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Samsung 850 PRO Firmware EXM02B6Q removed from Samsung Site

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I wonder why......I updated to it 2 days ago

http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/samsungssd/downloads.html
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Originally Posted by MaXimus666 View Post

I wonder why......I updated to it 2 days ago

http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/samsungssd/downloads.html

It will killing people's SSD, see other threads about it as well as their fb page.
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bloody hell! will my SSDs die soon? frown.gif
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i also would like to find ut what the problem was with the firmware...bugs or really a stupid error corrupting data and/or cells?
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saw it. thx.

Luckily i did update my 256Gb 850pro.
It flashed OK, wanted me to power cycle it (i did not) and i just turned off PC. and on after a few mins.
Firmware seems ot be on it.
My data was all on it as well. Just it didn't weant to boot from it.
So: did a secure erase and had to install OS + stuff again.
Seems working (didn't do a speed test though).
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For drives that had the FW update fail and then upon rebooting the drive shows up as gibberish. I seem to have figured a fix.

Just gonna let you know, it does require a second 850 Pro, of the exact same capacity that has not had the FW updated. Also, you need the ISO of the new FW, which is no longer available on Samsung's site.

1. Create Bootable CD out of the ISO

2. Have just the old FW working 850 Pro connected and boot to the ISO

3. When you get to the point where it asks if you are sure you want to do the FW update, do not press anything

4. Swap the good 850 Pro with the bad one

5. Continue with FW update

6. After it completes updating, it may say read error mismatch

7. exit FW update

8. reboot computer to previously broken drive

9. everything is as it was before FW update error

10. drive has new FW on it

11. ???

12. Profit!

Tried it on all my 850's Pros that stopped working after the FW update failed through Magician. All are up and running again.
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Seems to me only people updated Firmware with Magician has the problem, am i right?

=> Firmwarte as itself is OK, just the flasdhing part is broken on magician
Edited by PKOneTwo - 2/25/15 at 10:25am
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Seems to me only people updated Firmware with Magician has the problem, am i right?

=> Firmwarte as itself is OK, just the flasdhing part is broken on magician

Yep that's i've seen as well.

Also what i've seen, has not happened to any of the 850 Pros that were updated through Magician on the AMD machines in my company, but maybe its just me.
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thx, that would just confirm my suspicion.
So i can only suggest to all folks (in the future and mybe who still have the Firmware before taken down):

Flash using the DOS-ISO. Flashing with magician is risky
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