AMD har tidligere meddelt at NVMe RAID support vil komme til Ryzen Threadripper platformen, og dette er nu sket. AMD har i dag sendt os nyheden at NVMe RAID nu er supporteret på Ryzen Threadripper. Det kræver blot en opdatering af BIOS og nye drivers fra AMD.
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Now available: Free NVMe RAID upgrade for AMD X399 chipset!
Over the last few weeks, the AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processor has cemented a place in the world as today’s ultimate solution for creators and enthusiasts. It’s easy to see why: scores of cores, piles of PCI Express® lanes, plus powerful quad-channel memory support. And, today, we’re making the best a little better with a beta release of free support for bootable NVMe RAID!
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS
NOTICE: Any user that has an existing SATA RAID config must back up the array’s data and break down the current array before proceeding with driver install and BIOS upgrade. Please see additional details in our knowledgebase article.
Update the BIOS for your AMD X399-based motherboard to add BIOS support for NVMe RAID.
Install two or more NVMe SSDs to your system.
Create a new NVMe RAID array:
Method A: …Using your motherboard’s firmware. There will be a new menu in your BIOS, or a new menu accessible with a hotkey during POST. This will vary by model.
Method B: …using the AMD RAIDXpert2 software.
Make sure your disks do not contain important data!
Just enjoy! No hardware activation keys, license fees, or arbitrary SSD restrictions apply. It’s that simple.
WHAT’S THE PERFORMANCE LIKE?
In a word: wow. In our own performance testing, we’ve been seeing some blistering results from our test systems—a monstrous 21.2GB/s from six disks in RAID0! But RAID users know that scaling matters, too, and X399 NVMe RAID still looked great in our lab: 6.00X read scaling, and 5.38X write scaling, from one to six disks (see chart below).
Performance will naturally vary based on the model and quantity of SSDs you use, plus the test pattern of your benchmark, but it’s clear that our free NVMe RAID solution can scale and scale fast.