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#2
I finally saw the firmware update pop up on my samsung magician not long ago. Remembered about the fiasco. Held off on update cause I wasnt sure if it was that update or an update that resolved that.
 
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Samsung Magician 5.x is missing features and complete trash.

Look at the change log:

- New features
* Performance Optimization based on Windows TRIM
* Over Provisioning
* Data Security

Features that existed in 4.9.7 and somehow were removed.
 
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@Raevenlord Any chance of you getting a news update for us affected 960 Pro owners on the negligence Samsung is showing in resolving the issue?
Sounds like when I bought a 950 Pro way back when and couldn't use it at one workplace because they never delivered the encrypted drive support they promised was "coming soon after launch."
 
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Anyone get this 5.2 download? Would like to try it out, we need someone to seed it lol
 

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#11
I have not yet installed the latest software, but if this is about SSD Health then it should show temperature of SSD.

OFF TOPIC:

As a side note why don't motherboard BIOS show temperature of HD/SSD as well as temperature of memory modules installed? Memory SPD is on the SMBus, so it should be possible. NOTE: This only applies to memory modules that have a thermal sensor.

For those experts out there, is it possible to edit/modify motherboard BIOS to show temperature of HD/SSD & Memory? ie when you enter the motherboard BIOS you can see temperature of HD/SSD & Memory.
 
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@delshay
Samsung Magician is for the masses. It's a basic tool. If you want all the info, stats and stuff, use CrystalDiskInfo. That one is all about the stats, including temperature.
 
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@RejZoR

Most if not all users can understand temperature reading. When you hit the S.M.A.R.T icon in Magician, I have a feeling there's going to be a number of users that don't understand it, but it's supposed to be basic. All I was trying to point out is temperature readings is part of the health of the drive along with all the other data. So it would be useful if that was part of the software.
 
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I don't get it why is Samsung Magician's Task Scheduler entry set to kill itself after 3 days of operation. I've sent this to Samsung's Twitter account and never got a reply. And they never fixed it. God I hate it when huge companies make such retarded mistakes and never fix them afterwards...
 
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Used to have Magician on my old rig with the Samsung 830... fiddled with a bunch of settings... never really noticed any changes in operation. Yes, you can set different Overprovisioning and change some BIOS and Windows/storage related settings in there. But bottom line, what's the point of this application except for a nice GUI?

On my new rig right now, 2x Samsung SSD in there, I feel no urge to get Magician for anything
 
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I’ve never been able to use this because it can’t see my 850 EVOs because they’re in RAID. Tho stuff like Crystal disk has no problem seeing each of them. I always wondered if I’ve missed any firmware updates. I have to rely on Windows for TRIM(Thankfully as nothing else can do it)
 

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Why editorial? I mean they've factually done nothing to resolve it, unless I missed something...
Unless there is a statement regarding the current lack of action you can't say they are doing or not doing anything as fact.

Just because action has not been taken does not mean they are not working on a fix.

thats the problem with you E "journalists" your no better then MSM.
 
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Unless there is a statement regarding the current lack of action you can't say they are doing or not doing anything as fact.

Just because action has not been taken does not mean they are not working on a fix.

thats the problem with you E "journalists" your no better then MSM.
That's really irrelevant. The news is we are here today with no fix.

I pride myself on my journalistic integrity and always have, thank you very much. I assume you mean "MSN?"
 

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That's really irrelevant. The news is we are here today with no fix.
Not really, its a journalists job to find out why. Its a meteorologists job to tell you whats happening now.
 
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Not really, its a journalists job to find out why. Its a meteorologists job to tell you whats happening now.
No, it's a journalists job to report stories relevant to your viewership. "Why" is great if you can get it, but if you can't, stick to the facts and don't speculate.

I'll just pretend I didn't spend a lot of time at the Cooper Point Journal (a real paper) studying this.
 

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No, it's a journalists job to report stories relevant to you. "Why" is great if you can get it, but if you can't, stick to the facts and don't speculate.

I'll just pretend I didn't spend a lot of time at the Cooper Point Journal (a real paper) studying this.
I'll just disagree and state that its a shame they changed the name of sensationalism to digital journalism at the turn of the century and let it pass as news.
 
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I'll just disagree and state that its a shame they changed the name of sensationalism to digital journalism at the turn of the century and let it pass as news.
Speculation leads to sensationalism. If you're arguing for that in an article, yes, it sure as heck had better be an editorial.

I know what you are talking about is rampant in IT journalism but I like to believe I hold myself to a higher standard. And I'd like to think everyone here tries to do the same.
 
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