Phison NVMe Driver v1.5.0.0 (works on Sabrent Rocket SSDs and others)

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  1. Spartan@HIDevolution

    Spartan@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    Many Sabrent SSDs (if not all) sport the Phison SSD Controller.

    Since Sabrent doesn't provide any NVMe driver for its users, I tried installing the Phison NVMe driver and there is a very nice boost in performance


    Sabrent 2TB Rocket PCIe 4.0 SSD (Windows NVMe Driver)

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    Sabrent 2TB Rocket PCIe 4.0 SSD (Phison Driver)

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    Sabrent 4TB Rocket Q PCIe 3.0 SSD (Windows NVMe Driver)

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    Sabrent 4TB Rocket Q PCIe 3.0 SSD (Phison Driver)

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    1) Download Phison NVMe driver v1.5.0.0

    2) Make sure to right-click on the file you just downloaded, go to Properties, then hit Unblock from the bottom right as it may be blocked since it was downloaded from the internet, if you don't do this before you extract it, then it may not install correctly due to insufficient privileges.

    To prevent this automatic blocking of files in the future so you don't have to go unblocking every file you download to ensure it runs properly, check the guide in this thread:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/are-you-sure-you-want-to-run-this-file-yes-or-no.825668/


    3) Go to Device manager > Storage controllers then right-click on the NVMe Controller Driver, select Update driver, and point it to where you extracted the Phison Driver.

    4) Reboot when prompted.

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    Note: Please create a system restore point before you install the drivers just in case.
     
  2. tilleroftheearth

    tilleroftheearth Wisdom listens quietly...

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    Nice boost in those numbers. Did you do any power (efficiency) testing also? :)
     
  3. Jdpurvis

    Jdpurvis Notebook Evangelist

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    Although it did seem to work, it is not compatible with the Sabrent Rocket 4.0 controller software, that also checks for firmware updates. I will roll back for now, though it did seem to offer a little more speed.
     
  4. Spartan@HIDevolution

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    I didn't and I don't even know how to.
    you're right just checked that too. Although I don't care, been checking for firmware updates almost daily since I got my Sabrent SSDs, NADA. So when I will wanna check in the future I can just uninstall the driver but for now I'll take the speed boost.
     
  5. yrekabakery

    yrekabakery Notebook Virtuoso

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    I got an amazing boost with this over the Windows 7 generic NVMe driver on my original Sabrent Rocket.

    W7_NVMe.PNG Phison_NVMe.PNG

    I forgot to take screenshots comparing against the Windows 10 generic NVMe driver, but it did still increase my sequentials a little.

    Edit: Never mind, this driver causes BSOD coming out of sleep. Rolling back to Windows generic NVMe driver.
     
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  6. Spartan@HIDevolution

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    I just put my laptop to sleep, waited for a minute then power it back, it worked just fine. Are all your other drivers up to date like graphics, wireless and LAN?
     
  7. yrekabakery

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    Yeah they’re up to date. It seems the driver does not play nice with my older Phison E12 based Rocket.
     
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    Try this:

    a) latest original NVMe drivers for Samsung's NVMe SSDs:
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm gonna pass on messing any more with a working system. The BSODs caused corruption on my boot drives and I wasted a lot of time yesterday repairing both OSes and reinstalling broken apps.
     
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  10. Silvr6

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    I have a Rocket 4 Plus in my MSI stealth 15m running PCIE 4.0

    I benchmarked the drive a lot when I got it (virtually empty)

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    I updated the driver and ran CD Mark (drive is now more than 50% full) and the results were very noticeable although I can't figure out why the sequential speed is off vs the other driver. Other metrics are greatly improved

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    Last edited: May 16, 2021
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