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Samsung Magician 4.9.7 Over Provisioning

Question: Samsung Magician 4.9.7 Over Provisioning

I did not like Samsung Magician 5.0 so I uninstalled it completely and installed Magician 4.9.7
I like this older version, more "options", easy to work with.
On one page they asked if I want OVER PROVISIONING, I chose "Set OP", it created a 47.69 GB "unallocated" partition.
It is not formatted. Should I format it or just leave it alone ??

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Preferred Solution: Samsung Magician 4.9.7 Over Provisioning

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Samsung Magician 4.9.7 Over Provisioning

Leave it alone.

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I left 50GB of my 500GB Samsung EVO 840 SSD at the end of the memory just for over provisioning. But it seems that they are not seen because they are allocated after my Fedora install.

Any idea on how to work with this?

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Hi, I bough a 250 GB Samsung SSD EVO 850.I got a Lenovo X201 computer.My SSD is not recognized by the MAGICIAN Samsung programso i cannot clone my HDD to my Samsung SSD. Please HELP me !!!

Answer:Samsung SSD 850 250GB not recognized by Lenovo X201 Samsung Magician Program

Hi, nocoin, and welcomeIs the SSD installed into the main bay of laptop or external USB box?Samsung Magician application is a tool not for cloning operation. Use Samsung Data Migration Software intead. It's a simple, free of charge, reduction of the Acronis True Image Home application.Then, after installing SSD into the laptop, use Magician app for disk management.Also, you might use another software for the cloning:Clonezilla, Macrium. As well Acronis ATIH full version (I'm not sure whether trial version supports entire drive cloning).

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I have a Samsung SSD that I recently formatted and installed Windows 7 64 bit on. I tried to use Samsung Magician software but it tells me that "Magician cannot communicate with the below Samsung SSD. Please check with other compatible storage drivers and try again. 1. Samsung SSD 840 EVO (etc)"

Upon some investigation, it appears this is because the SSD is listed as SCSI in device manager. I was wondering if there were any way to fix this so that the Samsung Magician software can communicate with the SSD
 

Answer:Samsung SSD listed as SCSI; Samsung Magician not working

HI

What Motherboard make and model are you using and what controller do you have the SSD plugged into as if its the Marvell (JMicron ones can also cause this) controller then that maybe your issue as at times the Marvell controller will list in Windows a SATA drive as SCSI, pita!!

So if you can swap the SSD into a Intel controller then that should fix the issue, just make sure that the drive is listed in the BIOS and as 1st boot device.

Are you running in the BIOS RAID Mode and if so that could also be a source of the issue. Really need to be if not running RAID to be in ACHI mode in the BIOS.
 

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Hi guys, i'm using win 10 pro x64 on a samsung evo 850 120gb ssd. My samsung magician just can't recognize the OS, anyone knows how to fix? Thank you and sorry for my bad grammar!

Answer:SSD Samsung Evo 850 & Samsung Magician RAPID mode

Nope - Unless you really need a deep queue service, it's snake oil anyways. You can following an ongoing conversation here: Samsung Magician

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It seems that I can't enable Over Provisioning on my Samsung 500GB EVO.

I got W10 x64 along with Ubuntu installed. I shrinked 50GB (10%of the SSD) from the partition and I still can't get this thing enabled.

Answer:Can't enable Over Provisioning on Samsung SSD

doriandiaconu said:

It seems that I can't enable Over Provisioning on my Samsung 500GB EVO.

I got W10 x64 along with Ubuntu installed. I shrinked 50GB (10%of the SSD) from the partition and I still can't get this thing enabled.





Over provisioning just makes unallocated space, so you're set any how.
But I suspect it's because of Ubuntu using ext.3 or ext.4 file system and Magician is working inside of Windows with NTFS.

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It seems that I can't enable Over Provisioning on my Samsung 500GB EVO.

I got W10 x64 along with Ubuntu installed. I shrinked 50GB (10%of the SSD) from the partition and I still can't get this thing enabled.

Answer:Can't enable Over Provisioning on Samsung SSD

Originally Posted by doriandiaconu


It seems that I can't enable Over Provisioning on my Samsung 500GB EVO.

I got W10 x64 along with Ubuntu installed. I shrinked 50GB (10%of the SSD) from the partition and I still can't get this thing enabled.





Over provisioning just makes unallocated space, so you're set any how.
But I suspect it's because of Ubuntu using ext.3 or ext.4 file system and Magician is working inside of Windows with NTFS.

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I get above error; I've updated the intel rapid storage driver and asmedia sata controller driver.
My motherboard is an asus z97 deluxe. Help is appreciated; thx !

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I get above error; I've updated the intel rapid storage driver and asmedia sata controller driver.
My motherboard is an asus z97 deluxe. Help is appreciated; thx !

Answer:Samsung Magician / Samsung SSD 840 series

Verify whether you have the latest release of the Magician software installed. It should be 4.9.7 If it isn't, download the latest version from the Samsung web site.

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Blazing fast using Samsung 840 pro.

Answer:Samsung Magician 4.9 is available

Old old news. See:

Samsung Magician 4.9 Released AND

Solved Samsung Magician - Page 31 - Windows 10 Forums (starting around post # 306)

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Samsung has released a new version of Magician.
All features work in Windows 10.
TRIM is turned off so that Windows can perform that task.

Answer:Samsung Magician 4.95

been out about a week or so

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Question: Samsung Magician

Samsung Magician Version 5.0.0

? Magician Software Installation Guide
***Important information, please read the pdf***
   Information

Samsung has updated their SSD Support Site.
The old link( Samsung V-NAND SSD ) doesn't bring you directly to the downloads any more, but to the new SSD Support Homepage.

To go directly to the downloads for your particular consumer Samsung SSD, go to this link: Consumer SSD | Download | Samsung V-NAND SSD

Also for all SSD tools: Tool & Software | Download | Samsung V-NAND SSD


Original Rant During the Technical Preview




Note: After going without RAPID for months now, I haven't noticed any difference in my day to day computing that RAPID is not there. Since RTM I have done a clean install and let Windows configure Windows for the SSD, and seen absolutely no difference. Of course I only buy Samsung Pro's Ya'lls truly Cliff



One thing I hope is, Samsung gets their head out of there butts and start to make Magician Windows 10 compatible. I get a huge boost using RAPID mode, can even make a PCIe SSD weep.

From my Windows 8.1 desktop just done this morning:
For users:

For Geeks:

One can see my 840Pro 256GB is blazing with RAPID turned on.

Plus I prefer to use their own Performance Optimization tool instead of Windows Defragment and Optimize Drives.

Every build I've tried to install it on causes a either a BSOD or it refuses to boot at all. When upgraded from Windows 7 it won't ... Read more

Answer:Samsung Magician

I wouldn't use some of the system performance tweaks on magician until it says it supports Windows 10.

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i just tried ver 5.1 and noticed trim is enabled ,but still says drive is not supported i have the factory m.2 drives anyone know if some changes have come about re trim?

Answer:p70 and samsung magician

I am running two M.2 960 pro drives in a RAID config on my P51 - the Samsung magician did not recognize my array. I am currently using HWinfo64 and all info is available.

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Samsung has released a new version of Magician.
All features work in Windows 10.
TRIM is turned off so that Windows can perform that task.

Answer:Samsung Magician 4.95

been out about a week or so

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Question: Samsung Magician

Note: After going without RAPID for months now, I haven't noticed any difference in my day to day computing that RAPID is not there. Since RTM I have done a clean install and let Windows configure Windows for the SSD, and seen absolutely no difference. Of course I only buy Samsung Pro's Ya'lls truly Cliff



One thing I hope is, Samsung gets their head out of there butts and start to make Magician Windows 10 compatible. I get a huge boost using RAPID mode, can even make a PCIe SSD weep.

From my Windows 8.1 desktop just done this morning:
For users:

For Geeks:

One can see my 840Pro 256GB is blazing with RAPID turned on.

Plus I prefer to use their own Performance Optimization tool instead of Windows Defragment and Optimize Drives.

Every build I've tried to install it on causes a either a BSOD or it refuses to boot at all. When upgraded from Windows 7 it won't BSOD but is unstable and Magician crashes taking RAPID with it.

Plus I need Magician to update the disk's firmware(the last firmware update is what put it over the top, and this disk is a couple of years old has had many images and different OS installations:

Answer:Samsung Magician

I wouldn't use some of the system performance tweaks on magician until it says it supports Windows 10.

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Blazing fast using Samsung 840 pro.

Answer:Samsung Magician 4.9 is available

Old old news. See:

Samsung Magician 4.9 Released AND

Solved Samsung Magician - Page 31 - Windows 10 Forums (starting around post # 306)

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Now that Samsung's Magician software is finally available for Windows 10, I have my SSD running with Rapid Mode again.

