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NOVEMBER 2020 Stop error when plugging in a Thunderbolt NVMe SSD (Win10 version 20H2; Win10 version 2004)

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In case someone here uses a Thunderbold connected NVMe SSD:

An incompatibility issue has been found with Windows 10, version 2004 or Windows 10, version 20H2 when using an Thunderbolt NVMe Solid State Disk (SSD). On affected devices, when plugging in a Thunderbolt NVMe SSD you might receive a stop error with a blue screen and "DRIVER_VERIFIER_DMA_VIOLATION (e6) An illegal DMA operation was attempted by a driver being verified." Affected Windows 10 devices will have at least one Thunderbolt port and any currently available version of the driver file stornvme.sys.

To safeguard your update experience, we have applied a compatibility hold on Windows 10 devices with affected drivers from being offered Windows 10, version 2004 or Windows 10, version 20H2. If your organization is using Update Compliance, the safeguard IDs is 29991611.

Affected platforms:

  • Client: Windows 10, version 20H2; Windows 10, version 2004

Next steps: We are working on a resolution and estimate a solution will be available in late November.

Note We recommend that you do not attempt to manually update using the Update now button or the Media Creation Tool until the safeguard is removed.


 
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Benchmark Scores Faster than yours... I'd bet on it. :)
I'll bite... what's a Thunderbolt NVMe SSD? You're talking about enclosures for M.2 based NVMe drives that are TB connected?
 
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I'd say it would mainly affect Apple users.
 
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