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Samsung acknowledges a problem with their SSD 840 EVO

Samsung acknowledges a problem with their SSD 840 EVO

September 26, 2014 2:05 am0 comments

During the last weeks, many users have reported read performance issues with the Samsung SSD 840 EVO. The problem occurs on files that have some time stored on the device and it can cause a significant drop in read performance, getting to be much lower than a mechanical hard drive. Samsung has confirmed that they know the problem and that they’re working on a solution.

In recent weeks, many users have reported problems with reading performance with Samsung SSD 840 EVO. The problem occurs on files that take some time stored on the device and can cause a significant drop in performance in reading, can be much lower than a mechanical hard drive. Samsung has confirmed that knows the problem and is working on a solution.

On Overclock.net forum there is a very extensive topic that addresses this problem of performance loss in the Samsung SSD 840 EVO. The problem arises in files that have been stored for a long time on the card, meaning files that are older than one month. They suffer a significant decline in read performance, as seen in the picture accompanying this story (image by Paul Combe).

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The problem has taken time to be discovered, since as we mentioned, it affects older files and this is not noticeable with new files. Kristian Vättö, Editor at AnandTech, contacted Samsung and they confirmed that they already knew the bug and that they may have already found the cause of the problem.

Samsung engineers are already preparing a new firmware version to solve this problem, but they haven’t indicated a release date.

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