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post #11 of 24
It seems that Samsung have problem.
Is this firmware destructible for OS and data on it?
Did somebody try fix problem with fresh install of Windows OS?
Do we have some % of people that did firmware update but don't have problem with it or?
post #12 of 24
I've updated both my desktop (250GB 840) and laptop (120 GB 840) without issue on either. Used the bootable iso though. I don't trust programs that are supposed to do things of this nature from within Windows. Actually I don't trust Windows to do what it's supposed to so... go figure. Word of advice for people using the bootable iso though. First thing you learn with these (we Linux users will tell you some stories) ALWAYS check the md5sum of your download to make sure you have the right one and the download isn't corrupted. thumb.gif
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post #13 of 24
I cannot re-install Windows on ssd. As I said I've tried with Parted Magic trying to remove freeze state. Erased disk etc... no way.
Windows re-install fails after reboot to complete installation, computer just reboots and install fails.

I've tried to update firmware again this time with ISO image. And all stills the same.

I guess the only way to fix that would be a firmware downgrade or to get a new firmware from Samsung. I'm too scared they will take too much time to fix this. My SSD is just unusable.
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Originally Posted by z3r0_k00l75 View Post

I've updated both my desktop (250GB 840) and laptop (120 GB 840) without issue on either. Used the bootable iso though. I don't trust programs that are supposed to do things of this nature from within Windows. Actually I don't trust Windows to do what it's supposed to so... go figure. Word of advice for people using the bootable iso though. First thing you learn with these (we Linux users will tell you some stories) ALWAYS check the md5sum of your download to make sure you have the right one and the download isn't corrupted. thumb.gif

I'm a Linux user too. I work with Linux and I've several computer with Linux.. but I need a Windows computer for gaming frown.gif
Edited by Expir3d - 5/26/13 at 10:43am
post #14 of 24
Did you try secure erase with parted magic?
When you enter Parted magic try to disconnect and connect again power cable on SSD,this is only way i can secure erase my SSDs on Asus board with parted magic.
Did you try to disconnect power cable for 1 hour?
And don't think that i try to be smart a.. i just thinking laud.
post #15 of 24
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Did you try secure erase with parted magic?
When you enter Parted magic try to disconnect and connect again power cable on SSD,this is only way i can secure erase my SSDs on Asus board with parted magic.
Did you try to disconnect power cable for 1 hour?
And don't think that i try to be smart a.. i just thinking laud.

I tried different things.

First one was the native option that Parted Magic provides which sleeps PC to unfreeze it. After that I could erase data with it. I didn't try to unplug ssd power cable when using Parted Magic.
SSD seems frozen only in Windows.

I'll try to unplug cable inside Parted Magic then try to secure erase.

In Windows if I try to secure erase with Samsung Tool PC reboots.
post #16 of 24
No,its ok if manage to secure erase it,you don't have to disconnect cables.Did you try on another pc to downgrade firmware?
post #17 of 24
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No,its ok if manage to secure erase it,you don't have to disconnect cables.Did you try on another pc to downgrade firmware?

No I didn't try another pc to downgrade firmware. Will samsung bootbable ISO let me downgrade (update from DXM05B0Q to DXM04B0Q) ?
ISO tool isn't readable. Blurry screen. I've read you must press "Y" twice to upgrade firmware.

I tried with DXM04B0Q ISO without any luck, so I guess Samsung tools is not intended to let you downgrade firmware.
post #18 of 24
I don't remember how was with Samsung but i know that i update and downgrade Crucial m4 with ISO file at least 10 times.By the way,i didn't upgrade this last firmware i just didn't have will to do it.
post #19 of 24
This may be late for some of you, but more information about performing the firmware update with the DOS bootable USB drive, and the methods and procedures for Secure Erase can be found in the Magician 4.0 application.

When Magician 4.0 is running, at the very bottom of its screen is a Help button, slightly right of center. Clicking that will cause a new window to open with a list ot topics, including FW updates and SE instructions. I used the instructions for performing a SE in Windows 8, which is only done with the DOS bootable USB drive method, and explains how to make the SE screen readable by installing a font, and running the SE from the DOS command line.

The Security Freeze Lock message is explained, and is just a message that can be ignored. Power cycling the SSD is necessary "in some cases", and is supposed to be displayed when it is needed. As was explained earlier, that involves disconnecting the SATA power connection from the SSD while the PC is running, and then connecting it again. Intel has the same procedure when using their SE utility on Intel SSDs. An unusual procedure, true, but valid in this case.
post #20 of 24
My 840 pro shipped with this firmware, and sofar I haven't noticed any problems
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