Samsung SSD 840 Series 120gb

Okay so basically I am trying to give it the firmware update its crying for.

I backed up the drive using Acronis so i'm good to go. Whenever I download the update its two .enc files. I have never heard of it and have no clue what to do with it or where it goes.

Also some pics

http://i.imgur.com/Y3ihqC7.png

Screen i'm at

it downloads as a rar file. I open it and its this

http://i.imgur.com/sFsqphH.png

I dragged the two files on the desktop and browsed using the Magician thing but it nothing shows up..

Someone please help me thank you
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  1. Hi:

    It appears to work only if you create a BOOT disc.

    1) Create the boot disc (click Firmware Update in Samsung Magician and choose USB or DVD boot disc)
    2) Reboot (CD/DVD or USB-HDD drive must be before hard drive in the BIOS' boot order)
    3) follow instructions to flash (Mine failed, I rebooted and it worked)

    Other tips:
    a) apply overprovisioning (Samsung Magician). This blocks off some of your SSD to ensure you don't get slow-downs later.

    b) follow the OS Optimization instructions

    c) Consider Disabling Hibernation, and also set your Pagefile to a lower value like 4GB.
    (Hibernation and Pagefile writes help wear out the SSD).

    If you like Hibernation, just use it. SSD's will be far cheaper by the time yours wears out which will likely be at least three years, however if SPACE is an issue you can save some by following the above recommendation.
  2. photonboy said:
    Hi:

    It appears to work only if you create a BOOT disc.

    1) Create the boot disc (click Firmware Update in Samsung Magician and choose USB or DVD boot disc)
    2) Reboot (CD/DVD or USB-HDD drive must be before hard drive in the BIOS' boot order)
    3) follow instructions to flash (Mine failed, I rebooted and it worked)

    Other tips:
    a) apply overprovisioning (Samsung Magician). This blocks off some of your SSD to ensure you don't get slow-downs later.

    b) follow the OS Optimization instructions

    c) Consider Disabling Hibernation, and also set your Pagefile to a lower value like 4GB.
    (Hibernation and Pagefile writes help wear out the SSD).

    If you like Hibernation, just use it. SSD's will be far cheaper by the time yours wears out which will likely be at least three years, however if SPACE is an issue you can save some by following the above recommendation.


    http://i.imgur.com/vLj7Y7W.png

    Keeps coming up when I click bootable cd/dvd x.x
  3. Hi,
    You appear to have missing or corrupted files.

    *First go to Windows Updates to see if any updates exist.

    About IMAPI: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa364806(v=vs.85).aspx

    You may have to GOOGLE to find ways to reinstall IMAPI. This may help:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa364806(v=vs.85).aspx

    *I would have looked further but I didn't know your OS version. For example, if it was XP then Google "xp imapi repair".
  4. its for windows 7 64 bit I looked all over but can only seem to find the xp version of it.
  5. http://www.ehow.com/how_7412312_reinstall-imapi.html

    This doesn't specify Windows version.

    *You may have other issues as well, in which case you may need to reinstall Windows.

    Microsoft Fix It Tool:
    http://fixitcenter.support.microsoft.com/Portal
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