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I bought a Samsung Evo 850 250G for a Lenovo T400.

I could only install Ubuntu 16.04 on it for the fourth try because the installer freezed and this random freezing kept up after the OS was installed.

I read that Samsung Evo 840 had issues on Linux in ~2014, but we are in 2017 and this is an Evo 850!

I think I will try to install a windows, update the firmware of the SSD, then install Ubuntu again.

Question: how can I update the firmware of the Evo 850?

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You download Samsung Magician Software and then click Firmware upgrade and upgrade the firmware if necessary. The link for software and firmware at Samsung homepage:

Samsung SSD

  • later it turned out ubuntu 16 doesn't supports evo 850 by default, needed to use ubuntu 14 – Peter Jun 15 '17 at 5:37
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Use the ISO updater:

If when scanning, it skips to proposing a reboot, it means that the SSD is already up to date.

note: I did the update from version EMT01B6Q to EMT02B6 and there was no data loss.

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