Magician doesnt see Samsung 830 SSD 4 firmware update!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pjny, May 30, 2012.

  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I just got the Samsung 830 256GB SSD and connected it via the supplied USB 2 kit to a PC running windows 7.

    I wanted to see if the SSD required a firmware update so I ran magician software(3.1) after formatting the SSD(NTFS) using the supplied SSD-USB 2 connector. Windows recognizes the drive.

    I ran Magician but it says "no Samsung SSD brand SSD found in the system". I just want to check if I have the latest firmware before installing it on my Mac.

    DO I NEED TO INSTALL THE 830 IN THE INTERNAL DRIVE BAY SATA CONNECTOR FOR MAGICIAN TO SEE IT?

    And is there a problem with the Jan. 12, 2012 firmware update?

    Thanks.
     
  2. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    You have to directly connect it to the onboard SATA controller of your PC.

    You can check if the firmware is recent by reading the label and checking Samsung's site.
     
  3. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    Internal SATA or external Thunderbolt in Windows 7 Boot Camp on a Mac also works.
     

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