It’s a bad time to own a Samsung 980 Pro M.2 NVME drive because a similar problem affecting those SSDs was also discovered and resolved earlier this month.
A fix is now accessible following earlier reports that Samsung’s 990 Pro solid state drives (SSDs) were unpredictably degrading.
Users who even have a remote suspicion that they have a 980 Pro or 990 Pro in their setup should download the most recent firmware version from Samsung’s free SSD performance tool Magician because older firmware is reportedly killing drives mass-scale.
Samsung had not formally acknowledged the problem, specifically with its 990 Pro SSDs. This implied that the business could play him for a fool by claiming to have discovered “no defect” in his 990 Pro SSD and declining to fix it, according to Neowin editor Robbie Khan.
Beyond the released updates, which lack patch notes, Samsung has been less than accommodating with regard to providing support for impacted users.
Users looking for outright replacements for their drives should find it easier to get them now that the problem has been officially acknowledged for the (hopefully only) affected drive models.
Given that the firmware update, according to Tom’s Hardware, is preventing damage to SSDs but not reversing it, that information might be crucial.
The good news is that fixes are available and couldn’t be more straightforward to use. The bad news is that the problems might spread to other drives (this owner of a 970 Pro is keeping a close eye out), and firmware updates might not be sufficient for everyone.