I just bought my first Gen 4 NVME SSD NVME drive to use on my new workstation that I have built 3 weeks ago.
I plan to write a blog about that build later.
I faced a weird problem with my Aorus M.2 NVME Gen 4 SSD. It was not shown in windows Disk Management or Device Manager.
Doing a google search revealed similar problems but with SATA drives. I only found one post that had similar problem with NVME drive. Unfortunately I can’t find that post right now, when I find it I will link it here to give it credit.
Remove the NVME Raid driver
The main problem was basically AMD NVME raid driver. I had it installed before but was not using it anymore.
- Go to Device Manager
- Open Storage Controllers
- Right click ‘AMD NVME Raid Bottom Device’ and choose ‘Uninstall Device’ from the menu
- Make sure to click the ‘Delete the driver software for this device.’, otherwise it would be reinstalled and you would have the same problem.
- Press ‘Uninstall’
- Repeat the process for any ‘AMD NVME Raid xxx’ you might have
Remove and reinstall the latest Chipset driver from AMD website
If the problem persist please try uninstalling your chipset driver and reinstalling. I had problematic x570 chipset drivers that prevented my computer from sleeping before.
- Open up start menu and search for ‘Add or Remove Programs’
- In the search type ‘AMD’
- Uninstall the chipset driver and make sure to have all the checkboxes checked.
- Download the latest chipset driver from amd website and not from the motherboard website.
- In case of x570 you can download the latest chipset driver from here. My Aorus Pro WIFI chipset drivers that caused the problem were downloaded from here and the version is clearly outdated.
I did both of the steps above together so I am not sure which one solved the problem, but I think the first solution is your best bet so try that first. It won’t hurt to have the correct updated chipset drivers installed also.