Samsung 840 EVO SSDs (still) vulnerable to speed slowdowns



"Last year, users discovered a problem with Samsung's 840 EVO SSD that
caused dramatic slowdowns when reading older data. Samsung attributed
the issue to an algorithmic error in the management routine that
tracks the status of cells over time. A firmware fix and accompanying
Performance Restoration utility were issued in October, and they
seemed to do the trick. However, new evidence suggests that the
problem persists.(...)"

"Well here we are again with this Samsung 840 EVO slow down issue
cropping up here, there, and everywhere. The story for this one is so
long and convoluted (...)"



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