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

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Is “critical medium error” and system (GNU/Linux) suddenly going into read-only mode symptoms of hardware failure?

I bought a M.2 last month and have used it with no issues for about a week or two, however, since last week there have been a couple of instances when the file system would suddenly turn read-only ...
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How to fix open file descriptors of a running process after device unplug?

I have a process running that reads/writes to a file on my nvme /nvmedisk/file. My nvme disk failed for some reason and it disappeared from lsblk but was listed with lspci. I manually rebound it echo ...
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M.2 NGFF vs NVMe - compatibility

Are there M.2 controllers, that do not support NVMe? I am trying to understand, if an external m.2 USB controller will work with the M.2 NVMe drives I have. The drive spec says "Supports M.2 (...
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Random Crashes After Installing 2nd and 3rd M.2 NVMe Drives on Ubuntu 21.04 System

After installing the 2nd and 3rd M.2 NVMe drive on a X570 motherboard, the machine starts freezing after running high IO workloads for 12-24 hours. Moving the mouse/keyboard does not wake it up (...
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Does Samsung PM1735 1.6TB NVMe work on Ubuntu

Does anyone know if Samsung PM1735 1.6GB or 3.2GB NVMe works on Ubuntu 20.04 (or other non paid Linux distro)? I am intending to install it in Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO motherboard but came across some ...
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Multi-boot external M.2 NVMe drive

I recently bought an M.2 NVMe drive and enclosure with the intent of setting it up as an external drive that is able to boot from a selection of multiple ISOs (predominantly Linux ISOs, with some ...
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Boot SSD Already At 86% Health?

In late November I started using a new SSD, the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 2TB, as my boot drive. The drive is rated for 1400 TBW but is already saying it's at 86% health despite only having 12TB written ...
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M.2 M-key SSD but Sata Slot?

M.2 Slot 1x 2280 SATA M.2 (M key) slot This is the listed spec for my laptop model. When I open my laptop, the slot is also a pure m key slot. I did some research and it mentioned m-key slots are ...
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Hissing noise produced by disk access

On my MSI B360-A each disk access (NVME and SATA-SSD) produces clearliy audible interference in my speakers. It doesn't matter which kind of connection I'm using to transport audio, whenever there's ...
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in a virtual machine with ssd (solid state) hard drive how can create a hdd hard drive?

in a virtual machine with ssd (solid state drive) can we create a hard disk with hdd (hard disk drive) type? i installed windows 10 on vmware workstation and its hard disk is nvme and ssd. i created ...
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M.2 SSD replacement does not appear on system as expected

I have a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1 and I purchased a 256GB VisionTek PRO XPN M.2 NVMe SSD drive. I opened the laptop and removed the old SSD and put the new one in. However I do not see the drive in ...
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BIOS doesn't recognize my M.2 SSD

I've decided to upgrade my PC by adding a second M.2 SSD, but my BIOS doesn't recognize it new SSD Motherboard BIOS: American Megatrends The motherboard contains two M.2 NVME slots and as I understood ...
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NVMe SSD is slower for 512, 1024, 2048 byte blocks than SATA 3, is this normal, or should I do something?

I have two WD 1T SSDs in my system a SATA 3 and a PCI Express adapter card hosted NVMe. Using 19041 x64 Windows 10, all driver is the default Windows 10. The NVMe SDD is working properly in NVMe ...
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How to use new NVMe SSD as new Windows boot drive, if UEFI can not see the drive, but existing Windows 10 installation recognizes it?

edit I gave it up, so the new Windows 10 is on my SATA 3 SSD, and the NVMe disk is a pure data disk. However I have an interesting experience, which adds something the diagnostics. When I installed ...
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Kernel security check failure(s) over 36 hours of operation into kernel inpage error and system malfunction up till keys going unrecognized at POST

I've done all operations associated with driver purification and disk drive health updated malware defence. Ran into the kernel security check failures at seemingly random times. When just operating ...
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Addition of PCIEX4 NVMe M.2 expansion card disables graphics card

Problem Purchased HP EX950 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD and Orico NVME M.2 EXPANSION CARD (PCI-E 3.0 X4) When installed into PCI-E slots, graphics card seems to be disabled Display only comes from onboard/...
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NVMe + optane or just NVMe

I have a mildly complex situation. I bought a laptop and it came with a 16GB stick of intel optane memory, which I replaced with a 500GB NVMe drive. I recently got a desktop with two m.2 slots and I ...
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Does PCIe 3×2 m.2 slot compatible with PCIe 3×4 nvme ssd? [duplicate]

