Pending NVMe drive support?

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Any chance this will work anytime soon?

Just tried to do a scan and I got the alert NVMe controllers not supported.

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Seems like more and more, SSDs are becoming like Toshiba 2.5" HDDs... which is a crapshoot. You look at the SMART stats and they don't reveal any equivalent of a pending or uncorrectable sector count. Only a reallocated or an equivalent. In other words, they pretend everything is hunky-dory until it's suddenly not. (and like the dummy light on an 80s vehicle dash - it's too late anyway) It was nice to be able to look at those parameters and instantly see what the drive already knows; instead of just guessing.
 
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Seems like more and more, SSDs are becoming like Toshiba 2.5" HDDs... which is a crapshoot. You look at the SMART stats and they don't reveal any equivalent of a pending or uncorrectable sector count. Only a reallocated or an equivalent. In other words, they pretend everything is hunky-dory until it's suddenly not. (and like the dummy light on an 80s vehicle dash - it's too late anyway) It was nice to be able to look at those parameters and instantly see what the drive already knows; instead of just guessing.
I agree that this is what we're seeing more and more. This is why I'm so excited about the subtle timing variations we detected in SSDs during the ReadSpeed benchmark development which was built upon the native AHCI driver development. Drives that are having trouble reading their own data — as revealed by reduced reading speed — cannot hide that fact from any sufficiently sensitive examination. This promises to be a really big deal for SpinRite. :)
 
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Regarding timing variations for ANY hard drive. You should look at the Russian program called Victoria.
You will need Google translate as the web page is in Russian, but the program is in English.
Go figure.
It's particularly enlightening on old drives that have bad spots.