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[Discuss] SSD Drives

Richard Pieri <richard.pieri at> writes:

> On 6/20/2015 9:27 AM, Jerry Feldman wrote:
>> At last Wednesday's BLU meeting a discussion was started regarding some
>> issues with the Samsung SSD drives and some bugs in their firmware.
>> In my case I didn't have my laptop, but I have an Intel SSD not that it
>> matters.
> There is a design flaw in the Samsung 840 EVO drives. Only the 840 EVO
> drives are affected; the flaw does not affect 840 PRO or any 850
> series or any other vendor's drives. The 19nm NAND chips in 840 EVO
> combined with buggy firmware caused the drives to go into error
> correcting mode when reading data more than 8 weeks old. Samsung has
> since released a firmware update that appears to correct the
> problem. This is based on early reports 8 weeks after the firmware
> release indicating that the performance degradation is no longer an
> issue.

Does one require a Windows box to upgrade the firmware or can it be
upgraded from Linux?  :)


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