Samsung 840 and Pro Firmware DXT08B0Q / DXM05B0Q

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  1. garikfox

    garikfox Senior member

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  2. MoInSTL

    MoInSTL Senior member

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    Thanks for the heads up. Used Magician 4, it required a shut down and back up now. Took less than 3 minutes.

    Have the 840 Pro. Said: Enabling the DAS function is default option. What is the DAS function? Google was no help.

    Edit: I found info on P/DAS. Looks like it has to do with the I/O redirection. Don't know if I'm on the right track or not.
     
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  3. Eug

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    Hmm... I have mine in a Mac. Hopefully it is dead easy to update on a Mac. (When I first installed it, I had done the firmware check on a Windows machine first using Samsung Magician software.)

    Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    What does this new firmware change? I have no idea what "Enabling the DAS function is default option" means. I haven't been able to find any information about a DAS function either.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. Just update my 840 using the ISO. No issues.
     
  6. garikfox

    garikfox Senior member

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    As for the ISO update, For me the Update Utility Screen is still all messed up you can barely at most see anything.

    So if you use the ISO to update and cant see anything just press the "Y" button twice, Let it finish then once its done hit the "Y" button again it will drop you too DOS. Then PWR down to complete the update.
     
  7. Fernando 1

    Fernando 1 Senior member

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    @ Users with 2 or more Samsung 840 SSDs running as RAID0 array:

    I just have successfully updated the Firmware of my 2 Samsung 840 PRO SSDs, which are running within my Z77 system as RAID0 array.
    If you are interested about how I managed to do it, please look into >this< thread.

    Regards
    Fernando
     
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    Remobz Platinum Member

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    Honestly, is this new firmware really really really needed?

    Will it boost performance at all?

    Would it hurt to not update firmware?
     
  10. Fernando 1

    Fernando 1 Senior member

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    No, you and your system will probably survive, if you don't do this Firmware update.
    On the other hand no Firmware update will be developed and offered my the hardware manufacturer without any reason.
    AFAIK you can not expect any performance boost, but stability and compatibility is important as well.
    Probably not in this case.