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  1. Posts : 26,448
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1051

    I agree 100% about the marketplace Vendors. I rarely buy anything from them, at least nothing I'm not willing to lose.
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  2. Posts : 12,177
    Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
       #1052

    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    Dave76 said:
    Good choices all around.

    Did you check the firmware on the SSD?
    Their Magician program will tell you the firmware you have now, the latest is DXM04B0Q.
    Magician couldn't see the SSD when it was in a USB dock. It'll have to wait until I build the machine to check it.
    I just got my Samsung 840Pro 128GB last month and it had DXM03B0Q firmware.
    Update was easy and went smooth, when the SSD is installed just put the update on a USB memory stick and run Magician.
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  3. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #1053

    Dave76 said:
    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    Dave76 said:
    Good choices all around.

    Did you check the firmware on the SSD?
    Their Magician program will tell you the firmware you have now, the latest is DXM04B0Q.
    Magician couldn't see the SSD when it was in a USB dock. It'll have to wait until I build the machine to check it.
    I just got my Samsung 840Pro 128GB last month and it had DXM03B0Q firmware.
    Update was easy and went smooth, when the SSD is installed just put the update on a USB memory stick and run Magician.
    Is that after installing the OS or before?
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  4. Posts : 12,177
    Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
       #1054

    Best to do it before installing the OS, as with most SSD manufacturer software it is suppose to be non-destructive so can be done with the OS installed, as you know, it's best to run a backup first.
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  5. Posts : 26,448
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1055

    As Ronald Reagan said, trust but verify.
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  6. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #1056

    Dave76 said:
    Best to do it before installing the OS, as with most SSD manufacturer software it is suppose to be non-destructive so can be done with the OS installed, as you know, it's best to run a backup first.
    Ok, just to make sure I'm understanding this correctly...I can install Magician on the SSD (the only drive in the machine at the time) and run it before I install the OS?
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  7. Posts : 12,177
    Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
       #1057

    No, Magician has to be installed to an OS.
    In my case I plugged in the new SSD and updated the firmware before I removed the old one.
    You can update the new SSD firmware on a different system or just do it after you install the OS on the new SSD, after backup of coarse.
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  8. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #1058

    Then, in this case since I don't really have another system that I can install the SSD and Magician can't see a drive in a USB dock, I would install the SSD in the new machine, install Win 7, then install and run Magician to update the firmware? Since I wouldn't have anything other than the OS and Magician on the SSD, I wouldn't need a backup, correct?
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  9. Posts : 1,660
    Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
       #1059

    Dave76 said:
    Best to do it before installing the OS, as with most SSD manufacturer software it is suppose to be non-destructive so can be done with the OS installed, as you know, it's best to run a backup first.
    I did it after I had installed the OS without a problem. Otherwise how would you update the firmware for new releases down the road?
    You should always be sure you have a backup anyhow.

    Lady - yes, since you have nothing that can't be replaced
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  10. Posts : 12,177
    Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
       #1060

    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    Then, in this case since I don't really have another system that I can install the SSD and Magician can't see a drive in a USB dock, I would install the SSD in the new machine, install Win 7, then install and run Magician to update the firmware? Since I wouldn't have anything other than the OS and Magician on the SSD, I wouldn't need a backup, correct?
    Yes, nothing to loose except a little time

    GeneO said:
    Dave76 said:
    Best to do it before installing the OS, as with most SSD manufacturer software it is suppose to be non-destructive so can be done with the OS installed, as you know, it's best to run a backup first.
    I did it after I had installed the OS without a problem. Otherwise how would you update the firmware for new releases down the road?
    You should always be sure you have a backup anyhow.

    Lady - yes, since you have nothing that can't be replaced
    Yes, it does work without loosing your current data. Just as a precaution I would do it before installing the OS, if possible, no problem updating the firmware after OS installation.
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