AMD Threadripper now supports NVMe RAID

Comes with AMD RAIDXpert package

One of the most interesting features about AMD's X399 platform is the fact that there are 64 PCIe lanes. While 4 lanes are dedicated to the chipset, the other 60 lanes are for PCIe devices such as graphics cards, a sound card and apparently NVMe SSDs. When AMD launched Ryzen Threadripper, support for NVMe RAID was missing on this platform. Nevertheless it looks like AMD did it’s homework and meanwhile the X399 platform is capable of handling NVMe RAID.

According to AMD, it has been reported that NVMe RAID is now supported on AMD's X399 platform. In order to enable this feature, you have to download AMD's RAIDXpert package. After the update, you should be able to create RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10 arrays with up to 10 NVMe SSDs. A few days ago the well-known overclocker Roman "Der8auer" Hartung has tested an AMD X399 platform with eight NVMe SSDs in a RAID0 configuration.

Roman’s test setup included an ASUS ROG X399 motherboard with two ASUS Hyper M.2 x16 cards and eight Samsung 960 PRO NVMe SSDs. All eight drives together were capable of reaching 28 GB/s of raw throughput performance. Following you can find his video as well as the AMD RAIDXpert package.

Source: AMD

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Paul Görnhardt - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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