My laptop has an m.2 slot which is PCIe gen 3×2 nvme SSD compatible. Now, Can I add a PCIe gen 3×4 nvme SSD On it? If yes then how much performance I will have to sacrifice? Both slot and SSD are 2280 ...
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Replacing an NVMe SSD with a M.2 SATA drive in an Alienware Aurora R8

I bought a 2TB Samsung 860 EVO M.2 SATA SSD to replace a 512GB NVMe drive in my Dell Alienware Aurora R8 to get larger storage capacity. Will it work properly?
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PCIe 4.0 NVMe Bottleneck on Asus ROG Crosshair Hero VIII

I have an AMD RYZEN 5800x and AMD RADEON 6900 XT atop an Asus ROG Crosshair Hero VIII occupied with one M.2 SSD in the top M.2 slot and four 2.5" SSDs in the top 4 of 8 SATA ports.    Also, I ...
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RAID 5 with NVMe / Optane cache on a Z170?

Information on this is sparse and i can't get clear answers so here goes: I'm currently using a Z77 board and I'm looking into adding a Z170-/Z270-system and setting up a software-RAID 5-array with an ...
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Windows split into bootable/non-bootable drives

Hardware is a DELL Workstation with BIOS/MBR and UEFI boot capability, no NVMe support though. The drive in question is a hardware RAID card Highpoint SSD7120 with 4 U.2 SSD drives. The mainboard also ...
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Add second M.2 NVMe SSD to ThinkCenter M920t

I have ThinkCenter M920t with a M.2 NVMe SSD installed in the single M2 storage drive slot (18). Is it possible to install another M.2 NVMe SSD? (WD Black SN750 1000GB M.2 2280 PCI Express 3.0 x4 (...
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Intel 32 GB Optane + 512 GB NVMe vs Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2 TB

[Intel Optane / NCMe stick (1) I'm hoping that I am posting this question in the correct section of the site. If not, please advise me where I should place it. I very recently purchased a new laptop (...
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Windows 10 installer doesn't create all additional partitions

I installed Windows 10 on a new 500GB SSD (Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus), and the installation process finished successfully, but now a problem came up. Windows Update fails installing updates with error ...
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Can't install windows on new laptop

I bought a new i5 11th gen Lenovo Ideapad 5 15ITL05 laptop. As, I have done many times before, on any laptop or desktop PC, same USB with working Windows 10 from Microsoft website. Trying to install, ...
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Is there any performance difference between Gigabyte AORUS m.2 NVMe SSDs with & without heat-sink [closed]

I have one doubt regarding AORUS NVMe SSDs. I would like to purchase 1 TB Gen 4 m.2 NVMe, and I came though AORUS. I was able to see two SSDs, one with a copper heat sink and other without. I would ...
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Booting from NVME SSD using SATA HDD

I have an old PC with ASUS m3a78 pro motherboard. I bought PCIe card with SSD. I install Xubuntu OS to SSD, but it is not possible to boot from it, because SSD is not visible in Boot menu or BIOS. So ...
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NVMe SSD suddenly went impractically slow (both read and write)

Update 1: I rebooted this server into another Ubuntu (also 20.04 LTS) installed on the HDD, and hdparm -tT shows a reasonable performance of over 1 GB/s. Now I'm inclined to believe it's a software ...
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How to access a hardware encrypted Intel 660p NVMe SSD when the system hardware it was encrypted on is no longer available?

I have an Intel 660p NVMe SSD whose spec lists: Hardware Encryption Yes Encryption Algorithm 256-bit AES I used it as a replacement drive for Fujitsu Lifebook U748. That's the laptop I used to ...
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How to install Windows 10 on a non bootable NVMe drive?

It all starts with me trying to provide a small upgrade to my trusty computer (Asus A88XM-Plus, AMD A10, 256 + 128 Sata SSDs). I needed more space so I added a Samsung NVMe drive on a PCIe adapter. My ...
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Set NVMe drive as primary boot device in ASUS BIOS?

