A few days ago, my desktop promoted that one firmware needs to be updated. It is a Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD. Almost nine months ago, I did a
speed test on this SSD.
Now, after the update, I did the test again and see the difference.
First, the firmware update notice is on the Samsung Magician software.
Windows 10 notification
Update Samsung Firmware
So now the Firmware of My Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe 250GB SSD is updated from 1B2QEXM7 to
Drive Details of 970 EVO Plus
The first test is run on the old AS SSD Benchmark 1.8.5636.37293. All others are the same as before.
I did a little bit test on my new Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe 250GB SSD.
After I installed the new Samsung SSD and migrate the system disk to it. The default NVMe driver is Windows 10 builtin driver.
Microsoft Standard NVM Express Controller
Driver version: 10.0.18362.1
Driver date: 6/21/2006
Standard NVM Express Controller
It can be confirmed on the Samsung Magician software. Under NVMe Driver, it shows Microsoft.
The test result based on AS SSD Benchmark 1.8.5636.37293.
Stornvme driver Score on AS SSD Benchmark 1.8
The score is 3178.
Later I found AS SSD Benchmark has a new version. V2.0.6812.41776.
Then I run the test on the new AS SSD Benchmark software.
I bought an SSD from Taobao months ago. It was on sale at that time. I thought it is a good deal. I paid RMB399. Convert it to CAD $75. Compared
the price on Amazon.ca, $102.94. I did get a great deal.
I installed it on my desktop yesterday.
Look at what I got.
Samsung 970 EVO Plus Box Front
Samsung 970 EVO Plus Box Back
Samsung 970 EVO Plus inside the box
Quite easy. there is the place on the motherboard.
Installation of Samsung 970 EVO Plus
Then download the programs from
Samsung official site.
Data Migration Tool