ronch wrote: Since I can't flash the SSD's firmware within Windows because Samsung Magician seems to dislike the AMD AHCI drivers, I might have to reformat the SSD first, install WIn7, run Magician to flash the firmware, then install the AMD AHCI drivers. I don't know why AMD's AHCi drivers are STILL having issues in this day and age.
Samsung SSD's do not recognize the Marvell SATA controller.
I found this out after the fact.
So even though I have AHCI enabled in BIOS I'm presented with this:
If your mobo did indeed take a dump, I'd look for a board without Marvell.
Or at the very least consider a PCIe SATA controller card.
I added one and now am presented with this:
Also if you can find Samsung Magician v4.1 you can check firmware with that.