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Samsung SSD Firmware Warning - Re: Magician Downloads

Question: Samsung SSD Firmware Warning - Re: Magician Downloads

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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Preferred Solution: Samsung SSD Firmware Warning - Re: Magician Downloads

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ??

Answer:Samsung Magician 4.9.7 Over Provisioning

Leave it alone.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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:
C... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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.

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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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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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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.

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Corsair H110i GT
Asus ROG Strix X99 Gaming
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4x4GB) 3200MHz CMK16GX4M4C3200C16
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
Seagate Barracuda 3TB
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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.  





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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
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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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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 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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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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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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I'm considering this phone but am holding off, I would like some feedback if the update resolves all the 8.1 issues and is being pushed out in the US?

Answer:Any U.S.A Samsung ATIV SE Owners Receiving Samsung 8.1 Firmware Update Yet??

I haven't heard of any news regarding an update on that front at all.
Considering the Icon and other Lumia's, Ativ's, HTC phones haven't received their respective 8.1 updates, I'm not enthusiastic about the almost unheard of SE, considering its circumstances as well.
Nothing so far...

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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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windows 10 version 1607
after clean install ?
Samsung magician 4.9.7

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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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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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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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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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I have the 128 GB Samsung MMCRE28G8MXP that came with my T410S.  CystalDiskInfo (and googling) tells me that TRIM has not been implemented on the drive's firmware.  I can see that CrystalDiskinfo correctly identifies TRIM on my Crucial and my intel SSD's. Is there any information out from Lenovo or Samsung that TRIM will be implemented on this drive?  Or maybe a tool to clean up the pages on disk?  

Answer:TRIM firmware for the 128 GB Samsung SSD??

I'm in precisely the same boat with my X301, with the exact same drive. My machine was manufactured 2010/03/25. Googling around myself, I found the following facts:Samsung has released a firmware update giving TRIM support for their retail drives, but OEMs like Lenovo must issue their own. I don't know if anyone's tried applying the Samsung firmware to their Lenovo drive; there is a risk of turning the drive into a paperweight, if it's recognized at all.There is a rumor that Lenovo will release firmware giving TRIM support sometime soon. If a drive doesn't have TRIM support, to wipe it one must use the secure erase facility, which wipes the whole drive. On Linux, this can be done from a rescue CD withhdparm --security-erase [password] [device]Obviously this is rather inconvenient, as it requires a complete backup + restore. Samsung's firmware release was January, so you have to wonder what the holdup is for Lenovo ...

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Can't seem to find an answer to my question - Does the firmware update mean I have to reinstall windows? I have done firmware updates on other devices in the past, but not on a "boot" device, so just need an answer.

Edit: According to samsung it does not wipe HD, but just wanted people who have done an "inplace upgrade" to answer.

Edit: It worked fine through magician.

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Like the title says I am looking for a firmware upgrade for my Samsung InfoRanger SCM-110R.

Recently my ISP upgraded their signals and the InfoRanger doesn't work any longer. The firmware on the device is well over nine years old, and I'd like to try and upgrade it.

I realize this modem is a dinosaur but I can't afford a new one right now so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

-Nostzz
 

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Hello, I just installed the new Firmware for my Samsung SSD - upgraded from Samsung SSD 128 GB MMCRE28G8MXP-0VBL1-VBM1DL1QtoSamsung SSD 128 GB MMCRE28G8MXP-0VBL1-VBM1EL1Q But what does the Update do? Does it bringt trim support? Just curious, if it does, I could stop worrying about it  The link:http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-69806

Answer:New Firmware for T400s Samsung SSD?

not sure but i'm guessing no...afaik only some intel and some indilinx has TRIM. but i might be wrong...





----------------------------T400s - 2815RW1 + Win7 Ultimate Don't pm me for help! That's what the forum is for. Also, Google's nicer than me. Ask him.

