Top positive review
Very fast drive, but as 2nd drive, Samsung makes it less easy
9 August 2018
The product itself is fine, as expected.
Installing this as a 2nd drive (already have Samsung 1TB as C:\) was less predictable.
Plug it in with expected cables, reboot, go to Disk Management (Win Key + X) and select drive, format etc.
Download Samsung Magician software (from Samsung) and run - it should recognise drive...........if not, uninstall, reboot.
Turn off ALL antivirus\firewall\security monitoring apps, then reinstall it - software needs to check with (Samsung) base to verify disk is kosher. Reboot.
If the SSD is still not recognised, go to Intel's website, as directed by the message given in Magician, and download the suitable Intel SATA AHCI Controller drivers - (spoiler) - this is a real nerd's website, so plenty of heavy duty reading to get correct drivers. Download these to your PC, unzip and remember where you have put them........now Win Key + X again, go to Device Manager, 'IDE, ATA\SATA controllers, expend this to see what is listed; right-click to Update Driver, Browse My Computer to where your shiny new Intel Drivers have been unzipped and install them. Reboot yet again.
Run Samsung Magician, it should now 'see' your disk, so you can play with the options, i.e. Rapid Mode can be enabled (but only on 1 SSD per PC) and Trim enabled, also Performance Benchmark. Magician may also suggest Firmware update for the SSD, if necessary.
It took me hours to get the Magician software to recognise the SSD and I cobbled together my tips from those gleaned from several websites, forums on the 'net, so hope it can help someone else.
For my setup, a decent purchase to keep all my Steam games separate as they take up so much room on main drive.