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This section details how Microsoft’s in-box NVMe driver (StorNVMe) manages power and what configuration options are available. The NVMe spec allows NVMe devices to report up to 32 power states. Each power state has the following parameters:

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  • Maximum Power Consumption (MP)
  • Operational or Non-operational
  • Entry Latency (ENLAT)
  • Exit Latency (EXLAT)
  • Relative performance values (relative to other power states)

StorNVMe maps operational power states (the device can handle IO in these states) to logical performance states (a.k.a. P-States). Likewise, the driver maps non-operational power states (the device does not handle IO in these states) to logical idle power states (a.k.a. F-States). With StorNVMe, transitions to these states is largely determined by the overall system power state.The NVMe specification defines an Autonomous Power State Transition (APST) feature. For Modern Standby support, StorNVMe does not support devices with APST enabled.

Runtime Device Power Management

StorNVMe may choose to transition the device to an F-State after a certain amount of idle time has elapsed. The F-State is chosen based on 3 factors:

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  1. Latency Tolerance. That is, how quickly can the device respond if needed?
  2. Idle Timeout. This is the amount of time from when the device completed its last IO operation.
  3. System Power State. If the system is in active use, StorNVMe will prefer responsiveness. This implies varying latency tolerances and timeouts will be used.

The table shows the default idle timeouts and latency tolerances used by StorNVMe. See the Power Configuration Settings section for how to change these settings.

ACPI System Power StatePrimary Idle TimeoutPrimary Transition Latency ToleranceSecondary Idle TimeoutSecondary Transition Latency Tolerance
S0 (Working) - Performance Scheme200ms0ms (AC) / 10ms (DC)2000ms0ms
S0 (Working) - Balanced Scheme200ms (AC) / 100ms (DC)15ms (AC) / 50ms (DC)2000ms (AC) / 1000ms (DC)100ms
S0 (Working) - Power Saver Scheme100ms100ms (AC) / 200ms (DC)1000ms200ms
S0 Low Power Idle (Modern Standby)50ms500msN/AN/A

Once the idle timeout has expired, the driver will traverse its internal table of power states and select the deepest power state where ENLAT+EXLAT is less than or equal to the current transition latency tolerance.

For example, assume an NVMe device has the following power states, and that an idle timeout has occurred:

Power StateEntry Latency (ENLAT)Exit Latency (EXLAT)
PS05us5us
PS110ms300us
PS250ms10ms
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When the system is on DC power and not in Modern Standby, StorNVMe will choose PS1 since this is the deepest power state where (ENLAT+EXLAT) <= 50ms. Likewise, when the system enters Modern Standby, StorNVMe will then choose PS2 because it is the deepest power state where (ENLAT+EXLAT) <= 500ms.

Modern Standby and DRIPS

To fully support Modern Standby, StorNVMe will transition the device to an appropriate low-power state depending on hints provided by the hardware platform. The idle state will vary between an F-State (deeper than F0), to D3 Cold. Some platforms require D3 Cold when in Modern Standby. This depends on the SoC, so please check with your silicon vendor for more information. D3 support for storage devices on Modern Standby systems can be enabled as described here.

Devices should support RTD3 with short resume latency in order to help Modern Standby systems meet the 1 second system resume latency requirement. RTD3 Resume Latency (RTD3R) refers to resume latency from D3cold and is recommended to report a nonzero value ≤ 100 ms. RTD3R is described in section 8.4.4 of the NVMe spec.

Power Configuration Settings

Windows 10 supports the following NVMe power settings to tune energy efficiency.

Primary NVMe Idle Timeout

The following power configuration setting allows you to change the primary device idle timeout used by StorNVMe.

The following power configuration setting allows you to change the primary transition latency tolerance value that StorNVMe uses when calculating an idle state. This is the value that is compared against the sum of the ENLAT and EXLAT values when the idle timeout expires. The higher this value, the more likely that a deeper power state will be chosen.

Secondary NVMe Idle Timeout

The following power configuration setting allows you to change the secondary device idle timeout used by StorNVMe.

The following power configuration setting allows you to change the secondary transition latency tolerance value that StorNVMe uses when calculating an idle state. This is the value that is compared against the sum of the ENLAT and EXLAT values when the idle timeout expires. The higher this value, the more likely that a deeper power state will be chosen.

To change the value for a given power scheme, use:

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PCIe ASPM and L1 Sub-states

Depending on your platform, you may observe that the NVMe device is able to enter L1 sub-states when on DC power but not on AC power. In this case, you may need to change the PCIe ASPM power configuration setting such that it gets maximum power savings when on AC power (in addition to DC power).

To change the value, use:

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Active Power Management

Active power management involves “P-States” (a.k.a. performance or “perf” states) and is primarily intended for thermal control. StorNVMe maps the device’s operational power states to logical P-States using the Maximum Power value reported for each operational power state. When the device is active (i.e. has outstanding IO) then StorNVMe will transition the device to one of its operational power states via a P-State transition.

During Windows 10 development there was a limited set of NVMe devices that implemented more than one operational power state. Based on our power and performance measurements, we did not find a significant benefit to using any but the highest operational power state. Therefore, with the default configuration you will only see the highest operational power state utilized.

