As I am building my new PC and setting up my Samsung 980 Pro SSD, it’s important to check and update the firmware to ensure optimal performance and stability. Here are the steps you can follow:

  1. Firstly, you can check the firmware version of your Samsung 980 Pro SSD by opening the “Samsung Magician” software on your computer. If you don’t have this software installed, you can download it from the Samsung website. Once you open the software, it will automatically detect and display information about your SSD, including the firmware version.
  2. If the firmware version is outdated, you can go to the Samsung website and download the latest firmware version for your specific SSD model.
  3. Before updating the firmware, it’s important to back up your data to avoid any potential data loss during the update process.
  4. Next, you can create a bootable USB drive using a program such as Rufus or UNetbootin, and select the appropriate settings for your USB drive, such as the file system and partition scheme.
  5. Connect the USB drive to your computer and restart it. When the computer starts up, access the BIOS settings and select the USB drive as the boot device.
  6. Once you have booted into the USB drive, locate and run the firmware update tool that you downloaded from the Samsung website.
  7. Carefully follow the on-screen instructions to update the firmware of your SSD, making sure not to interrupt the process or turn off the computer during the update.
  8. After the firmware update is complete, restart the computer and make sure that the SSD is functioning normally.

By following these steps, you can check and update the firmware of your Samsung 980 Pro SSD to ensure optimal performance and stability.