Samsung Releases Version 4.3 of Magician SoftwareCategory: Software
Posted: December 10, 2013 11:26AM
Samsung recently released the latest edition of its Magician software, which is used to monitor and optimize Samsung SSDs. The newest version, version 4.3, brings two new features that are particularly interesting. One of them is RAPID (Real-Time Accelerated Processing of I/O Data). What that means is that it can boost your sequential read times by up to twice the speed of what it normally is, so some will experience sequential read times over 1 GB/s. The way Samsung achieves this boost is by utilizing a small amount of CPU power and RAM (around 50 MB) to cache frequently used programs, so they are available almost immidiately. The other new feature is TCG/OPAL, which an upgrade in the security department. OPAL protects the user's data against unauthorized access, when the data leaves the owner's control.
The software is available for download, and I highly recommend it, if you own a Samsung Pro or Evo, since my own sequential read speeds hit 1.2 GB/s after enabling RAPID.