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This might be an odd question. But I just booted on a system I built, and the first step after updating the BIOS was to update the firmware on my new Samsung 830. But when I tried to do it, the drive timed out during the firmware update. I feel like if there were something really wrong it wouldn't even recognize my drive, but it does. Anyone have any ideas?
 
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This might be an odd question. But I just booted on a system I built, and the first step after updating the BIOS was to update the firmware on my new Samsung 830. But when I tried to do it, the drive timed out during the firmware update. I feel like if there were something really wrong it wouldn't even recognize my drive, but it does. Anyone have any ideas?

Sorry, I have no idea.
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It was the first thing I did turning on the system. I think I'm just going to install windows on my HDD and try a windows update of the drive. I'm not sure how great this USB drive I'm using is, so it COULD be that.
 
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It was the first thing I did turning on the system. I think I'm just going to install windows on my HDD and try a windows update of the drive. I'm not sure how great this USB drive I'm using is, so it COULD be that.

make sure it is in teh USB 2 port and no the USB 3.
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I DID have it in the USB 3 port, but putting it in the USB 2 port didn't end up working. I'm just going to try from windows. Unfortunately, installing a windows install on an HDD takes like half an hour. I'll tell you then if it worked.
 
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ok so they dont have caviar so i will wait,,,
i went by ur tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGFyEeNn-hk&feature=player_embedded and i set it up crucial m4 128 like u said in video it can be like that???to be set same way on this SSD?
thank you!!!
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I'm sure this is all incredibly irrelevant, but just in case anyone has the same issue of being unable to get a USB boot drive recognized to update the Samsung 830 drivers, using the windows driver option DID work. So, it wasn't the USB plug, it wasn't the USB drive, and it wasn't the SSD. I think maybe the firmware updater is still a little buggy or I have some option in my bios set that's making it time out during the f/w update (ACHI, marvel controller disabled).

SW, +rep for the attempted assistance though. Thanks.
Edited by pfunkmort - 2/17/12 at 10:29pm
 
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ok so they dont have caviar so i will wait,,,
i went by ur tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGFyEeNn-hk&feature=player_embedded and i set it up crucial m4 128 like u said in video it can be like that???to be set same way on this SSD?
thank you!!!


when you get the caviar black go to disk management and simply initialize and format it, you can follow that video guide as well, but the disk management option is simpler and faster lol.
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I'm sure this is all incredibly irrelevant, but just in case anyone has the same issue of being unable to get a USB boot drive recognized to update the Samsung 830 drivers, using the windows driver option DID work. So, it wasn't the USB plug, it wasn't the USB drive, and it wasn't the SSD. I think maybe the firmware updater is still a little buggy or I have some option in my bios set that's making it time out during the f/w update (ACHI, marvel controller disabled).

SW, +rep for the attempted assistance though. Thanks.

I should have thought to tell you that b/c in the last week that is the main thing I have been doing for people to update their firmware doh.gif in the device manager you can simply set the PC to have the default SATA driver run upon next restart, it saved a few drives and DVD drive from being RMA'd lol.
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So I've followed the guide up to just after installation. Everything is going smoothly, and I am installing my video driver so I can use all of my screen. All I have to say is that this m4 is FAST. Everything happens instantly. Thanks for the tutorial, Sean!
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