SSD/HDD driveR's

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  1. emet

    emet MDL Junior Member

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    Sata standard is also generic & hasn't changed much since sata-II(sata 3 just increased the speeds without changing anything else much). Only NVMe ssd require better drivers because they communicate over pci-e lanes & as for hdd there is nothing to be said as they don't even need anything newer because of their inability to ever achieve ssd like speeds.

    More than driver,one needs "better firmware" for ssd & NVMe drives which directly affects their performance.
     
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    Thanks @whitestar_999 for your response and your explanation.
    I was just curious and I was not sure if there would be some improvement's for the drive's (sata ssd and m.2)
     
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    #4 TairikuOkami, Aug 19, 2019
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    Those drivers are somewhat dangerous, they can make Windows un-bootable. Like AMD SATA driver is part of AMD chipset drivers, but it does not auto-install. I always did it via device manager, but HDD's boot speed had increased noticeably.

    Windows generally does not auto-update some drivers, as long as they are working. Like the default Realtek LAN driver is from 2015, though the latest one is from July 2019, fixing bugs and security vulnerabilities.
     
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    Can you give some example where a default MS sata driver for a hdd/ssd can make windows unbootable because as per my understanding this sata driver is installed by default on a fresh install using an unmodified windows iso?

    Also lan drivers are completely different from sata driver.
     
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    He probably referred to the updated ones. A few years ago, you had to install harddisk controller drivers for getting proper Bus Mastering, however, times have changed. Never touch a running system.
     
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    @Enthousiast thank you for your response.:)
    This topic is for drivers for SSD (sata and m.2) and HDD drives.
    I thought that there are a newer drivers available but it seems that everything is fine with the old generic from Microsoft like in the picture from the first post.

    Thanks again to all members who shared their experience. :bye1:
     
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