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Hello all,
My system specs are the following: Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit UEFI Bios Phoenix BIOS version and drivers are updated, also confirmed by Slimdrivers. Samsung Series 5 ULTRA 530U4C-S02PT Also: It is an hybrid drive, 1TB HDD & 24GB SSD that is supposedly well installed (the laptop never been so fast after formating and installing windows 10 with express cache to take advantage of SSD hybrid boosting). Windows works like a speedster the only problem is the inaccessibility of BIOS, for example i want to enable the virtualization VT-X to install Oracle VM and i can't go BIOS to edit virtualization.
Problems: UEFI BIOS firmware settings boot dialog is inaccessible.Not working suggested fixes:

i) hotkeys Esc, F2, F4, F8 and F10 don't log in BIOS. Although safe mode, debug logging, etc are available. Disabling Fast Bios in the control panel > power management dialog doesn't do anything.ii) automatic repair seems to give an error, after the account is specified in the repair boot dialog it gives error.iii) recovery > Advanced options > UEFI Firmware Settings Boot is not Visible.iv) EasyUEFI free only works with Windows 10 Home, not Enterprise (it would resolve the issue appropriately with the boot into UEFI option) Sources:
Cause (according to internet forums): i) Probably my uefi has Secure Boot Enabled and Fast Boot also, making the boot system almost instantaneous and rendering other boot scenarios blocked. Because system is only seeing the SSD drive as b... Read more

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How do I install the latest Samsung SSD firmware update (DXM04B0Q)? The Magician software is supposed to do it, but when I open up the download folder where the firmware update download is located, the Magician software doesn't see it. I've downloaded the firmware in many different locations, but still, the Magician software doesn't see it. Any Ideas? See snips to see firmare update download location and what Magician software sees. The firmware update (DXM04B0Q) is right below the Symantic folder.


Magician download and firmware update download: Support - Solid State Drives MZ-7PD512 | Samsung Memory & Storage

Answer:How do I install the latest Samsung SSD firmware?

Couple of things you can try.
- Move the DXM04B0Q folder to your desktop. Does the Samsung Magician see it?
- If still no joy, try letting the Magician download the firmware. Verify it downloaded the correct version.

I also found this tutorial.

Samsung SSD Firmware Upgrade Guide | StorageReview.com - Storage Reviews

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Hard Drives: Hitachi HDS721010DLE630,  Firmware : M52OASR0 Serial Number : MSK5215HILD70G  Features- S.M.A.R.T., 48bit LBA, APM, NCQ I have tried backing up system image to my ext hard drive since early last month (July 2016) but there is always the error message : The backup failed. New bad clusters were found on the source volume. These clusters were not backed up (0x8078007D)Run SFC/Scannow- Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations. Lately while going through CrystalDiskInfo, clicking Functions, I come across  Workaround which gives this  message :{Firmware Bug} SAMSUNG HD155UI/HD204UI. Googling the above message, brings me the website: knowledge.seagate.com/articles_US/FAQ/22357en- Samsung HD204UI_JP.exe Firmware Patch/Update. If the host issues an identify command during an action of writing data in NCQ, the data's writing can be destabilized, and can lead to data loss.This is relevant for Samsung-model ID with the following model numbers : HD155UI. Can this patch/update fixed the system image backup failure?

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Hello Guys and Gals, i was just wondering if it is safe to do a firmware upgrade on my Samsung evo 850

Thanks in advance

Answer:Is it safe to do a Samsung evo 850 firmware update

I've done it many times myself through Magician with never a problem. That said, always good to have a current image backup before doing anything that just might brick a drive.
HTH,
--Ed--

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Samsung has recently posted firmware update EXM03B6Q for the 850 Pro on the download site.
I was unable to update via Magician so downloaded the ISO and ran it from a USB drive.
I was one of the lucky ones who didn't update to EXM02B6Q in Feb of 2015 which was a total disaster.
The update worked without any problems and speeds have not changed at all.
There is also a PDF installation guide for those who like to read first.
Don't forget to image the SSD first just in case. I did not, however loose data but better safe than sorry.

