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February 12, 2013 8:11:39 AM

hi all, i just have a question about how to properly update my ssd's firmware. my 120gb samsung 840 series ssd is saying a new firmware is availible but when i download the file it brings up two files that don't seem to do anything! is there an easy way to do the update, or should i be cutting/pasting into the magician software!? anything helps thanks all!
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February 12, 2013 8:18:18 AM

Never update the firmware unless you are having issues with the drive.
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February 12, 2013 8:24:26 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Never update the firmware unless you are having issues with the drive.

really? why? i'm not questioning you but i wonder what the harm is? i just assumed there may be a performance boost or stability or something
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February 12, 2013 8:27:02 AM

There's always a chance you could brick the drive.So only do it if it's really needed.I own 2 Samsung 840 pros and never had an issue so i've never updated.
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February 12, 2013 8:35:50 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
There's always a chance you could brick the drive.So only do it if it's really needed.I own 2 Samsung 840 pros and never had an issue so i've never updated.

ok, and as you know samsung does warn of this so makes sense. thanks for the tip!
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February 12, 2013 7:11:55 PM

Your welcome.
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February 12, 2013 10:18:45 PM

I have both 470 Series and 830 Series ssd's. Their performance has been flawless so I don't have any valid reason to do a firmware update.

However, I did do one firmware update out of curiosity. There is more than one way to do a firmware update. I used the bootable USB Flash drive method. It worked for me. The only problem was Samsung's web site. All of the information about how to do a firmware update is not located on the same page or in the user's manual. I had to do some digging to find the information.

Yesterday morning Samsung released SSD Magician Version 4.0. It is definitely worth downloading and installing. It has a nicer look to it, provides more information, and has some new user friendly features.
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