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Samsung Digital Magician for 840 EVO when to install?

tmyc

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I'm trying to get everything right this time. I have been doing a clean install of windows 8.1. So far so good thanks to your help. Now I've got all the motherboard, Sound card, Video Card, Asrock, drivers installed from disk and updated. I've gone through the windows update. All cool. Made a restore point, and Now just installed Eset Smart Security 7. Now I see that I haven't installed Samsung Digital Magician that came with the SSD 840 EVO. Should I install this now before I go any further? I know that I installed it on my first complete install in April, but of course I screwed up with a refresh a few days ago, then finally I just did a clean install last night of Windows 8.1. My next step was to Install Acronis and slowly adding all my software to get me going again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    First Build
    CPU
    Intel Haswell I7 4770K (3.5GHz)
    Motherboard
    AsRock Z87 Extreme11/ac
    Memory
    32g RipJaws
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked w/ACX Cooler 3GB GDDR5 384bit
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster T260HD
    Hard Drives
    (1) Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III
    (4) Western Digital Black 4TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache
    PSU
    AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply — 1200 Watt 80 PLUS® Platinum Certified Fully-Modular PSU
    Case
    Obsidian Series® 900D Super Tower Case
    Cooling
    Hydro Series™ H100i Extreme Performance CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech V470 Wireless
    Internet Speed
    65 Down
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Eset Smart Security
    Other Info
    This is a first build for me. My last computer was a Dell Dimension 8200 from 2000. I have had no problems with this new build. Started up from day one. I'm sort of proud of myself for this.

    I am Looking for a nice 28+ inch 4k Monitor. Any suggestions?

Ztruker

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It's not required but sort of nice to have. Install it at any time.

I installed it when I first added my Samsung SDD 840 EVO 250GB then uninstalled it once everything was running good. I reinstalled it again a few weeks back to check something and decided to leave it installed. Just ran it now and it updated to ver 4.4.No need to allow it to auto-start though. Just delete the link in your Startup folder once it's installed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH

crawfish

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No need to allow it to auto-start though. Just delete the link in your Startup folder once it's installed.

And after you close its window, be sure to close it from the icon it stealthily leaves behind in the notification area. Forgetting to do that resulted in the first BSOD I've seen in years, and it seems to be related to the program purposely interfering with sleep. More on that here:

Samsung Magician and TRIM message Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

That was in Windows 7, and maybe it behaves better in Windows 8, but I see no reason to leave it running in the background.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

Ztruker

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No, behaves the same in Win 8.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH

tmyc

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Thanks... Maybe I'll just leave it off. It was installed during the first install when the system was virgin. Then I mistakenly did a windows refresh, then of course it resulted in Clean install. The SSD was installed with it the first time. The clean install removed the entire samsung folder. Whatever I did on the first installed is probably still on the SSD anyway, right? The firmware and whatever magician did on the first install should be fine?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    First Build
    CPU
    Intel Haswell I7 4770K (3.5GHz)
    Motherboard
    AsRock Z87 Extreme11/ac
    Memory
    32g RipJaws
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked w/ACX Cooler 3GB GDDR5 384bit
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster T260HD
    Hard Drives
    (1) Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III
    (4) Western Digital Black 4TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache
    PSU
    AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply — 1200 Watt 80 PLUS® Platinum Certified Fully-Modular PSU
    Case
    Obsidian Series® 900D Super Tower Case
    Cooling
    Hydro Series™ H100i Extreme Performance CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech V470 Wireless
    Internet Speed
    65 Down
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Eset Smart Security
    Other Info
    This is a first build for me. My last computer was a Dell Dimension 8200 from 2000. I have had no problems with this new build. Started up from day one. I'm sort of proud of myself for this.

    I am Looking for a nice 28+ inch 4k Monitor. Any suggestions?

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