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CKara6
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Do I need SSD drivers?

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I'm using an Intel 660P 1tb SSD with Windows 10. I didn't install anything specific for the disk but everything seems to be working properly. Do I need to download & install drivers from Intel's web page? Would that be beneficial? Thank you.

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AlHill
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You are ok, but there is a new driver here that resolves BSODs that you may want to install:

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/149407/intel-ssd-660p-series-1-0tb-m-2-80mm-pci...

 

Take a backup first!

 

Doc

 

CKara6
Beginner
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Thank you for the answer. Are you talking about "Client NVMe* Microsoft Windows* Drivers for Intel® SSDs"? If yes, which one on that page?

CKara6
Beginner
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Hey, sorry for bothering you again. I followed your instructions and installed something called "Intel NVME Miniport and Filter Device Management." What is this? Is it some kind of driver? I couldn't find any information on Google.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Miniport drivers are device drivers that access their device though another driver. For example, the driver for a particular USB device needs to go through the USB driver in order to talk to their device. Filter drivers are drivers that, once inserted into the driver stack, extend or modify the features or capabilities of a device. For example, an ACPI filter driver sitting on top of the USB driver may add support for power management in attached devices. For more information on the Windows Driver model, start here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Driver_Model.

 

Hope this helps,

...S

CKara6
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Thank you for the answer but it didn't really help. I'm a novice Windows user. What I want to know is whether this "Intel NVME Miniport and Filter Device Management" that I installed is useful or not. Is it?

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Well, it is certainly important if you are having BSOD issues.

RR2
Beginner
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I just started to have the bsod. I didn't know what was happening so i thought that i had to update the firmware of my ssd. I cant do that because I won't be able to back up all my files. I updated the nvme and miniport and filter device management i didn't know what it was so i did some research and then i found your post. Now i know why this blue screen started popping up what its called and how to fix it.

Santiago_A_Intel
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Hi CKara6,

 

Greetings from Intel® SSD Support Group.

 

This is to let you know this case is being closed.

 

Please feel free to get back to Intel® communities, whenever you might feel necessary.

 

Have a nice day.

 

Santiago A.

Intel® Customer Support Technician

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

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