I notice that the application has created a start up entry "Samsung Rapid Mode Notification Utility". This places an icon in the right corner of the Taskbar. Is this a necessary start up utility for Rapid Mode to work?

Answer:Samsung Magician 4.8

GregH said:

Now that Samsung's Magician software is finally available for Windows 10, I have my SSD running with Rapid Mode again.

I notice that the application has created a start up entry "Samsung Rapid Mode Notification Utility". This places an icon in the right corner of the Taskbar. Is this a necessary start up utility for Rapid Mode to work?



Don't have that entry you write of. Nothing on the right corner of the taskbar either. Rapid Mode is enabled and there's quite a substantial increase in performance!

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Their servers have a metered connection.
Tool & Software | Download | Samsung V-NAND SSD

New Features
New Samsung Magician features a number of improvements over version 4.9.7
? Completely redesigned and more intuitive user interface
? New Models support : Samsung SSD 960 PRO, 960 EVO
? System Compatibility guide
? SSD model specific feature installation system : only required feature components are
installed and updated

Systems: Windows 7/8/10

The following Samsung SSDs are supported:*
Samsung SSD 960 PRO(M.2)
Samsung SSD 960 EVO(M.2)
Samsung SSD 950 PRO(M.2)
Samsung SSD 850 PRO
Samsung SSD 850 EVO
(2.5?, mSATA, M.2)
Samsung SSD 840 PRO
Samsung SSD 840 EVO(2.5?, mSATA)
Samsung SSD 840 Series
Samsung SSD 830 Series
Samsung SSD 750 EVO
Samsung SSD 470 Series
(*Some features may not be supported for all models.)

Rapid Mode is disabled to install. Last time they did this RM wouldn't enable.
Update at your own risk.

Answer:Samsung Magician 5.0.0.790 released

they probably disabled rapid mode due to massive complaints. sorry but if the drive has to steal ram to increase it's speeds something is majorly wrong.

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I have ordered a Samsung 840 EVO SSD and will be installing it in a few days. While looking at the manuals on Samsung's support page, I was reading the procedures for using the Magician software. After the system requirements, which my system is well over the minimums, there is a section on Driver Support. In this section, the table says that AMD chipsets are not supported.

What does this mean? I have an ASUS mobo with an AMD FX990 chipset running an FX-4300 CPU. What will not work - the Magician software, the 840 EVO SSD, or what??? I've seen plenty of reviews of this SSD and never seen any reference to not being compatible with an AMD system.

Thanks for any clarification on this.

Answer:Samsung Magician driver

I've not heard this before but you should be fine. I have a 840 running in my 990fxa/8350 no problems. I installed the magician software without issue. I have used the software and I had trouble with the auto firmware update, that's the only AMD compatibility issue I know of. Very minor technicality.

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Is tere any utility like Samsung Magician for T440s built in Samsung SSD? I've read somewhere that Lenovo builds T440s with Samsung 840 however I am not 100% sure. Tried installing Magician but unfortunatelly many features are not available. Thanks.

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Samsung Magician 4.9 Released






New in Version 4.9

- Magician version 4.9 features a number of improvementsover version 4.8:

- New model support: Samsung 750 EVO SSD





Samsung download links:

Samsung 4.9 software

Installation Guide

Alternate MajorGeeks link:

Samsung SSD Magician 4.9

Answer:Samsung Magician 4.9 Released

IownAmoneyPit said:

Samsung Magician 4.9 Released



Samsung download links:

Samsung 4.9 software

Installation Guide

Alternate MajorGeeks link:

Samsung SSD Magician 4.9



This is OLD news, version 4.9 was released about 2 weeks ago....or more.

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1) Does Samsung Magician always need to be running to benefit from its OS optimizations/tweaks?

2) Also, what about RAPID Mode? does it also rely on Samsung Magician to work properly?

3) Is there a way to keep Samsung Magician running on startup, but not get a UAC prompt? All my other programs start with no UAC prompt so why does it need to prompt me everytime it starts?

Answer:Does Samsung Magician always need to be running?

I've only looked at the OS optimization feature. It seems to be just a front end for setting Registry values. Once the Registry values are set, Magician running or not has no effect. Depending on the Registry setting, you may have to log off or restart for it to kick in.

The UAC is probably because programs that require running as Administrator can't be run immediately at startup withput triggering UAC. There are ways around it such as creating a scheduled task. But since it doesn't need to be running for the tweaks it may be moot.

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Hey, I got my Y2P this week,(i7,8GB and 512 SSD).   When i start samsung magician, i unable to find Samsung SSD:,    The Y2P does have newest bios installed, and i have updated other drivers. any suggestions ? 

Answer:Yoga 2 Pro, Samsung Magician

Anyone?

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if you did a clean install of the latest windows 10 version Samsung magician will shot ahci disabled
but if you just updated it will be ok

I just want to khnow for people for did a clean install does magician still show ahci disabled
or they fixed it ?

Answer:does samsung magician still not working ?

I did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro x64 and Samsung Magician (4.9.7) works normally with AHCI showing enabled.

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I installed Samsung Magician to see if my SSD firmware was up to date. It is.
It's telling me that my OS is currently optimized for use with a HDD.

Answer:Let Samsung Magician optimize SSD?

I have Samsung 850 EVO but I don't use their optimization as my PC is used for my recording studio and I have it manually optimized for recording. I tried it and one thing it did was change my "Power Plan" to something I didn't want. I had to manually reset it.

If not doing anything specifically that the Magician would interfere with, I say use it.

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Samsung Magician 4.9 Released






New in Version 4.9

- Magician version 4.9 features a number of improvementsover version 4.8:

- New model support: Samsung 750 EVO SSD



Samsung download links:

Samsung 4.9 software

Installation Guide

Alternate MajorGeeks link:

Samsung SSD Magician 4.9

Answer:Samsung Magician 4.9 Released

why whenver a new version of samsung magician comes out does it never notify me even when I check inside the program?

I had magician 4.8 and 4.7 and they both never updated .. I had to manually go to the website and download them and update them..

others have this issue too?

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Samsung Magician 4.9 Released






New in Version 4.9

- Magician version 4.9 features a number of improvementsover version 4.8:

- New model support: Samsung 750 EVO SSD





Samsung download links:

Samsung 4.9 software

Installation Guide

Alternate MajorGeeks link:

Samsung SSD Magician 4.9

Answer:Samsung Magician 4.9 Released

Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit


Samsung Magician 4.9 Released



Samsung download links:

Samsung 4.9 software

Installation Guide

Alternate MajorGeeks link:

Samsung SSD Magician 4.9



This is OLD news, version 4.9 was released about 2 weeks ago....or more.

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I saw this on Microsoft web site, using a hack tool to enable to Raid Mode button, click it on, reboot and voila you have Rapid Mode turned on! My C: drive had this change before/after:

Sequential Read: 562 -> 4975
Random Read 95687 -> 151673
Sequential Write 532 -> 4078
Random Write 85422 -> 68517

I am running Windows 10 Pro, Samsung 850 Pro 1 TB, Samsung Magician 4.7

Here is the hack: all it does is in the running process enable the Rapid Mode that is disabled. It makes no change to executable or any other files.

1) Download and install the latest version of ProcessHacker2 - Overview - Process Hacker
2) Open Samsung Magician and navigate to the Rapid Mode tab
3) Run ProcessHacker2 as Administrator then find and select the Samsung Magician.exe process in ProcessHacker2, right click and select Miscellaneous -> Windows
4) Search for the item listed with Samsung Magician as the text
5) Drill down and expand MDIClient
6) Find the first item SCort_ChildFrame that is not grayed out and expand it as well as it's SCort_SAT_View item
7) Right click on the Button with the text Enable and select Enabled
8) Click the Enable button in Samsung Magician!

link to the original post and thanks to the poster Steve Framstad, on page 4 in my browser (shows some screen shots there):
Samsung Magician software doesnt recognize Windows 10, wont - Microsoft Community

Answer:Another Fix that works with Samsung Magician 4.7

Already covered here - Samsung Magician see post # 49.

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Samsung has updated their SSD tweaking software.
Samsung SSD software page
Download
User Manual
New in Version 4.7

Magician version 4.7 features a number of improvements over version 4.6:New model support: 850 PRO 2TB, 850 EVO 2TBAdvanced Performance Optimization support for 840 EVO mSATANew firmware is required to use Advanced Performance OptimizationMinor bug fixes

Source

Answer:Samsung Magician 4.7 Released

Download limit exceeded. What a joke.

