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Question

Bootable secure erase unuseable

Samsung needs to fix the Bootable Secure Erase software so we can read what is on the screen. When I boot into it, it just come up a garbled illegible mess.Have tried on multiple machines & different resolutions with no luck.
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
streetmedic315
New York, NY, USA
on MZ-7PD512
+2points
2out of 2found this question helpful.
2 answers
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answer 1
Just fought this battle. Hit ESC to get to a (Free)DOS prompt. A directory listing should show SEGUI0.EXE. (That is a zero, not letter "o".) Execute the command: SEGUI0 /s
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
oldWing
+4points
4out of 4found this answer helpful.
answer 2
Thank you for contacting Samsung. In order to get support for your SSD, please call 1-800-Samsung > Press 1 for consumer > 1 for new inquiry > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive. Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
SamsungTech42
-12points
0out of 12found this answer helpful.
Question

840 Pro SSD - Frozen State

My (MZ-7PD512BW) 512GB 2.5-inch SSD 840 Pro Series keeps "freezing up." I have to boot from a USB flash drive loaded with SamsungBoot and type SEGUI0.exe to get it "unfrozen." I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and I run into various problems preventing the SSD from booting. Then the SSD freezes up. I have been using this SSD for3 months and it is now doing this. It has been running fine prior to this using the same Windows 7 OS. I have no problems when installing the same OS on my stock 1TB HDD. I am using this SSD on my Dell Inspiron 17R N7110 laptop. Do I need to send it back or can I fix this problem somehow?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
LeftC
North Carolina, USA
on MZ-7PD512
+3points
3out of 3found this question helpful.
2 answers
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answer 1
SSD's have sort of a mortality rate, HDD's really never die however SSD's can. I don't know the ratio of good to bad but generally the trend seems to be from 6 months to a little less than a year, is when the drives that have faults begin to die. An even smaller amount begin to fail at around 3 to 4 months.

My advice is to back up/clone/image the drive with your stock HDD or another working computer then try to exchange it for another one. I wouldn't wait to long either the sooner you get the information off the drive the better the chance of not losing anything. They tend to begin to lose bits of data when this happens.

Best of luck and hope everything works out
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
M0023
+5points
6out of 7found this answer helpful.
answer 2
Thank you for contacting Samsung.

For all solid state drive questions, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG > Press 1 for consumer > Press 1 for new inquiry > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive.

Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
SamsungTech73
-21points
0out of 21found this answer helpful.
Question

Encryption and 2 Factor Authentication

Does the Samsung 840 pro SSDs support two factor authentication? My business requires full disk encryption and two factor authentication on all laptops. In particular, I need to use a smart card and password to decrypt the drive. Any solutions will need to support Linux and Windows.
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
divinebovine
on MZ-7PD512
-3points
2out of 7found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung.

For all solid state drive questions, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG > Press 1 for consumer > Press 1 for new inquiry > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive.

Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
SamsungTech73
-40points
0out of 40found this answer helpful.
Question

how do i migrate to ssd windows 8

have windows 8, want to migrate from small ssd to raid 0 = two 840 Pro.

How do I?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
Marsh0144
USA
on MZ-7PD512
-1point
0out of 1found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung. In order to get support for your SSD, please call 1-800-Samsung > Press 1 for consumer > 1 for new inquiry > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive. Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
SamsungTech42
-20points
0out of 20found this answer helpful.
Question

cloning failed. target disk has been disconnected 00001[ffffffff]

trying to clone the ssd but keep getting the cloning failed. Target disk has been disconnected error message.
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
edieppa2
White Oak, TX
on MZ-7PD512
-2points
0out of 2found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung. In order to get support for your product, please call 1-800-Samsung > Press 1 for consumer > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive. Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
SamsungTech42
-16points
0out of 16found this answer helpful.
Question

Boot MGR missing

----- FYI -----
You should have a FAQ on this problem (Boot MGR missing). It seems like it's not that uncommon of an error, yet no Samsung on-line help.

Thanks for listening,
Craig Denice
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
cfdenice
NY
on MZ-7PD512
+5points
5out of 5found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung. In order to get support for your product, please call 1-800-Samsung > Press 1 for consumer > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive. Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
SamsungTech42
-16points
0out of 16found this answer helpful.
Question

Using SSD's hardware encryption with Lenovo ThinkPad W500

When I set the HDD password in my ThinkPad's BIOS setup (BIOS is at latest level, as is Samsung Pro 840 512GB SSD's firmware) the drive becomes unusable, but works fine after I remove the HDD password. Are there additional BIOS setup/configuration steps I need to take in order to use the SSD's hardware-based full0disk encryption?

