I have multiple Samsung V-NAND SSD 860 EVO SATA 6 Gb/s drives.
I need to upgrade the firmware on them and Magician does not recognize the drive.
Im using a windows 10 64b system to try and access.
Also, the system shows it as a 2 TB drive under the data on the drive.
Thanks for looking.
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I had the same problem. In the box with the SSD it says to download Samsung Magician however it turns out this software only works if both drives connected through an internal SATA connection, if you're using USB it will not recognize. After a lot of trial and error I finally found out that the correct software to use is Samsung Data Migration which can be found at samsung.com/samsungssd or https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/download/overview/ then go to "Download Tools & Software" click on it and you'll see a spot to download "Data Migration" install and you're all set. I went from a 1TB HDD to a 500GB SSD and it resized partitions automatically when it finished I took out the old HDD and put in the SSD and stared the computer with no issues.
I have similar issues. Just purchased a 860 EVO 1T. Download site appears to be down or unreachable. Anyway, I have multiple older 850 EVO drives. I have the Magician ver 5.2 and with the 860 EVO, software indicates the drive is not supported.
I purchased a Samsung EVO 60 a few days ago to replace the HDD on my Asus laptop and so far have been very disappointed at not being able to open Samsung Miracle software to make the conversion. All I get is the dreaded “This drive is not supported”.
My laptop is: Asus X550LA
BIOS: 506 (latest update carried out today as a possible remedy)
SATA Mode Selection [AHCI]
Device Type: Hard Disk
Model Name: ST500LT012-1DG142
Processor: Intel (R) Core ™ i5-4200U.CPU @ 1.6 GHz 2.30 GHz
Installed Memory (RAM): 12.00 GB
This problem seems to travel on through different models and generations of Samsung SSD products together with the “Miracle” software (v. 18.104.22.1680) and seems to have many people affected.
Can anyone, especially from Samsung, shine a light on how to proceed from here and if and what is being done about the problem?
Thanks for any response.
Hi, weekend so back on the case. Yes I’m trying to install for the first time and attempting to clone the existing HDD. I have the new SSD placed in a Samsung 2.5” external enclosure Model F2 and plugged into a laptop USB socket (have tried both USB2 and USB3). Before todays attempt I updated all the drivers in the laptop in case that was an issue. I also tried using the Magician software on another laptop and am getting the same result. The drop down at top left of screen shows SSD 860 EVO 500G and the ST500LT012-1DG142 HDD. Under Interface it says Unable to detect. I have tried with firewall and anti-virus programs disabled and now am completely out of ideas! Can you offer any further ideas? Thanks
I have since downloaded Magician 4.9.7 as it seems to have been free of “This drive is not supported” stuff.
In Section 1 it registers my 860 EVO against Drive Information, Serial No.: UNKNOWN, Firmware: B, Capacity: 465.76 GB, Drive Health Status: N/A, Total Bytes Written: N?A.
In Section 2 under AHCI Mode: N/A, Information is available only for Samsung Brand SSD’s, both SATA Interface and OS Optimization headings have the same as for AHCI Mode.
I am beginning to think that maybe my 860 EVO is a dud. Is there any way of testing it to confirm?