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Hey there,

I just saw that the Samsung Magician Tool is out now for Windows 8. New version is 4.0

You can get it here:

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/MZ-7TD120KW
post #2 of 22
Wonder why Secure Erase is not supported for Windows 8 systems?
post #3 of 22
Does it not show up as an option or did it fail when you tried to use it? If it simply failed and this is a pc that shipped with windows 8 on it you may need to check the bios and disable secure boot protection.
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It says in the release notes http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/MZ-7TD120KW
under note 5.
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It says in the release notes http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/MZ-7TD120KW
under note 5.

Complete release notes for Disk Magician 4.0:


#1) Title : Samsung Magician Software Ver.4.0 Release note

#2) Applicable Model

- 470 Series: MZ-5PA064* MZ-5PA128* MZ-5PA256*

- 830 Series: MZ-7PC064* MZ-7PC128* MZ-7PC256* MZ-7PC512*

- 840 Series: MZ-7TD120* MZ-7TD250* MZ-7TD500*

- 840 PRO Series: MZ-7PD128* MZ-7PD256* MZ-7PD512*


#3) Improvements & Modifications

- Completely redesigned User Interface and User Experience.

- Simple, graphical indication of drive health status and Total Bytes Written.

- At-a-glance system configuration information, including SATA interface and AHCI support.

- Re-designed OS Optimization featuring three common user profiles and detailed explanations of each configuration option.

- SSD Authentication feature to verify your SSD is a genuine Samsung product.(From 840 and 840 PRO Series)

#4) Operating System

- Windows XP SP2(32bit) / Vista(32/64bit) / 7(32/64bit) / 8(32/64bit)

#5) Note

- SSD will not be recognized if it is part of a RAID array

- Magician does not work with SSDs connected via the SCSI controller interface.

- Only MBR and GPT partition types are supported. Magician may not work with other partition types.

- Secure Erase is not supported for Windows 8 systems.
post #6 of 22
Lol, ironic. And I just got my new 840 Pro installed last night and I thought "Man, this software looks kinda crappy compared to my Intel SSD, wish it was better laid out with a cleaner look and the desktop icon looks stupid" Wish granted for me!
post #7 of 22
Trying single drive mode for a change. One sammy for OS and one for storage. Really like this new software.

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Do i need to have Samsung Magician running?
As i have created this Over Provisioning, and i don´t know if the SSD itself knows about it, or if the software needs to be active for it to work.

Why i bother asking, is because i would like to turn it off. As i can´t put my PC to sleep as it always wakes up thanks tho this software.
Otherwise i like it, but it´s a real pain to not be able to go to sleep.
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post #9 of 22
No you don't need to have Magician 4.0 or any version running for the OP to be set. The OP is a file system thing, and once set up it's there, Magician or not.

Magician 4.0 is installed as an autostart in Windows, so it runs when you boot Windows. That can be disabled In Windows 8 via Task Manager, the Startup tab. Much easier to do than in Windows 7, but Windows 8 is just all crap, right? rolleyes.gif

But each time you run Magician 4.0 and then exit, it will remain running as a background process. You can end it by clicking the "Hidden Icon" triangle in the lower right corner, right click on the Magician icon, and select Exit.

Regarding secure erase in Windows 8, you can create a bootable USB flash drive with the Magician software, to perform a SE. I've used it and it works fine, with one caveat. The Samsung documentation describes how to run the SE program from the bootable drive command line interface, and you include an option to install a font it needs, otherwise the SE program display is all garbage. So you actually need to read the instruction closely to get it working right.

I agree Magician 4.0 is very nice, the only glitch I see is it not recognizing RAID mode, and it complains that AHCI mode is not being used. Well, no it isn't, but yes it really is.
post #10 of 22
Just installed Magician 4.0 on my Windows 8 system. Says that it cannot secure erase the SSD w/in Windows and wants me to create a bootable USB or CD/DVD. I created the bootable USB on a SD card in a USB card reader. I booted it up, but the display is all corrupt and nothing is readable.

I redid the bootable USB option with a flash drive and have the same issue. Haven't tried a bootable CD/DVD since I don't have an optical drive.


Has anyone else experienced this?
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