Latest Samsung NVMe Driver Released

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  1. Posts : 550
    Windows 11 Pro (x64)(v21H2)(Build 22000.675)
       #201

    swarfega said:
    I think its for the 980.
    yeah that is what it said above... but I installed Samsung Magician to check and see if there were any firmware update for my 970 EVO....
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  2. Posts : 26
    Windows 10 19044.1586
       #202

    I have PCI-e version 3.0, even so, initially, the 980 Pro was without rival in speed compared to my 970 Plus. Then, over like 2 months, the write speed degraded drastically. Others were reporting even more pronounced reductions in write speed, with PCI-e 4.0. The eagerly anticipated 1 st firmware update by Samsung was a dud--nothing happened. It was disappointing to say the least.

    One week ago, I got the 2nd update to version 3B2QGXA7. Haven't benchmarked it yet (prob. I'm chicken) but it feels faster, boot is 21 sec. and apps open almost instantly. So, I'm content. But this write issue lasted me about 3 months. I hope it never happens again. Oh, and I have the Microsoft storage driver.
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  3. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #203

    plat said:
    I have PCI-e version 3.0, even so, initially, the 980 Pro was without rival in speed compared to my 970 Plus. Then, over like 2 months, the write speed degraded drastically. Others were reporting even more pronounced reductions in write speed, with PCI-e 4.0. The eagerly anticipated 1 st firmware update by Samsung was a dud--nothing happened. It was disappointing to say the least.

    One week ago, I got the 2nd update to version 3B2QGXA7. Haven't benchmarked it yet (prob. I'm chicken) but it feels faster, boot is 21 sec. and apps open almost instantly. So, I'm content. But this write issue lasted me about 3 months. I hope it never happens again. Oh, and I have the Microsoft storage driver.
    Bench it now!
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  4. Posts : 26,338
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #204

    Shawn, if you create this thread at 11Forum, you might want to add this to the 1st post
    warning   Warning
    On Windows 11, if you want to use DirectStorage, and you have a compatible graphics card, you will need to uninstall the Samsung NVMe driver:
    DirectStorage requires an NVMe SSD to store and run games that use the "Standard NVM Express Controller" driver and a DirectX12 GPU with Shader Model 6.0 support.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications#primaryR3
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  5. Posts : 61,506
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #205

    Cliff S said:
    Shawn, if you create this thread at 11Forum, you might want to add this to the 1st post
    Thank you Cliff. I'll go ahead and add it here.

    I'm sure Samsung will have a compatible driver for Windows 11 released soon enough though.
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Jun 2021 at 09:55.
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  6. Posts : 550
    Windows 11 Pro (x64)(v21H2)(Build 22000.675)
       #206

    OOh my.. I use this Samsung NVMe driver..
    but I might not be able to upgrade to Windows 10
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  7. DJG
    Posts : 428
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 19044.1706
       #207

    FWIW currently the 980Pro uses the Microsoft driver, not the Samsung one, so who knows.
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  8. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro
       #208

    A few pages back there was an issue where the NVMe driver installer would not run. This was happening to me and was driving me up a wall, but the callout that there were 'security improvements' made me remember something I ran into a long time ago. Basically some executables are vulnerable to dll injection and need to be run from an empty folder, or from somewhere that isn't the default downloads location, to avoid being attacked from existing malware in the same folder. So I created a new folder, moved the driver installer into there, and it ran successfully.

    Hope this helps someone else in the future.
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  9. Posts : 61,506
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #209
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  10. DJG
    Posts : 428
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 19044.1706
       #210

    Just updated - looks good.
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