe ssd. There is only one slot for a SSD and ...
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Image format was not specified, Specify the 'raw' format explicitly to remove restrictions

I am trying to virtualize NVME based linux in QEMU on Windows using: qemu-system-x86_64 -m 2048 -cdrom ubuntu-18.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso -drive file=nvmeimage.img,if= none,format=raw,id=D22 -...
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NVMe drive causes another hard drive to not be detected by BIOS

I had three hard drives installed in my computer. Two SSD and one HDD. They all worked fine. Today I tried to install a fourth hard drive, an NVMe drive. After installing the NVMe drive, the BIOS ...
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Remove RAID-0 from two NVME drives to dual boot win10 and Ubuntu

I currently have two Samsung EVO ~500GB NVMe drives running Windows 10 in RAID-0. I would like to remove the RAID-0 configuration and use one of the disks for Ubuntu 18.04 while the other disk remains ...
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Confusion: What's the difference between SATA, NVMe, M.2, and PCIe?

What's the difference between SATA, mSATA, eSATA, SATA Express, SATA III, NVMe, M.2, and PCIe? I have looked for the answer, and while many website explain the difference between some of these terms, ...
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Hardware shopping: Can all M Key Slot work with NVMe?

I have a NP500R5H-XD3BR (Expert X50) Notebook from Samsung. It's the 2015 model, with I7 5500. I didn't get this information from Samsung, however I know that it has a Key M slot for SSD M.2. My ...
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Displaced SSD drives benchmark results

I have these two ssd drives: SATA3 Samsung SSD 850 PRO 128 GB NVME Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 240 GB with PCIExpress adapter It seems the benchmark results are displaced. As you know the sata3 model ...
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Clone M.2 NVME ssd to larger M.2 NVME ssd

I have Lenovo Ideapad Y700 and I want to upgrade my SSD. I bought a Samsung 970 Evo plus. Now I want to clone my old SSD to my new without reinstaling and losing data. I bought M.2 NVME adaptor to ...
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need help installing window 10 on raid 0. with rog crosshair viii hero (wifi)

I follow the tutorial from Asus and level1tech to set up mobo rog crosshair vii hero (wi-fi) for raid 0. install the AMD drivers needed for windows when I hit next to actually install windows 10. I ...
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How to securely erase an NVMe SSD

It's generally accepted that SSDs cannot be securely wiped by writing patterns to the drive, due to features such as wear leveling and over-provisioning, and that the most secure way to wipe a modern ...
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How to change Raid 1 setup to non raid? Windows won't boot up on Raid 1 config no more. Trying to get windows 10 booting fine again

Hoping a superuser can help me with this issue. I currently purchased a PC from ORIGIN. Everything was working fine until 10 days ago. My computer no longer booted to windows.. It just showed the ...
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Why KingSpec ne-120GB is much slower than it sould be

I've added the KingSpec NVME 120GB card to my computer, using PCI-E single-lane adapter. According to the statement of the seller, this card's speed should be: sustained read speed of 1500MB/s ...
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Samsung m.2 Nvme not booting after inserting HDD hard drive and activating Intel Rapid Storage Tech

My windows 10 is on the Samsung m.2 Nvme ssd, I have some really imporatant files there. Now, I replaced my HDD drive (which didn't contains windows) with another, which already contains windows ...
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How to a access nvme ssd with raid mode in bios settings?

I know the real answer is to set ahci in uefi settings, but in my case, the uefi is password protected (the problem is not removing the password but actually keeping it). I can also add that the ...
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DualBoot (Linux/Win10) with Full disk encryption on SSD (NvME + SATA) + HDD

Need to setup a dual boot workstation that is used for working and gaming. Linux for working. Windows 10 for gaming. Drives: NvME SSD 512GB SATA SSD 1000GB HDD 3000GB The ideal way, but seems ...
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Why does the nvme ssd transfer speed get decrease while transfering large data?

My laptop has PCIe NVMe 512GB M.2 SSD. And when I transfer data under 7 GB it gives me transfer speed from around 400 MB/s to 500 MB/s. But when I transfer large data like 35GB its speed get decrease ...
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Installing Windows 10 with bootloader on usb stick and root on non-bootable NVMe SSD

I'm planning on buying an NVMe SSD for my ASUS Grpyhon Z87 mainboard. This mainboard doesn't support NVMe booting. My plan was to have my ESP on a USB stick and use the NVMe SSD as root. This should ...
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Why do NVMe enclosures constantly heat up even when no I/O process is happening?

I was trying out different external Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C enclosures for a 2TB Samsung EvoPlus NVMe SSD. My goal is to achieve high write/read speed but in a portable package, for the workflows ...
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Non-storage device in M.2 M-Key port not working, how to debug?

I've got an 51nb X210 Thinkpad with an M-keyed M.2 slot. My ultimate goal is to add a Thunderbolt 3 port via the GC-Titan Ridge card, but for now I want to start with a USB-C port. To that end, I got ...
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Windows 10 Storage Space type for NVMEs. SSD or SCM?

