- Mar 21, 2015
- Asus Z97-A/USB3.1
- i7 4790k
- GTX 980 TI
- Mobile Phone
Never mind. I figured it out.
If the price of the WD is similar or less than the 970 Plus I would go with the SN750. The warranty is just as good and WD's quality control is among the best in the industry.
I can recommend using the 970 Plus with the new firmware.
Hey everyone, first time posting here. I just received the 970 Evo Plus today only to discover it isn’t working on Macs. I would like to use it on OWC enclosure via thunderbolt so not for booting and OS, only for work with files. Reading through the comments - did the firmware fix the instability? Is it reliable now? I don’t want to switch it for regular Evo as speeds are too low, but if it’s still unstable, I guess I’ll have to.
Either way, is there a guide on how to update the firmware, I’ve never done it. Someone said you cannot update via thunderbolt cables etc... I do have a PC with Windows 10 too but I think I aready have a PCIE M2 in the only slot there. Can I still update it somehow? Again, I wont use it for boot, only video files access & work via Thunderbay6 / 4M2.
Thank you for this - the problem is however that I have a Z140 Extreme4 mobo which only has 1 PCIE M2 slot and I already have my old ssd in there which has Win10 in it. Is it somehow possible to do this without booting into Windows? Prep the USB and firmware, take out Win10 bootable PCIE ssd and put in the Evo Plus just to upgrade the firmware?Hi,
You can use the RUFUS application within Windows, to "prepare" a usb key
(formatting the key using the iso you provide)
it takes a couple of minutes, then eject the USB key and boot from it !
It will detect your Samsung SSD and upgrade it.
As I had problems (before the firmware upgrade) with the EVO plus, I bought a WESTERN DIGITAL WD BLUE 500.
On paper it's slower, using only 2 PCI lanes, for a speed of approx 1200 MB/s.
Honestly I would not detect any speed difference between the Samsung EVO plus and the WD BLUE !!!
You just need to prep your USB stick using Rufus (or any equivalent software package you may prefer), and boot into it with the EVO Plus connected to the mobo. The firmware upgrade comes as a bootable image, that is what you are installing on the USB drive- i.e. your USB drive is what you will be booting into rather than Windows. Hence, you do not need your Windows drive for this procedure.Thank you for this - the problem is however that I have a Z140 Extreme4 mobo which only has 1 PCIE M2 slot and I already have my old ssd in there which has Win10 in it. Is it somehow possible to do this without booting into Windows? Prep the USB and firmware, take out Win10 bootable PCIE ssd and put in the Evo Plus just to upgrade the firmware?
And just to confirm, which formware should I look for?