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Samsung 840 Pro Firmware Update help

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April 11, 2013 2:21:36 AM

hi. I have a samsung 840 pro and decided to recently open samsung magician. It prompted me that a firmware update is available. However when i click update firmware i get a warning message. It reads

"There is a risk of complete data loss when updating firmware. Therefore it is highly recommended that you back-up your data before using firmware update."

What exactly does it mean "complete loss"? like everything on my windows 7? and where can i back up the files? my USB is only 16 GB
Also is it even worth it to update firmware?

April 11, 2013 7:30:26 AM

I recommend postponing the SSD BIOS update until you back up your data. You will need a drive with enough free space to accommodate the backup. I installed the BIOS update on my Samsung 840 500GB (non pro) with no data loss. I did a backup first, though. It may be a good time for you to consider a regular backup strategy.
June 16, 2013 3:48:02 AM

Yes, that's exactly what that means. In my opinion you should be backing up our computer anyway. All harddrives fail eventually. The hope is that they last the life-span of the computer, but there again everything can and will fail eventually. That is a universal truth :-)

You can get an external hard drive for very little money. I personally like the WD My Passport drives. at $60/terabyte you would be wise to buy one of those and backup your data regardless.

Iam on a Macbook running time machine backups every hour to my external WD drive. There are similar applications for Windows or you can backup manually if you wish, but whatever you do I would definitely be backing up my data one way or another.