Samsung Magician

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    Samsung Magician



    Note   Note

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    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:
    Samsung Magician-image-1.png
    For Geeks:
    Samsung Magician-image-2.png
    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:
    Samsung Magician-screenshot-51-.png
    Last edited by Cliff S; 1 Week Ago at 11:13. Reason: Made it look more like a first post with links
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    I wouldn't use some of the system performance tweaks on magician until it says it supports Windows 10.
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  3. Posts : 2,790
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    Hi Cliff,
    What version are you running ? FYI, the latest version is 4.6 and I just ran and also updated the firmware for 840EVO. However, the rapid was grayed out.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 16 May 2015 at 04:45.
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  4. Posts : 26,757
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    topgundcp said:
    Hi Cliff,
    What version are you running ? FYI, the latest version is 4.6 and I just ran and also updated the firmware for 840EVO. However, the rapid was grayed out.
    Thanks for the info Dino, I just downloaded it to my Win8.1 desktop and will try it on my 10 laptop later(I always save installers)
    The only thing different, I see, at first glance, is the disk optimization is not supported for Win8 and above, maybe that is what was causing the crashes(somewhat like running Windows defrag then Defraggler then Auslogics... it can't come out good:)).

    As to swarfega
    I wouldn't use some of the system performance tweaks on magician until it says it supports Windows 10.
    I've stopped tweaking a long time ago(although I might use the term for fine tuning using given settings:)) and have let "Windows take care of Windows", including leaving sys protect, indexing, Hibernation on. The only thing I set is Enable Write caching & I turn off Write Cache Buffer flushing(no problem for laptop and for desktop I have a CyberPower - 650VA Battery Back-Up System - Black for protection).
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    Win 11 Pro
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    I have two Samsung SSD's, an EVO840 and an EVO850. I don't use the Magician as it changed my system/power settings. I had to reset them back to what I use, as I use my PC for my recording studio. However, I didn't notice any difference when I originally used the Magician.
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  6. Posts : 2,790
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    If you install version 4.4 then both options are available:
    Samsung Magician-2015-05-16_3-26-59.png

    Samsung Magician-2015-05-16_3-27-31.png
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  7. Posts : 26,757
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    4.5 too, That's what I just upgraded from.
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  8. Posts : 1,263
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    fireberd said:
    I have two Samsung SSD's, an EVO840 and an EVO850. I don't use the Magician as it changed my system/power settings. I had to reset them back to what I use, as I use my PC for my recording studio. However, I didn't notice any difference when I originally used the Magician.
    I also found it a useless utility, except for any benchmarking figures it offers no benefit to consumers IMHO, I use my SSDs as they are without any tweaking.
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  9. Posts : 26,757
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    RAPID is a must for me... look at those values, specially the ones from R & P Monitor.
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  10. Posts : 26,757
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    Ok Dino, I tried 4.6 on build 74, it doesn't crash, but I doesn't let me use RAPID(it looks for Windows 7 and above but doesn't see 10, I guess it looks for version 6.xxx and Ten is 10.xxx like some other software too) so my first post still stands. Samsung needs to fix it. But thanks any way, I'll leave it in for now while testing. but if they don't fix it I may stay with 8.1 on my desktop and just put 10 on my laptop so the can sync. The laptop is my test machine for software & OS's, being I prefer a "real system" plus I have another drive for it as backup.
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