Samsung PM981a Drivers?

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  1. D0M1N13

    D0M1N13 Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I recently bought a new laptop with the Samsung PM981a SSD NVME M.2. I feel that the drive isn't fast, especially for this SSD and I don't see Samsung NVME driver in my Device Manager. I read online that the Samsung NVME driver is necessary to boost the performance of the drive. When I go to Samsung's website, there is no driver for the PM981a, at least I cannot find it. Anybody can help me to locate the driver for the PM981a SSD? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Chastity

    Chastity Ancient Guru

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    Download NVMe 3.3 driver, or install Magician. Your drive is Gen3x4.
     
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    I found out that OEM SSD's don't have any drivers or Magician, only Samsung drives.
     
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    Chastity Ancient Guru

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    Then try the Microsoft NVMe driver, tho the Samsung NVMe should also work fine.
     

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    386SX Maha Guru

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    IIRC www.win-raid.com offers modified versions of Samsung SSD drivers. Probably worth a try.
     
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