Tag Archives: 840 EVO

Samsung To Release Magician 4.6 and 840 EVO Firmware Update — Performance Degradation Fixed At Last?

Some owners of Samsung 840 EVO SSDs were among an unfortunate group that began to experience performance degradation over time.  (We previously covered this here and here)  In a nutshell, their drives could not read “cold” data (that had sat unmodified for an extended period of time) at full speed.  This issue thus far has been mostly limited to 840 …

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840 EVO Performance Degradation Problems Persist

As we previously reported back in mid-October, some Samsung 840 EVO SSD owners were experiencing issues with low read speeds of data that had not been touched or moved for an extended period of time after being written.  In most cases, the data had been present in the flash memory for a period of weeks or months, and as time …

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Samsung Announces 840 EVO 1TB mSATA SSD Capable of RAPID Speeds to 1GB/s

Higher performance and capacities in a smaller SSD form factor is something many of us dream of when considering the advance of this amazing technology and this morning Samsung has tackled just that.  Building on their ever popular Samsung 840 EVO Series, Samsung has just announced a new 840 EVO mSATA, fully capable of their RAPID Technology, which means that …

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Samsung TurboWrite Adds Up To 3X Speed to 840 EVO SSDs – 2013 Samsung SSD Global Summit Update

With their introduction of the 840 Evo, Samsung has introduced a proprietary TurboWrite Technology which significantly increases the performance of the Samsung 840 Evo family, the top increases being seen in lower capacity SSDs.  As an example, where a Samsung 840 may have displayed write performance up to 140MB/s yesterday, the new EVO will increase to 410MB/s.  Similarly, the 250GB …

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