Windows 10: Samsung 850 Pro SSD Software Support for WIN 10 Solved

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  1.    10 Aug 2015 #11

    Wait for a while


    After converting to a Samsung 850 Pro and having it run for a week I would wait. The drive suddenly decided it would not boot and there was no way to get around it. Fortunately I still had my old hard drive and could go back. These are not ready for prime time yet, so save yourself time and effort. I just wasted a week of my life trying to make it work for nothing. But a PC with it already installed.
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  2.    11 Aug 2015 #12

    All drives can fail. Did you ask for a replacement?

    I have a Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD with Windows 10 Pro installed and it works flawlessly. I did not install Magician because I have heard it is not designed for Windows 10 and it may cause problems. I will install it when Samsung has it fixed for Windows 10.
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  3.    11 Aug 2015 #13

    HawkeEye said: View Post
    After converting to a Samsung 850 Pro and having it run for a week I would wait. The drive suddenly decided it would not boot and there was no way to get around it. Fortunately I still had my old hard drive and could go back. These are not ready for prime time yet, so save yourself time and effort. I just wasted a week of my life trying to make it work for nothing. But a PC with it already installed.
    The problem with SSDs is that they do not give any warning when they fail. Still won't stop me from getting another strictly as an OS boot drive.

    The Crucial MX100 that replaced it does give me a few headaches though. The drive would disappear and cause a BSOD. The only remedy to that is to do a complete shut down, disconnect/reconnect the SATA cable and power it back on.
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  4.    30 Oct 2015 #14

    Samsung Migration Tool Update V3 done and no more problems with EVO.


    Fitting the brand new SSD EVO disk felt a bit strange. It was so light compared to the old ceramic drive. Migrated the old drive over to the Samsung (turned out I had purchased a faulty cable for the process).
    Removing the hard drive in my Toshiba Satelite L10-B after Win8.1 transfer it was a pleasure to see the difference the SSD made. However after a few days the startup froze and ---- nutting. Redid the transfer and worked fine for a few days then crashed again.
    Repeated the process and when it was working, switched the drives and updated to Win10 on the original disk (Not the EVO) then transfered disks and did the Win10 update onto the SSD giving me two working disks (just in case). I figured the chances were high that the laptop would crash again. Sure enough after using it solidly for a week it had a week off whilst I did a heap of outside work. Must have been an omen cause when I started it up - nothing again. Figured it must be the EVO SSD so took it back to the dealer who promptly formatted the disk and totally killed the reimage process. Told me that the cable was faulty so had a weeks wait for a new one.
    Back to square one. Reinstalled the original updated Win10 drive and started over again. The migration tool and Magician did not recognise a Samsung drive. Not a good sign.
    Had a coffee! Always a good idea to circumvent making some worse decisions.
    Decided to look at this forum which lead nowhere because I already had the updated Magician.
    Well what about the Migration Tool? Checked it out and sure enough there was an update to version 3. Made the download and did the update and then ..... it recognised the SSD and did a very speedy clone about 35mins all up. Compared to the earlier attempts of around 5 hours it made for a much better feeling towards Samsung drives (which were my 3.5inch HDdrive favourites after 6 years as an Operations Manager in a big high school with very few problems.) Notwithstanding it was a faulty cable that messed the data in the first place.
    So now I have a brilliantly fast laptop that feels like it has 8Gig RAM inside rather than the 2Gig (fixed in this model so no RAM upgrade possible). Magician likely to be upgraded soon when I start to use it. Remember to set up the SSD as if you were using a standard disk but format as a Primary MBR disk before formatting. Then use the new Migration Tool and it should pick it out without any problems. Use the Magician later for the fancy stuff.
    Hope this helps anyone having problems with the Samsung EVO SSD.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       31 Oct 2015 #15

    Version 4.8 of Magician is available now and supports Windows 10.
    http://www.samsung.com/global/busine...c/support.html
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  6.    17 Jul 2016 #16

    Latest Driver for Samsung Magic software


    I have installed new SSD 850 EVO today successfully in Win10 64-bit.
    But after installing the Samsung Magic software, i am getting a message that Magic software is not able to properly communicate with the SSD since the drivers are not latest. I tried using Windows Update and get a message that the drivers are latest. Tried searching online but no result.

    Can someone help ?

    vcbacon said: View Post
    I have Win 10 (10240) installed and a new Samsung 850 Pro SSD to install.
    The current versions of the Samsung supplied software, Magician 4.6 (I downloaded this because the one supplied with the SSD wasn't the current one) and Data Migration 2.7 don't recognize the SSD.
    I've tried everything I can think of.

    Does anyone know when Samsung with update their software to support Win10?
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  7.    17 Jul 2016 #17

    You can find the latest version of Samsung magician in the following URL: –Tool & Software | Download | Samsung V-NAND SSD
    Windows update will not update your Samsung's firmware. To the best of my knowledge, this version of magician 4.9.7 should work with no problems in Windows 10 for your 850 evo
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  8. Posts : 1,526
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       18 Jul 2016 #18

    My PC works fine with Magician 4.9.5. What's the advantage of v4.9.7?
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  9.    18 Jul 2016 #19

    Just another update. I do not see a difference between them.Your post seem to indicate you were still using magician version 4.6.
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  10.    18 Jul 2016 #20

    Steve C said: View Post
    My PC works fine with Magician 4.9.5. What's the advantage of v4.9.7?
    If you read the release notes, you can see what is new.

    Samsung SSD Magician 4.9.7 Download - TechSpot

    In particular, in 4.9.7 added support for some new models (the 850 Pro and EVO 2TB models), new performance optimizations for the 840 EVO mSATA and bug fixes.

    4.9.6 also added support for a new model, fixed bugs, etc...
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