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Samsung Magician 4.9 Released






Quote:
New in Version 4.9

- Magician version 4.9 features a number of improvementsover version 4.8:

- New model support: Samsung 750 EVO SSD




Samsung download links:

Samsung 4.9 software

Installation Guide

Alternate MajorGeeks link:

Samsung SSD Magician 4.9

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Alright so I just recently started using the Intel SSD Toolbox software for my 120g x25-m, and found it pretty simple and if the weekly trims help, that's great. I was wondering if there is an identical program I should consider using for the samsung 830, I know it came with a program titled Magician Software, which more or less from what I can dig up, does similar things. Does anyone have any experience with it? Is it good and worth using? Or is there something else floating around that would be better? The samsung 830 (256gb) is my main drive and OS.

Thanks~
 

Answer:Samsung 830 (Magician Software?)

I've used both and SSD Magician is roughly equivalent in features if not a little less polished than the Intel software. AFAIK there are no alternatives, this is written by Samsung themselves.
 

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When I did the new clean install of Windows 10 on my XPS 9530, after applying the Samsung Magician software 4.6, i noticed that I could not enable RAPID mode because the software was unable to determine my OS Version.  I did some poking around and found this Microsoft forum posting about having the similar problem with Windows 10 Preview version.
Even though Windows 10 is out and legit, it doesn't look like Samsung is ready to release an update to its software that will fix this problem.  The posting has instructions but if you rather save time reading
[Back out Samsung Magician 4.6 if you already installed it before proceeding]
1.  Install Samsung Magician 4.4 from this link (the link is from Samsung) and reboot.  IGNORE any upgrade notification you get until you have completed the next step!
2.  Enable RAPID Mode on the drive you want and reboot.  Make sure that RAPID mode is working with a speed test, you will know when its working
3.  Now perform an inplace upgrade to the software.  For me, it only updated the software to 4.5 however I have the EVO 1tb drive installed so I wanted to get the lastest, 4.6.  So I did a series of 2 upgrades.   
I now have 4.6 running with RAPID Mode enabled.  The kicker is, IF I should require backing out of RAPID mode, I will be unable to reenable with the current version of 4.6.  I would have to downgrade and start these steps all over again.  However in the enti... Read more

Answer:Samsung Magician vs Windows 10

Hi, here is a solution. I did it and it works with magician 4.6

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if you did a clean install of the latest windows 10 version Samsung magician will shot ahci disabled
but if you just updated it will be ok

I just want to khnow for people for did a clean install does magician still show ahci disabled
or they fixed it ?

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Their servers have a metered connection.
Tool & Software | Download | Samsung V-NAND SSD

New Features
New Samsung Magician features a number of improvements over version 4.9.7
? Completely redesigned and more intuitive user interface
? New Models support : Samsung SSD 960 PRO, 960 EVO
? System Compatibility guide
? SSD model specific feature installation system : only required feature components are
installed and updated

Systems: Windows 7/8/10

The following Samsung SSDs are supported:*
Samsung SSD 960 PRO(M.2)
Samsung SSD 960 EVO(M.2)
Samsung SSD 950 PRO(M.2)
Samsung SSD 850 PRO
Samsung SSD 850 EVO
(2.5?, mSATA, M.2)
Samsung SSD 840 PRO
Samsung SSD 840 EVO(2.5?, mSATA)
Samsung SSD 840 Series
Samsung SSD 830 Series
Samsung SSD 750 EVO
Samsung SSD 470 Series
(*Some features may not be supported for all models.)

Rapid Mode is disabled to install. Last time they did this RM wouldn't enable.
Update at your own risk.

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There is a new version of Samsung Magician software, version 4.3, which I discovered when I ran the program today.

The new version has provision to enable "Rapid Mode" on Samsung 840 Pro series SSD's which I think was only previously available on the EVO series.

This may be of interest to those that are running 840 pro series SSD's.

Answer:New version of Samsung Magician software.

Actually I am running EVO's Ranger so I will try that when I get up tomorrow

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Can anyone please tell me how do I turn the defrag and optimize back on?

I need some help.
I am running Win 8 Pro.
My set up has 2 x 650 GB WD Black hard drives and a Samsung 840 (non pro) for the boot drive.

I have run the latest Samsung Magician, however the BIG problem is that it has stopped the windows 8 Defrag program.

I reinstalled Win 8 and all was OK, (now for the bit about me being thick -- ) I thought I would try the old version of Samsung Magician, and Bu**er me if has not only done the same thing again, turned off defrag and optimize, I am just unable to open defrag in order to defrag my WD drives.

I do not really want to reinstall Windows 8 again unless I have to, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that someone knows how to switch defrag bag on again.

Thanks in advance
Syd

Answer:HELP - Samsung Magician has stopped defrag

Hi there
Don't DEFRAG an SSD --just THINK for a minute --what does defrag attempt to do. It basically tries to re-arrange the files so the bits of it are all next to each other rather than spread all over the disk.

This is 100% irrelevant in SSD's since there are NO moving parts so access time in spinning the disk to read all the bits of the file into storage is NOT an issue with an SSD.

In fact these days it's rarely if ever necessary to defrag a spinner either --just back it up (image it) with something like Acronis and restore it again. Unless you are deliberately doing a sector by sector dump and restore the disk will be "re-arranged" automatically by the restore program.

Cheers
jimbo

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I recently installed a Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD. I checked first off and TRIM is on. However, when I run the Magician it tells me that my OS(7 x64) doesn't support TRIM. Is it telling me that it doesn't now because Samsung is in charge? Any ideas? Thank you.

Answer:Samsung Magician and TRIM message

See this page for instructions on checking if TRIM is enabled in Windows 7 (use the fsutil method):

Verify That TRIM Is Enabled In Windows 7 | gHacks Technology News

About Samsung "Magician", it purposely interferes with sleep and should NEVER be left running. It's easy to miss, hidden in the notification area as it will be when you close the program. (That's why the default should be "always show" for new icons.) I wrote about the BSOD it caused me here, which was the first BSOD I've seen in several years:

It was a strange day - BSOD, Samsung Magician, Intel RST, hybrid sleep... - [H]ard|Forum

After you finish with it, visit the system tray and close it through its icon. It does not install drivers or leave any services running, so it's safe to use as long as you remember to close it for real. Here are a couple of supporting messages about Magician and sleep, both occurring in threads where people discuss BSODs and attribute it to "Magician":

[SOLVED] ntoskrnl.exe - Tech Support Forum
Samsung SSD Magician - Overclockers UK Forums

Now if you take the Samsung claims about sleep seriously, I'd recommend secure-erasing the drive and exchanging it for something else.

The only reason I have to run Magician is to use its optimizer function, which does a manual TRIM, which I find necessary to do immediately after encrypting a system drive with TrueCrypt. While TrueCrypt doesn't block TRIM on partitions within the scope of system encryption... Read more

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I just upgraded Magician to v4.3.
It's the first time I've looked at the program in many months. I made some choices when I first installed the SSD, but I'm wondering about some of these now.

Program: Do you allow Magician to run at startup? Reasons?

Over Provisioning: Do you enable this? Why?

Rapid Mode: Do you enable this? Why?

Firmware Update: Do you bother doing a full backup before updating the firmware?

Thanks for any instruction or opinions.

Answer:Questions for Samsung Magician users

I'm glad you asked those question.
I can't give you answers but I do have a Samsung ssd coming and that information should be handy to all Samsung ssd users.

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Hello,

Running W10 pro on a desktop PC with two Samsung SSD EVO850 drives. Samsung Magician is installed and Over Provisioning is set on both SSD's. I have also set the OS Optimisation options and Rapid mode on the boot drive in Magician.

If I use CCleaner to disable Magician in the start up programs list, will I lose these apparent benefits, or can I safely disable Magician in Start Up programs?

Theory - I will seldom if ever use Magician after making these settings so it is merely wasting resources if it is just loading every time I start the PC for the heck of it.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Samsung Magician - Start up option

You'll be ok. It will just disable the system try icon from loading at startup. You will then just need to go to all apps menu if you need to open it, to do anything.

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I'm trying to get everything right this time. I have been doing a clean install of windows 8.1. So far so good thanks to your help. Now I've got all the motherboard, Sound card, Video Card, Asrock, drivers installed from disk and updated. I've gone through the windows update. All cool. Made a restore point, and Now just installed Eset Smart Security 7. Now I see that I haven't installed Samsung Digital Magician that came with the SSD 840 EVO. Should I install this now before I go any further? I know that I installed it on my first complete install in April, but of course I screwed up with a refresh a few days ago, then finally I just did a clean install last night of Windows 8.1. My next step was to Install Acronis and slowly adding all my software to get me going again.

