Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers

Hi, Can someone please find me a nvme driver for my ssd. I am trying to install windows 7 but it says it needs standard nvm express controller driver. Thanks!

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Not all models of NVMe drives in the market have or use a specific NVme driver, you can try the generic MS from the hotfixes

I know, but it doesn’t list the driver for it

can you help me find the exact driver though, I think it isn’t listed

@Turboslayer123
MS has never offered an NVMe driver, which can be manually installed from within the Device Manager
The MS NVMe Hotfixes have to be integrated into the Win7 Image. Once you will do a fresh OS installation, the NVMe Controller will be detected by the Win7 Setup.

@ Fernando
Here is the NVMe driver for SMI SM226X, support win7/8.1/10 x86/x64.
https://disk.yandex.ru/d/kqcoo_ijvEYthQ

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@canonkong
Thank you very much for the link to the generic SiliconMotion NVMe drivers v10.4.49.0 dated 04/23/2019.
Did you test the driver or have you seen any test report?
I ask this, because a long time ago I had offered within the start post the SiliconMotion NVMe drivers v10.4.32.6 dated 01/09/2018. Since they didn’t work with any of my NVMe Controllers, I removed them from the list of my “Recommended NVMe Drivers”.

@Fernando
I test it on my Plextor M10e 512G, it can work fine.

@canonkong
Meanwhile I have tested the latest SiliconMotion NVMe drivers v10.4.49.0 while running Win11 x64 Build 22H2 on a 128 GB SK hynix NVMe SSD and it works!
Here is the proof:



Due to your and my test results I will add the SiliconMotion NVMe Drivers to the start post.
Thanks again!