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Samsung Magician 4.2 First Look - New SSD Toolkit adds Rapid Mode - Disk Management

Samsung Magician 4.2 First Look - New SSD Toolkit adds Rapid Mode

Most questions we received after our 840 EVO SSD reviews revolved around the latest version of Samsung's Magician software. Let's take a close look. (KRX:005935)

| Software in Storage | Posted: Jul 29, 2013 5:19 pm

Performance Benchmark

 

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The Performance Benchmark also has its own page in the software. On this tab you can test other SSDs not manufactured by Samsung. This is an easy way to get a quick comparison of your installed storage products, even HDDs.

 

 

Performance Optimizations

 

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Samsung's Performance Optimization feature took around 10 minutes to finish on our empty 840 EVO 750GB drive.

 

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The feature fills your Samsung SSD with large sequential temporary files and then deletes them. This starts a chain reaction with the operating system, TRIM kicks in and your spare area gets a nice cleaning. Your existing data is safe since the software only fills free space. This does mean you write a lot of data to the drive and thus you're wearing through the P/E cycles.

 

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When the files delete, your original data remains, and so does the amount of space you had before starting the operation.

 

 

Easy Firmware Updates

 

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The last tab in the Disk Management section of Magician 4.2 checks your current firmware against a database on Samsung's servers. If your firmware is out of date, you can update the firmware from within Magician with ease.

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