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GA-Z97-D3H mediocre results with M.2 ADATA SP900

GA-Z97-D3H mediocre results with M.2 ADATA SP900
« on: August 18, 2014, 05:26:21 pm »

The figures below are from AS SSD Benchmark, the first using Windows 7  Ultimate.
The second with Windows Pro 8.1.

Both installed twice, with clean install in order to check if results were the same and with all available updates.


All Intel drivers installed from the mobo disc.

GA-Z97-D3H with i5-4690K CPU @ 4.3 GHz and  16GB ram Crucial Revenge PRO Series Vengeance 2400 MHz.
Last F7 BIOS installed.

M.2 drive is ADATA SP900 with 512GB.
I know this M.2 drive from ADATA is not in the mobo white list but I was expecting something better!





And this  image below also is very strange since the message "SSD drive not found" is, at minimum, bizarre...






I tried to look something useful in the BIOS setup but found nothing.
Any thoughts will be appreciated, thank you.






« Last Edit: August 18, 2014, 05:34:21 pm by svcglobal »

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Re: GA-Z97-D3H mediocre results with M.2 ADATA SP900
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 08:03:34 pm »
Is the SATA Controller set to AHCI Mode or RAID?
Did you change the setting for the SATA Express SRIS capabilities from the default disabled?

There is a newer beta BIOS (F8b) available on TweakTown here: http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/28441-gigabyte-latest-beta-bios.html it might be worth trying this, to see if it helps.

What other hardware have you installed?
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Re: GA-Z97-D3H mediocre results with M.2 ADATA SP900
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 11:27:16 pm »
Hi absic, thanks for the reply.

Yes, the internal SATA controller is set to RAID and I used for Windows install an optical drive running UEFI boot type, as suggested by Gigabyte support in another forum.
But I must confess that I don't understood the CSM setup found in the BIOS if using W8.

Just updated to F8b BIOS before another unsuccessful install, half hour ago.

Hardware added is very plain, the ADATA SSD and a LG blu-ray only for install plus the i5 CPU and the Corsair memory.

The mobo will be used for robotics management so I must to keep things simple and efficient using the M.2 device.

But with such ugly figures probably I will switch to 2.5" SSD if that M.2 can't do the job. Very sad, it was very expensive.



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Re: GA-Z97-D3H mediocre results with M.2 ADATA SP900
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2014, 12:49:55 pm »
a lot of benchmarks use compressed data. Try running your test with ATTO and see what your results are.
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Re: GA-Z97-D3H mediocre results with M.2 ADATA SP900
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2014, 01:48:04 pm »
Here we go with ATTO, thank you.







So, I was running a wrong test? Wow, really I am not used to check hardware since this is not my field expertize.
With these figures the setup is okay for sure, thanks again!

Re: GA-Z97-D3H mediocre results with M.2 ADATA SP900
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2020, 02:45:40 am »
Hello, I know this topic is very old, and hope somebody around will help.
Today I decided to google "sata express SRIS capabilities" and found this post with same mobo as mine and pretty close issue.
As said, I got same mobo, GA Z97-H3D, and I am getting mediocre results with M2 NVME SSD, precisely Samsung Evo NVME 250Gb.
How did you set your Bios exactly to maximize the result from your SSD??
Should I set SATA controller to RAID
And enable SRIS Capabilities ??
PS: Bios F10e & Sata Controller at default: AHCI
Thx
« Last Edit: June 21, 2020, 02:46:53 am by ZipZwan »

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Re: GA-Z97-D3H mediocre results with M.2 ADATA SP900
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2020, 01:57:02 pm »
Greetings,
To my knowledge, the Z97 series does not support NVMe natively.  It's possible someone has created a BIOS which supports this, but it will not be from Gigabyte. If you do find one which supports NVMe, results will not be guaranteed. 



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Re: GA-Z97-D3H mediocre results with M.2 ADATA SP900
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2020, 02:26:18 pm »
Greetings,
To my knowledge, the Z97 series does not support NVMe natively.  It's possible someone has created a BIOS which supports this, but it will not be from Gigabyte. If you do find one which supports NVMe, results will not be guaranteed.

Most all Z97 boards out there don't support NVMe. Plus it doesn't matter who makes them too. The NVMe support started on the Z170 series. So yes you can run them, but will not great performance out of them.

Plus on most boards from Z87 and up auto set to AHCI. If you are running a single drive you need to run it AHCI. Yes you can run it in Raid because they are basically both the same. But again you only need AHCI on single drive. 
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