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post #121 of 227
Are you using the default driver? Mine is dated 2006, but it seems to be working ok!

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post #122 of 227
Which driver do you mean?
post #123 of 227
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Originally Posted by grivet View Post

Are you using the default driver? Mine is dated 2006, but it seems to be working ok!

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If you mean the SATA Controller, I have the latest one installed for my AMD motherboard. Given you are referencing 2006, I think you are either looking at the driver under Disk Drives or the driver under Standard SATA Controller - either way the same rule applies.

The date is nonsense - a typical Microsoft oversight. The driver version however gives the game away as it references both the Windows version number, build and I think the last one is image. i.e. my driver version is 10.0.10240.16384 that would be Windows 10.0, Build 10240, Image 16384
post #124 of 227
In the same boat here, had enough of waiting and I am not going through all the workarounds which could invalidate the free update to Win10.

I have contacted Kingston support requesting a refund as this drive is not fit for purpose and they have failed to resolve the issue.

We as a reseller have only dealt with Kingston over the years, every computer we sell goes out with their SSD's inside - we are not happy, Kingston has really dropped the ball on this one.

I have tried to leave a review with Revoo but this seems impossible, if you are able to review the drive I suggest you warn people not to buy this if they plan to go to Windows 10, I wouldn't be surprised if Kingston never solve the problem...
post #125 of 227
Has anyone with just the HyperX Predator Drive plugged directly into the M2 slot of their motherboard been able to do a clean install of Win10?
post #126 of 227
It would be disappointing if the issue is never resolved. If that ends up happening I will jump to a Samsung NVMe drive for my OS and use the Kingston as a scratch pad drive for video editting.
post #127 of 227
I have ordered this one with the plan to return the Kingston when it arrives...

http://www.dabs.com/products/samsung-256gb-m-2-pcie_achi-sm951-ssd--fft-mlc-nand--mzhpv256hdgl-00000-BMDN.html?refs=4294939880&src=3

I will let you know how the upgrade goes on this next week.
post #128 of 227
OK so Dabs sent out the new drive next day and here I am writing on my newly installed Windows 10. I installed the new drive, put on Windows 8.1 first then manually kicked off the Win10 upgrade as it wasn't offered via windows update. I used Microsoft's media creation tool - upgrade this PC option no need for USB drives or anything else, upgrade took 10-15 mins.

Motherboard is a MSI X99S SLI PLUS

Kingston drive no upgrade

Samsung SM951 (Faster and cheaper than the Kingston) no problems so far

The upgrade was a piece of cake, there appears to be no fault with the M.2 Slot on this particular board as I had wondered about.

So my advice don't go out and buy a new Win 10 license (£80-£120) buy this Samsung drive for £122 and return/sell the Kingston pile of *****

Hope this helps someone.
post #129 of 227
I have the 480GB predator in the M.2 slot of an MSI Z97M. I've been getting the same issues. It takes about 12 hours to get to 10%. Then, about another 18 hours later, it tells me it failed and has incompatible hardware. I've tried this about 5 times now. Removing hardware and then installing drivers I didn't have before every retry. I'm trying once more with my RAID5 HDDs disconnected. But I wish I read everything here before I did that. Next, I'll try installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool with a USB stick and then try with DVD if that fails.
I have a laptop with a 1TB HDD that upgrade just fine over night. And other computer that has 2 SSDs in RAID0 that updated in 20mins. Thats what lead me to believe it was the m.2 SSD. I'll be back in a few days with an update.
post #130 of 227
Received a response from Kingston yesterday about their ETA on the new firmware update for the Predator.

At least a couple more weeks, but no firm date from the engineers.
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