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No Samsung driver for 980 EVO pro?

(Topic created on: 10-02-2021 09:25 PM)
Computers & IT

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  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. 


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?

Stefano Note 10
First Poster
Computers & IT

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 ?

First Poster
Computers & IT

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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Computers & IT

Hi, I've just installed a 980 as the boot drive in my Acer Nitro laptop and it works well with reasonably healthy benchmarks. However, it should work better with the tweaks available in Samsung's Magician software, but I have the same issues as listed above, i.e. the driver isn't recognised by Magician and the Samsung NVME driver won't install for the 980 series of M.2 drives. I note however, that in the web publicity for the 980, Samsung do claim that it works best with Magician, so in failing to make the two compatible with a suitable driver, they are in fact advertising falsely. Surely this compels Samsung to issue a compatible driver immediately?