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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A neat little trick with SSD's. If you have a valid clone and you want the fastest speed? Use the secure erase function to reset your SSD back to factory default. JUST be sure that you have a valid clone BEFORE attempting this! In the performance testing you should notice a difference in the speeds.
Yes, that and Safe erase, writes zeros to whole disk which skips a step in writing as it doesn't have to erase data just prior. Only problem is that it adds to total writes by disks capacity. Don't quote me but I believe that MR does same thing during disk restore.
Another benefit is that NVME drives are free to write in most convenient places thru all 4 channels at same time and so speed up read afterwards.
Actually, most benefit of SSDs is fast seek time and 4k (or smaller) reads and writes as that's the size windows uses most.
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HDD on left, 970 Evo Plus on right. Large file or a lot of continuous reads and writes (first line) is least important and only at some conditions when that actually happens. Yet manufacturers quote those as they look most impressive.
Another "problem" is that write speed depend on source it writes from. It's fastest straight from RAM and slowest from slow HDDS and external disks.
For instance, if I was to write 1GB file from that HDD to NVME it would write at 129.23 at most and that's far cry from possible 3206.04. Same difference with smaller files.
 
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I really don't notice any difference between an SSD and an NVMe drive when operating the system.
 

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I really don't notice any difference between an SSD and an NVMe drive when operating the system.
Which one are you booting from ?
 

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I really don't notice any difference between an SSD and an NVMe drive when operating the system.
I agree. The only place you will actually see a difference is in transfer speeds between drives. I saw a transfer speed between 2 980 peak at 1GB but for half a second.

Bottleneck is not a new term. You can only go as fast as your slowest component, of course depends what your doing.

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Samsung Magician has been updated to v7.1.1.820 via the internal updater, but there are already problems being reported on the Samsung forum.

I don't know whether it affects everyone.

 

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Samsung Magician has been updated to v7.1.1.820 via the internal updater, but there are already problems being reported on the Samsung forum.

I don't know whether it affects everyone.

Yeah, it’s a junk update, hangs up on detecting disks. Back to 7.0 and all is well
 

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Yeah, it’s a junk update, hangs up on detecting disks. Back to 7.0 and all is well
Samsung have been releasing some junk lately. Especially in the software and firmware department.
I don't know what is happening with the company, but I'd approach any update from them with caution.
 

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Samsung have been releasing some junk lately. Especially in the software and firmware department.
I don't know what is happening with the company, but I'd approach any update from them with caution.
No argument from me
 

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Speaking of firmware, did anybody update thru SM and not lost data or usability ? My 960 evo and 97' Evo Plus both show new FW available.
 

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Speaking of firmware, did anybody update thru SM and not lost data or usability ? My 960 evo and 97' Evo Plus both show new FW available.
My EVO 970 Plus and 980 Pro were updated through magician, that was months ago and it's not showing any further updates. No issues
 

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Then cooled down slowly rest of the evening

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SM has never borked my drives with a firmware update. This latest version acted strange right after it installed but after a reboot it behaves normally.
 

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    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
    Motherboard
    factory
    Memory
    16gb ddr 3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 3060 Mobile
    Sound Card
    onboard B&O
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 144hz IPS
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Hynix 512gb nvme ssd, WD Black SN850 2TB nvme ssd
    PSU
    factory
    Case
    factory
    Cooling
    factory
    Mouse
    touchpad and Logitech wireless mouse
    Keyboard
    4 zone rgb
    Internet Speed
    WiFi 6, 1gb ethernet
    Browser
    Chrome primary, FF-IE and Edge secondary
    Antivirus
    McAfee Endpoint Security

CountMike

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I updated both, no problems.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 and Insider Dev.+ Linux Mint
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home brewed
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    2x8GB Kingston 3600MHz, Cl 16
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus ROG Rx 570 OC, 4GB
    Sound Card
    MB, Realtek Ac1220p
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 evo Plus 500GB, Samsung 960 evo250GB, 3x SSD SATA 2.5" 250GB, WD 2TB HDD.
    Cooling
    Arctic Freezer II 240mm

brummyfan

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Samsung driver and Magician are waste of time in my opinion, the drive function better without both Samsung NVMe driver and Samsung Magician 7 but it may be a different scenario for others depending on the hardware in their PCs/Laptops.
With SM 7 and Samsung NVMe driver:
Screenshot 2022-05-14 180553.jpg
With Microsoft Storage driver:
Screenshot 2022-05-15 102747.jpg
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Build 25120.1000
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Nitro AN517-51
    CPU
    i7-9750h
    Motherboard
    Acer Superb_CFS
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 1660-ti
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LP173WF5-SPB3
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB
    Browser
    Edge
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home(19044.1645)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Predator G9-793
    CPU
    i7-6700HQ
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2666MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    GTX1070
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 Evo 250GB
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

CountMike

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I'll have to try that. With 960 evo as system drive it worked better with Samsung driver 3.3. Now I have both installed with 970 evo plus being OS drive.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 and Insider Dev.+ Linux Mint
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home brewed
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    2x8GB Kingston 3600MHz, Cl 16
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus ROG Rx 570 OC, 4GB
    Sound Card
    MB, Realtek Ac1220p
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 evo Plus 500GB, Samsung 960 evo250GB, 3x SSD SATA 2.5" 250GB, WD 2TB HDD.
    Cooling
    Arctic Freezer II 240mm
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