Article Number: 000152970


Windows 2012 R2 Storage Spaces Cannot Create Storage Pool with NVMe SSD Drives

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Symptoms

When attempting to create an Storage Pool w/ NVMe SSD drives in Storage Spaces, only a single drive is presented in the New Storage Pool Wizard. In this example there are two NVMe SSD drives installed in the server.

Dell affected P/N: (0PHJ5, 4WNJN, NYF0Y)

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However, when the wizard is launched, only one of the SSD's is displayed:

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Note: This issue exists with either the Samsung or Microsoft driver.

Resolution

Current driver code doesn't uniquely identify NVMe SSD drives.

The Samsung driver was implemented according to the SCSI Translation Specification v1.1. The Vendor Specific Identifier did not have a provision for a device implemented against NVMe 1.0c.

Upgrade the Samsung driver to the latest version.

A fixed driver can be found here.
http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=2CGP0&fileId=3455720328&osCode=W12R2&productCode=poweredge-r730xd&languageCode=EN&categoryId=PC

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Affected Product

Dell PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD

Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021

Version

3

Article Type

Solution

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