Windows 10: What is an EVO SSD?

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  1. JJG10 Win User

    What is an EVO SSD?


    Things in the SSD world have changed dramatically since I began using them a few years ago. There weren't too many choices then. Now I plan to convert my laptop to one and am amazed to find so many from which to choose.

    My question is what is an EVO SSD and how does it differ from the others?

    Thank you.

    :)
     
    JJG10, May 5, 2019
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  2. Josh_922 Win User

    Win10 clean install on Samsung SSD 850 EVO

    BLUF: SSD is not listed ubder "Where do you want to install Windows?"

    Steps Complete:

    1. I've create a Win10 bootable install usb.

    2. I connect the new Samsung SSD 850 EVO via SATA.

    3. I reboot PC and verify SSD is seen by the motherboard/BIOS

    4. Begin Win10 install via usb.

    5. Get to "Where do you want to install Windows?" and the SSD is not listed

    Problems:

    1. Samsung does not offer a driver for the 850 on their website

    2. Cannot locate driver elsewhere

    Unsuccessful Mitigations Steps Attempt:

    A. Format & partition SSD via Windows Disk Management, then retried steps 1-5 above....same result

    B. Clone existing HHD onto SSD via "Image for Windows" by TeraByte, then verified SSD contents via Windows Explorer....similar result

    Can you please offer some advice on locating a driver for a Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB drive? Or an alternative method?

    Thank you
     
    Josh_922, May 5, 2019
    #2
  3. Samsung 960 Evo SSD not recognized W10

    • I bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7559 and along with it a Samsung 500gb 960 Evo SSD. I followed instructions carefully, plugged the SSD into my laptops hardware. I did the hardware changes before turning on the laptop for the first time. Everything went smooth
      and everything is set up. The problem is Windows 10 cant recognize the SSD. It doesnt show up in Disk Management or Samsung Data Migration. Ive read the forums about 100 times and no one seems to have the exact same problem as me. Ive updated Windows 10, all
      my drivers and troubleshot Windows updates. The computer cant find the SSD and I need some help.
     
    Daniel Steinthor M. Norddahl, May 5, 2019
    #3
  4. Nikhar_K Win User

    What is an EVO SSD?

    SSD samsung evo and amd drivers

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    The issue could be because of the AMD drivers installed on the computer.

    Since the Samsung SSD is working fine with the Microsoft AHCI driver, I suggest you to update the AMD driver and check if that helps. To update the AMD drivers follow the steps from the article

    Update drivers in Windows 10
    .

    If updating the drivers didn’t help, I suggest you to roll back the driver to previous build and check if that helps. To roll back the driver to previous build follow the steps mentioned below:

    1. Press and hold the Windows + X key on the keyboard.
    2. Select Device manager.
    3. In Device manager, expand IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.
    4. Right click on AMD SATA Controller and select
      Properties.
    5. Navigate to the Driver tab and click on Roll Back Driver.
    6. Restart the computer.

    Hope it helps.

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, May 5, 2019
    #4
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