Tool & Software | Download | Samsung V-NAND SSD

Cheers

Answer:Samsung SSD 850 Pro Firmware update finally available.

Luckily I was able to update via Magician awhile back. Thanks for the info though.

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Hard Drives: Hitachi HDS721010DLE630,  Firmware : M52OASR0 Serial Number : MSK5215HILD70G  Features- S.M.A.R.T., 48bit LBA, APM, NCQ I have tried backing up system image to my ext hard drive since early last month (July 2016) but there is always the error message : The backup failed. New bad clusters were found on the source volume. These clusters were not backed up (0x8078007D)Run SFC/Scannow- Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations. Lately while going through CrystalDiskInfo, clicking Functions, I come across  Workaround which gives this  message :{Firmware Bug} SAMSUNG HD155UI/HD204UI. Googling the above message, brings me the website: knowledge.seagate.com/articles_US/FAQ/22357en- Samsung HD204UI_JP.exe Firmware Patch/Update. If the host issues an identify command during an action of writing data in NCQ, the data's writing can be destabilized, and can lead to data loss.This is relevant for Samsung-model ID with the following model numbers : HD155UI. Can this patch/update fixed the system image backup failure?

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Samsung has recently posted firmware update EXM03B6Q for the 850 Pro on the download site.
I was unable to update via Magician so downloaded the ISO and ran it from a USB drive.
I was one of the lucky ones who didn't update to EXM02B6Q in Feb of 2015 which was a total disaster.
The update worked without any problems and speeds have not changed at all.
There is also a PDF installation guide for those who like to read first.
Don't forget to image the SSD first just in case. I did not, however loose data but better safe than sorry.

Tool & Software | Download | Samsung V-NAND SSD

Cheers

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g'day,

my dvd player (samsung ts-h352a) has been having issues lately meaning that it very rarely reads any cd inside. It's light will slowly pulse but it does not sound like it spins up and then reports that there is no cd in the drive. all cd's are original manufacturer copies. I went to the samsung site to upgrade the firmware and it has offered me a *.bin file that has no windows assosciation. when i look for drivers through device manager it looks for only *.inf files. what am i doing wrong, any suggestions to alternate fixes perhaps?

cheers, Hrtbob
 

Answer:Solved: samsung dvd firmware issue

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Hi everyone,

New to this, first post so please go slowly.

I have a Samsung blue ray player BD-UP5000, and I have down loaded the new zip file of the firmware upgrade version 1.6 to my computer. I then burnt a dvd-rw. When I inserted the disc into my Blue ray player it reads ERROR #0x000000ff and then ejects the disc. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Samsung BD-UP5000 firmware up grade

It probably can't read re-writable media so try using DVD-R or DVD+R

You can also update it directly via the internet by connecting it to your router and updating in real-time from the Samsung website. The BD-UP5000 has an ethernet port on it for this purpose.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/BD-UP5000/XAC
 

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Hi. I have a Samsung DVD-ReWriter model SH-S203p.I need to update the firmware becasue its not working properly. ie I turn the pc on. Drive lights up but never goes off and I cannot access the drive at all. I can't even open the drawer. Now I have tried updating from the special link on the samsung cd to no avail. I need to download this firmware manually as my internet conection istn't good enough. Tried to use it and it just hangs on the site. click hereAny help would be useful.TIAD

Answer:Samsung DVD-ReWriter Firmware. Problem.

Firstly, are you sure its a firmware issue?Have you tried removing all leads to and from the drive and reinstalling them again? Are the leads in the right way around? (Dont laugh, I've seen it!)Have you tried the data cable (IDE/SATA) in a different slot on the motherboard?Have you used a different data cable?Have you used a different molex power connector (not one with FAN ONLY marked on it?

