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Own a Samsung SSD? You need this important Magician software update

Samsung today released version 6.1 of its Magician software. Samsung Magician is the software that’s used to optimize the company’s solid state drives (SSDs). Magician allows users to keep an eye on the drive health, manage and protect their data as well as improve the performance of the drive.

In Samsung’s own words, this software is “an essential service for keeping drives running smoothly and securely.” It’s important to get this latest version as the company is dropping support for older versions of Samsung Magician on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Samsung dropping support for older versions of Samsung Magician

The company recommends users to update to version 6.1 of Samsung Magician as soon as possible. It’s available as a free download. Those who are using version 5.1 and above of the software will get a push notification to download the latest version. Those using version 5.1 or below won’t get a notification, they will need to manually download version 6.1.

Do keep in mind that older versions of Samsung Magician will be erased from your computer when the new version is installed. This latest version is backwards compatible with all of Samsung’s consumer SSDs, starting from the 470 Series all the way to the latest 970 EVO Plus. The software also brings some limited features for other storage drives like portable SSDs and hard disk drives.

For those who are unaware, the Samsung Magician software was launched in 2012 to provide an advanced suite of tools to SSD owners. Five major updates have been released for the software since. It has an intuitive user interface which provides information about drive health and other metrics through easy to understand graphs and charts.

You can download Samsung Magician version 6.1 from here.

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