P.S. Your migration software didn't work. The SSD wouldn't boot. I had to use Windows 7 (x64) to create a system image to an external HDD which I then restored to the SSD.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
DKHemsath
on MZ-7PD512
-4points
0out of 4found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung. In order to get support for your product, please call 1-800-Samsung > Press 1 for consumer > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive. Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
SamsungTech42
-15points
0out of 15found this answer helpful.
Question

The operating instructions and installation video for the migration reqire a special usb cable that presumeably are included. I did not receive this

No usb cable included
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
maksports
on MZ-7PD512
-2points
1out of 4found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung.

For all solid state drive questions, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG > Press 1 for consumer > Press 1 for new inquiry > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive.

Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
SamsungTech73
-16points
0out of 16found this answer helpful.
Question

Can I use a usb sata bridge with Data Migration?

I bought a 840 Pro SSD and am trying to use my USB SATA bridge (Thermaltake BlacX Duet 5G) with the data migration utility. The drive shows up in my drives as E: New Volume but the Data Migration wizard doe not recognize it. What now?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
tigerj91
Simpsonville, SC, USA
on MZ-7PD512
-2points
0out of 2found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung.

For all solid state drive questions, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG > Press 1 for consumer > Press 1 for new inquiry > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive.

Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
SamsungTech73
-15points
0out of 15found this answer helpful.
Question

Samsung Magician giving unusual benchmarks stats

when I initially installed the SSD about two weeks ago the benchmark stats were within the range (if not often lower) than the benchmark guides listed in Magician. For the last two days I have been getting very bizarre stats returns after running the benchmark tests (see benchmark readings attachment.) I have tried re-optimizing both the ssd and the OS and the readings are still the same (bizarre)

Can anyone tell me how to fix this and get the proper performance readings (hopefully optimized).

Is it possible my SSD has a defect that has just now surfaced?

Would appreciate some help. Thanks, Pete
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asked 1 year, 2 months ago
phogenso
Seattle, WA, USA
on MZ-7PD512
+1point
1out of 1found this question helpful.
1 answer
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answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung.

For all solid state drive questions, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG > Press 1 for consumer > Press 1 for new inquiry > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive.

Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
SamsungTech73
-13points
0out of 13found this answer helpful.
Question

Warranty

I read everywhere that the Samsung 512gb 840 SSD Pro has a 5 year warranty but after registering it in my account it only shows 3 years... What's the deal?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
techkiddo
US
on MZ-7PD512
-2points
0out of 2found this question helpful.
1 answer
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answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung.

We recommend you review the warranty terms:

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/service/warranty/MZ-7PD512BW

Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
SamsungTech73
-7points
1out of 9found this answer helpful.
Question

read/write speed

after clean istall of windows 7 home premium, the drive exceeded mfg. specs. after installation of windows updates the read/write speeds are only about 50-60 % of mfg. specs. why is this ?????
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
tazz21707
athens al
on MZ-7PD512
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung.

For all solid state drive questions, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG > Press 1 for consumer > Press 1 for new inquiry > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive.

Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
SamsungTech73
-17points
0out of 17found this answer helpful.
Question

box states 5 year warranty, but online states 3 years. Is it 3 or 5?

Why did New Egg sell me the Pro 840 SSD advertising 5 year warranty and packaging states 5 year warranty, but Samsung website states you really only get a 3 year warranty?

Also how come the migration tool did not set up Over Provisioning? I recommend having the migration tool at least ask or just set it to the recommended value since the Magician software will not let you set up OP after using the migration software.
asked 1 year ago
1WildBill
Catahlina
on MZ-7PD512
-1point
1out of 3found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung. In order to get support for your product, please call 1-800-Samsung > Press 1 for consumer > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive. Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 1 year ago
SamsungTech42
-20points
0out of 20found this answer helpful.
Question

What if I have a Macintosh?

Why is it assumed that only people who use PCs use this product? Is there no instruction whatsoever for people who use this product in Macintosh laptops? Is there no Magician software for Macintosh users? This is really puzzling to me that an entire segment of the computer-using population is not included…

Thank you,
Doug A.
asked 1 year ago
guitahplayah
Mansfield, MA
on MZ-7PD512
-1point
4out of 9found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung.

For all solid state drive questions, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG > Press 1 for consumer > Press 1 for new inquiry > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive.

Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 1 year ago
SamsungTech73
-11points
0out of 11found this answer helpful.
Question

Since cloning and swapping to the SSD, getting intermittent blue screen of death

Since cloning and swapping to the SSD, have been getting an intermittent blue screen of death with a stop: 0x00000019. Some windows 7 functionality seems to also be missing, suspect it is corrupted. Tried to reinstall windows from scratch, but get the windows stop doing that also. Open to any ideas on how to fix this.
asked 9 months ago
GFisher
Bismarck ND
on MZ-7PD512
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung.

For all solid state drive questions, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG > Press 1 for consumer > Press 1 for new inquiry > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive.

Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 9 months ago
SamsungTech73
-2points
0out of 2found this answer helpful.
Question

New magician bug

After updating magician software from version 4.1 to version 4.2.1. I get error message stating that magician cannot communicate with my SSD.
Uninstalled new version, reinstalled old version, now OK?
Windows 7 Ultimate
asked 7 months ago
hoganth
on MZ-7PD512
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung.

For all solid state drive questions, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG > Press 1 for consumer > Press 1 for new inquiry > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive.

Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 7 months ago
SamsungTech73
-2points
0out of 2found this answer helpful.
Question

Why does Samsung Magician always state that I should check the system configuration

Every time I do a performance benchmark. A message states that I should confirm that my system is configured properly by consulting the "OS Optimization" menu You may also try running the "Performance Optimization" feature. I have tried just about every configuration in the "OS Optimization" menu. Always the same message. Is this an error message or not?

The drive is currently set on Maximum reliability with Rapid Mode enabled.
The last run was SQ read was 1347 MB/s - SQ write was 1266 MB/s
(IOPS) Random read was 106369 - Random write was 78115.

Win 7 64
Asrock Z68 board extreme 7 Gen 3
Radeon 6970 2 GB
!6 Gb Kingston XMP 1600 MHz
256 Pro SSD
WD Black WD1002-FAEX

Anybody have any ideas? Thanks in advance
asked 7 months ago
Crusier
Iowa
on MZ-7PD512
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung.

For all solid state drive questions, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG > Press 1 for consumer > Press 1 for new inquiry > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive.

Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 7 months ago
SamsungTech73
-1point
0out of 1found this answer helpful.
Question

840 pro shows up as multiple drives; and disables various functions

I recently installed the 840 pro, and it seems to work fine, but....

magician (4.3) shows I have THREE 840s in my system, when I only have ONE.
I assume this is the reason that RAPID mode cannot be enabled; it says "A similar ssd was detected. rapid mode cannot be enabled on this SSD."
this is the ONLY ssd in the system.

that said, the two RAID1 arrays I have do NOT show up, so presumably it is reading those as another 840 pro.

anyway, the speeds are kind of slow (250/44000) roughly half of what they should be.
it also says ahci is not enabled, even though it is set up for raid, of which ahci is a subset.
and the intel ssd I replaced DID see the SAME hw as ahci, so magician must be bugged.

any ideas? this is kind of disappointing so far
asked 6 months ago
markgca
california
on MZ-7PD512
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung.

For all solid state drive questions, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG > Press 1 for consumer > Press 1 for new inquiry > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive.

Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
SamsungTech73
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

How do I downgrade the firmware on my Samsung 840 Pro SSD?

How do I downgrade the firmware on my Samsung 840 Pro SSD?
asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
unlearn64
on MZ-7PD512
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung.

For all solid state drive questions, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG > Press 1 for consumer > Press 1 for new inquiry > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive.

Thank you for contacting Samsung.

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
SamsungTech73
-1point
0out of 1found this answer helpful.
Question

SSD 840 PRO 2.5-inch SATA 512GB Froze up after installing Magician

Hello everyone,

My PC have Windows 8.1 Pro installed. Everytime I install the software Samsung Magician that came with the SSD my system froze up with version 4.0.1 and 4.3. To avoid this to happen I have to uninstall the software and leave the SSD alone without the software.

My build is:

- Asus Maximus VI Extreme LGA 1150 Intel Z87
- Intel Core i7 4770k Haswell 3.5GHz
- Asus GTZ 770-DC2OC-2GD5
- Thermaltake Water Extreme 3.0
- G.Skill Trident 16 GB
- Rosewill Hercules 1600
- Creative SoundBlaster ZXR
- SSD 840 PRO 2.5-inch SATA 512GB

I left the PC connected for 24 hours without the software and had no problems, everything starts as soon as I open the software.

I would really like the Samsung Magician software installed because it's very useful.

Any help?
asked 5 months ago
Anonymous
Puerto Rico
on MZ-7PD512
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung.

For all solid state drive questions, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG > Press 1 for consumer > Press 1 for new inquiry > 5 for PC > 5 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive.

Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
SamsungTech73
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
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