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#856 RE: Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers by basura23 23.11.2017 15:50

Hi Fenando,
It´s the hardware Id for this lenovo HD.



#857 RE: Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers by Lendox 23.11.2017 16:04

Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #856
Zitat von Lendox im Beitrag #855
How would I do that?
The same way as you have done it previously.

Rolled back to 17035, works again now. I will wait for the next Insider Preview build and try again and see if it works.

#858 RE: Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers by Fernando 23.11.2017 17:02


Since the manufacturer of the device with the HardwareIDs "PCI\VEN_17AA&DEV_0004&CC_0108" is Lenovo, the related driver should be compiled and offered by Lenovo as well.
I doubt, that any third party NVMe driver (not even a modded one) will work with that specific device.

#859 RE: Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers by Binetti 28.11.2017 22:37

Hi there,

Thanks Fernando for all the great information about this topic!
I think I am nearly there.....

I am trying to add support for a Samsung 960 Evo nvme drive to an Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 MicroATX motherboard.
I installed a B + M key card in my PCIex slot and have an ok 512GB Samsung drive running in the B key slot - which just uses a SATA cable to the mobo - working fine.
I also have a 256GB Samsung 960 Evo installed in the M key but it doesn't show up anywhere - in Windows (I'm using 7) or in System Browser.
System Broser shows a 'Mass Storage Controller' in the slot.

I followed the instructions on this forum to make a modded bios, removing the Intel Raid drivers and adding the Nvme drivers.
I used the latest (1.8) bios for my board and extracted the Nvme drivers from the modded bios for the regular ATX version of this board, which I got from this forum.
After successfully flashing this bios, there is a new 'PCI device' in my Windows device manager but still no drive showing up anywhere.

What have I done wrong or failed to do yet?
Any help much appreciated!

#860 RE: Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers by Fernando 29.11.2017 00:02


Welcome to the Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von Binetti im Beitrag #860
I installed a B + M key card
What is a "B + C key card"? I have never heard it.
Now to your problem:
It is a fact, that the Samsung NVMe drivers (latest: v2.3.0.1709) do support the Samsung 960 EVO SSD. So if you have installed the specific Win7 variant of these Samsung NVMe drivers, your Samsung 960 EVO SSD should be detected by the OS Windows 7 (provided, that everything else is ok).
As a consequence it seems, that your problem has nothing to do with the topic of this thread.
Before you are going to post your problem within a better matching Sub-Forum, you should find out, whether your problem is BIOS, PCIe slot or really driver related.
You can do it for example by removing/unplugging all other HDDs and SSDs except the Samsung 960 EVO and trying to get Win10 installed onto the NVMe SSD.
By the way: What is a "System Browser"???

Dieter (alias Fernando)

#861 RE: Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers by Binetti 29.11.2017 01:21

Hi Fernando (gruessi Dieter)

thanks for your prompt response! 'System Browser' is a page within the BIOS itself, that allows you to view the cards/devices installed in each slot/port/etc.
I think it is particular to the ASRock Motherboards and perhaps just some chipset series.

Yes, I thought I maybe should have posted this in the thread about Bios modding.
However, your response about drivers enabled me to resolve the issue.
I had to search for the drivers you mentioned and install them.
Ba da bing! It works, so thank you!

The B + M card is a PCIex adaptor for the 2 main types of physical Nvme interface - see
Motherboards without a physical interface need an adaptor like this. This is in contrast to the mSata interface, which is a different technology, used mostly in laptops a few years ago.

This post should maybe/also be in the thread about bios modding, as I can confirm it is possible to mod the ASrock Z77 Extreme4M bios 1.80 to include Nvme support.
In fact, here is the modded BIOS file, in case anyone needs it.

Have a great day!

#862 RE: Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers by Fernando 29.11.2017 09:59


Thanks for your feedback!
It is fine, that you were able to solve your NVMe driver problem, and I am happy, that I could help you.

Regarding the offer of your successfully modded ASRock Z77 Extreme4M BIOS I recommend to start a new thread within >this< Sub-Forum and to offer it there. Otherwise interested users will not find it.