Creating a storage space in Windows 10 with 'New-VirtualDisk', there is a -MediaType parameter with three possible values: SSD, HDD, SCM https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/storage/new-...
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nvme SSD not recognized after cloning a (hardware raid 10 sata) disk onto it using clonezilla

I had a RAID 10 VROC array of cheap SSDs that was degraded (1 out of 4 SATA SSDs dead). The array was degraded, but still worked. It had a GTP partition table and the regular 3 partitions that get ...
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Can U.2 be passively converted to M.2?

If I understand correctly, both U.2 as well as M.2 (Key M) connectors output 4x pci-e lanes through the pins. Does that mean a completely passive adapter is possible between the two, or does one of ...
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Boot Windows from NVME via bootmanager on SATA SSD

I'd like to run Windows off my NVME SSD. My mainboard has an EFI bios but does not support booting from NVME. My current SATA disk has a GPT partition map and boots through EFI. What I wonder is, ...
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M.2 nvme not performing as expected

I have a X11Dai-N mainboard, which has one M.2 port with 4 dedicated pci-e lanes. I installed a 512gb Transcend 110S M.2 SSD. Accoring to specs it should do 160,000/140,000 IOPS 4k random read/write,...
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Debian not detecting NVMe, ASUS Zenbook UX430UA

I'm trying to set up a Win 10 / Debian 10 dual boot on an Asus UX430UA that I've just bought new. I replaced the OEM SATA SSD with a larger NVMe SSD (ADATA XPG SX8200) and am trying to install both OS'...
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Backupstrategy for Clients with different sector size

We currently have a problem with our backup strategy. We use iMacs with Bootcamp and Windows 10. We want to store the Windows backups centrally. The recovery process should be done via a recovery ...
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Diagnosing cause of corrupt files on new system - motherboard, drive or other

I have a new system build which contains two physical nvme drives on an asus prime x399-a mb. With a fresh Windows 10 install I see files being corrupted. I first noticed this when several game ...
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SSD m.2 NVMe not being recognized by Linux

I bought an XPG 8200 pro 512GB NVMe SSD to use as my main drive in my Dell Inspiron 5480 14". Dell's manual specifies it supports Ubuntu, and in the Storage section says the M.2 slot will accept a ...
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SSD not detected anymore

I bought a Lenovo Y540 laptop and installed two SSD's: a Samsung 860 EVO and a Samsung 970 EVO Plus (M.2 NVMe). I installed Win 10 on the NVMe drive and things were working fine. Both SSDs were listed ...
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M.2 NVMe SSD on 10-year old computer?

I have an aging motherboard in my computer which I built in 2010. The mobo is Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 (rev2). It has only one PCIe slot that is revision 2 and the graphics card occupies that slot. The ...
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Windows 10 - stornvme driver detected controller driver when editing video

I have an LSI 9271-4i card, with 4 6TB WD Red drives in RAID 10, on Windows 10, that I use to store my Videos folder, where I save all of the video files that I work on and renders, etc. I will edit ...
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M.2 SSD does this split speed

I currently have a Z270 Tomahawk Arctic motherboard. Initially I bought an SSD (125GB NVMe) that I assume is in my M.1 slot right now. I recently purchased a 2280 intel NVMe (1TB) which I figured out ...
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Does my motherboard support this NVMe SSD?

I have an Aspire TC-710 motherboard, and I was planning to get this NVMe M.2 SSD . I'm really new to computers and don't know much; can I install this SSD in my motherboard?
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How to unlock NVME disk locked with ATA security

I've locked my NVME drive in the BIOS with a USER and MASTER password. I'm looking to unlock this drive on another machine. How can I do this? I've tried working with nvme-cli. This should be able ...
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Is it possible to increase SSHD cache with an M.2 SSD?

I have an ROG GL503 Strix SCAR edition laptop which only came with a 1Tb 5400-rpm FireCuda SSHD, and it just isn't cutting it, load-time wise. So I am now planning to buy an M.2 NVMe drive with ...
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What 68-pin connector is this on my 2.5" solid state drive?

I have a Samsung PM983 2.5" SSD drive but I have never seen a connector like this. Would like to use it but unsure of what I need to connect. Can anyone assist?
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How to boot from a Samsung 970 Evo Plus

I am having a trouble booting this drive. I have spent about 4 full days doing it on my own with all the help of known internet wisdom but I end up all the time failing. How far I can go: Basically I ...
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Why doesn't an NVMe connection on an SSD make non-sequential access faster?

Why would it matter if you’re transferring a 1GB file at quintuple the speed (of SATA SSDs) or transferring 1,000 1MB files at quintuple the speed? It should always amount to being quintuple the speed ...
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How to boot to a NVMe drive (ubuntu) from SATA?

My motherboard (Intel DX58SO2, X58) has a PCI adapter to a M.2 NVMe SSD, it does not support NVMe boot though. I would like to know if it's possible to add an extra HDD on SATA with the bootloader on ...