Samsung SSD Magician
Samsung SSD Magician facilitates easy maintenance and use of Samsung SSD products connected to a desktop or notebook computer. In addition to providing inforamtion about the user's system and SSD product, this software also supports advanced features, like SSD performance management, benchmarking for optimum performance, new firmware updates, etc.
1. System Information
The System Information menu show information about your PC and the drive(s) connected to it. "System Summary" displays information about the OS and the main hardware components. "Drive Summary" displays information about the drive itself, such as model name, serial number, manufacturer, firmware version, drive capacity, and S.M.A.R.T information.
2. Performance Benchmark
The Performance Benchmark feature tests drive performance based on sequential read, sequential write, random read, and random write and compares the current performance resuls with past results. Note: Frequent execution of the Performance Benchmark feature may reduce the lifespan of your SSD. Please limit the use of this feature to no more than once per day.
3. Performance Optimization
The Performance Optimization feature automatically consolidates disparate data and perpares invalid memory for future use. It accomplishes these tasks by force executing two very important SSD maintenace features: TRIM and Garbage Collection.
4. OS Optimization
Most operating systen are optimized for traditional HDDs. The OS Optimization menu provides options to optimize the OS for working with an SSD to improve system performance and maximize SDD lifetime. This feature will check system settings to determine how they will affect the SDD and recommend which features to enable or disable.
5. Firmware Update
The Firmware Update menu is used to update the SSD to the latest firmware provided by Samsung. Fireware updates may include improvements in SSD performance, compatibility, user environment, etc. There is a risk of complete data loss when updating Firmware. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you BACK-UP your data before using Firmware Update. Please quit all applications during Firmware update to ensure stability.
6. Secure Erase
Secure Erase will permanently erase all the data on thr selected drive. This data cannot be recovered. Therefore, it is strongly recommended taht you BACK-UP the data before using Secure Erase.
7. Over Provisioning
Over-Provisioning is a feature that helps resize partitions on your SSD to create unused space on the drive, giving the controller room to manage, improve, and sustain the performance of your SSD. This feature is resticted by the amount of free space on your drive. Files are not relocated during the resizing process. Note: This feature is supported only for NTFS or partitions without an existing file system. This feature os not supported for dynamic partitions. Warning: If the partition is a raw partition that contains data (such as database files, etc.), shrinking the partition might destroy the data.
8. Disk Clone
Samsung provides "Norton Ghost 15.0" for disk cloning with SSD(s) having Upgrade Kit(s). You can back up the data on your SSD using this software. Norton Ghost is not installed on your system. Please install it for Disk Clone. Refer to "Site Link" for further details on installing Norton Ghost.
Please Note: Samsung SSD Magician software is only for Samsung SSD products and is nor recommended for use with other products.
* Samsung SSD 470 Series, Samsung SSD 830 Series, or above.
* Motherboard the supports the SATA Interface (SATA 3Gb/s or SATA 6Gb/s recommended)
* Intel or AMD Microprocessor (x86)
* 35 MB or more of disk space
* Windows XP with SP3 (32bit or 64bit), Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (32bit or 64bit)
* Internet Explorer 7 or aboce
* Windows 7 Standard AHCI drivers, or AHCI drivers from your PC's chipset manufacturer
* Acrobat Reader 8.0 or above
The license of this software is Freeware, you can free download and free use this disk management software.