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Solved > Do the Samsung 970 EVO Plus drives work ? New Firmware Available 2B2QEXM7

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if it is external then it is an USB storage not a nvme storage. complete different thing. you could have bought any cheap SSD if you intend to use it over USB only
 
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How about the Samsung 970 PRO? Any experiences? Want to use that one as my OS Drive.
 

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Just installed my 2nd NVMe Samsung 970 EVO+ 500GB... No problems with firmware. $99USD at MicroCenter.
 
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Hi all,

Some weeks ago Samsung introduced some new M2 NVM SSDs. I wanted to purchase the older 970 Evo model to create a dual boot system for my Intel Skull Canyon . The new drive is only slightly more expensive and I don't mind the additional 1000 MB/s write speeds. Are there any users that have been using this drive in their builds?
Actually yes, yesterday i bought Samsung 970 evo plus 250gb nvme.
Installed in Catalina no problem but i am not getting the speed that nvme has to give the speed is similar to ssd Samsung.
But no other problems
 
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So, just to be cristal clear, Samsung 970 EVO Plus, 500GB, NVMe, M.2 will work as boot drive?

Just to be crystal clear "YES" provided it has the correct firmware! If it has the old firmware then "NO". If it was bought in the last 6 months chances are that it has the upgraded firmware but it is best to download the firmware.

https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/download/tools/

Firmware: 2B2QEXM7

I used a program called Rufas to create the bootable USB stick with the Firmware from Samsung as their tools did not work for me.
 
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