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merk

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My apologies if it has been stated previously, but any idea when the NVMe support will arrive? What about external USB drives?

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  | ReadSpeed: Hyper-accurate mass storage read-performance benchmark. rel 1 |
  |  Benchmarked values are in megabytes read per second at five locations.  |
  +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+

   NOTE: This system contains an NVMe controller which is not yet supported.
         The addition of full NVMe support =IS= on our development roadmap.

Driv Size  Drive Identity     Location:    0      25%     50%     75%     100
---- ----- ---------------------------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
81  8.0TB ST8000DM004-2CX188            200.3   179.8   158.8   126.2    87.3

                  Benchmarked: Saturday, 2020-12-26 at 12:41
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   See the ReadSpeed forums at forums.grc.com for help and community support.
 
old PC but old drives off drobo
81 is 2010
82 is 3012

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 +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | ReadSpeed: Hyper-accurate mass storage read-performance benchmark. rel 1 |
 |  Benchmarked values are in megabytes read per second at five locations.  |
 +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+


Driv Size  Drive Identity     Location:    0      25%     50%     75%     100
---- ----- ---------------------------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
81  2.0TB WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0          113.9    90.9    78.1    78.3    45.8
82  2.0TB WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0          122.4   112.4    97.9    82.1    54.7

                  Benchmarked: Thursday, 2020-12-24 at 17:45
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  See the ReadSpeed forums at forums.grc.com for help and community support.

Roger
 
My apologies if it has been stated previously, but any idea when the NVMe support will arrive? What about external USB drives?
Per Steve's Roadmap and comments . . .

SpinRite 6.1, an enhanced version of SpinRite 6.0 requiring a Bios boot into a DOS environment, will come first. The release of ReadSpeed 1.0 is a HUGE step in that direction.

Then Steve has indicated he will likely work on UEFI booting SpinRite, and eliminating DOS. And possibly doing full USB compatibility.

NVMe would follow after that.

All subject to change of course! :)

That's a lot of work to be done, with a lot of unexpected issues to be encountered and resolved. And there is only one Steve, so it's going to take some time.

In essence, patience. :)
 
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