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Windows 7: Will installing the NVMe hotfix foul up my already existing NVMe?

1 Week Ago   #1
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 
Will installing the NVMe hotfix... OK, installed. What next?

Hi :)


First, thanks to @SIW2 for the NVMe hotfix


Nvme Driver


I already have two Samsung EVO NVMe M2 SSDs working in W7, as Samsung has a controller for that model. So, no hotfix needed there.


I would like to add a 4TB Sabrent M2 SSD - they do not have a controller for their drive, and they are telling me it will not work in W7 "without the hotfix previously avail".


I am hopeful that the hotfix posted in the above thread will work, however, my main concern is screwing up the SSDs I already have, one of which is the OS.


Anything to worry about here?


Thanks in advance.


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1 Week Ago   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Never heard of any probs with that - are you using the older samsung pro can't remember the model that had the oprom - 850 maybe?

If you are paranoid you could make a backup image before installing the hotfixes
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1 Week Ago   #3
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 

Hey - I thought your name looked familiar!


Transfer b/u image to new SSD drive?


The SSDs I have are 970 EVO Plus V-NAND. Not sure if it has an oprom, but I think not.


I have a b/u of my OS, and can reinstall with Acronis if anything gets screwy.


I was just wondering if anything can happen to the SSD itself.


Thanks!
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5 Days Ago   #4
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 

So, I ran the hotfix from post #3 here:


Nvme Driver


And physically installed the Sabrent M2 SSD. The dev mgr sees it as SCSi (DISK 0):

(2nd pic below)

And I am not too sure what to do next in disk mgmt. (that's a r-click on DISK 0)

Ideas?

Thanks in advance.


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5 Days Ago   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Have you tried partitioning it? Rt click where it says unallocated.
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5 Days Ago   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You might prefer a 3rd party partition manager - more flexibilty.
aomei partition assistant pro
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5 Days Ago   #7
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Have you tried partitioning it? Rt click where it says unallocated.


Ah, ok. I just added a part, and Windows now sees it. I can also r/w


It still says SCSI, tho.


And load times for one of my piano sample libraries is a bit slower. Not sure if that's due to the SSD being a lot larger, or something else?


Thank you!
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4 Days Ago   #8
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 

So, as it turns out, it's the OS drive (Samsung EVO) that's telling me it's a SCSI. Hmm.

In any event, all is working well.

Still wondering about the speed thing... :)
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4 Days Ago   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I don't know. It could be that particular nvme brand/model, or the interaction between it and your mobo.

Why not check it with something like

Anvil's Storage Utilities Download Version 1.1 2014
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