NVMe RAID was something the AMD X399 motherboards are missing during its release. Today, AMD proudly announces a free NVMe RAID support upgrade for AMD X399-chipset based motherboards for the Ryzen Threadripper processors. This is part of AMD’s efforts to make the TR4 platform the ultimate solution for enthusiasts and professional content creators.
AMD X399 NVMe RAID
AMD advises all existing SATA RAID configuration users to back up the array’s data and break down the current array before proceeding with driver install and BIOS upgrade. AMD made a knowledgebase article at the AMD support section, click here to access the page.
1. Download the latest AMD RAIDXpert2 package to obtain the NVMe RAID driver and management software.
2. Update the BIOS for your AMD X399-based motherboard to add BIOS support for NVMe RAID.
3. Install two or more NVMe SSDs to your system.
4. Create a new NVMe RAID array:
4.1 Method A: Using your motherboard’s firmware. There will be a new menu in your BIOS, or a new menu accessible with a hotkey during POST. This will vary by model.
4.2 Method B: Using the AMD RAIDXpert2 software.
4.3 Make sure your disks do not contain important data.
Performance and Scaling
Performance will naturally vary based on the model and quantity of SSDs you use, plus the test pattern of your benchmark, but it’s clear that our free NVMe RAID solution can scale and scale fast.
der8auer just released a video showcasing the performance of the AMD X399 NVMe RAID. The overclocker also explains the difference between Intel and AMD’s NVMe RAID offerings. Watch the video below:
For more information on the NVMe RAID Support for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper platform, visit http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/NVMe-RAID-Support-for-the-AMD-Ryzen-Threadripper-platform.aspx