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  1. Brink's Avatar
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    Latest Samsung NVMe Driver Released


    Latest Samsung NVMe Driver Released

    Latest Samsung NVMe Driver Released-samsung_magician.png


    Date: February 26, 2020
    Version: 3.3.0.2003
    OS supported: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    File Size: 4.72 MB

    Download: SSD Tools & Software | Download | Samsung V-NAND SSD | Samsung Semiconductor Global Website

    Direct Download (ZIP): Samsung_NVM_Express_Driver_3.3.zip (4.48 MB)

    NVMe Driver Installation Guide (PDF)

    This driver supports Samsung NVMe SSD 970 PRO, 970 EVO, 970 EVO Plus, 960 PRO, 960 EVO and 950 PRO.

    Enhanced security for installation



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    Last edited by Brink; 02 Mar 2020 at 09:06.
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  2. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Home 2004 19041.804
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    Thanks for the info Brink. I tried to download the enormous 4.6MB file and received this notification from the Samsung site.

    Latest Samsung NVMe Driver Released-1029-samsung-download-unavailable.jpg

    Interesting... I was able to download the older driver files from Samsung. For some odd reason, they allow the older driver files to be downloaded, however; the new driver is allowed only in limited numbers per day.

    Thanks again Brink. I'll check for a download again tomorrow.

    UPDATE: I was able to download the updated drivers for my NVMe 970evo from Softpedia without any grief.

    Download Samsung 970 EVO SSD NVMe Driver 3.2 for Windows 7, Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 8, Windows 8 64 bit, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 64 bit, Windows 10, Windows 10 64 bit
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  3. Placebo's Avatar
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    Just updated to this, difference is significant:

    Latest Samsung NVMe Driver Released-crystal_ms.jpgLatest Samsung NVMe Driver Released-crystal_samsung.jpg

    MS Driver on top, Samsung driver on bottom.

    Samsung MZ-V7E1T0BW 970 EVO 1 TB
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  4. Posts : 1,241
    Windows 10 2004 (21354.1000)
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    Unfortunately, it has improved Read speeds but my Write speeds have gone down, I am not too bothered as it's already a fast laptop, older driver is the first snip and the latest driver in the second snip.
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  5. swarfega's Avatar
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    There does appear to be some difference between running the program normally and as admin, see their website. Also note that they have renamed the last two tests for version 7.
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  6. Pollensa1946's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 1909 fully updated.
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    Win 10 1909 with January updates. Updated to this driver from the MSoft generic one. No problems. Slight diversion from the main theme of the thread. The Samsung Magician s/w also advised that I should update the firmware for my 970 and 850 disks. Since this involves burning an ISO to a USB drive and booting from that drive, with no easy way back if problems with the new f/w, is it worth it? I'm reluctant since in 20 years PC usage I've never updated a disk f/w and never felt an obvious need to do so.
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  7. Posts : 113
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    Pollensa1946 said:
    Win 10 1909 with January updates. Updated to this driver from the MSoft generic one. No problems. Slight diversion from the main theme of the thread. The Samsung Magician s/w also advised that I should update the firmware for my 970 and 850 disks. Since this involves burning an ISO to a USB drive and booting from that drive, with no easy way back if problems with the new f/w, is it worth it? I'm reluctant since in 20 years PC usage I've never updated a disk f/w and never felt an obvious need to do so.
    Strange to need to create an ISO. I updated the firmware on my 970 EVO and 860 EVO directly from within Samsung Magacian.
    Just press update and then reboot when it is done.
    Last edited by jonnied12; 31 Jan 2020 at 09:41. Reason: correction
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  8. Pollensa1946's Avatar
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    jonnied12 said:
    Strange to need to create an ISO. I updated the firmware on my 970 EVO and 860 EVO directly from within Samsung Magacian.
    Just press update and then reboot when it is done.
    Thanks...
    1) The Samsung documentation on the subject lays out burning an ISO to a bootable USB as the method to use.
    2) Selecting the update button alongside the drive on the Samsung Magician panel simply causes the wheel to spin followed by a red warning triangle. Nothing done.

    EDIT: I uninstalled the Magician, downloaded a new copy from the Samsung drivers site (same level as before) re-installed and this time the f/w updates to both disks went fine. Strange!

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  9. Posts : 113
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    Pollensa1946 said:
    Thanks...
    1) The Samsung documentation on the subject lays out burning an ISO to a bootable USB as the method to use.
    2) Selecting the update button alongside the drive on the Samsung Magician panel simply causes the wheel to spin followed by a red warning triangle. Nothing done.

    EDIT: I uninstalled the Magician, downloaded a new copy from the Samsung drivers site (same level as before) re-installed and this time the f/w updates to both disks went fine. Strange!

    .
    Glad it worked for you.
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  10. Posts : 113
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    Latest Samsung NVMe Driver does not work with Macrium.


    I started verifying that a Macrium backup is operational after a full backup using Macrium VIBoot, after I had a failed restore on another computer last week.
    This was not NVMe related, but it was enough to make me double check to verify that the backup process would always restore.

    I found that if you are using the Samsung NVMe Driver, the backup would not load as a virtual machine with VIBoot, The VM was created ok but it would never complete booting.
    Windows would say it experienced a problem and start the information collection process then try to reboot again.

    I uninstalled the Samsung NVMe Driver program and uninstalled the disk in Device Manager, then rebooted.
    Verified that the NVMe was using the Microsoft driver and made another backup.

    This backup was loaded into VIBoot and it booted up just fine without any issues. I also verified that it would run in the Hyper-V Manager. All good there as well.

    I have yet to try to restore using either backup, but I plan to try this tomorrow starting with restoring a backup with Samsung drivers installed then restoring a backup with Microsoft drivers.

    If you are using the Samsung drivers you may want to test this out on your own. I'm glad my other restore failure on another computer made me rethink the whole backup and restore process.
    Last edited by jonnied12; 12 Feb 2020 at 16:14. Reason: info
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