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I know some of you have the Samsung 830.  Yesterday I used the Samsung W7 firmware update option to update my 830.  The BSOD appeared towards the end.  Once I force powered off and restarted, everything seemed to work fine and W7 loaded new SSD drivers, I guess due to the firmware update. I have run the Samsung optimization software, and have the recommended settings. However, the size of my SSD has more or less doubled from about 112 GB to 224 or there abouts.  I ran the Samsung Magician garbage cleanup tool.   Still showing more or less double the space as before the firmware update/crash.  Confirmed that the firmware update was successful. Any ideas where about 100GB plus could be hiding or why the SSD is reporting all the space being occupied?  thanks













Solved!

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Answer:X220 Samsung 830 SSD firmware update

I discovered that the Samsung 830 firmware update had nothing to do with my space problem.   I found a hidden folder "RRbackup" which is part of the rescue and recovery program.  Apparently, since the time came and went to automatically backup my X220 and my USB HDD was not plugged in, on 7 January, RnR backed up my SSD onto itself.  After doing some google work, just googling RRbackup, many people have this backup, which is hidden, and can take up lots of space.  I will disable the "schedule your backups" option as that what triggered the backup.  Like Windows R&R I simply thought Lenovo RnR would not backup if the USB HDD I selected was not plugged in at the scheduled time.  I was wrong. I printed off the RnR user guide a while back but did not see any mention of this type of outcome.  I deleted the RnR local backup, which I did not expect to be created in the first place, and got back 112GB.   I thought I would use RnR - I am sure it is great, but I don't have a semester to sit around and try and figure it out.

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Hello all,
My system specs are the following: Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit UEFI Bios Phoenix BIOS version and drivers are updated, also confirmed by Slimdrivers. Samsung Series 5 ULTRA 530U4C-S02PT Also: It is an hybrid drive, 1TB HDD & 24GB SSD that is supposedly well installed (the laptop never been so fast after formating and installing windows 10 with express cache to take advantage of SSD hybrid boosting). Windows works like a speedster the only problem is the inaccessibility of BIOS, for example i want to enable the virtualization VT-X to install Oracle VM and i can't go BIOS to edit virtualization.
Problems: UEFI BIOS firmware settings boot dialog is inaccessible.Not working suggested fixes:

i) hotkeys Esc, F2, F4, F8 and F10 don't log in BIOS. Although safe mode, debug logging, etc are available. Disabling Fast Bios in the control panel > power management dialog doesn't do anything.ii) automatic repair seems to give an error, after the account is specified in the repair boot dialog it gives error.iii) recovery > Advanced options > UEFI Firmware Settings Boot is not Visible.iv) EasyUEFI free only works with Windows 10 Home, not Enterprise (it would resolve the issue appropriately with the boot into UEFI option) Sources:
Cause (according to internet forums): i) Probably my uefi has Secure Boot Enabled and Fast Boot also, making the boot system almost instantaneous and rendering other boot scenarios blocked. Because system is only seeing the SSD drive as b... Read more

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The Samsung SDD that came in my x201s does not support TRIM. I am wondering anyone know is the new DSRD 2.1.0 Firmware update will work with the Samsung SDD in my x201s? This is the Samsung firmware update that supports TRIM.It says the driver update is for the VBM18C1Q driver, but my driver for the Samsung VBM1EL1Q.Thanks.

Answer:X201s Samsung SDD firmware does not support TRIM

You could just use the generic Windows 7 AHCI driver instead...it supports TRIM

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I'm following the following instructions to upgrade firmware for my ssd:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-69806 My ssd is listed, a firmware update is found for the drive but the firmware upgrade stops with a fail message telling me to contact support. What can I do to make the firmware upgrade run? Best regards,Kristian  

Answer:Upgrade T530 samsung ssd firmware fails

Can you please list your SSD model, current firmware version, and upgrade firmware version as reported by the tool?

