Updating intel ssd
If you’re lucky enough to have an Asus Z170 pro gaming motherboard and a Samsung 960 EVO NVMe SSD, I hope this post assists with your task of getting your SSD running as your primary boot drive.If not, then maybe you should consider investing 🙂 As usual, this post is Comment Ware.
New I/O interfaces like SATA Express and M.2 have been designed to address specific requirements of the SSD technology. This distinguishes them from traditional electromechanical drives such as hard disk drives (HDDs) or floppy disks, which contain spinning disks and movable read/write heads., most SSDs use 3D TLC NAND-based flash memory, which is a type of non-volatile memory that retains data when power is lost.It arrived in due course and the process of getting it running started.The following is a guide as to the steps I took: For the ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming motherboard, the spacer screw and tiny screw that gets screwed into said spacer screw are in their own separate plastic bag in the box the mobo came in. They are very small and have narrower threads than the usual mobo screws.The Z-SSD uses Samsung's Z-NAND memory, a high-performance derivative of their 3D NAND flash memory...All (ARC 100, RD400/400A, Revo Drive 350, TL100, Trion 100/150, TR150, TR200, Vector, Vector 150/180, Vertex 450/460/460A, VT180, VX500, Deneva 2, Saber 1000, Intrepid 3600/3700/3800, Z-Drive 4500, Z-Drive 6000/6300, ZD6000/63000) SSD Utility is a Graphical User Interface(GUI) based tool for managing OCZ SSDs.However, it appears that the data migration software works ok with this hardware Follow the instructions in the user guide to go through the migration process.
When the migration is finished, power down and unplug the drive you have migrated to the EVO SSD.
With the computer switched off: Locate the screw hole that you will need to use to firmly attach the M2 SSD by plugging into the M2 slot then removing it again.
Screw in the spacer screw Install the SSD in the M2 slot.
If Magician says a firmware update is necessary, apply the update and reboot. If it advises that you need to apply an Intel RST driver update, find the latest one at https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/55005 Don’t forget to select your OS to only see drivers that are applicable to your system Open the readme associated with the file.
You’ll probably need to open it in Notepad to be able to make sense of it as the formatting is all over the place in Notepad.
You might need to go into the BIOS to set the new SSD to be the primary boot drive or it may just work ‘as is’.