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Samsung Magician - This Drive Is Not Supported

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Marzipanogram, Dec 7, 2018 at 6:38 PM.

  1. Marzipanogram

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 6, 2010

    Posts: 1,028

    Whenever I install and run either v5.21 or v5.3 (or v4.95) on two newly installed 970 EVO NVME drives, I always get a "This drive is not supported" message.

    Is there any point looking for a solution to fix this or is it a waste of time installing the software?
    Is it just a glorified Firmware Update checker?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Jamin280672

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 12, 2014

    Posts: 1,054

    Location: Halesowen

    Have you installed the Samsung nvme driver ?

    I dont really bother with Magican, just install it every couple of months to check for firmware updates as its the only way to do it now, then remove it again, it serves no purpose.
     
  3. Marzipanogram

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 6, 2010

    Posts: 1,028

    Thanks for the help.
    Yes, I've installed the NVME driver.
    OK, I'll uninstall it.

    Isn't it possible to check for FW updates via Samsung website?
    It does/did list FW updates for SSD's etc.
     
  4. Jamin280672

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 12, 2014

    Posts: 1,054

    Location: Halesowen

    No, you used to be able to do it like that, I dont think you can anymore, magican appears to be the only way.
     
  5. Marzipanogram

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    Joined: Jul 6, 2010

    Posts: 1,028

    Thanks for the confirmation.