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soundman57Topic starter

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SAMSUNG 960 EVO AND PRO M.2 SSD
« on: 10-November-16, 19:21:40 »

Does anyone know if the new Samsung 960s M.2 SSDs will be compatible with any of the MSI motherboards with M.2 slots??  In particular the Arctic Mortar??  

Thanks for the help,

Lou
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« Reply #1 on: 11-November-16, 02:23:26 »

soundman57, all I know is that the 950 Pro's have a Dedicated NVMe Driver.

There's no mention of a 960 Pro Driver, yet.

http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/download/tools.html

So it may be worth E-mailing Samsung and asking if the 960 Pro's are going to get an NVMe Driver from Samsung, to unlock the SSD's true potential.

Hope that you find this information useful, good luck.
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« Reply #2 on: 11-November-16, 03:30:02 »

Thank You

I have an email out to them.  I'm actually looking at the 256GB 960 EVO.   @ $129 I have to keep it open as an option.  Ill see what Samsung has to say.
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« Reply #3 on: 11-November-16, 04:06:24 »

No worries soundman57, hope they come back to you with good news.
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« Reply #4 on: 11-November-16, 21:39:17 »

So the Samsung Rep says:
"Since the SM950 PRO and the PM961, which are similar drives with NVMe, and are on the compatibilities list, "it should"

He also said i should reach out to MSI LOL.  

I think i might wait and take the shot.  Its $70 cheaper in theory faster.
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« Reply #5 on: 15-December-16, 02:51:37 »

Just wanted to update.......

250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 worked very well in the Arctic Mortar Motherboard.  It did require a Bios update, and the newest drivers from Samsung.  Once Everything was updated it is performing as speced...
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« Reply #6 on: 18-December-16, 00:40:27 »

my 950 worked out of the box, so fingers crossed?
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« Reply #7 on: 22-June-17, 06:32:17 »

I cant get them working together, infact plugging in the Evo 960 nvme into my m.2 board caused massive stabilty issues, if I attempt to install win 10 from USB the whole pc crashes and shuts down.

If I start pc from another drive (sata mechanical drive) and attempt to initialise the SSD through disk manager or migrate data from old to new using Samsung Migrate software, again the pc crashes.

This cant be the SSD as its a new replacement as I RMA'd the last one already for the same reason.

What else might cause this, did you do anything different to make it work?

Mortar Arctic H270m m-Atx
Samsung NVMe SSD 960 EVO M.2 250GB
Intel i5 7600 (non overclock model) standard Fan
2 x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR 2400 (Slots #2 and #4)
Onboard Graphics Only Intel 630
Thermaltake SP Smart 550w PSU

Im thinking my M.2 port might be faulty, also the MB is new and it turned out my BIOS CMOS battery was dead from new, I have bought a new battery yesterday and it seems to have fixed the issue of not saving my bios changes.
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« Reply #8 on: 23-June-17, 15:57:25 »

yes, the samsung 960 evo will be supported, I currently am running 2 960 evo 1tb each in raid 0 and I cant believe how fast it is
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« Reply #9 on: 24-June-17, 00:43:27 »

The latest BIOS firmware specifically for the Mortar Arctic indicates better compatability for NVMe 960 devices ( one would assume this is refering to Samsung SSDs ) but it did not work on my board H270m.
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MBMSI H270M Mortar Arctic (LGA 1151) BIOS Version: 7A69vB2 - Release Date: 2017-04-12
RAMBallistix Sport DDR4 2400 2 x 4GB Kit (Slots #2 and #4) 2xBLS4G4D240FSA by Crucial
SSDSamsung NVMe SSD 960 EVO M.2 250GB
HDDWD Blue 1TB 5400RPM SATA
VGAIntel 630 (Onboard Graphics from CPU)
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« Reply #10 on: 29-June-17, 07:37:19 »

So after a few days the CMOS battery appears to have failed again and system BIOS has reset to defaults, this board has now been RMA'd for testing/replacement so its just a waiting game now.
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« Reply #11 on: 29-June-17, 13:01:58 »

MSI Z270 GAMIMG M7 with SAMSUNG 960 EVO 250G M.2, work perfect whit the last BIOS update :)
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« Reply #12 on: 13-November-17, 21:22:32 »

Samsung MZ-V6E250BW M.2 250GB 960 Evo does not work for MSI B250 Mortal (bios v.23)+Intel i3 7100.
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« Reply #13 on: 14-November-17, 18:41:19 »

If you want to ask assistance open an own thread instead of resurrecting this old one.

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