I just installed a NVMe drive on an adapter in my ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 based system. The BIOS is the latest version 2901 from 2016. The drive is a clone of my existing system. The drive is ...
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OS -> Restart Fails to find NVME Boot Disk

This one has only recently started happening and has me completely stumped. Flow Fails Running OS -> Start -> Power -> Restart The machine shuts down the OS without power cycling but then the ...
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Getting past disk.sys on a windows 7 install on nvme

so i am trying to install windiws 7 on a BTO laptop with a nvme drive. But when i try to boot from a normal boot CD or USB i get stuck on starting windows after the "Setup is loading files prompt&...
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fstrim always trims a certain amount when run after boot

For some reason, if I run fstrim -v / immediately after booting up, it will always trim at least a certain amount regardless of what was done on the disk prior (even if I never really did anything but ...
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NVMe RAID on Linux with AMD Ryzen Line-Up Possible?

I am planning on building an own Linux server (I am leaning towards Ubuntu) for different applications like my own Mail Server, Web Server, File Server, NAS, VPN etc. I am planning on buying an AMD ...
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Is it safe to migrate a NVMe SSD to a new computer?

I'm running Linux Mint 20 from a Samsung NVMe SSD on a Intel system (Broadwell CPU, H97 mainboard). My plan is to make the switch to a AMD Ryzen system. I checked the kernel compatibility with the new ...
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As of late 2020, is optane still worth considering?

If I want very fast NVMe storage for general usage, is Optane still a good option? In the past, I read that Optane/3D Xpoint was superior in situations that didn't just require raw throughput, mainly ...
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Added m2 drive to my system. Already had cheap SSD for OS. Worth reinstalling OS to m2?

I have just added a 'Rocket NVMe M.2 2280 SSD' to my machine (Z97x Killer). Until now I have cheap 120GB SSD + 500GB HDD. The OS is on the SSD. Will I see any noticable performance change from ...
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NVMe SSD on mini ITX motherboard

I'm looking to get an NVMe SSD on my computer, but I have a mini ITX build. However, everything I've read online strongly suggests that NVMe SSD's should use heatsinks to avoid excessive heat and ...
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SSD write speed being very slow

I'm using the 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB in my computer which according to userbenchmark.com has a write speed of 2.2 GB/s. However, on my computer (motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC), the ...
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Determine which protocol is being used over USB?

How can I see which protocol is being used over USB? I would like to verify that NVMe is being used over Thunderbolt 3/USB 3. It behaves as the NVMe enclosure advertised–I could probably boot off this ...
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NVME SSD drive installed into an external enclosure not showing up in my MacOS (Catalina)

I have a brand new 1TB Sabrent NVMe M2 SSD drive that I want to make my boot disk for running the Mac OS - I have UGreen external enclosure and have added the drive to this and plugged this in via USB ...
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Machine crashes with AHCI controller unavailable! and not using Asmedia Controller

I have an Machine that crashes periodically. When I recreated the issue I found that the machine fails with the error AHCI controller unavailable! (full errors in the screenshot). I have an AMD Ryzen ...
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Replacing mSATA drive with NVMe M.2

I have an embedded system that stores data on an mSATA SSD. The older SSD model I usually use has become harder to source, but meanwhile NVMe drives using the M.2 slot have become plentiful and ...
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Why are writes on a NVME not much faster than SATA SSD in Linux?

I am using a 970 EVO 1TB NVME SSD and a MX300 SATA SSD in my system. After running some benchmarks I realized that the NVME SSD is not as fast as I hoped it would be. According to the gnome disk ...
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Samsung 970 EVO NVMe only using 2x PCIe gen3 lanes

Today I bought a Samsung 970 EVO 500gb NVMe drive, installed it and everything went smooth. Drive showed up, and works. However, when I went to benchmark it, I saw it was only pulling about half of ...
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Can I install Windows on a NVMe drive on a system that doesn't support NVMe boot?

I have a PC with an Asrock 970 Extreme3 (and AMD FX-8350) that I'm repurposing, and along with a fresh install of Windows 10 I'm looking at upgrading the storage. Though this is a decidedly last-...
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NVMe performance lag and strange activity LED blinking

Installed NVMe (WDSN750 1TB) in the M2 slot on Asus Z170 Deluxe. It rocks PCIe3 (x4) so it reaches correct speeds (up to 3GB/s). However, I've noticed that sometimes the system (W10) waits for the ...
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Is it possible to install an M.2 NVME SSD on PCIE slot with an adapter?

So I'm looking to buy an SSD, it's a 240GB M.2 PCIE NVME stick. It's cheap. It even has 1500MB/s write speeds. Great deal. But the thing is, the system that I own is a 5 year old B85 motherboard, ...