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980 Pro SSD 2TB M.2 (MZ-V8P2T0) stuck at 500mbs write. How to download new driver without Windows?

(Topic created on: 5/3/21 11:24 PM)
user8ZkctK3BMs
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Same issue like a lot of other people has reported. My new disk is performing absolutely terrible. Seems to be fixed with firmware 3B2QGXA7.

How can a Linux user get the new firmware? It is not listed on https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/download/tools/

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In the firmware listing on that site is an NVME installation guide explaining how to create a  booting Linux USB drive for the firmware update once 3B2QGXA7 is released into the wild.

Do you have a friend with a spare Windows NVME slot?

https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/global.semi.static/Firmware_Update_Utility_UserManual.pdf

 

Reading stuff is fun!

 

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user8ZkctK3BMs
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If you like reading, read my post again.

Firmware 3B2QGXA7 is not available for download. They still list the old version 2B2QGXA7.

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ddaniel51
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;)

 

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user8ZkctK3BMs
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* From the edit of your first post ;)

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user8ZkctK3BMs
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Dear Linux users that might find this post.

Initially the new firmware did not fix the issue for me. After a few days of rage I can conclude that Linux users should NOT use TRIM on the device. After I disabled fstrim service and did a reset of disk with samsung ssd dc toolkit it now performs almost as advertised.

Now lets see what happens when the disk starts filling up..

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