#863 RE: Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers by bart877ie 29.11.2017 11:54

Hi Fernando
I am looking for some help as losing hopes here.
For the past 4 nights, I am trying to reduce boot time on my Toshiba 512GB XG3 series drive.
System spec is
Acer F5-573G-53LW
Intel I5-7200, 8GB DDR4, on Captains Acer Board. + 512 Toshiba Drive* and DVD (Standard HDD currently removed)
*Toshiba XG3 Series THNSN5512GPU7 - solid state drive - 512 GB - PCI Express 3.1 x4 (NVMe)
Installed drivers from your forum OCZ Standard series for NVMe drive.
NVMe drive is visible under device manager and under disc diagnostic tools. Before OCZ drivers were installed, device manager was listing 4x Toshiba drives and the drive was not visible under AIDA64 or any other diagnostic tool but was functional under the system. Booting time was still very slow.

After reading some other forums suggestions, I have removed HDD drive and booted system, also I installed boot racer and boot analyzer to track the delay. Unfortunately, the system is still booting almost 2 minutes. When reading the data from apps it shows that majority of time 80 seconds is taken by Windows boot. The system is clean and only 5 other applications are installed, but these are not taking longer than 7 seconds + desktop another 10 (which is standard)
So I went and tried to play in msconfig. Under boot tab I have checked PCI lock box. (hence new SSD is PCI ) Restarted the system and I was amazed, it loaded in 8 seconds from the restart to log on screen. I was like delighted, but only for short time. I have noticed that my touchpad wasn't working, the keyboard was fully functional.
Went to DEVICE MANAGER and noticed that under STORAGE CONTROLLERS - are 4 XG3 (NVME controllers ) but 3 are disabled and the message was popping out that device didn't have enough resources to start and is disabled.
I tried to reinstall touchpad driver but didn't work. After reboot system booted again in 8seconds but still no mouse.
Then I restored previous settings and was trying to disable 3 XG3 controllers myself, however on the attempt, the system was crashing with a message that critical resource failure. The system went to normal 3 minutes boot time.
So I am really thinking that for whatever reason I won't be able to use this Toshiba drive, I have ordered SATA one and when it arrives I will install Windows to see if it makes changes and most likely will resell Toshiba. A drive is fully functional I have tested it with various diagnostic tools and all is fine, but I just can't understand why my ACER is not liking it or what is causing this huge delay. Or maybe I am missing some Intel CHIP driver, but losing my hopes now. It is like 3 nights in the row until 3 am trying to figure this out.
If you have any other suggestions it would be grateful.

Hopefully, this makes sense and idea would be much appreciated.
thank you

#864 RE: Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers by Fernando 29.11.2017 14:19


Welcome to the Win-RAID Forum!
The very long boot time indicates, that there is something wrong with the initialization of the SSD.
1. Has the Toshiba NVMe SSD been within the Acer notebook from scratch or did you insert it?
2. Is the Toshiba NVMe SSD your system drive, that means does it contain the OS and the EFI Boot Partition with the Windows Boot Manager?
3. Which OS are you running?
4. Do you know, which resp. what sort of NVMe module is within the BIOS of your notebook?

Dieter (alias Fernando)

#865 RE: Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers by bart877ie 29.11.2017 14:55

Hi Dieter
Ad1. - No, it is upgraded (full spec is in the post above)
Ad2. - Yes, it is my system drive, I have removed HDD to eliminate boot file issue, BIOS is set to UEFI
Ad3. - WINDOWS 10 Home - it came preinstalled on HDD with ACER, I have created MS Account in order to create digital copy of license
Ad4. - Could you elaborate a little bit more, not sure that I understand your question correctly? SATA mode is AHCI

#866 RE: Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers by Fernando 29.11.2017 16:52


Zitat von bart877ie im Beitrag #866
Ad1. - No, it is upgraded (full spec is in the post above)
Did you check, whether any NVMe SSD resp. especially your Toshiba SSD will be 100% supported by your Acer notebook?
Zitat von bart877ie im Beitrag #866
Ad4. - Could you elaborate a little bit more, not sure that I understand your question correctly? SATA mode is AHCI
The SATA mode doesn't matter, because your Toshiba SSD neither uses a SATA connection nor the AHCI protocol.
To be able to boot off an NVMe SSD in UEFI mode, the mainboad BIOS must contain a matching NVMe EFI module, which will be loaded at each booting/rebooting procedure. This NVMe module intializes the NVme Controller, which is within your NVMe SSD.
That is why I recommend to ask the ACER Support my above written question.

