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Questions tagged [nvme]

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

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M.2 Drives not appearing after reset of Windows 10 machine

I recently, mistakenly uninstalled a driver which forced me to completely reset my machine. I have a Dell Precision Tower 5810 running Windows 10. I have a standard internal hard drive as the C: drive....
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M.2. PCIe adapter with two M.2 SSDs only shows one

I have just finished my (first ever) server build. Everything seems to work ok. Except I only see one of the two NVMe M.2 SSDs that I installed via a PCIe adapter. (At least, it shows as 500 GB, ...
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New NVMe drive not being recognized by Windows

I got a new computer a few days ago. Everything was working fine. Then I decided to install a few more parts (DVD reader, an old HDD, etc..) + a brand new NVMe Samsung 970 drive. I start the computer ...
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Why is ESXi 6.7 failing registration of NVMe SSD drive?

We have developed a NVMe SSD PCIe drive that works on Linux and Windows. The card has a minimum block size of 4K. I tested the card on ESXI 6.7. The card shows up as vmhba2 but does not appear in the ...
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How to isolate a drive?

Question At Linux boot, is there an option I can add to the “vmlinuz…” line that will prevent the OS from ever (at least in that session) being able to see or access NVMe SSDs - while keeping all ...
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Fully clone your system from a SATA device to a NVMe device

I am working on a laptop with a 500 GB SSD, dual booting on Windows and Ubuntu. I recently bought a Samsung 960 EVO m.2 NVMe 500 GB SSD and installed it successfully. However, given the faster ...
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Installing Windows 10 with bootloader on a different disk?

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a brand new NVMe disk, but I just found out my motherboard can't boot from these (but windows sees it natively in the installer and installs just file), however, I ...
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replacing C: with larger M.2 NVme drive and move programs installed on D: to the new M.2 drive

I have a DELL Desktop Computer XPS XPS8920-7581SLV-PUS Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7700 desktop running Windows 10 Pro with the Toshiba 250 GB M.2 NVme drive as the C: drive and a 1TB hard disk as the D: ...
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bcdedit issue? M.2 SATA to NVME clone: Windows 10 won't boot

Problem: Windows partition won't boot after cloning M.2 SATA drive to M.2 NVME. Background: Cloning process was simple raw dd copy. Drive had EFI, Windows 10, and Linux partitions. Cloning preserved ...
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Can I switch PCIe slot of boot NVME SSD to another without having to reinstall Windows?

My computer has PCIe (NVME) SSD with an adapter that was placed in Slot 2 but now, I need to switch it to Slot 3. Can I do that without having to reinstall OS after the switch? This question might be ...
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PCIe SSD on USB

I have a PCIe NVMe SSD, the Samsung PM951, taken from a Lenovo Ideapad 700-15ISK, which is dead, for data recovery. So far I've not been able to find a way to connect this SSD to another PC externally....
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Boot NVME SSD from USB key

tl;dr - How to boot an Ubuntu Server installation from an USB key? I am trying to boot an Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS installation on a server that doesn't allow booting from a NVMe drive. Since the ...
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lspci output of NVMe SSD in M.2 slot

I am developing some system management scripts and was wondering if a M.2 NVMe slot on the motherboard shows up in lspci output? Unfortunately, I don't have the hardware currently to test this (I have ...
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Insalling M.2 nvme SSD and a nornal SSD together

Asus ROG STRIX Z370-H Gaming manual says that the M.2_1 socket is shared between SATA6G_1 and SATA6G_2. What does this mean? I am putting an nvme ssd in M.2_1 where should I put my normal SSD and ...
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LUKS2 - RAID0 - NVME : alignment issue

I have trouble while in top of this stack bellow: mkfs.ext4 /dev/mapper/raid0luks2 /dev/mapper/raid0luks2 alignement is offset by 147456 bytes This may result in very poor performance (re-) ...
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How to split Windows boot partition and system partition to seperate drives

I recently purchased an M.2 NVMe SSD for my PC and adapted it to PCI since I do not have an M.2 slot on my Motherboard (GA-Z68AP-D3, if that helps). I plan to run Windows off of it, but it seems that ...
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Should I be worried about differing SSD benchmarks?

