Formatted Samsung M.2 970 Evo  Reinstallation of original Firmware on

Laurie Longman
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Hi, I have a near new Samsung 970 Evo 250Gb M.2 Drive with which I am having problems. My motherboard is a Z370 Gigabyte Aorus Ultra Gaming 2.0 and I modified the Bios to accomodate the M.2 drive. First I disabled the the csm module, then changed the  secure boot option and finally key management to clear secure boot keys. After this the Bios would not recognise the M.2 drive at all.  I then decided that I would install Windows 10 instead on a normal mechanical hard drive. This I did without any problems. I was able to see that the M.2 was detected in Drive Management and I am now using this drive for additional storage only. In the meantime I believe that I may have formatted the M.2 drive and this MAY have been one of the reasons it did not show up and even does not show up in the Bios. Now I want to be able to reinstall the Firmware and drivers from the Samsung website to try again and use this M.2 drive as a Boot Drive. Can I do this?, please give me some constructive advice to be able to undent my Very Dented Pride. THANKYOU  Regards, Laurie
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Top Expert 2016

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firmware updates reside in nonvolatile memory on the device itself, Formatting the device doesn't affect them at all. If you want you can download the Samsung tools and confirm this. I would reset your bios and use the latest f4 update https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z370-AORUS-ULTRA-GAMING-20-rev-10#support-dl-bios

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Good to Know, but will this be the main reason that my M.2 was not recognised in the Bios considering that the motherboard has f1 version Bios?
Top Expert 2013
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for the firmware, use Samsungs Magician tool :   https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/download/tools/
on the page shown by David, you see that there is a f4 bios -  i would try that; it can help for detecting the drive

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Thankyou to both of you. Each suggestion put forward was certainly enlightening to me and helped me get to the solution to my problem. Regards, Laurie
Top Expert 2013

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i can only say : enjoy!

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