Tag Archives: Samsung

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 Discusses Enterprise SSDs – CES 2015 Update

This morning at CES Las Vegas, we attended the Bellagio where we met with Ryan Smith, Sr. Product Manager of SSD Marketing, Samsung. We got to take a look not only at their current SSD line up, but what should be coming out over the next year or so. The first thing to catch our interest were an M.2 and …

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Samsung SM951 PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSD In Mass Production

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., has recently announced that it has begun mass producing a high-performance, low-powered PCIe M.2 SSD, the SM951. The OEM drive is targeted for ultra-slim notebook PCs and workstations. It is compatible with both PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 2.0 interfaces. On PCIe 2.0 sequential reads can get up to 1,600MB/s and up to 1,350MB/s for writes, around …

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Trusted Computing Group Booth – Storage Visions 2015 Update

With computers in use reaching the two billion mark and mobile phones exceeding the world population, security is mission critical. Based on IDC estimates, about half of all data is unprotected. The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse reports that 536,508,478 records have been breached from unencrypted drives that were lost, stolen or hacked since 2005. This has led to some substantial lost …

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Samsung Unveils Portable SSD T1- Storage Visions 2015 Update

While about the exhibit floor here at Storage Visions 2015, we couldn’t help but notice a small gathering around Chris Geiser, senior memory and storage product manager at Samsung. It turns out that all the commotion was for a sneak peak at a new 3D V-NAND powered external SSD, the Samsung Portable SSD T1! Samsung’s Portable SSD T1 is a …

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Samsung Magician 4.5 RAPID Mode – Evaluated With Demonstrated Speed Increase

Over the years, consumers have demanded and pushed manufacturers to develop SSD toolboxes to use when they install an SSD in their system. Offering a SSD toolbox has become almost a necessity in today’s SSD market. These toolboxes offer features such as drive health monitoring, feature activation, manual secure erase and TRIM triggers, as well as firmware update abilities and …

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Top Cyber Monday SSD Deals 2014

Don’t miss out on a chance to upgrade your PC on the cheap. If this Thanksgiving and Black Friday wasn’t enough, there is still time to get some great deals on new SSDs this Cyber Monday. SSDs speed up everything from system boot time, to application loading. We’ve seen dramatic differences in old systems with just a simple SSD upgrade. …

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