I ran a CrystalMark benchmark on my EVO 970 and got this: Then I restarted my PC and ran the same test under the same conditions (same amount of apps running, no disk activity) and got this As you ...
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Nvm failure, IO error, not detected in bios

I have a recurring issue for a month or so with my (single) SSD plugged into an nvm port. Configuration : OS: Archlinux Laptop Razer Blade Stealth 2017 SSD: `Samsung NVMe SSD Controller SM951/PM951` ...
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Can't choose Boot Order in Asus UEFI BIOS - detecting M.2 NVME clone as SATA

I have just bought an Asus FX504GD laptop, which had a 1TB HDD installed and a free M.2 slot. I have taken the HDD out of it, mounted it on my PC, wiped it using diskpart, clean, and reinstalled the ...
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Boot from one drive, and run Windows from another

So... I have an old HP Z600 workstation which is pretty awesome with dual Xeons and 48GB of ECC ram. My problem is that storage speed is a huge bottleneck. Due to its age the motherboard and BIOS only ...
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Will I be able to boot with an NVME M.2 SSD with an adapter on my MSI H110M PRO-VH PLUS?

My MSI H110M PRO-VH PLUS motherboard has the following slots: PCI-e v3 x16 (1) (Used by graphics card) PCI-e v? x1 (2) SATA III (4) The firmware (EFI) is American Megatrends V1.2 I'm planning on ...
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PCI-Express NVME SSD and HP DL380 G7 Compatibilty

I have a HP DL380 G7 which I use a make-shift SAN in my Lab setup. I decided I wanted to add some fast SSD storage, and opted to try out a Western Digital NVME SSD coupled with an NVME -> PCI-Express ...
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nvme SSD mount as single mount point centos 7

I have 4 nvme SSD drivers which directly attached to motherboard which showing as 4 jbod drivers to OS. How can i mount this as single mount point? Kindly advise
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Do NVME SSDs exist in 2230 form-factor? [closed]

I have just got Dell 3530 laptop, and they advertise an option to install second hard drive in WWAN slot. However, it has to be NVME (no SATA!) and it has to be 2230. I have looked a lot, but the ...
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M2 NVMe Drive not Detected on Linux

Recently, I have built a computer and I am trying to install Proxmox on my internal M2 Drives. Relevant Hardware: Samsung 960 EVO (X2) Asus Z370-E The initial plan was to put both the M2 drives in ...
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Booting NVMe drive with a bootloader

I'd like to use an NVMe drive paired with a PCIe adapter as main system disk. Unfortunately, I have a mainboard (X79) whose BIOS does not support booting NVMe drives. I was wondering if I can install ...
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Is My Boot Drive Fried From This Evidence? If Not How Can I Fix It?

I got a Windows blue screen a week ago. No text, just blue. Force shut down and left it shut down cause I had to leave. Came back later and turned it back on and I couldn't even get into UEFI. Cleared ...
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My laptop doesn't support NVMe system.

I wanted to replace my old M.2 SSD (Plextor PX-G128M6e) to a new bigger and faster M.2. So i got a new WD Black M.2 PCIe with NVMe system and I send my laptop back to my manufacturer to replace the ...
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ML350P NVMe - Connecting PCIe x4 to x8 (with

I got a ML350P Gen8 server and I want to add NVMe. I bought a M.2 to PCIe x4 converter card. The motherboard on the ML350P only has x8 slots that support up to x4 connections. If I connect the NVMe ...
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Can you connect an M.2 SATA to an M.2 NVMe port?

As people already know they are physically compatible, you can plug an M.2 SATA (aka M+B key) into an M.2 NVMe (M key). My question is will it work?
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Windows 7 SP1 with NVMe driver does not load on VMWare 14

I am testing Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 on VMWare first as right now I do not have real NVMe drive. After integrating MS hotfix KB2990941 & 3087873 the resulting Windows 7 SP1 64 ISO boots in EFI mode ...
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NVMe SSD and Windows NTFS compression - effects on performance?

I have a laptop with the following NVMe SSD drive: NVMe KXG50ZNV512G NVM as proven with Speccy Free (sorry for UHD) I have a quite powerful CPU too: Intel Core i7 7700HQ My question is: Since ...
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Why would a Samsung 960 PRO 512GB show up as a 250GB drive on my machine?

