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NVMe driver for SSD 970 EVO Plus and AMD-RAID

(Topic created on: 10-07-2021 09:15 AM)
atlantean5
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This Samsung NVMe driver 3.3 must not be used in an AMD RAID system.  It causes random NTFS errors and prevents the SSD from being treated by AMD RAID as a normal drive.  It should be uninstalled in Device Manager and allow Windows 10 to replace it with the Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller.  The SSD will then appear in RAIDXpert2 and behave like a normal drive or legacy/volume array.

This also means that you cannot use Samsung Magician software to monitor the SSD in these systems; neither can you use the Data Migration software, which is a pity because it otherwise delivers a standard Microsoft partition layout which means the migrated system would be upgradeable.  Instead, clone your AMD RAID Windows 10 using AOMEI Backupper Standard (free) edition, do a disk clone sector-by-sector, then clean up unwanted data partitions on the SSD as desired, if any.

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Hal Davis85
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I've been looking all over for any information on these drives and the nvme controller.  I have an intel based system and this drive will not update to the latest version of windows 10.  My system has it's own raid controller.  IF the nvme raid controller on the ssd has trouble with having the two controllers installed, since the system was originally on another ssd using that controller, I believe it is possible that this has caused errors in the updates.  I cannot update due to this problem.  However, your suggestion has given me an idea about how to get around the problem for now.  I can run the system from an external after a full backup.  Then I can uninstall the driver, run the updater, and, hopefully, restore back to the drive.  These were supposed to be the belle of the ball, more like the klutz and putz.

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liamsoren
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Thanks for sharing this information. Your pieces of advice are helpful. I also have windows ten, and I thought a lot about what type of RAID to use. I read a lot about the benefits of RAID 1 and RAID 0 on https://www.softwaretesttips.com/raid-0-vs-raid-1/. Of course, both have a lot of benefits, but I'm more for RAID 1. RAID 1 is much more secure than RAID 0. The chances of deleting something are tiny, practically impossible. What I liked about RAID 0 is that it's good for gaming, haha. But I choose my job, and I work a lot on the computer with a lot of information that needs to be kept. And my question is if Windows 10 with RAID 1 are compatible.

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