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02-09-2012

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Re: TRIM firmware for the 128 GB Samsung SSD??

2012-02-09, 11:34 AM

Cound anyone please upload the complete RAR file somewhere. The file is not accessable at megaupload at the moment it seams.

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Re: TRIM firmware for the 128 GB Samsung SSD??

2012-02-10, 6:18 AM

There is an package containing everything needed - VBM19C1Q firmware, Win 98 boot files, maindiag update utility and HP USB format tool.

Download from Rapidshare or Hotfile or FileServe.

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02-15-2012

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Re: TRIM firmware for the 128 GB Samsung SSD??

2012-02-15, 19:31 PM

I was able to complete the following on an HP 6910p. Thanks Blue_Frog!

 

THIS REQUIRES THAT HOTPLUGGING YOUR DRIVE DOES NOT CAUSE YOUR MACHINE TO REBOOT!

Ok, let me repeat, if you boot your machine from USB with your SSD out of the machine and plug in your hard drive and your machine does an automatic reboot, do not proceed, you will brick your drive until you get another machine to fix this. If your machine does not automatically reboot when plugging in the SSD at a DOS prompt, then you can proceed.

  1. Boot to your usb with the drive in the laptop. (all other drives out and Compatibility set in bios, on HP machine DISABLE SATA Native Mode)

 

  1. Run maindiag.exe, you will see the model/serial/firmware populated. (this is ok this time)
  2. Choose Initialize Firmware (2) then Main Firmware (1), then (Q) to quit. (These steps will fail and that is ok, you just mismatched your drive and confused it which is what we want)
  3. Turn off laptop and pull SSD hard drive out of laptop.
  4. Reboot to USB drive (with no hard drive installed)
  5. After you get to DOS prompt, hotplug in your SSD hard drive.
  6. Run maindiag (model/serial/firmware will be blank this time) and choose (2)(Q)
  7. Pull drive out with system on and hot plug again and
  8. Run maindiag (model/serial/firmware will be blank this time) and choose (1)(Q)
  9. Pull drive out with system on and hot plug again and
  10. Run maindiag (model/serial/firmware will be blank this time) and choose (4)(Q)
  11. Reboot to USB with SSD drive in and run maindiag, should see model/serial/firmware populated correctly. (VBM19C1Q)
  12. Power off, change bios back to AHCI, restore system
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Re: TRIM firmware for the 128 GB Samsung SSD??

2012-02-18, 5:15 AM

Also wanted to mention that before and after the firmware upgrade I was getting 5.9 in the WEI. 

I decided to do a ATA Secure Erase, now my WEI jumped to 7.3.

 

Instructions:

https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/articles/a/t/a/ATA_Secure_Erase_936d.html

 

I also then followed the "Four Steps to Optimize Your SSD.

http://blog.tune-up.com/tips-and-tricks/four-steps-to-optimize-your-ssd/

Thanks, Joe

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Re: TRIM firmware for the 128 GB Samsung SSD??

2012-03-03, 8:51 AM

This poor benchmark performances you'll get after 2 yrs by using Samsung & Lenovo T500:

 

benchmark.JPG 

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05-16-2011

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Re: TRIM firmware for the 128 GB Samsung SSD??

2012-03-03, 16:31 PM

My result after one year of using Lenovo X301.

Lenovo X301 CDM 2012-03-03.gif

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Re: TRIM firmware for the 128 GB Samsung SSD??

2012-03-03, 20:20 PM
your disk is nearly full !!
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Re: TRIM firmware for the 128 GB Samsung SSD??

2012-03-04, 8:50 AM

That's ok, it's split to C (system) and D (data). 

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Re: TRIM firmware for the 128 GB Samsung SSD??

2012-03-04, 10:17 AM
full ssd tend to be much slower!!
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03-16-2012

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Re: TRIM firmware for the 128 GB Samsung SSD??

2012-03-16, 12:53 PM

I have tried to upgrade the fw on my samsung ssd, the second part failed by uncompatibility message (tried without hotplug). Now its asking for password.

 

any solution?

 

thx

 

Adam

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