Answer:Samsung Digital Magician for 840 EVO when to install?

It's not required but sort of nice to have. Install it at any time.

I installed it when I first added my Samsung SDD 840 EVO 250GB then uninstalled it once everything was running good. I reinstalled it again a few weeks back to check something and decided to leave it installed. Just ran it now and it updated to ver 4.4.No need to allow it to auto-start though. Just delete the link in your Startup folder once it's installed.

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SAMSUNG MAGICIAN just released version 5.0

Answer:SAMSUNG MAGICIAN version 5.0 just released

Samsung released that version (5.0) back in late November 2016.
Why you think it was just released?

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Hello,

Running W10 pro on a desktop PC with two Samsung SSD EVO850 drives. Samsung Magician is installed and Over Provisioning is set on both SSD's. I have also set the OS Optimisation options and Rapid mode on the boot drive in Magician.

If I use CCleaner to disable Magician in the start up programs list, will I lose these apparent benefits, or can I safely disable Magician in Start Up programs?

Theory - I will seldom if ever use Magician after making these settings so it is merely wasting resources if it is just loading every time I start the PC for the heck of it.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Samsung Magician - Start up option

You'll be ok. It will just disable the system try icon from loading at startup. You will then just need to go to all apps menu if you need to open it, to do anything.

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Hi all, Just had a quick question - I have two Samsung SSD 840 EVOs. One for my OS and one for my Flight Simulator X install. The SSD comes with the Samsung Magician software that offers a range of features. I was just wondering if anyone took advantage of these features to optimize their SSDs? I'm looking at the Perfomance Optimization, OS Optimization, Over Provisioning, and RAPID mode features. I wouldn't be totally honest if I said I knew what all those features did. Just wanted to see what others have done. Also, on a related-note: every time I boot my PC and log in, I get a message basically saying Samsung Magician needs Admin rights in order to run and I should relaunch the application with admin rights. For security, I run as a standard user and have a separate Administrator profile when needed. Is there any way to keep Samsung Magician from running on startup? I've read from numerous places that it is not required to startup with Windows, however, it is not listed in the msconfig.exe Startup tab? Thank you for your help. As always, it is greatly appreciated!

Answer:Samsung Magician software for SSDs?

Quote:





Originally Posted by GLaDOS


Hi all, Just had a quick question - I have two Samsung SSD 840 EVOs. One for my OS and one for my Flight Simulator X install. The SSD comes with the Samsung Magician software that offers a range of features. I was just wondering if anyone took advantage of these features to optimize their SSDs? I'm looking at the Perfomance Optimization, OS Optimization, Over Provisioning, and RAPID mode features. I wouldn't be totally honest if I said I knew what all those features did. Just wanted to see what others have done.




I have it installed on my laptop - bout all I really have it installed for is if there's any firmware updates, it'll notify me of them. Otherwise I've only used it to run a few benchmarks through it.


Quote:




Also, on a related-note: every time I boot my PC and log in, I get a message basically saying Samsung Magician needs Admin rights in order to run and I should relaunch the application with admin rights. For security, I run as a standard user and have a separate Administrator profile when needed. Is there any way to keep Samsung Magician from running on startup? I've read from numerous places that it is not required to startup with Windows, however, it is not listed in the msconfig.exe Startup tab? Thank you for your help. As always, it is greatly appreciated!




Check your Startup folder if there's a shortcut there:
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I have a Samsung 840 SSD installed in my W520.  When I try to install the Samsung Magician 4.0 firmware manager, I get the following error box: "INSTLALATION CANNOT CONTINUE: Windows Management Instrumentation service is disabled.  Please enable and try again" But when I go to Windows services, the service is running.  I get the same error running as Administrator.  Any ideas?

Answer:Cannot install Samsung Magician 4.0 for SSD on W520

The Performance counters have become corrupted. Try the following to fix the issue:
 

Run Command Prompt as Administrator
Type lodctr /r  to rebuild the performance counters

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Just wanted to post a PSA warning for Firmware Updates through Magician, some are breaking SSD Drives, its been going on for at least a month with no resolution from Samsung yet except to RMA broken Drives which now stutter and Pause during use , apparently the Firmware can't be downgraded from my reading but I have not tried it personally ....

so DO NOT install the latest Firmware offered by Magician, especially on the latest 960 Evo or Pro Drives , without Checking the Samsung Forums 1st ..... they are having to RMA Drives currently broken by the latest 3B7Qxxxx Firmwares....
these firmware's are only available though Magician not from the Download site currently.

I don't personally have anymore Information for you , those "in the know" please add anything you can on the Matter, thx.

Memory & Storage - Samsung Community

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downloaded samsung magician and installed it. it started up and apparently i need some sort of digitally signed driver now?

"program compatibility assistant"

"samsung magician application resource
samsung india software operations

windows blocked installation of a digitally unsigned driver. uninstall the program that uses the driver, and control releasers website to get a signed version of the driver"

Answer:samsung magician need digitally signed driver

You don't need Magician for the drive to work just fine. You may not get all the advanced features, but the drive will be plenty fast.

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So I installed my new SSD, set up all my programs and files, and was having some trouble with discovering an ACHI drivers (which apparently cannot be achieved on my dell latitude model IDE ATA/ATAPI driver missing?)

Anyway after installing the Samsung Magician software to help optimize the SSD, it said that a firmware update was available, so upon updating I was rewarded with a BSOD after restarting. I became angry and did a system restore with my image disk and started over. This time in the samsung magician it said the firmware was already up to date so I didn;t think anything of it until today another BSOD. If I have to do another reinstall I will take my own life, so I hope someone can help me here.


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Answer:BSOD After Samsung magician (840 pro SSD) Firmware update

Do you use the DW1520 Wireless-N WLAN Half-mini card?
If so then it looks like the driver for it is the problem.

Do you have a spare HDD that you can use because I think the driver for it is incompatible with SSDs. I will need to double check.


Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {10, 2, 0, fffff80002ea4ec9}

Probably caused by : tcpip.sys ( tcpip!IppValidatePaths+71 )

Code:
fffff880`04a8f000 fffff880`04f12000 bcmwl664 (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\bcmwl664.sys
Image name: bcmwl664.sys
Timestamp: Fri Jan 07 08:05:56 2011 (4D26C964)
CheckSum: 0048C1C3
ImageSize: 00483000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
It doesn't mention compatibility with SSDs. I will keep looking. Here's the website anyway.

Driver Details | Dell US

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Samsung Magician can't recognize the SATA 3 and AHCI mode. When I checked the Event Viewer I got an error saying that "Magician SATA Reader fail". How to fix this? Is it because of drivers or hardware problem? Specs below.

Intel Core i7 6800K
Corsair H110i GT
Asus ROG Strix X99 Gaming
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4x4GB) 3200MHz CMK16GX4M4C3200C16
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
Seagate Barracuda 3TB
Sapphire Radeon R9 270X
NZXT H440
EVGA SuperNOVA P2 850W

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For several months, I have had Samsung Magician 4.97 installed on my P70's Windows 7 and Windows 10  boot drives -- both are original Lenovo-suppled and installed 512 GB Samsung NVMe drives.  This utility offered limited functionality, simply recognizing the drives and allowing them to be benchmarked, tested and described but nothing else.  No ability to update firmware, adjust caching or over-provision the drives.  Moreover, Lenovo has previously not responded to my posted queries regarding how to update the firmware on these units, as they are out of sync -- one of the devices has a much older rev. level than the other and I dare not try to set-up a RAID array under these conditions. I was hoping the newly released Ver. 5.00 of Magician would remedy this.  However, circumstances have become worse, as the utility does not even "see" the two NVMe drives. Does anyone else have experience with 5.00 or a potential fix to the firmware update issue?  Any insights or opinions would be appreciated.  





______________________________________________P70, Xeon 1505 CPU, 64 GB ECC RAM 2 x PCIe NVMe 512 GB Drives, 1 TB HDD, DVD-RW, 4 K Display, NVIDIA Quadro M4000W700 model 2757-CTO (8 GB RAM, Crucial MX-100 SSD + Hitachi TravelStar 1 TB 7200 RPM Drives, Bluray R/W, NVIDIA Quadro FX3700M, WUXGA); Windows 7 Ultimate SP-1, W700 Mini-Dock

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I had 91gb. free on 840 120gb. model but, after messing with the magician software and updating the firmware, I now have 79gb. free and I have no backups on the drive I keep an image backup on an external usb drive. Any help with this problem would sure be appreciated.

Answer:lost disc space while using samsung magician?

Entered trim cmd. and got it back!

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downloaded samsung magician and installed it. it started up and apparently i need some sort of digitally signed driver now?

