Samsung Magician Software

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  1. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    Anybody know if this will be available for Mac anytime soon? I just bought two 850 Pro's for two of my MBP's.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    In a word NO

    Afraid not, there seems to be no plans for a mac version. As far as I know you can still manually do firmware updates from an ISO image but automatic firmware control is not coming to macs....
     
  3. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Major bummer!
     
  4. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Don't blame Samsung for this either. The problem is that Apple keeps their AHCI driver private. It is the same reason that TRIM doesn't work without disabling kext-signing.

    The good news is that Magician works perfectly well in Bootcamp Windows and is the recommended method of applying firmware updates. I also ran the Samsung Performance Restoration Tool for my 840 EVO in Bootcamp and will run the forthcoming one as well.
     
  5. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know nothing about bootcamp. All the more reason to install windows on my Mac I guess.
     
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  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    There really is no real need for it

    As long as your SSD is working with your operating system and you have TRIM enabled you should'nt have to even think about it...
     
  8. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't use TRIM. I had TRIM disabled on my last SSD (Crucial M4) and used it for over 2 years with no issues. The use of TRIM is debatable these days with all the great technology in SSD controlers.
     
  9. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    There is no debate on the advantages of TRIM. It vastly improves SSD performance, particularly over time. TRIM is not the same thing as garbage collection, although they do work well together.
     
  10. Dewdman42 macrumors member

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    Use of TRIM actually is debatable now, things changed in the last few years about that. But the Magician software in question has an advanced performance optimization function that basically refreshes everything on the SSD the same as if you had copied everything off the drive and copied it back onto the blank drive... reorganizes all the files in a certain way that can improve performance a bit. So its sad that Samsung does not provide this capability for mac users, only windows users. I tried bootcamp in the past and it was a major PITA, so I guess I will have to live without optimizing the drive. I don't know, I might take it out of my MBP and try to see if I can connect it to a different windows machine just to do this once in a while.
     
  11. SvP macrumors 6502

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    That's exactly what trim does, just automatically.
     

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