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No Samsung driver for 980 EVO pro?

(Topic created on: 22-12-2020 09:49 AM)
euroman1981
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I just installed a 980 EVO Pro in my laptop and it works great even though my laptop is PCIE 3.0 x 4. I get 3.5 Gbps read and 3.4 Gbps write, one small thing though. I can only get it to work using the Standard NVME express driver from Microsoft. 

Because if I look at website https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/download/tools/  It says 
"This driver supports Samsung NVMe SSD 970 PRO, 970 EVO, 970 EVO Plus, 960 PRO, 960 EVO and 950 PRO." 

Meaning no Samsung driver for the 980 EVO plus? Is this drive meant to be run using the Microsoft driver? Or will the Samsung NVME driver be updated to include support for 980 EVO pro? 

Anyway if I try to install the current version of the Samsung NVME driver I get the following error. 
driver1.png

 

I have reset the bios on the laptop to default settings, so I guess this must be a driver error? So any news when and if Samsung will release an updated driver for the 980 EVO pro?

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Stefano Note 10
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Ho lo stesso identico problema, Magician non mi riconosce l'unità e mi indica drive errato, io ho un ssd 980 PRO da 1 TB installato su un Notebook Acer aspire 5 con processore di 11th cioè  i5-1135g7 che quindi ha un bus di gen 4.0 ma non me lo sfrutta, offrendomi per adesso solo le velocità di un pci 3.0 . Possibile che l'ssd più costoso del momento non abbia un driver scaricabile ?

TSun
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They really need to release a driver.. It really doesn't make sense they do not have one.. I was able to get maximum performance by turning on full power mode on the evo 980 Pro I have... but I have an uninterruptible power supply ( backup battery --aka a UPS ) for the tower... Regular users without one may experience minor data loss if they have the power go out with true full power mode on and no UPS or built in battery.. FYI... Then I got full speed out of the drive..

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