"program compatibility assistant"

"samsung magician application resource
samsung india software operations

windows blocked installation of a digitally unsigned driver. uninstall the program that uses the driver, and control releasers website to get a signed version of the driver"

Answer:samsung magician need digitally signed driver

You don't need Magician for the drive to work just fine. You may not get all the advanced features, but the drive will be plenty fast.

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I am getting "This program cannot be installed on Windows NT version 6.1 Service pack 5 or later." When I try to run the update for my Samsung 830 SSD. Is anyone else having this issue at all?

Answer:Samsung SSD Magician Software Version 3.2 error

same here.. i guess its not working for win8 yet..

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I installed the Magician. I did NOT get the Advanced tab on the Performance Optimization. Not sure what's up with that. Can't be bothered during the week, will look into it this weekend.

Samsung Magician 4.6 and 840 EVO EXT0DB6Q Firmware Review - Finally Fixed

Samsung Magician 4.6 and 840 EVO EXT0DB6Q Firmware Review - Finally Fixed | Firmware Update and Samsung SSD Magician 4.6 Added Features

New Samsung SSD 840 EVO Read Performance Fix Coming Later This Month

New Samsung SSD 840 EVO Read Performance Fix Coming Later This Month

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Answer:Samsung Magician 4.6, 840 EVO Read Performance Fix Coming Later...

I don't have the Advanced tab on my Magician either.

My version is Product Version 4.5.1.0 & the File Version is 4.5.1.65. So far I have not received an update but it may come through soon.
I found the product Version by Right Clicking on the Magician short cut on my Desk Top & select Open File Location which should show the Samsung Magician Application, Right Click on that & select Properties then select the Details Tab & it will show the Version.

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friends I'm installing a fresh samsung 840 120gb. i thought i could put the ssd on sata 1 [not zero] and get firmware via magician on my windows 8 lab mule. no dice. apparently magician ONLY wants to see the ssd on sata zero. it can pull up the drive, but none of the controls work.
soooo... I'm thinking I'm going to have to go with the drive 'as is' to install 7 on a notebook, then as first order of business go pickup the firmware update and execute it.

will this result in sub-par arrangement? best I can tell the fw update is non-destructive.
is there another way?

Answer:samsung ssd: will firmware update harm anything? magician no use.

friends i have a new samsung 840 to replace a failing drive in a hp notebook.
i wanted to update the samsung firmware first, then do the install of windows 7 x64 but using the samsung so-called Magician, trying the drive on sata 1 [instead of 0] it still cannot properly register the drive. all I get is the SMART info - everything else is neutered. illogical... how does samsung want to update firmware? AFTER the os is installed?
a little guidance would sure be appreciated.

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I have an SSD with the Samsung Magician 4.9.5 software. I am a Windows Insider on the Fast Ring so you all know how often we get updates. Recently I opened this software to check that it was set up correctly, in the past there were things that would change on an update.
When I opened it up under the new build 14267 I saw this:

If you notice the Health Status is blank. Furthermore the state of "Smart" showed this:

This shows there are problems with the drive. I ran CrystalDisk and a few other programs and found out the drive was OK.

I then decided to rebuild the computer and go back to the last ".iso" build 10586 1511 (111215). I reinstalled Samsung Magician 4.9.5. and these were the results:
After the rebuild I haven't changed this to "Get Insider Builds" through windows update. I wanted to post this and see if others ran into this before I start the update process. I am going to try and narrow it down to the upgrade that broke this software.

Answer:Samsung Magician 4.9.5 - Not Working Win10 build 12467

This is why I don't use Insider on my main desktop but test it in vmware instead.

You could try uninstalling Magician, run ccleaner, then install 4.9 and then 4.9.5 over it. Magician is working fine for me in Stable Windows 10.

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I installed Samsung Magician along with my new 850 EVO, and it was going great until I decided to DeFrag my secondary HDD. It says this:



This is even after uninstalling Magician.

Please help! I really want to get this working.

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I have an SSD with the Samsung Magician 4.9.5 software. I am a Windows Insider on the Fast Ring so you all know how often we get updates. Recently I opened this software to check that it was set up correctly, in the past there were things that would change on an update.
When I opened it up under the new build 14267 I saw this:

If you notice the Health Status is blank. Furthermore the state of "Smart" showed this:

This shows there are problems with the drive. I ran CrystalDisk and a few other programs and found out the drive was OK.

I then decided to rebuild the computer and go back to the last ".iso" build 10586 1511 (111215). I reinstalled Samsung Magician 4.9.5. and these were the results:
After the rebuild I haven't changed this to "Get Insider Builds" through windows update. I wanted to post this and see if others ran into this before I start the update process. I am going to try and narrow it down to the upgrade that broke this software.

Answer:Samsung Magician 4.9.5 - Not Working Win10 build 12467

This is why I don't use Insider on my main desktop but test it in vmware instead.

You could try uninstalling Magician, run ccleaner, then install 4.9 and then 4.9.5 over it. Magician is working fine for me in Stable Windows 10.

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Getting h/w encryption on my laptop has been a bit of a nightmare, but I thought I had it working.... Here is what I did:

Installed M.2 Samsung 850 evo driveInstalled samsung magician, and set Encryption to Ready to Enable.Removed existing HDDRan samsung secure erase from DVD.Installed Win10Installed Samsung Magician (It said Encryption enabled, finally!)Turned on Bitlocker. It did not prompt me for how much of the drive to encrypt, which (I was told) means that it is using hardware encryption of the drive.Added the HDD back.Updated all my drivers to latest versions for my laptop (Asus GL552VW), including Intel RST drivers (14.x)

After doing all that I just noticed that BitLocker is turned off on my C: drive (the m.2 drive)! I looked in Magician and it still says Encryption is enabled. So I went into Bitlocker to turn it on again for the drive. But now it is prompting me to encrypt used space, or whole disk, which means it isn't using h/w encryption.

What am I doing wrong here? Do I need to enable Secure Boot in BIOS? I have read that the Intel RST drivers can cause problems, but I thought that was only with older versions? Is IRST still an problem?

Edit: When I look in the Disk Management took, I see the C: partition of Disk 1 says: NTFS(Bitlocker Encrypted)., But in Bitlocker Drive Encryption tool it says it is off. Manage-BDE -status c: says that there is no encryption. Really confused now.

Answer:Bitlocker turned itself off, Samsung Magician Says Encryption enabled

There are a list of requirements for hardware based encryption here - doesn't look like secure boot is required: How to Enable BitLocker Hardware Encryption with SSDs Helge Klein




For data drives:
The drive must be in an uninitialized state.
The drive must be in a security inactive state.

If the drive is used as a startup drive the following apply additionally:
The computer must always boot natively from UEFI.
The computer must have the Compatibility Support Module (CSM) disabled in UEFI.
The computer must be UEFI 2.3.1 based and have the EFI_STORAGE_SECURITY_COMMAND_PROTOCOL defined.



I only use bitlocker with software based encryption though so can't add to what they say I'm afraid but some of the comments look interesting.

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Getting h/w encryption on my laptop has been a bit of a nightmare, but I thought I had it working.... Here is what I did:

Installed M.2 Samsung 850 evo driveInstalled samsung magician, and set Encryption to Ready to Enable.Removed existing HDDRan samsung secure erase from DVD.Installed Win10Installed Samsung Magician (It said Encryption enabled, finally!)Turned on Bitlocker. It did not prompt me for how much of the drive to encrypt, which (I was told) means that it is using hardware encryption of the drive.Added the HDD back.Updated all my drivers to latest versions for my laptop (Asus GL552VW), including Intel RST drivers (14.x)

After doing all that I just noticed that BitLocker is turned off on my C: drive (the m.2 drive)! I looked in Magician and it still says Encryption is enabled. So I went into Bitlocker to turn it on again for the drive. But now it is prompting me to encrypt used space, or whole disk, which means it isn't using h/w encryption.

What am I doing wrong here? Do I need to enable Secure Boot in BIOS? I have read that the Intel RST drivers can cause problems, but I thought that was only with older versions? Is IRST still an problem?

Edit: When I look in the Disk Management took, I see the C: partition of Disk 1 says: NTFS(Bitlocker Encrypted)., But in Bitlocker Drive Encryption tool it says it is off. Manage-BDE -status c: says that there is no encryption. Really confused now.

Answer:Bitlocker turned itself off, Samsung Magician Says Encryption enabled

There are a list of requirements for hardware based encryption here - doesn't look like secure boot is required: How to Enable BitLocker Hardware Encryption with SSDs Helge Klein




For data drives:
The drive must be in an uninitialized state.
The drive must be in a security inactive state.

