Samsung NVMe 3.1 Driver

Download Here: Samsung NVMe 3.1 Driver
Password: “Samsung“.

I created this because sometimes the windows executable from Samsung won’t install if a temp folder is not set correctly.

This archive is the 3 files from the official Samsung NVMe 3.1 driver download page with no modifications, just zipped up.

Remember: Always create a Restore Point before you install, just to be on the safe side.

Here are my results before installing this driver.
nvme standard 1GB

And the results after installing this driver.
nvme samsung 1GB

Conclusion: only slightly better than Microsoft’s NVMe driver on this computer.

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(a minor) Open Letter to NVidia, from one Developer to another..

Hey, just a quick easy request from a simple Developer: Please make your video card driver installers’ default to use the Temp environment path variables I have configured on my computers.

Please? Other than installing the telemetry without asking, you’re doing great on keeping our systems updated!

My C: (system) SSD disk is reserved for the Windows 10 Operating System.. not temp files.

🙂

Samsung 850 Pro NVMe Driver

UPDATE 5/31/2018: I believe there are version 3.0 drivers now on Samsung’s website.

Here are the latest 64 bit drivers I could find on Samsung’s website for an 850 Pro NVMe. They (the .inf and .sys files) are from the version 2.3 installer. It may install for other SSDs as well, though I have not tested them yet. Instructions below..

The password is “nvme“. If you can’t find the download link, it is purring at you.

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Hint: Past Post.

Instructions:

  1. Install 7zip, if you haven’t already.
  2. Make sure you have a backup of your important files.
  3. Download the cute cat picture to a temp folder.
  4. Open the image with 7zip.
  5. Save the 7z contents to the temp folder, all 3 files.
  6. Open your device manager and navigate down to “Storage controllers”.
  7. Override Microsoft’s default NVMe driver with these from Samsung.

Reboot and you should be good to go.
Benchmark before and after if you’re into that sort of stuff. 😛