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 2B2QEXM7.
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.
How to solve the problem of errors when running AS SSD Benchmark testing on Windows 10 pro? Here is how the error looks like:
It is not always happened. Click OK. The result is done. But, there are some testing files left in the c:\AS-SSD-TEST42\ folder. You can delete them manually.
If it happened, you just need to run the execute file with Administrator right.
ps: The picture above is from the Internet.
It is a quick test based on my Windows 10 Pro. It is just a new installation on my new desktop PC.
The testing tool is AS SSD Benchmark 1.9.5986.35387. It is latest one when I download it from the official site.
The result is not as good as I thought. I will check it later and see if it is any way can improve the performance.