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    Samsung SSD and NVMe users, update your firmware

    In case people haven't heard about this, various Samsung drives of recent times have problems that can brick them unless the firmware is updated.

    If you have one, get the firmware updated asap.

    Different bugs affect:
    980 Pro NVMe & 990 Pro NVMe,
    870 EVO SATAIII

    updates available from samsung and their magician software. Does anyone know if pihole stops Samsung magician dialling home? I don't like the EULA terms but can live with it if the pihole will intercept.

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    Re: Samsung SSD and NVMe users, update your firmware

    THere's a whole threaad about it from a couple of weeks ago.

    That said a new one specifcally about firmware fixes is a better idea (IMHO) that digging through the older thread.

    Still not entirely convinced I want to buy new Samsung drives right now though.
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    Re: Samsung SSD and NVMe users, update your firmware

    Quick note for anyone using Samsung magician - until recently I was using a version that was so old it didn't recognise that there were updates available, and hence wouldn't update itself or any firmware. Something like version 3.x when the most recent is 7.x.

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    Re: Samsung SSD and NVMe users, update your firmware

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Jon View Post
    Quick note for anyone using Samsung magician - until recently I was using a version that was so old it didn't recognise that there were updates available, and hence wouldn't update itself or any firmware. Something like version 3.x when the most recent is 7.x.
    I recently had something similar. Machine started playing up overnight, and looking in the logs the last thing was my SATA Samsung SSD timing out commands and Linux attempting to reset it without success.

    Booted into Windows which is on a different drive, and my old copy of Magician actually said the drive was counterfeit (presumably because it wasn't behaving as a good Samsung drive should). Updated Magician from 3.x to 7.x, and was recommended a firmware update. It's behaved fine every since. That's a heavily used 1TB 860 Evo drive, SMART says 34000 power-on hours and 43283382506 LBAs written, and it claims 97% of drive life is left. Fingers crossed, it hasn't glitched since.

    Western Digital haven't annoyed me yet, but these things come in threes

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    Re: Samsung SSD and NVMe users, update your firmware

    I'm always a bit nervous updating Magician - a fairly recent update resulted in various problems because it deleted a required dll. Fingers crossed...

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