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Is there software needed for a M.2 ????

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Vlad Drac, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Vlad Drac


    Joined: Mar 12, 2004

    Posts: 728

    Location: Scotland

    Hi all.

    I just got myself a M.2 Samsung 960 Pro. This is my first M.2 drive and I wondering if there is any software drivers that I need. I can remember for a while some SSD’s needed IRST software. Is there any software like this that I should be installing with the new M.2 drive or is it simply plug it in and go.

    Cheers :).
  2. skyripper

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 19, 2011

    Posts: 1,653

    Drivers are generally needed for the M2 slot in Windows 7. Normally detected automatically under Windows 10.
  3. Pocah


    Joined: Jul 11, 2017

    Posts: 819

    OK I have not done this but as far as I am aware there is no issue using it as a data drive because Windows will load the correct driver. That board though does not have a driver in it's BIOS so it can not be used as a boot drive. Obviously you need an adapter to plug it in. The adapter needs to be placed in the highest available graphics card socket.
  4. Glanza


    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 8,652

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Didn't need any software with my Samsung m2, plug and play.
  5. Vlad Drac


    Joined: Mar 12, 2004

    Posts: 728

    Location: Scotland

    Many thanks Guys. I wanted to make sure before I went ahead with installing it.