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#190733 10-Jan-2016 18:56
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Hi. 

I have 3 x 840 SSD's in a RAID 0. I see they are behind on firmware. 

Does the Samsung Magician Software Update Firmware?

Can it do this whilst Windows is running? 

Can it do it when they are in a raid? I don't want to break it if I can.

Yes I have GOOD backups. 


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  #1467265 10-Jan-2016 22:29
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Does the Samsung Magician Software Update Firmware?
Can it do this whilst Windows is running? 

Yes and Yes, but I don't think it can do it while they are in raid.




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  #1467268 10-Jan-2016 22:52
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If they're on the motherboard's controller, make a bootable updater, disable the RAID Array, upgrade each drive, and re-enable the RAID Array should work (I THINK, I'm not too familiar with RAIDs, haven't needed them). If they're on a separate controller, you'd want to plug them into the motherboard SATA ports, upgrade them, then reconnect them to the controller.




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  #1467279 10-Jan-2016 23:20
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The question to ask is, any benefits of updating, or, rather, what disadvantages of leaving it alone.
I guess ...




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  #1467330 11-Jan-2016 08:42
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Not sure about the RAID thing - sounds like they wont upgrade whilst in an array, but I upgraded my 850 boot drive (non Raided) last week.

I rebuilt my PC using a hand me down Asus P6T mainboard, new RAM and i7 CPU. I installed Win10 on the new 850 SSD, and it worked OK. Every so often it would take ages to boot. Sometimes it would not boot at all (and I saw that the SSD had disappeared from BIOS).

I updated the mainboard BIOS (was on original release BIOS) and the SSD firmware (from windows, using magician) and it has been rock sold since (touch wood). Not sure which upgrade fixed my issue, but I'd say it was worth doing.

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  #1467361 11-Jan-2016 09:42
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As 840s have some major issues I would hope that there would be a benefit to upgrading the firmware...







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  #1467366 11-Jan-2016 09:49
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Brumfondl: As 840s have some major issues I would hope that there would be a benefit to upgrading the firmware...


What sort of issues? We have sold and deployed a hundred or so of them and never had an issue?


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  #1467377 11-Jan-2016 09:59
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networkn:
Brumfondl: As 840s have some major issues I would hope that there would be a benefit to upgrading the firmware...


What sort of issues? We have sold and deployed a hundred or so of them and never had an issue?


http://www.extremetech.com/computing/199673-second-patch-for-ongoing-840-evo-ssd-performance-issues-being-prepped-by-samsung
http://www.anandtech.com/show/9196/samsung-releases-second-840-evo-fix

This is for 840 EVOs so it may depend on what 840s you have.






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