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

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  1.    28 Jul 2015 #1

    Samsung 850 Pro SSD Software Support for WIN 10


    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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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
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       28 Jul 2015 #2

    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?
    No but I hope they do soon. After I upgrade(for real this time and not a preview) I'll miss RAPID Mode both my Samsung Pro's until the update.
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  3.    28 Jul 2015 #3

    I hope when someone finds out about new Samsung software which will work with Win10, they'll let me know.
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  4.    28 Jul 2015 #4

    Your 850 Pro will work just fine in Windows 10, and requires no special software to use. The Magician software just fine-tunes it, and installs the rapid mode driver, which isn't required to use the SSD. Just install Windows 10 on the SSD and wait for the magician software to be updated.
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  5.    28 Jul 2015 #5

    What I've learned...


    First, one of the reasons why the 850 wasn't recognized is that it wasn't formatted!
    I needed to got to Control Panel, System and Administrative Properties, Computer Management, Storage and initialize and format the drive.

    Now Win 10 sees the drive.
    Magician 4.6 sees it too but won't let me check any properties.
    Data Migration 2.7 sees my "C" drive but won't let me select the 850 to migrate to.
    It still doesn't work.

    Now I want to clone my "C" drive and make it bootable so I can replace my 1TB HD.
    What are your recommendations for the best way to do this?
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  6.    28 Jul 2015 #6

    Samsung Magician is expected to be updated to support Windows 10 be patient.

    EVO 850/840 are still fairly new, both uses Samsung Magician software and both are selling like hotcakes; I'm 100% certain Samsung is working on a Magician software compatible with Windows 10.
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  7.    29 Jul 2015 #7

    I personally won't be using magician until it specifies that it supports Windows 10.
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  8.    29 Jul 2015 #8

    Good News - Win 10 Running on Samsung 850 Pro


    Today I successfully installed Win10 on a 1TB Samsung 850 Pro.
    Formatting the 850 took an hour or so.
    I cleaned up my "C" drive, defragged it, backed it up and got it tuned up for cloning. (another couple of hours)
    I ended up using Marcrium Reflect Disk Imaging and Backup to clone my "C" drive drive.
    That took another hour or so.

    Opening up the old computer was interesting.
    It was really dusty inside, but a can of Blowoff really came in handy.
    I knew I'd have to remove the Nvidia Geoforce 560 video card before I could remove hard drives.
    My case, a Powerspec, was packed tightly with 4 1.5 TB hard drives and other gear.
    I found the hard drives were attached from both sides of the cage so I had to remove attachments on both sides to get at them.
    It was tricky maneuvering things around,
    I removed 2 of the hard drive closest to the top and replaced one with a new 4TB Western Digital Black.
    Above it I placed the converter tray with the 850 Pro in it.

    Then I reconnecting everything and carefully replaced the video card.
    After plugging things in, with the sides still removed, I meekly pushed the power button.
    To my amazement Win 10 came upon the first try!
    I had to go back the the Bios to set up the 850 as the boot disk.
    Then I had to go to Computer Management, storage and set up the 4TB drive with the correct letter designation.
    Replaced the sides and front and then I was good to go!
    I have to thank the guys who used to work for now defunct Microcenter in Santa Clara for teaching me the ins and outs of managing and getting around a computer.

    My boot time on the 850 is now about 1.5-2 minutes.
    Thank you all for your help!
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       08 Aug 2015 #9

    The newest version of Magician (version 4.6) doesn't work with Windows 10, but the older version 4.4 does; you'll have all the functionality back, including Rapid mode.

    Just make sure you don't update or uninstall v4.4 once Rapid mode is enabled (without disabling Rapid mode first.... assuming Samsung eventually updates the app compatibility flag/code so we can update).
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  10. Cliff S's Avatar
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       08 Aug 2015 #10

    vcbacon said: View Post
    Then I had to go to Computer Management, storage and set up the 4TB drive with the correct letter designation.
    Replaced the sides and front and then I was good to go!
    I have to thank the guys who used to work for now defunct Microcenter in Santa Clara for teaching me the ins and outs of managing and getting around a computer.

    My boot time on the 850 is now about 1.5-2 minutes.
    Thank you all for your help!
    And it probably only takes that long because of the additional drive and peripherals BIOS/UEFI have to read. One of the reasons my laptop boots faster than my desktop(Samsung 840 pro 128 & 256 respectively)
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