Also, as I said I'm building a new computer, and if the USB/CD method indeed does work, can I stick it in the my newly built computer before installing anything(including OS) and be able to run the firmware update toolbox?
Or can I connect the SSD to my laptop using some kind of cable, update the firmware there, and stick it in my computer and then proceed to install my freash Windows? I read some people recommending mirroring the OS onto another HDD but that seems to be the most complicated way to do this AND it requires a separate software. Sorry if I'm not being clear, I'm almost completely clueless when it comes to SSD.
WARNING: As with all firmware updates, it is strongly recommended that you backup or make copies of all important files before performing this update.Operating in-house also means Samsung can update their firmware faster and more often, in turn providing users with a reliable and stable experience.While SSD firmware isn't always easy to update, the Samsung Magician tool makes the task about as easy as it gets.For Windows 7 only: Intel MEI Driver uses KMDF (WDF) 1.11, which is built-in on Windows 8 & up but not Windows 7 or earlier.Make sure you install Kernel-Mode Driver Framework (KMDF) version 1.11 before the Intel MEI Driver. They are compatible with both Consumer/1.5MB and Corporate/5MB systems.