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ChuckM

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Jan 17, 2021
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Hi Steve,

I'm not sure if this is similar to issue:
Pending fix - No drives found | GRC Public Forums

I have a Dell XPS 8930 PC with two hard disks:
1) 2 TB M.2 SSD (Toshiba KXG50PNV2T04), this is the normal OS boot
2) 8 TB spinning HD (WD Ultrastar)

ReadSpeed only runs for #2.

Normal run:

Code:
Driv Size  Drive Identity     Location:    0      25%     50%     75%     100
---- ----- ---------------------------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
  1  8.0TB HGST HUS728T8TALE6L4          250.9   225.6   213.2   165.8   109.1

                  Benchmarked: Sunday, 2021-01-17 at 12:41

With /ident and /verbose options:

Code:
  AHCI '.' and IDE '-' drive reset & diagnostic latencies in milliseconds:

  61.624

  Associating BIOS drive [80-80]:

  [ 80 ]
  [ 80 ]

   No BIOS association for AHCI controller:  0:23:0  on port: 1              

  BIOS drive count: 1

  BIOS Inter Bus Location Dev Port Intr
  ---- ----- --- -------- --- ---- ----
   80   USB  PCI  0:20:0  14                                                  

  BIOS Location Type Clas Pg Vend Devi Prt Intr Cmmd Ctrl Mast Driv Link Size
  ---- -------- ---- ---- -- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- -----
    1   0:23:0  RAID 0104 00 8086 2822  1   11  < AHCI Cntrl >  6.0  6.0 8.0TB

                  Benchmarked: Sunday, 2021-01-17 at 14:01


And finally, the output of pci:

Code:
+----------------------------------------------------------+
| PCI v1    Simple DOS-based PCI System Enumerator     GRC |
+----------------------------------------------------------+

+ Contemporary PCI subsystem detected.

Bus# Device Fnc Clas PgIf  Type  Vendor Device SubVen SubSys
---- ------ --- ---- ---- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
  0    31    0  0601  00          8086   A2C9   1028   0859
  0    31    2  0580  00          8086   A2A1   1028   0859
  0    31    3  0403  00          8086   A2F0   1028   0859
  0    31    4  0C05  00          8086   A2A3   1028   0859
  0    30    0  1180  00          8086   A2A7   1028   0859
  0    28    0  0604  00          8086   A291    --     --
  0    28    2  0604  00          8086   A292    --     --
  0    28    3  0604  00          8086   A293    --     --
  0    28    4  0604  00          8086   A294   002F    --
  0    23    0  0104  00   RAID   8086   2822   1028   0859
  0    22    0  0780  00          8086   A2BA   1028   0859
  0    20    0  0C03  30          8086   A2AF   1028   0859
  0     8    0  0880  00          8086   1911   1028   0859
  0     2    0  0380  00          8086   3E98   1028   0859
  0     1    0  0604  00          8086   1901    --     --
  0     0    0  0600  00          8086   3E30   1028   0859
  1     0    0  0300  00          10DE   1E84   1028   C723
  1     0    1  0403  00          10DE   10F8   1028   C723
  1     0    2  0C03  30          10DE   1AD8   1028   C723
  1     0    3  0C80  00          10DE   1AD9   1028   C723
  4     0    0  0200  00          1969   E0A1   1028   0859
  3     0    0  0280  00          168C   0042   1028   1810
  2     0    0  0C03  30          1B21   1242   1028   0859

Any idea why the SSD is not identified?

Thanks!
 

ChuckM

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Jan 17, 2021
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My understanding is that SpinRite 6.1 will support NVMe SSDs up to 2.2 TB, although with limited performance. Will there be an update to the ReadSpeed utility as a POC of this capability?

Thanks!
 

AlanD

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Sep 18, 2020
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Rutland UK
It will only support NVMe drives through the BIOS. ReadSpeed is testing Steve's new direct drivers which bypass the BIOS and talk directly to AHCI and IDE drives. NVMe and USB drives under 2.2TB will only work at the slower speeds through the BIOS.
 

Steve

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My understanding is that SpinRite 6.1 will support NVMe SSDs up to 2.2 TB, although with limited performance. Will there be an update to the ReadSpeed utility as a POC of this capability?

Thanks!
Hey @ChuckM, sorry for the confusion. As Alan said, the ReadSpeed benchmark was created only to validate the operation of our new IDE/ATA/SATA/AHCI drivers. So it is not meant to show what SpinRite will see. As you noted, SpinRite WILL run on all of our drives, just not super-speedy on the NVMe drive. SRv7.x will fix that!
 
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