Hi, just got an 860 EVO. Plugged in via external USB connection. Able to see the drive/volume in Windows.
Magician 5.2 showed 'This drive is not supported'
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How can I clone my current system drive unto the new drive that I just purchased?
Are there are any guides somewhere for this? I did not have this much trouble with a different manufactuer and though it would be just as painless with Samsung.
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Thank you very much, that solved the issue and might be the solution for many other people that were having a similar issue with their drives not being recognized.
That is to use "Samsung Data Migration" as opposed to "Samsung Magician" for cloning.
Adding to this post as I have the same SSD and am having a similar issue. I am using the Data Migration software, but the laptop (which runs Windows 10 currently) does not even recognize that the SSD is plugged in. The SATA cable has power and the USB drive works, but the computer acts like the SSD is not even there. I have two brand new 860 EVOs and neither one is recognized. What am I missing?
For assistance with your SSD migration, please call 800-726-7864 and request Memory and Storage from the menu.
Thanks for the number. I called, but they were not able to help. Said both of my drives might be bad and to return them. This is highly doubtful as I purchased them from two different sellers on Amazon.com (one being Amazon itself), but I'll try exchanging them and see.
So, I received a new SSD and reattempted the connection. Again nothing. I took apart the laptop and directly plugged in the SSD, and it is detected. But without Windows on it, I cannot boot with it. And I cannot put Windows on it without it being detected when plugged in externally. I also tested the SATA to USB cable with the HDD I had taken out and it is in working order as well. HELP!!!
Received mine today, was not recognized in windows because Samsung does not initilize these drives before shiping. Selected "This PC" in explorer, then "manage", then "disk manager". Disk now shows as needing initilzing. After initlizing/formating all is well.
You have to go to the Microsoft website and look for windows media creation tool.
You will need a usb stick with 9gb free space and you will boot from that drive.
That will install win10 for you on your new ssd.Good luck.