Just in case you've got yourself a Samsung 950 PRO PCIe NVMe M.2 internal SSD, there's a new Windows 10 device driver for you, and a new Samsung Magician.
What's changed? All we know is "Driver version update for USB compatibility", presumably to allow the use of a USB enclosures that can house such 2280 M.2 drives.
Here's the usual download site for all Samsung consumer SSDs:
Be sure to grab both:
Samsung Magician Software for PC
Samsung NVMe Driver Installer (12/11/2015)
Samsung states "Notice: The driver operates in Windows 7/8.1/10 x86/x64."
I only tested with Windows 10, using my Supermicro SuperServer Bundle 1, based on the SYS-5028D-TN4T. Booted directly to Windows 10 build 10586.63.
Screenshots below. I haven't noticed any difference in speeds, so maybe they really only did change USB support. Also notice that in the 2nd screenshot, I have the 950 PRO booting Windows 10 from the PCIe slot, using the $20 adapter pictured at right. Works just the same as when it's installed in the M.2 slot, at the same speeds. So the answer to the often asked question:
can I boot from the Lycom DT-120 M.2 to PCIe card?
is a resounding yes! At least when used in this SSD and Xeon D-1540 motherboard combination, using my recommended BIOS 1.0b settings, or my benchmark optimized settings, or the slightly altered settings.
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