Download Here: Samsung NVMe 3.1 Driver
I created this because sometimes the windows executable from Samsung won’t install if a temp folder is not set correctly.
This archive is the 3 files from the official Samsung NVMe 3.1 driver download page with no modifications, just zipped up.
Remember: Always create a Restore Point before you install, and keep your antivirus ENABLED.. just to be on the safe side.
Here are my results before installing this driver.
And the results after installing this driver.
Conclusion: only slightly better than Microsoft’s NVMe driver on this computer.
Both results are within the margin of error of each other.
Um… this site mentions “it is not recommended to disable the paging file”.
And then next they state, “How to disable the paging file in Windows 10”.
Some people.. sigh. Turning off the page file to gain performance is a myth!
Even if you have lots of RAM..
Don’t disable the pagefile.
Windows needs it to reliably run, especially when you start multitasking on the computer.
No matter how much RAM your computer has, Windows will still occasionally swap memory out to disk.
If you really want a performance boost, set the Minimum and Maximum values to the same value to avoid fragmenting the pagefile even more. Or better yet, upgrade to an internal SSD (Solid State Drive)!
Here is what I recommend (having personally tried them):
Amazon.com has a few SSD for sale at a decent price: Search for “Internal Solid State Drives“. The Samsung SSD (sata III) are really nice drives at a nice price.
If your computer’s motherboard has an NVMe slot, then buy a Samsung M.2 NVMe drive (2280 is the most common length). PCIe adapters are also available for NVMe drives. These drives are extremely fast. Like 2+ GB/second fast!
Good luck and happy hunting! If you have any questions, please comment below.