If the drive is used as a startup drive the following apply additionally:
The computer must always boot natively from UEFI.
The computer must have the Compatibility Support Module (CSM) disabled in UEFI.
The computer must be UEFI 2.3.1 based and have the EFI_STORAGE_SECURITY_COMMAND_PROTOCOL defined.



I only use bitlocker with software based encryption though so can't add to what they say I'm afraid but some of the comments look interesting.

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Hi all,
I have a lovely Dell Precision T7600 that is still quite the beast. It's got a Samsung EVO 850 as the main OS drive. It boots up fine as I currently have cleared my RAID configuration and I will perhaps redo that at some point (it's not critical). Anyway, I want to run Samsung's Magician software but it can't see the drive...
Anyone else have this experience or these difficulties?

Answer:Dell Precision T7600 upgraded with Samsung EVO 850 SSD - Magician can't see drive

I have a PC with a Samsung EVO 850 (1 TB) and a Samsung EVO 840 (500 GB) and the Magician finds them without problems.  Actually, the Magician finds all the drives, SSD and conventional hard drive.
However, other than to check the "health" of the drives and firmware version, I don't find anything else useful.  There was a discussion about the Magician on the tenforums.com and that was the general consensus there.
However, the drive should be detected.  Are you using the latest Magician Version?  5.0.0
Two suggestions, run as "Administrator" (even if you are the Administrator) and if that doesn't work, uninstall the Magician program, RESTART THE PC, then reinstall it.

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Not sure why this happened, but got a BSOD when running the benchmark I've run several times before as I've tweaked my new build. Any insight that can be provided would be appreciated.

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windows 10 version 1607
after clean install ?
Samsung magician 4.9.7

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Widespread bug FYI - https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/foru....cfm?t=2556634 - see UPDATE paragraph at bottom!
Just after I updated my Asus laptop from Windows 10 1511 to Windows 10 1607 (1 year anniversary update) a virus was detected by Windows Defender, so I immediately shut down and performed a reformat via Windows-10-install USB stick, as I was going to reformat anyway. I wish I noted down now what it detected because i've had an issue since.
Samsung Magician v4.9.7 now reports 'AHCI mode disabled/deactivated' and 'unable to detect SATA' (I use a Samsung 850 PRO SSD). After much testing, I found what makes it report this is when in my Asus laptop UEFI BIOS I have 'secure boot' enabled. When secure boot in BIOS is disabled, AHCI mode and SATA detect reports working normally again.
Screenshots:
Error - AHCI disabled/deactivated and SATA not detected/EUFI BIOS secure boot enabled - Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
No error - AHCI enabled and SATA detected/UEFI BIOS secure boot disabled - Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
I've tried many MBR fixes via command line via repair your computer when booting from Windows install USB but it seems after much reading that my UEFI laptop uses something different and I can't modify it?
I have secure boot enabled whenever the laptop might be online so it would have been enabled when the virus alert popped up, so in theory the boot sector should have been protected?
So i'm not sure if I might have an i... Read more

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Widespread bug FYI - https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/foru....cfm?t=2556634 - see UPDATE paragraph at bottom!
Just after I updated my Asus laptop from Windows 10 1511 to Windows 10 1607 (1 year anniversary update) a virus was detected by Windows Defender, so I immediately shut down and performed a reformat via Windows-10-install USB stick, as I was going to reformat anyway. I wish I noted down now what it detected because i've had an issue since.
Samsung Magician v4.9.7 now reports 'AHCI mode disabled/deactivated' and 'unable to detect SATA' (I use a Samsung 850 PRO SSD). After much testing, I found what makes it report this is when in my Asus laptop UEFI BIOS I have 'secure boot' enabled. When secure boot in BIOS is disabled, AHCI mode and SATA detect reports working normally again.
Screenshots:
Error - AHCI disabled/deactivated and SATA not detected/EUFI BIOS secure boot enabled - Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
No error - AHCI enabled and SATA detected/UEFI BIOS secure boot disabled - Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
Samsung driver not digitally signed error that began at same time - Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
I've tried many MBR fixes via command line via repair your computer when booting from Windows install USB but it seems after much reading that my UEFI laptop uses something different and I can't modify it?
I have secure boot enabled whenever the laptop might be online so it would have been enabled when the vir... Read more

Answer:Widespread AHCI issues in Samsung Magician since Win10 1-year update

I'm running the anniversary update with a Samsung 850 Pro and Magician 4.9.7, and I haven't had any issues whatsoever.

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windows 10 version 1607
after clean install ?
Samsung magician 4.9.7

Answer:does samsung magician show ahci disabled with signed driver error on

Does on mine, even though speccy etc all show it being on, must be a magician error.

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Since I have the Raid Setting in Bios I can't Load Samsung's Drive Magician  software due to the Intel RST driver is loaded once I go to ACHI Mode the Samsung drivers can be installed because the default windows drivers will be where intel chipset sata/pcie RST driver was
I searched and they said easy fix follow these instructions. So I Did
Right-click the Windows Start Menu. Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
If you don’t see Command Prompt listed, it’s because you have already been updated to a later version of Windows.  If so, use this method instead to get to the Command Prompt:
Click the Start Button and type cmd
Right-click the result and select Run as administrator
Type this command and press ENTER: bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal
If this command does not work for you, try bcdedit /set safeboot minimal

Restart the computer and enter BIOS Setup (the key to press varies between systems).
Change the SATA Operation mode to AHCI from either IDE or RAID (again, the language varies).
Save changes and exit Setup and Windows will automatically boot to Safe Mode.
Right-click the Windows Start Menu once more. Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
Type this command and press ENTER: bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot
If you had to try the alternate command above, you will likely need to do so here also: bcdedit /deletevalue safeboot

Reboot once more and Windows will automatically start with AHCI drivers... Read more

Answer:xps 8920 install samsung 960 Pro M.2 ssd can't load magician software due to RAID setting

See this thread; en.community.dell.com/.../20011828. Apparently there is an updated BIOS that fixes the problem.

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Widespread bug FYI - https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/foru....cfm?t=2556634 - see UPDATE paragraph at bottom!
Just after I updated my Asus laptop from Windows 10 1511 to Windows 10 1607 (1 year anniversary update) a virus was detected by Windows Defender, so I immediately shut down and performed a reformat via Windows-10-install USB stick, as I was going to reformat anyway. I wish I noted down now what it detected because i've had an issue since.
Samsung Magician v4.9.7 now reports 'AHCI mode disabled/deactivated' and 'unable to detect SATA' (I use a Samsung 850 PRO SSD). After much testing, I found what makes it report this is when in my Asus laptop UEFI BIOS I have 'secure boot' enabled. When secure boot in BIOS is disabled, AHCI mode and SATA detect reports working normally again.
Screenshots:
Error - AHCI disabled/deactivated and SATA not detected/EUFI BIOS secure boot enabled - Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
No error - AHCI enabled and SATA detected/UEFI BIOS secure boot disabled - Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
Samsung driver not digitally signed error that began at same time - Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
I've tried many MBR fixes via command line via repair your computer when booting from Windows install USB but it seems after much reading that my UEFI laptop uses something different and I can't modify it?
I have secure boot enabled whenever the laptop might be online so it would have been enabled when the vir... Read more

Answer:Widespread AHCI issues in Samsung Magician since Win10 1-year update

I'm running the anniversary update with a Samsung 850 Pro and Magician 4.9.7, and I haven't had any issues whatsoever.

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I recently installed a Samsung 840 Pro MZ-7PD512 SSD into my W500 (product Id = 4058CTO, win 7 64bit).The 840 Pro is working perfectly with generic firmware, I think, but every time I run Samsung Magician it crashes with 'c0000005' during its initialisation. The Samsung firmware is normally installed via Magician.I raised a case with Samsung who pointed me to a Site where I could download the firmware which has to be installed as a bootable ISO. I used both Nero Express and Magic ISO to create DVDs but, in each case, when booting my W500 with these DVDs the process ended with the message 'panic: mcb chain corrupted'.Originally I installed the SSD and restored a Win7 image backup to it. So, thinking that the Samsung supplied copy utility may do the trick, I re-installed my old HDD and purchased a USB-SATA cable and attempted to use the Samsung copy utility to populate the 840 Pro. I tried this a number of times and all ended with 'Program not responding' sometimes annoyingly after getting to 100%. So I put the 840 Pro back in  and restored it from my Win 7 backup image. For both the Copy Utility and Magician I tried the version on the supplied CD and the latest version from Samsung's Web site.As I said, the 840 Pro is working perfectly but all my efforts to use the Samsung software have failed.I have done quite a bit of tolling the Net re this and have not found any answers - Magician appears to work fine for most people. Perhaps I should lea... Read more

Answer:W500: Samsung SSD Magician software crashing with exception code 'c0000005'

Have you tried using Acronis True Image (I use the free Western Digital version which works perfectly) to clone the old HDD onto the Samsung SSD?I have had no experience with the Magician software, but every cloning job I've done with Acronis has worked flawlessly.

