SOVLED: VIDEO: Dell Ultra Speed Drive Quad NVMe M2 Disk PCIe Adapter with Windows Storage Spaces

We explain, configure and install the Dell Ultra Speed Drive Quad NVMe M2 Disk PCIe Adapter using Windows Storage Spaces with Resiliant File System (ReFS).

This Dell PCIe x16 NVMe adapter can host up to 4x NVMe M.2 solid state drives, providing super fast I/O of up to 9GB/s sequential read and 6GB/s sequential write speeds. This product is natively supported by recent generations of Dell Precision workstations (T5810/5820, T7810/7820, T7910/7920, and R7910/7920). Other systems with PCIe bifurcation support will need to change the BIOS settings for enabling PCIe 3.0 x16 bifurcation (x4x4x4x4).

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    Robert Mason-DiFrancesco August 25, 2020 at 8:19 am

    I have Dell precision T5810 computer with Bios version A33 and Dell Ultra Speed Drive Quad NVMe M2 Disk PCIe Adapter I install it the computer dosen’t see it bios boot up. Is their something I’m doing wrong

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews September 18, 2020 at 11:38 am

      Hi Robert;

      I had installed these into T5610’s and new T7000 Dell Precisions but my client is pulling out of the country and I just shipped these units to Norway so I don’t have access to them. That being said, I do have a few ideas:

      – reset the BIOS/UEFI to factory defaults
      – change the BIOS settings for enabling PCIe 3.0 x16 bifurcation (x4x4x4x4)
      – confirm what Windows sees by checking DEVICE MANAGER, DISK MANAGER and potentially STORAGE SPACES

      I recall that I could not get at least one of the systems to BOOT from the card, but Windows was happy to use the ‘disk’ via STORAGE SPACES.

      Keep me in the loop.

      Thanks and stay safe.

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