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Thinkstation P710 M.2 PCIe SSD

2017-04-26, 17:07 PM

We just recieved a ThinkStation with an M.2 PCIe 512 SDD.  I tried to build the machine via MDT and installing Win7X64ENT ,  but the darn thing comes back with the following: Disk(0) was not found ; Possible Cause: Missing Storage Driver

 

What do I need to do to make this possible?

 

 

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Re: Thinkstation P710 M.2 PCIe SSD

2017-04-26, 17:26 PM

Win7 doesn't have native support for NVMe...so you would need to provide some sort of driver for it to be recognized by the OS.  Win10 does have native NVMe support, so it should install fine.

 

If you need win7, you basically have two options:

1.  Find an NVMe driver that works for the specific drive you are using.  We do have a driver posted here for the Samsung SM951 drive.  I'm not sure off the top of my head if that same driver will work for the newer SM961 drives or not.

 

2.  Follow Microsoft's hotfix method to essentially build the OS with NVMe support from scratch.  More info on that can be found here.




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Re: Thinkstation P710 M.2 PCIe SSD

2017-04-26, 17:44 PM
When you say from Scratch, are you stating like a Brand New image?
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Re: Thinkstation P710 M.2 PCIe SSD

2017-04-26, 18:26 PM
Unfortunately, that didn't help. it's so weird
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Re: Thinkstation P710 M.2 PCIe SSD

2017-04-26, 19:26 PM

The MS Hotfix mentioned above will basically inject the generic MS NVMe driver into the installation disc that you would then create.  So yes it would certainly involve creating a new image.  The steps called out in the MS link I posted above should walk you through the process, but I'll fully admit it's not for the faint of heart.  It can be a fairly complicated process, however it's also the most universal method since it should allow any NVMe device to at least be recognized whereas the driver method is usually device specific (i.e. there is no standalone generic NVMe driver that I'm aware of...they are all currently tied to a specific brand/device).




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