Samsung Enhances SSD Experience with Magician 7 Software


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Samsung’s Magician 7 software is now available for download for Samsung solid-state drive (SSD) owners, providing a wide range of new management and customization features, and advanced tools to help users realize the full potential of their drive.

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Now supporting both Samsung Portable and internal consumer SSD families, the latest generation of Samsung’s Magician software enables consumers, gamers and content creators to quickly and easily access real-time information, set preferences and manage their Samsung SSD’s performance, power usage, capacity, health, security capabilities and more via a newly enhanced dashboard. The intuitive Magician 7 software also offers integrative drive health check and a rich suite of diagnostic tools and resources to identify, troubleshoot and resolve technical issues, including access to technical support via a new Chatbot1 feature.

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Highlights of new enhancements to Samsung Magician software include:
  • Portable SSD Support: The latest software update takes the power of the Magician software on the go. Whether on a photoshoot or family vacation, Magician 7 software offers Portable SSD users access to Performance Benchmark, firmware updates, security functions such as password and fingerprint reset, and more.
  • New Magician Help Center provides easy online access to help and support for Samsung SSDs. Users can quickly get answers to questions via a convenient Chatbot feature, and find information, solutions, and tips on a variety of topics.
  • New Mode Options: Whether gaming, editing content or streaming entertainment, Magician 7 Performance Optimization modes enable users to choose the power and performance options that are best for their unique needs. These include Full Performance mode for maximum SSD performance, Power Saving mode for increased power efficiency, Standard mode for moderate power use, and Custom mode that enables users to set specific conditions for their drive. (Available for select Samsung NVMe SSD models only.2
  • Customizable Benchmark Testing is now possible with Magician 7’ Performance Benchmark feature. Offering a variety of settings including test volume, number of tests, chunk size, number of threads and more, users can tailor their benchmark tests based on preferred conditions to ensure their SSD is operating at optimal performance.
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Samsung Magician is the free service used to optimize Samsung SSDs connected to a desktop or notebook computer*, helping users to monitor drive health, manage and protect data, and maximize performance via an intuitive interface. Exclusively for Samsung SSDs, this is the seventh major update to the software since it launched in 2012. Samsung considers it an essential service for keeping drives running smoothly and securely, and download is recommended for all Samsung Portable and consumer internal SSDs. For more information, including details on additional features, a list of compatible SSD models, and how to download the Magician 7 software, visit Samsung Magician Software | SSD | Samsung Semiconductor.


Source: Samsung Enhances SSD Experience with Magician 7 Software - Samsung US Newsroom
 

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I am getting a firmware update message from Samsung Magician.
I guess it's just a generic message, because when I click on "Update", it's saying that I have the latest version.

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Hi,
Misleading message seeing sammy is referring to the app updating not the ssd firmware.
 

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I cannot use Magician as I have 3 Samsung SSD's but magician reports I have something an incompatible system on my motherboard or something similar so I don't have the correct drivers needed
 

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Hi,
Think 6.3 is only good version
 

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For me, this all publicity attention grabber. Never used the magician software except to update firmware :wink:

Agree with you completely. There is nothing the tool provides for performance - SSD don't need anything. They also don't need overprovisioning anymore unless you run them at near full capacity (that was only when trim was not available). I check their website for firmware updates every once and a while (they are rare), so I haven't used the software for ages except to see if there is anything new and useful every once and awhile.
 

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For me, this all publicity attention grabber. Never used the magician software except to update firmware :wink:
Me either. But since I have a new system with a fairly new SSD, the firmware updates may not have stopped yet.
Once I am confident that the firmware updates have stopped, I may uninstall Samsung Magician.
 

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I just wish the software would work with drives on RAID controllers. At least the newer version recognizes the drives. However I am completely unable to utilize any features because pretty much every metric outside of the identity of the disk is N/A.
 

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I just wish the software would work with drives on RAID controllers. At least the newer version recognizes the drives. However I am completely unable to utilize any features because pretty much every metric outside of the identity of the disk is N/A.

What features (I have 2 Samsung SSD in Intel RST RAID 0)?
 
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What features (I have 2 Samsung SSD in Intel RST RAID 0)?
Anything. Even the drive health isn't showing up. It's only even giving the ID for the one disk in the array that isn't in RAID.
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I have the same results with either my setup on my Asus X570-E, or on the server's H700 controller.
But it's kind of an improvement. Previous versions would just say I didn't have any supported drives installed. Now at least I can see serial numbers for one or two of them.

If I want to keep tabs on real data, I need to use software like Hard Disk Sentinel in order to see the drive information.
 

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Well you can use other tools. Like for monitoring, CrystalDiskInfo will show the individual drives. But there is no other functions that Magician supplies.
 

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There is new firmware # 4B2GXM7 out for the 980 PRO available from inside Samsung Magician 7.0
 

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Odd; I installed it a few weeks ago and it did not overprovision either of my drives. Maybe it's because the amount of free space on both drives is quite high.

Yeah, it didn't overprovision any of my 5 drives either - 2 NVME, 3 SATA...

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There is new firmware # 4B2GXM7 out for the 980 PRO available from inside Samsung Magician 7.0
Yea I got this yesterday on my 980 PRO NVMe as well, but the version was 4B2QGXA7.

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Is my firmwire up to date for my NVME M.2 970 Evo Plus 500GB
Pretty sure i bought Plus version

Or should i wait til it shows available in Magician software


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For me, this all publicity attention grabber. Never used the magician software except to update firmware :wink:
I like the spinning wheel animation on the Status tab under Drive Dashboard. 😂
 

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Guess at this point i gotta wait for whatever the issue with the software not seeing the newer version, other methods didn't work either, tried usb method.

Samsung Offical forum stated known issue with Magician, eventually will be fixed, all i gotta do now is attempt to relax and calm down if possible for me, totally enjoy keeping my Computer systems fully up to date, Firmwire, bios updates, drivers...go a bit nuts when something doesn't work right or see a newer version
 

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Guess at this point i gotta wait for whatever the issue with the software not seeing the newer version, other methods didn't work either, tried usb method.

Samsung Offical forum stated known issue with Magician, eventually will be fixed, all i gotta do now is attempt to relax and calm down if possible for me, totally enjoy keeping my Computer systems fully up to date, Firmwire, bios updates, drivers...go a bit nuts when something doesn't work right or see a newer version
  1. Uninstall Magician 7
  2. Reboot
  3. Install Magician 6.3
  4. Update Magician 6.3 to Magician 7
  5. Accept the upgrade to the latest firmware
  6. Reboot
  7. Done!
 

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bikemanI7

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I tried that eariler, didn't work, didn't even see the newer firmwire in the newly installed Version 7 after installing 6.3, then updating 6.3 to Magican 7

showed still old firmwire--that is different form the NVME 970 Evo Plus one on the site

I got a bit crazy when things don't update fully lol, but calmer for the moment lol
 

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New Update for Samsung Magician released today, Version: 7.0.1
 

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The new color scheme looks amazing! :D

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