The Samsung 840 EVO performance bug is back…

It seems that the firmware “fix” that Samsung put out nearly three months ago to correct the read speeds of old data on the 840 EVO did nothing.

A number of users over at the Overclock.net Forums, including myself, are experiencing the same very issues with the SSD that Samsung claimed the firmware “fix” would correct. You can see (at the link below) that a number of users have posted screen shots of HD Tune clearly showing that the issue still exists.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1507897/samsung-840-evo-read-speed-drops-on-old-written-data-in-the-drive/1360

I was one of many users who were seriously hoping that this issue would be laid to rest with the firmware “fix” but based upon the benchmark data that’s been posted, that clearly isn’t the case. At this point, we need to make Samsung know that users of the 840 EVO want compensation for the flawed hardware and that we expect nothing less than a recall of the flawed hardware and replacement with new SSDs.

Some people are experiencing average read speeds as low as 280 MB/s which doesn’t even come close to saturating a SATA 6 Gbps data channel. This is exactly what a lot of us started seeing when the data on the SSD became about 2 month old, from that point on it would drop lower as the age of the data increased.

I wrote an email to Tom’s Hardware and TweakTown.com and so far I’ve received an email from an editor at TweakTown.com stating that an article is going to be hitting the front page within the next five hours. I’ll be sending an email to someone at AnandTech as soon as I find some contact info.

Samsung… Is it the end of their reign in the kingdom of Android?

Samsung’s past smartphones may have been innovative but their recent crop of devices have nothing but minor additions to past models. Simply put, they have been riding the coattails of their past Galaxy phones and most people have noticed that. That and the fact that even a two year old device still can meet the …

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Windows 10… everything that Windows 8 should have been from the beginning.

I finally got my hands on the preview of Windows 10 and I have it installed in a virtual machine for testing purposes. At first glance, Windows 10 is everything that Windows 8 should’ve been from the beginning. If Windows 8 was what Windows 10 is today, it wouldn’t have been nearly as hated as …

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Intellectual Property Theft, Manufacturing, and China

We have seen time and time again that China doesn’t care at all about the intellectual property of products produced/invented by western companies and manufactured in China. You can see how they don’t care by going to eBay and seeing all of the various cheap knockoff items being sold on eBay that look like the …

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Windows 8.1 Update 1… it’s not that bad (REALLY!), Part 2

Here I am, July 1st. Still running Windows 8.1 Update 1. Yep, still running it and I haven’t at all thought about going back to Windows 7. I even bought a ModernUI app from the Windows Store! Very cool. Now, there have been a few bugs that I have seen come up while using Windows …

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Windows 8.1 Update 1… it’s not that bad (REALLY!)

Another Windows 8.1 blog post… crap, you’re going to be hating on it again. Aren’t you? No, not this time. So I had to reload my computer’s operating system because things were getting “glitchy.” At the time I was running Windows 7. And by “glitchy” I mean things wouldn’t work correctly for no good reason. …

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Is an XBOX division sell-off in the future for Microsoft?

Bill Gates, Microsoft’s newly appointed “technical advisor,” has reignited the perennial debate about whether Microsoft should sell off its Xbox and Bing businesses. For years, analysts and investors have leaned on Microsoft to sell off the loss-making Xbox division. With new CEO Satya Nadella saying that the company should focus on its core markets, rumors …

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