#867 RE: Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers by Wontell 03.12.2017 08:37

Guys whats the recommend drivers for Corsair MP500 960gb? They have no official drivers at all, i can choose between windows default driver or enabling RST support in BIOS and then its detected by Intel RST manager and installs Intel driver, but for some reason with Intel driver during idle its 5 degrees Celsius hotter, right now its 55 degrees Celsius and with inlet its 59-60 degrees delicious and as far as i tested no speed increase using Intel RST mode.
Also for some reason i dont get rated speed, when i had another but 128gb MP500 both installed and verified that PCIE x4 modes on, i got 960MB/s file copy speeds
Now i dont have otehr NVME device so my only way to test is benchmark,i get 2300MB/s read and 1300MB/s writes, but rated its 3000MB/s reads and 2000Mb/s Writes

Im on z360 Gigabyte Gaming 7 with 8700K and 32GB of RAM, NVME is at x4 mode Turn off write cache buffer flushing checkbox is enabled (otherwise its starts fast but gets slow), also initially it was formatted with def ult NTFS 4K but it also got slowdowns so it was reformatted with 64K clusters
So i did 2 things that i could to boost the speed and based on my copy tests when i had that otehr NVME drive it helped

P.S. Whats more annoying is when i had otehr NVME drive and installed it in x2 slot i had the same 960MB/s copy speed just like if it was in x4 slot
Maybe the issue was the 128GB drive? it was way too slow? But my benchmarks also below the rated speed 2300/1200 instead of 3000/2000

Any ideas?

#868 RE: Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers by Fernando 03.12.2017 11:22


Welcome to the Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von Wontell im Beitrag #869
Guys whats the recommend drivers for Corsair MP500 960gb?
Only users of this specific NVMe SSD can answer this question. Unfortunately I don't have access to a Corsair MP500.
This is my comment regarding the benchmark results you got:
1. Each individual SSD may give the user different benchmark results. The manufacturer's statement regarding the speed is always "Up to ....".
2. The benchmark results depend on more than just the specific SSD.
3. If you want to boost the benchmark results, you should read the start post of [url=]>this<[/url] thread and follow the related advices (if applicable).

Dieter (alias Fernando)

#869 RE: Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers by Fernando 06.12.2017 01:40


Update of the start post

  • ASMedia 106x SATA3 AHCI/RAID drivers:
    • refreshed: "pure" 32/64bit ASMedia 106x SATA3 AHCI/RAID drivers v3.2.3.0 WHQL for Win8/8.1/10 dated 11/19/2017 (shown as being dated 08/21/2017)
    • refreshed: Complete ASMedia 106x SATA3 AHCI/RAID Drivers & Installer Set v3.2.3.0 WHQL dated 11/20/2017
      containing the above listed and the other previously offered drivers (including the older XP/W2k3 drivers v3.2.0.0 WHQL)

Thanks to Station-Drivers for the source package.

Dieter (alias Fernando)

#870 RE: Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers by akash9 08.12.2017 07:34

In case you're utilizing AHCI, it might appear under "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" as a "Standard SATA AHCI Controller," and not as a "Capacity controller" like a RAID driver would. My machine is in RAID mode yet, regardless I see two of them for both the Marvel controller and in addition the ASMedia eSATA controller and it's disclosing to me that my 500GB Linux drive is removable. Sound recognizable? I would download the most recent form of the drivers from Intel's webpage for use amid establishment and introduce the AHCI driver physically and check whether it will take. I presume you're utilizing the non specific Microsoft Marvell drivers.

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