I have an older motherboard, an ASUS P87ZZ-Pro with Thunderbolt. I recently purchased a VanTec M.2 NVMe + M.2 SATA SSD PCIe X4 Adapter PCI-E NVME adapter card and installed a Samsung 960 PRO 512GB ...
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Changing Memory Controller Setting in BIOS After Installing Win10 on M.2 NVMe SSD

I had to install Windows 10 on an M.2 NVMe SSD, and after some research I found that I needed to change the Memory Controller in the BIOS from Intel RST Premium to AHCI in order for the NVMe drive to ...
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Does my computer support NVME SSDs

I bought my pc prebuilt Hp's 870-120 in April 2017, maybe it was the cost of the ram was and still is spiking up, maybe because I wanted to stick a budget and the shipping costs of each component was ...
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NVMe on which Ubuntu is installed seems to disappear while running

I made a custom build desktop, which is turned on 24/7 and serves as server. Today I experienced for the second time that the machine turned unresponsive. Hooking up a screen does nothing. Inserting a ...
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Fall Creator Update fails when Windows 10 is installed on an NVMe disk

Whatever I try, Windows 10 Fall Creators Update always ends up in a BSOD (either 00225 in winload.efi or 0020017) and then re-initializes on previous version. In this answer PeterG said one way to ...
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add secondary SSD in WWAN/LTE m.2 slot on Latitude 7480

I have new Dell Latitude 7480 laptop with one primary m.2 sata SSD disk, and one free m.2 slot, where normally the WWAN or LTE card would be: Can I use this free slot to add a second SSD disk ? ...
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PCI bus link does not be released When a NVMe device has be unsafe removed

When a NVMe device has be unsafe removed on kernel 4.9.45, we found the link of nvme controller still exist by "lspci" command. the driver will not take the initiative to remove the bus link. That ...
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NVMe M.2 not showing up - unless insert drive while running

I am trying to install Windows 10 Pro on a Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 drive. Sometimes the drive shows up in the UEFI and works perfectly, other times the UEFI does not see the drive. I am using an ...
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Should I install NVMe M.2 ssd in M.2 socket or in PCIe slot using PCIe adapter?

I have an asrock z170 pro4s motherboard and I need help with understanding where I should put the samsung 960 evo. http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z170%20Pro4S/index.us.asp http://www.microcenter.com/...
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Can I dual boot 2 Windows 10's on seperate partitions of 250Gb NVMe M.2 Drive?

I work at home and am not allowed to have games on my work PC. I only have 1 PC. My current solution is to unplug 2 rails of my PSU (disconnecting 8 drives) and change the boot drive to the other boot ...
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Internal SATA vs. PCIe-NVMe: Any compatibility?

I'm looking at the Lenovo T470p laptop that allows either a SATA storage drive or a PCIe-NVMe drive. Thing is, I already have a SATA SSD I'd want to use internally for now, but I want to be able to ...
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SSD with write cache buffer flushing turned on is way slower in AS SSD but not CDM

When running a benchmark using the program AS SSD on an NVMe drive, When the second checkbox seen in the image below is unchecked, the drive gets terrible write performance in AS SSD (see first ...
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ASRock FM2A88M and NVMe support

Does this ASRock FM2A88M support NVMe disks? If so, at what what maximum speed? I'd asking this because I'd like to make an upgrade from a Kingston 128GB SSD, but don't know if this AMD motherboard ...
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Linux / NVMe, disable interrupt coalescing

I'm looking at testing an NVMe device with interrupt coalescing enabled, and disabled. NVMe protocol defined interrupt coalescing parameters that can be passed to the device, and in free BSD the nvme ...
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Ubuntu Zesty Linux with Samsung PM951 NVMe SSD crashing

I have a Dell XPS 9550 with the PM951 Samsung NVMe SSD drive. This worked perfectly fine under Ubuntu Yakkety, but since I upgraded to Ubuntu Zesty it crashes on a regular basis. It seems related to ...
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What are NVMe namespaces

Reading up on NVMe I encountered concept of namespaces. From what I gather they seems to be roughly non-resizable logical volumes implemented in hardware but they are nowhere really explained. (...
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Lenovo P50 is not booting from NVMe SSD

I bought Lenovo P50 recently with regular HDD and decided to have NVMe now. I put the NVMe without pulling the HDD out. I used the EaseUS Todo to clone the Windows to NVMe drive. It copied ...
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What is the command that cause the SSD hard disc to return read error (LBA error)

Currently I need to build an automated to test that check how the system handle LBA-error. Is there any command via any way that make SSD hard disc to return read-error. According to NVMe protocol - 6....