Could you please do samsung nvme driver as well? The original driver supports only dell SM1715 and PM1725, I added support for oracle and samsung original version of PM1725 3.2TB, as there’s a good number of them available in ebay. I’m currently using it as well.
Here's the driver I modded, but without signature. You can also download the original driver from dell and add the ID into it, but don't versions newer than 220.127.116.11, since the recent versions could make the system unbootable, especially for win10 and win7. 18.104.22.168 run on those desktop os without any problem.
@111alan : To make it clear: I generally do not sign any modded driver upon request. Since I haven’t yet seen a need resp. a noticeable request for mod+signed Samsung NVMe drivers and the latest Samsung NVMe drivers obviously do not even work as modded variants with the Samsung NVMe Controller DEV_A821, I don’t have the intention to offer such mod+signed Samsung NVMe drivers in the near future. I hope for your understanding.
actually the thing is, the latest driver don’t work on any drive under windows 7 and 10, even for listed dell drives. they removed the support for non server windows since1.4.8.x.
no request for this driver probably because no one know dell has such driver, so they stuck on microsoft driver, which is glitchy and can’t even read smart info. I saw many people use this drive, they just didnt ask.
so i still hope you can do a modded samsung driver. thanks.
I mean, although they discontinued the support on non-server OS, the older 22.214.171.124 version of samsung NVMe driver officially support XS1715, SM1715 and PM1725 drives(with pmc controllers). And it works a lot better than microsoft generic nvme driver. In fact I’ve been using my modded version of this driver for some time now.
The only problem is, samsung original version and oracle version(actually the same as samsung version) of this PM1725 drive’s hardware ID is different from that of Dell’s, so I have to add the new ID in the driver, nothing other than that. Also, the Firmware packages of these version are almost the same when unpacked, so there’s little potential incompatibility problem.
Now future samsung drivers probably will never include support for their flag-ship SSDs in their new drivers, as they’ve already deleted the support of PMC controller drives that was in previous versions, only limiting it for client-level controllers. It’s not about users of dell. Rather, just they have a good driver, I and some users in our community want to let it support more drives, a signed version can help a lot
126.96.36.199 have officially supported all nvme drives before PM1725/PM953/SM951, but I have not tried on polaris controller and PM1725A(I don't have those kind of drives for now). On my side 188.8.131.52 works on all 3 kinds of PM175 drives(dell, original, oracle), also tested with KPYA5D3Q KPYA8D3Q KPYABD3Q firmware for oracle version. For 2.0 or later, there are only supports for UBX and polaris.
Officially not supported? I think for samsung itself, all those PMC(microsemi) controller drives are no longer publicly supported now(they limited their support to OEM vendors), including XS1715 SM1715 PM1725 and PM1725A. For HW IDs you can find most of them in dell's poweredge expressflash driver: https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/...?driverId=NVT8R
But for other vendors I only have oracle PM1725's IDs, and PM1725a isn't on the support list of 184.108.40.206. Once I had an original version of SM1715, I can install 220.127.116.11 directly on it so I didn't check the IDs.
@111alan : Thanks for the info, which is good news for affected users. If there is no need anymore for a mod+signed Samsung NVMe driver, you should customize the thread title and replace the word “Request” by the word “Solved”.
But I’m still hoping to have a signed version of this driver, since unsigned one has some limitations, such as unable to be installed without disabling the signature enforcement every time, and don’t work when integrated into windows installation disk.
Currently collecting the HWID for different PM1725 and PM1725a drives. For now seems only 2 needed to add.
@111alan@test0rn : Meanwhile I was able to download and to extract the related original Samsung NVMe drivers from the linked Dell and HP pages. Both driverpacks seem to be 64bit ones. Remaining questions: 1. Am I right regarding the driver architecture (64bit)? If yes, where are the 32bit drivers? 2. Which missing HardwareIDs do you want to be added?