The operational power state chosen depends upon the current “max operational power” hint. This hint can have 3 different sources:

  • A passive cooling callback from the Windows Thermal Framework.
  • A change in the maximum power level power configuration setting value. (This can be triggered by a change in system power scheme or AC/DC power source.)
  • A IOCTL_STORAGE_DEVICE_POWER_CAP request.The lowest maximum value from these sources is the effective maximum operational power value. The mechanics of each of these sources is discussed below.

In general, StorNVMe will choose the highest operational power state that is less than or equal to the effective maximum operational power value.

For example, say an NVMe device has the following power states:

Power StateMax PowerOperational?
PS09WYes
PS16WYes
PS24WYes

The lowest maximum value from these sources is the effective maximum operational power value. The mechanics of each of these sources is discussed below.

In general, StorNVMe will choose the highest operational power state that is less than or equal to the effective maximum operational power value.

By default, there is no maximum power level so StorNVMe will always choose PS0. This is equivalent to 100%.

If the Windows Thermal Framework calls the passive cooling callback with a value of 50% then this will result in an absolute power value of (50% * (9W – 4W)) + 4W = 6W. StorNVMe will then ensure that when the device is active it will always be in PS1 since that state’s Max Power value is 6W.

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Then some user mode process sends an IOCTL_STORAGE_DEVICE_POWER_CAP request to the disk with a value of 5W. StorNVMe will choose PS2 now because it is the highest operational power state whose Max Power value (4W) is less than the max operational power requirement of 5W.

If the given max operational power requirement is less than the Max Power value of the lowest operational power state, then the expectation is to simply choose the lowest operational power state. In our example, if the max operational power requirement given was 3W then StorNVMe would choose PS2 because it has no operational power state with a Max Power value of 3W or less.

If later the max operational power requirement changes to 9W then StorNVMe will go back to choosing PS0 when the device is active.

For example, say an NVMe device has the following power states:

Windows Thermal Framework Passive Cooling Callback

StorNVMe (via Storport) registers a thermal cooling interface with the Windows Thermal Framework which makes it possible for the system to throttle the NVMe device through that framework. The specifics of this are outside the scope of this document, but in general the platform specifies thermal zones and thresholds via ACPI which the Windows Thermal Framework then uses to throttle devices via callbacks to the devices’ drivers.

Maximum Operational Power Level Power Configuration Setting

The following power configuration setting can be used to change the maximum operational power level for different system power schemes and AC/DC power source.

To change the value for a given power scheme, use:

Don’t forget to apply the value by using:

IOCTL_STORAGE_DEVICE_POWER_CAP

This IOCTL can be sent to a storage device to change the maximum operational power level. For more info, see the documentation for the input/output buffer, STORAGE_DEVICE_POWER_CAP.

Shutdown/Hibernate

When the system is being shut down or hibernated, StorNVMe sets the device’s Shutdown Notification (CC.SHN) field to 1. StorNVMe then waits for the device’s reported RTD3 entry latency for the device to indicate it is ready (by updating the Shutdown Status (CSTS.SHST) field to 2). If no entry latency value is reported, then StorNVMe will use a default value of 5 seconds. In this case, if the device takes longer than 5 seconds, then the system will continue with the shutdown or hibernate procedure without checking the NVMe device any further. OEMs should only use devices that report RTD3 entry and exit values for Modern Standby systems.

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Standard Nvm Express Controller Driver Windows 10The package provides the installation files for Microsoft Surface NVM Express Controller Driver version 10.0.4.0.
If the driver is already installed on your system, updating (overwrite-installing) may fix various issues, add new functions, or just upgrade to the available version. Take into consideration that is not recommended to install the driver on Operating Systems other than stated ones.
In order to manually update your driver, follow the steps below (the next steps):
1. Extract the .cab file to a folder of your choice

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2. Go to Device Manager (right click on My Computer, choose Manage and then find Device Manager in the left panel), or right click on Start Menu for Windows 10 and select Device Manager
3. Right click on the hardware device you wish to update and choose Update Driver Software

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4. Choose to select the location of the new driver manually and browse to the folder where you extracted the driver
5. If you already have the driver installed and want to update to a newer version got to 'Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer'
6. Click 'Have Disk'
7. Browse to the folder where you extracted the driver and click Ok

About USB Driver:

When tablets, e-readers or similar devices are connected, Windows platforms usually apply a generic driver that allows the system to recognize the device, exchange files, and make use of basic functions. Still, to use the full range of features available, proper USB drivers must be installed.
The installation procedure shouldn’t be much of a hassle since each manufacturer intends to make it as easy as possible. So all you have to do is make sure that the current version is compatible with the product(s) you own, such as computer OS, tablet model, USB technology, run the setup, and follow the instructions displayed on-screen.
Bear in mind that, even if other OS might be suitable, we do not recommend that you apply this release on platforms other than the highlighted ones. Also, after the installation is complete, you should perform a system reboot so that all changes take effect properly.
That being said, click the download button, get the package and apply it on your system. In addition to that, check our website constantly to stay “updated one minute ago.”

It is highly recommended to always use the most recent driver version available.
Try to set a system restore point before installing a device driver. This will help if you installed an incorrect or mismatched driver. Problems can arise when your hardware device is too old or not supported any longer.

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