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Hello Everyone,

While reading about Provisioning Packages, I cannot figure out where and when to use them? I really appreciate if you could help find some use cases of PP.

Why Microsoft came up with the idea of PP?
Does they replace GPOs? (if anything to do with GPOs at all)

Best regards.
ayubjon.

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Hello Everyone,

While reading about Provisioning Packages, I cannot figure out where and when to use them? I really appreciate if you could help find some use cases of PP.

Why Microsoft came up with the idea of PP?
Does they replace GPOs? (if anything to do with GPOs at all)

Best regards.
ayubjon.

Answer:Using Provisioning Packages

Provisioning Packages are the way the OEM applies Customization's to the Windows 10 Image...
ie. Drivers, OEM Program's, OEM Bloatware, etc..

They do this in windows 10 so that the Standard Windows Image is a constant Image for all PC's and then that way the OEM can include different Custom Provisioning Packages - depending on PC and User Programs...

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Question: auto provisioning

as of late i've really been on an autoprovisioning kick...

right now at each main location i have a phone server w/ a TFTP server on it and i'm using DHCP option 66 to autoprovision my voip phones

got it all set up fantastically....

now, i'm working on getting an FOG server set up to start allowing easier PC image deployment in my office... it's working so well i want to start putting storage out at some of the other locations and have them all start PXE booting to FOG first (that's how you set it up) to check for any image jobs (can remotely schedule remote image deploy or upload for deploying or backing up PCs)

problem is, it also uses DHCP option 66...

so i need 2 DHCP option 66s to 2 different IP addresses...
any ideas on how i should handle this?

my first obvious solution is to combine the servers somehow, but it just isn't in the works, both TFTP servers are being fed provisioning files from 2 very separate web interfaces..... if i really had to i may be able to make it work, but i'd prefer not to...
 

Answer:auto provisioning

Are your phones and workstations on 2 separate vlans?
If so, you can setup the DHCP options per vlan.
 

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Hey Yall,
I am trying to set up a provisioning package using windows configuration designer to deploy to new Windows 10 machines and am having a lot of issues.
I have tried a bare bones .ppkg with only one setting changed and also a full blown custom .ppkg with about 100 changes.
I have also tried to put the .ppkg on a network share and tried to install it by double clicking it and then by going into the settings and applying the package.
I have also tried putting it on a usb drive and applying it that way.
No matter what I do I get an error code 0x80070057.

Ive done a lot of research and so far nothing has worked.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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This old dinosaur is familiar with and used to working with HDDs.  Of course, that's old school and I see every new laptop comes with an SSD.  Before I buy I'm doing some reading on this and the subject of over-provisioning the SSD seems to be a hot button.  Lots of opinions, facts, fallacies, pros and cons.  So let me throw out a few questions to the braintrust here.  For starters, I'm looking at buying the XPS13, 9360.  I wouldn't want less than 500GBs of storage, so I can either buy the 128GB that is offered with the unit and add a second drive, (if that's possible), or just pull out the OE drive and upgrade to a 500GB or more capacity unit.  With that said. . .
1)  In real world use, (mainly internet, emails, MS Office), will I see any difference OPing vs not?2)  Do SSDs come from the manufacturer already provisioned?3)  What percent of the drive should be set aside on, say, a 500GB unit?4)  Can a drive be provisioned at any time, even after being used and containing data and files, or must it be done on a new drive prior to use?
That's all I can think of for now.  Appreciate any feedback. . .and thanks for dealing with my ignorance on this matter. 

Answer:SSD Over Provisioning: Help a Confused Noob

1.  Probably not;  see #2
2.  Yes, drives ship with spare sectors and the SSD controller automatically allocates them as needed to both level wear and call spares into use when original cells fail.
3.  Not necessary.
4.  That depends on the operating system.  Some partitions can be resized and moved;  others cannot.
All SSDs, as all hard drives will eventually fail - and they do eventually wear out.  However, though SSD technology is constantly changing, most models from the top tier of manufacturers (Samsung, Intel, Crucial) are robust -- and of course, as is the case with hard drives, your best defense against a drive failure is your most recent backup.

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Hi guys,

So i have a small 64gig (m.2 NGFF) 42mm SSD card in my Laptop.

I am running disk benchmark software (crystaldiskmark/AS SSD) on my drive and I am experiencing slow write speeds..

Like 4k write: 18 only..
Is this because I didn't over-provision the card?? I have filled it up to the max and then I deleted some ..

Should I reformat the card? would this bring Write speeds back to normal?

what should one do when write speeds suck on SSD?

Answer:Might be experiencing the Provisioning SSD Problem!

There`s no place left for it to write, so it`s searching.

Get the data off the drive.

Did you look up the specs of this drive ?

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I have a Samsung SSD 840 (with a 500 GB capacity). There are 465 gigabytes available to me.

From what I looked up, it seems that Windows 8 automatically optimizes SSD's. Does that mean that I shouldn't over-provision? I would ideally like all the space, as I would fill it up with audio plug-ins. Does 465 GB seem like they included some over-provisioned space already?

Also, I've heard that 20 percent is the ideal amount, is that too much/little?

Thanks a lot,
Nakul

Answer:Over-provisioning Windows 8 Machine

There should be no need to provide more op for that drive bud. Typically oem's will use about 8% for op built in.

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ok so i know there are a few yealink fans out there, but i had a few issues i wanted to try to tackle as far as automatic phone settings were concerned...
right now i've got an XML phonebook hosted for the whole company to use, the problem is i have to manually install on each phone the remote phonebook name and URL...

then i want one of my softkeys (the one that's Dir now, which 2nd from the left on the T22/26) to go to that phonebook...

i'm using endpoint manager w/ freepbx to do the provisioning, and i've got them onboard, but i'd sort of like to get this fixed now so i can have a working system in the meantime...

endpoint man allows me to specify the softkey change, and it works, but as i said, i have to manually put in the remote phonebook name and URL in the web interface...

and even then, it changes the 2nd softkey's label to "XmlGro".... not very descriptive... i can't even find WHERE to change the label on the web interface, so i've been changing it manually on the actual phone, under advanced settings....

i found in the provisioning manual from yealink that you can make a "remotebook.xml" and a "softkey.xml" but i'm not seeing where you put those to make it use 'em... at the beginning of the manual it talks about the phone specific provisioning file and the model specific provisioning file, and i don't know WHAT to do...

any of you guys gotten this advanced w/ the yealinks y... Read more

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Good morning to all,

Ever since I successfully installed the Anniversary Update to Windows 10, I keep getting the above error code in the Event Viewer after about 10 minutes of idle on my laptop. (Asus K50 IJ). This error code only logs once after a reboot or after a complete shutdown and power up. All drivers are up to date and this problem was never logged prior to the Anniversary Update. I have not experienced any crashes or BSOD's. This also occurs on my other laptop (Asus K52F). I would appreciate some assistance.

Best Regards,
David

Answer:Provisioning turn '5' failed with '0x80002'

Are you sure that's the complete error code? These days most Windows error codes are 8 digits or so. If your code is indeed correct, it falls in the low to middle end of the system error code range and may indicate system file corruption or errors. Your best bet is to run sfc /scannow and if that comes up clean, dism /online /cleanup-image /checkhealth. Post your results here, and confirm the error code value, and we can proceed further.
HTH, thanks, and good luck! Weird that this problem happens only under certain circumstances, given the error code provided...
--Ed--

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I have the following OEM customization and provisioning package on my C: drive:



Where would I copy these files to the standard Windows 10 installation USB flash drive to have them applied during a clean install of Windows 10?

My current install is a clean install without the customizations or provisioning package applied, the C:\Recovery folder was retrieved from an image backup I made before doing the current clean install.
@Kari <attention getter. You're probably the everything Windows recovery and installation expert that knows the answer!

Answer:Add OEM Provisioning Package to clean install

NavyLCDR said:

Where would I copy these files to the standard Windows 10 installation USB flash drive to have them applied during a clean install of Windows 10?



I too will await an expert opinion with interest but as I undertand it, if you make a Recovery Drive and tick the box for 'include system files' the provisioning package gets copied too. The recovery drive should then have everything needed to do a 'factory reset' clean install to manufacturer's original condition.

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Hi everyone,

I am reposting this issue, since I accidentally blundered on the actual error code. The above is a copy/paste from my event viewer... Please advise..

Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

David Taylor
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Ever since I successfully installed the Anniversary Update to Windows 10, I keep getting the above error code in the Event Viewer after about 10 minutes of idle on my laptop. (Asus K50 IJ). This error code only logs once after a reboot or after a complete shutdown and power up. All drivers are up to date and this problem was never logged prior to the Anniversary Update. I have not experienced any crashes or BSOD's. This also occurs on my other laptop (Asus K52F). I would appreciate some assistance.

Best Regards,
David

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 Does anyone know if it is possible to change the AMT provisioning on an X201 from enterprise to small business?  Is it possible to do this through the BIOS/console?  Is anyone using the INTEL AMT tools on the X201? Many thanks. -Nate

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Hello

I have setup a test machine with all the settings and apps I need, I have then created a provisioning package Called 'capturedSettings' using the ICD but when I try to install it I get the following error

I use the following tutorial on this website to use the scanstate command to created the PPKG

Provisioning Package - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Answer:Provisioning package fails to install

Hello,

I'm getting the same error. any idea how to fix it?

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Good morning to all,

Ever since I successfully installed the Anniversary Update to Windows 10, I keep getting the above error code in the Event Viewer after about 10 minutes of idle on my laptop. (Asus K50 IJ). This error code only logs once after a reboot or after a complete shutdown and power up. All drivers are up to date and this problem was never logged prior to the Anniversary Update. I have not experienced any crashes or BSOD's. This also occurs on my other laptop (Asus K52F). I would appreciate some assistance.

Best Regards,
David

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Hi everyone,

I am reposting this issue, since I accidentally blundered on the actual error code. The above is a copy/paste from my event viewer... Please advise..

Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

David Taylor
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Ever since I successfully installed the Anniversary Update to Windows 10, I keep getting the above error code in the Event Viewer after about 10 minutes of idle on my laptop. (Asus K50 IJ). This error code only logs once after a reboot or after a complete shutdown and power up. All drivers are up to date and this problem was never logged prior to the Anniversary Update. I have not experienced any crashes or BSOD's. This also occurs on my other laptop (Asus K52F). I would appreciate some assistance.

Best Regards,
David

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Hello

I have setup a test machine with all the settings and apps I need, I have then created a provisioning package Called 'capturedSettings' using the ICD but when I try to install it I get the following error

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Is anyone familiar with Aruba AP-135 WAPs? Assistance configuring / provisioning an Aruba AP-135 WAP would be greatly appreciated. We have Aruba 3600 controllers. Also, how to correct when a specific Access point has a "poor" quality status? Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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I am having a problem with my windows xp sp2 home edition -clean install and new hard drive- No viruses resident memory or otherwise- filemon showing a constant access by a svchost.exe stateing ultimately a provisioning file store.xml it is trying store repeatedly-leading to creating a name collision when trying to create.
it is a new built computer dual core amd. 500g hd sata.
 

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I need to create a folder which does not have execution permission. I mean the files stored inside that folder should not be able to execute.

Can anybody help me?

Answer:Provisioning Non Executable Permission For A Folder

Create the folder, then right click on it and select PropertiesClick on the Security tab (if it's not visible, you'll have to boot into Safe Mode to see it)You'll see 2 boxes in the next Window- The users/groups in the top box- The permissions in the lower boxWhen you click on a user/group in the top box you can view their permissions in the lower box.Deny permissions take precedence over Allow permissions.CAVEAT: As you can see there's several users/groups mentioned - to include the Administrators and the System.Be very careful in changing these settings as the wrong setting can even deny you access to the folder.I'd suggest starting with just changing it for the Users group (as long as you belong to the Administrator group).Then test to make sure it works as you wanted it to.

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Ever since upgrading the k1000 to 6.2 I can't see to successfully provision the agent to any workstations. Has anyone else encountered this issue.

Manual install of the agent works just fine.
 

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Not a question, just sharing info. The presence of the HP Velocity software will cause the Citrix Provisioning Target Device software from properly being able to send an image to the Provisioning Server (version used: 6.1).  You will receive the error "Error: vDisk is not available. Please check your network PXE boot Configuration and restart imaging wizard."  Other blog posts point towards having nonpresent NICs in the Device Manager as causing this issue--and I don't doubt that it does.  There's just an additional cause: HP Velocity.  The resolution was to uninstall HP Velocity, uninstall the Target Device software, then reinstall the Target Device software and dump the vDisk as normal. Additionally, HP Velocity seems to be not compatible with VMXNET 2 virtual NICs in VMWare; the LiveQoS NDIS 6 Filter Driver network service does not attach properly.  VMXNET 3 works.  (My headaches appeared when attempting to upgrade virtual NICs while attempting to deploy HP Velocity to provisioned XenApp servers.) Just putting this out there for the search engines to pick up.  Putting it under the HP Thin Client section for reasons obvious to HP Velocity users.  =)

Answer:HP Velocity & Citrix Provisioning Target Device (6.1) softwa...

Updating my original post, since it contains inaccuracies. Further investigation shows that HP Velocity has no difficulty attaching the LiveQoS NDIS 6 Filter Driver to a VMXNET 2 virtual NIC.  What HP Velocity does have difficulty with is attaching the LiveQoS NDIS 6 Filter Driver to a NIC that is communicating with the Citrix Provisioning Server.  To test, I added three additional virtual NICs to the VM as it was running: an E1000, a VMXNET 2, and a VMXNET 3.  The LiveQoS network service successfully attached to all three additional virtual NICs. To get around this, I reverse imaged my provisioned vDisk to a local drive on the VM, booted to that local drive, uninstalled HP Velocity, uninstalled the Target Device software, rebooted, reinstalled HP Velocity, disabled the LiveQoS NDIS 6 Filter Driver in the network adapter properties, reinstalled the Target Device software, and ran the wizard to dump a new vDisk. This left me with a new golden image with HP Velocity correctly installed, but the LiveQoS network service that allows it to intercept/monitor network communications disabled.  From here, when I enable the LiveQoS network service, about 50% of the time it works properly (and can successfully monitor/protect traffic), and 50% of the time it breaks communication with the Citrix Provisioning Server, causing the VM to hang. From here, if I take one of the successful attempts and write it back to a new version of the vDisk (via a... Read more

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I keep getting lots of IOCAgent errors in the event logs of my ThinkCentre M700 Tiny model 10HYCTO1WW.  I have hunted all over the Internet about this.  Apparently, it is an exception thrown by the Intel Management Interface Driver or Components.  This link from Intel talks about it.  Scroll down to see Intel's response: https://communities.intel.com/thread/110663 It says that this driver is customized by the manufacturer of the PC or motherboard, and to contact the manufacturer about such problems. I manually updated the Intel Management Interface Driver, which is now version 11.7.0.1014, but it did not help.  Lenovo's Updater and website tool both say my PC is up-to-date with drivers and software. I am not having any problems with my PC, but the errors are quite frequent and are gumming up my event logs.  I did have a BSOD yesterday, but I think it was related to some developement work I was doing in Visual Studio, running the machine simulator, but not for sure. Here is the full text of the error: 2017-07-20 23:11:24,644 [7] ERROR ProviderManager.SecurepayBcaProvisioner - Exception during BCA-SGX provisioningSystem.Runtime.InteropServices.SEHException (0x80004005): External component has thrown an exception.at Intel.Pabe.Factor.SgxProvider.AbortProvision(SgxProvider* , UInt32 )at BCAXInterface.SgxProvider.Provision(String provisionUrl, String providerUrl)at ProviderManager.SecurepayBcaProvisioner.<>c__D... Read more

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ThinkPad T430Windows 7 Enterprise SP1, fully patched for critical and important updates16 GB RAMLenovo System Update - fully up-to-date except for the titled update just received. Lenove System Update is asking me to activate a Critical Update, which is the title of this post and described here: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/g1rg23ww.txt.  Under "UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS" and then "Important:", it says (bold and italics are my emphasis):Before updating to this firmware, if you are using Intel Active Management
Technology, Intel Small Business Technology, or Intel Standard Manageability,
you should first unprovision your system by downloading and following the
instructions available on the link below:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/search?keyword=unprovisioning%20tool

*If these technologies are not configured on your system, you can disregard
above information.
*After unprovision and MEFW update, you can then re-provision your system.So the link above leads to the "INTEL-SA-00075 Detection and Mitigation Tool".  For a stand-alone PC such as mine, a GUI diagnostic tool is installed which eventually leads to the following report (note my Provisioning Mode): Risk AssessmentBased on the analysis performed by this tool, this system is vulnerable.Explanation:The detected version of the Management Engine firmware is considered vulnerable for INTEL-SA-00075.If Vulnerable, contact your OEM for support and remediation of this system... Read more

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