I got a Samsung series 830, 128GB SSD for my new PC build. There is a recent firmware update for it, and I need help understanding the best install steps, as I don't want to screw this up. Perhaps someone here is familiar with this?
The Samsung release notes mention two methods:
Which method is better, cleaner, more straightforward, harder to screw-up? Does anyone here have any thoughts, experience, or rumors concerning these matters.
- A Windows-based method. Under this method, it appears I must first load Windows 7 onto the computer's hard drive, then run their Windows-based firmware update tool to do the flash, then re-load Windows onto the SSD. (From some other forums, I get the impression the other method is more reliable).
- A method using a special DOS boot disk. Under this method, I must first load Windows 7 onto the computer's hard drive, then load the Samsung "Magician" software onto my computer, then use that software to create a bootable USB drive or CD containing the DOS-based firmware update tool. Then boot using the newly made DOS-bootable tool to do the flash. Then re-load Windows onto the SSD. (I get the impression the Magician software can also be used later to monitor the SSD, read its serial number, and install later firmware updates. So apparently, the Magician software is worth keeping around even after the install. ??)
Thanks for your help.