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Trouble with writing on DVD-R with Samsung (Toshiba guts inside) SHW08A.I know there is a firmware update for this burner but cannot find it. I have also been told you can use a Toshiba firmware update for this player but cannot find it either. I have downloaded the Samsung ODD firmware live update for this product but all I ever get is a network trouble warning.Can anyone point me in the right direction please.

Answer:Need firmware update for Samsung (Toshiba) SHW08A

Any ideas please

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they published eagerly awaited firmware solving the TRIM issue: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/products/flash/ssd/2008/business/business.html Just a quick question: Will this be relevant only for Win 7 users or does it apply for Win XP users as well? Thanks for response.

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Just purchased a Yoga 2 Pro and found that it came with a Samsung MZMTE256HMHP-000L1 256 GB SSD. This is a member of the Samsung PM851 SSD family, which is essentially an OEM clone of the PM 840 EVO. The 840 Evo has well documented slowdown problems, and as a result, Samsung has released several firmware updates to address the issue. Several other OEM's have released firmware updates for their OEM versions. However, Lenovo has not. Is there a way to update the firmware of this SSD that I'm not finding? Supposedly Samsung Magician won't work. Thanks,C

Answer:Firmware Update for Samsung PM851 Family SSD's

Lenovo did release an update utility for the Thinkpad series. Will this work with the Yoga 2 Pro?

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Hi. I ran the Samsung 840 EVO Firmware update that was provided because of the degrading problem said to be with the product.

It went all the way through and said complete. There were no problems or interruptions there. I closed the application and rebooted my machine.

The computer will get to the windows screen but right when it is supposed to go to the login it goes black and the monitors stop detecting a signal. It just sits at a black screen.

The scary thing is that when i try to run a recovery all executables associated with a given recovery error out. I.E. StartRep.exe fails to run. Trying to load previous working fails to run to. They get memory exception type errors!

I put in the windows 7 disc and have had it come up with "hit key to boot from cd or dvd". all repair attempts are the same as above. They fail the same way.

The only thing I have not figured out is how to get the machine to load into safe mode. i have been hitting F8 and doing what I can but I get no such options. My options are only the repair dialogs or boot normally. I do not understand why this machine has never given me a choice to boot to safe mode. How can I get that to work?

Please help! Is there anything I can do? I can't find any samsung forums or info.

Windows 7 64 Ultimate.
Asus X99 Deluxe.
Intel 5960X 3.0 x 8 core
G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 4 x 8gb (32gb) DDR4 2400
Samsung 840 Evo 500gb SSD
Corsair RM1000 1000wPSU
Corsair H100i
Nvidia 780GTX

Answer:Samsung Evo 840 Firmware update - Now windows won't boot.

What degrading problem ? Samsungs are the best IMO, what did you think upgrading the firmware would help ? Or what did Samsung say it was for ?

How old is the drive, how often is it used ?

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Hello,

I have samsung fit phone(s5670) and recently got firmware update via samsung kies .but when i try to update it Kies crashes and give following error.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: gt-s5670.exe
Problem Signature 02: 11.7.6.1
Problem Signature 03: 4e13ef03
Problem Signature 04: FirmwareUpdateAgent.Common
Problem Signature 05: 1.0.0.0
Problem Signature 06: 4e13ef03
Problem Signature 07: 1fd
Problem Signature 08: 0
Problem Signature 09: System.IndexOutOfRangeException
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789


I have latest samsung Kies version.I dont know whats causing this error.

Little dig from event viewr showed more on error

Application: GT-S5670.exe
Framework Version: v4.0.30319
Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
Exception Info: System.IndexOutOfRangeException
Stack:
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Answer:Samsung Kies error on firmware upgrading

You might try removing and reinstalling Kies. Also try the older version, sometimes newer is not better.
Perhaps there is a Samsung forum where this issue is addressed too.

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