Pending ReadSpeed can't recognize my SSD

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ReadSpeed can't recognize my SSD -- I booted from a thumb drive and ran ReadSpeed. The message said It couldn't recognize my NVMe SSD, but will be able to in the future. Will I have the same problem with Spinrite 6.1? What gives??
 
ReadSpeed only uses it's native drivers for accessing internal AHCI and ATA/IDE drives (no BIOS involved). It does NOT have a driver for NVMe drives. Therefore RS cannot see or access access an internal NVMe drive (or external USB drives).

SpinRite 6.1 "may" be able to access an internal NVMe drive as a BIOS drive, but with all the pertinent BIOS limitations (slow BIOS I/O speed, 2.2 TB capacity limitation, etc.).

SpinRite 7.0 will have drivers for NVMe (as well as USB) drives! :)
 
SpinRite 7.0 will have drivers for NVMe
That's potentially optimistic Dan. SpinRite 7.x will support a lot of things, but I fully expect SpinRite 7.0 to be a direct port of whatever is current in SpinRite 6.1 into the new codebase based on the new OS. The big benefit of initially moving to SpinRite 7.0 will be support for running on modern machines that do not support legacy booting.
 
That's potentially optimistic Dan. SpinRite 7.x will support a lot of things, but I fully expect SpinRite 7.0 to be a direct port of whatever is current in SpinRite 6.1 into the new codebase based on the new OS. The big benefit of initially moving to SpinRite 7.0 will be support for running on modern machines that do not support legacy booting.
With all due respect, this is no longer correct.

Steve has made it very clear, after the lack of meaningful BIOS USB support in SR 6.1, that SR 7.0 will have native drivers for USB and NVMe.
 
To weigh in here...

My acquisition is RTOS-32 changed my roadmap for SpinRite 7.x and I haven't yet made time to update SpinRite's official Roadmap.

Since RTOS-32 already contains its own native drivers for USB and NVMe, I expect that once any code begins to come alive for us, it will be with support for IDE, AHCI, USB and NVMe support! (y)

I've confirmed that I will be needing to modify all of those low-level drivers, since they assume perfect drives and have very simple read/write interfaces with non-specific error returns and no access to any drive metadata. Logically, it's exactly comparable to the BIOS which reads and writes and nothing more. But I'm excited that v7.0 should support everything that's planned for SpinRite. (y)