Following earlier reports that Samsung’s 990 Pro stable state drives (SSDs) abruptly falling into poor well being had reached the corporate, a repair is now accessible.
PC Gamer (opens in new tab) discovered the same situation affecting Samsung 980 Pro SSDs was additionally discovered and glued earlier this month, making it a foul time to be the proprietor of the corporate’s excessive efficiency M.2 NVME drives.
On condition that older firmware is reportedly killing drives en-masse, customers with even a suspicion that they’ve a 980 Professional or 990 Professional of their configuration ought to obtain the most recent firmware model from Samsung’s free SSD efficiency device Magician (opens in new tab).
Samsung’s SSD woes
Past the issued updates, which come with none patch notes, Samsung has been lower than forthcoming with help for affected customers.
On the time of PC Gamer’s report, Samsung hadn’t formally acknowledged the problem for its 990 Professional SSDs specifically. This meant that, as based on Neowin (opens in new tab) editor Robbie Khan, the corporate might take him for a idiot by claiming to have discovered “no defect” in his 990 Professional SSD and refusing to restore it.
Now that an official acknowledgement of the problem is right here for (hopefully the one) affected drive fashions, customers in search of outright replacements for his or her drives ought to have a neater time of getting them.
That might be essential, provided that, per Tom’s Hardware (opens in new tab), the firmware replace is stopping harm to SSDs, however not reversing it.
The excellent news is that fixes are right here and so they couldn’t be simpler to use. The unhealthy information is that the problems might go on to have an effect on different drives (this 970 Professional proprietor is maintaining an in depth eye out), and firmware fixes is probably not sufficient for some.