Your laptop’s storage is one thing you don’t typically take into consideration. It’s in there, someplace, nebulously holding on to extra bits of information than your mind may deal with in a dozen lifetimes. And it’s both working or it isn’t — it’s not as if it wants fixed efficiency tuning, like, say, GPU drivers. However the newest firmware replace for the Samsung’s common household of solid-state drives is, certainly, important, particularly you probably have one specific high-end mannequin.
Based on Puget Systems, the 2TB model of the Samsung 980 Pro drive — a favourite amongst efficiency lovers, and a PCWorld Editor’s Alternative — is affected by a problem that abruptly locks the drive into read-only mode. If it occurs to be the one drive in your system, or the one holding your OS, your laptop is (in technical phrases) screwed. At that time the one repair is an entire reinstallation, at which era the underlying error nonetheless hasn’t been addressed.
Luckily the most recent firmware replace for the drive fixes the problem. Whereas different Samsung drives (even totally different capacities of the 980 Professional) don’t appear to be affected, it is likely to be a good suggestion to replace to the most recent firmware anyway. Up to date SSD firmware could be discovered in the Samsung Magician program, and rapidly utilized with a obtain and system reboot.