Is it expected that Readspeed will not detect external USB drives at this point?

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I successfully ran Readspeed with a spinning drive on an HP Envy 750-124 Desktop. I tried to get Readspeed to detect external USB drives connected through USB 3.0 ports, but they were not detected by Readspeed. Is this expected behavior at this point?

I was not successful in running Readspeed on my HP elitebook 840 G6 with Samsung SSD because it has an NVMe controller that is not yet supported (but support is planned). Is there a way to run Readspeed on this computer by diabling an NVMe controller in BIOS or other setting? Or, will I need to wait for offical NVMe controller support to run on this laptop?

Thanks,
Jeff
 

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AFAIK the only USB drives that ReadSpeed will detect is your boot drive if that is USB, i.e. where FreeDOS is running from. Even though it is detected, the benchmark will not run on it in this version.

For SpinRite and ReadSpeed to recognise USB connected or NVMe drives, you need to wait for a later version.
 
I successfully ran Readspeed with a spinning drive on an HP Envy 750-124 Desktop. I tried to get Readspeed to detect external USB drives connected through USB 3.0 ports, but they were not detected by Readspeed. Is this expected behavior at this point?

I was not successful in running Readspeed on my HP elitebook 840 G6 with Samsung SSD because it has an NVMe controller that is not yet supported (but support is planned). Is there a way to run Readspeed on this computer by diabling an NVMe controller in BIOS or other setting? Or, will I need to wait for offical NVMe controller support to run on this laptop?

Thanks,
Jeff
Hey Jeff, Welcome.

It looks like ReadSpeed did everything for you that I is currently designed to do. It did run on your HP Elitebook 840 G6 with the NVMe controller. The trouble was that that machine does not also have any other drive that ReadSpeed could 'see'. ReadSpeed is able to 'see' IDE and SATA drives connected to IDE and AHCI controllers... but nothing else at this point. So that's why you didn't see any other drives listed for that machine.

And that also answers your other question about your external USB drive. My focus is to get SpinRite "caught up" with the times by supporting these earlier original technologies. And once that's done I'll be immediately moving to add support for USB and NVMe controllers.

Thanks for your note.
 
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