Disk activity light doesn't display when NMVe drive in use

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My new rig includes an ASUS ROG X570 Strix-E with a Sabrent Rocket 1 TB NMVe drive. The rocket has two partitions, including C: with Windows and programs, and D: for my data. I just noticed that when I was loading a program, or accessing a data file, the disk activity light on my case did not light up. Has anyone else noticed this?
 

sinisterDei

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My new rig includes an ASUS ROG X570 Strix-E with a Sabrent Rocket 1 TB NMVe drive. The rocket has two partitions, including C: with Windows and programs, and D: for my data. I just noticed that when I was loading a program, or accessing a data file, the disk activity light on my case did not light up. Has anyone else noticed this?
Are you positive your HDD LED header isn't just plugged in backwards?

I've not had this problem.
 

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My new rig includes an ASUS ROG X570 Strix-E with a Sabrent Rocket 1 TB NMVe drive. The rocket has two partitions, including C: with Windows and programs, and D: for my data. I just noticed that when I was loading a program, or accessing a data file, the disk activity light on my case did not light up. Has anyone else noticed this?
NVMe on chipset lanes may give you the light, but an NVMe running on cpu lanes won't. Just for a test move your NVMe drive from the first M.2 socket (cpu) to your second m.2 socket (chipset lanes) and test it. Those chipset lanes are sharing bandwidth with your SATA III drives and the front USB sockets. You'll get changing drive speed results on CrystalDiskMark almost everytime you run it.
 
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NVMe on chipset lanes may give you the light, but an NVMe running on cpu lanes won't. Just for a test move your NVMe drive from the first M.2 socket (cpu) to your second m.2 socket (chipset lanes) and test it. Those chipset lanes are sharing bandwidth with your SATA III drives and the front USB sockets. You'll get changing drive speed results on CrystalDiskMark almost everytime you run it.
Considering where the NMVe drive is mounted on my motherboard, I want to spare myself the pain of taking out the video card, unscrewing some of the motherboard "covers, etc. Instead, I'll take your word for it. I know when I'm doing disk I/O off the Sabrent Rocket.
 
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