Apr 9, 2017

Problems with Samsung 850 Pro?

Are you having problems with the Samsung 850 Pro and getting the SSD to show up in Windows 10?
My drop was delivered a few weeks ago, but I didn't have time to install it until today. I plugged in power and SATA, and booted, and confirmed it showed up in the BIOS. When I booted to Windows 10, it wouldn't show up as an additional drive under the Disk Management tool or the Device Manager. I downloaded the Samsung drivers and "magic" utility, and even the firmware upgrade ISO -- nope, nope, and nope.
There was a random tip on a Tom's Hardware post to run the Memory Diagnostic tool under Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Windows Memory Diagnostic. This actually worked. The SSD showed up under Disk Management and I could format it as usual. WTF, Microsoft.

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