Samsung's 840 and 840 Pro SSDs Recieve a Firmware Update

Samsung’s 840 and 840 Pro Solid State Drives have received a new firmware update that provides the former drive with improved “read performance in specific cases” and enables DAS function as a default option for the latter.

The updates are available as both a ZIP archive to be used with Samsung’s Magician software and a bootable ISO file. The update can be downloaded from the following link.  

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  • 252514 said:
    Still don't see the need to run SSDs in my computers. When I can get a 1TB SSD for $140 get back to me.

    SSDs are not meant to be a mass storage solution, at least not for the average consumer. I've been running SSD as a system drive since 2009. And the fact that YOU want your computer to boot up slower and perform slower... well that is your prerogative.
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  • 252514 said:
    Still don't see the need to run SSDs in my computers. When I can get a 1TB SSD for $140 get back to me.

    SSDs are not meant to be a mass storage solution, at least not for the average consumer. I've been running SSD as a system drive since 2009. And the fact that YOU want your computer to boot up slower and perform slower... well that is your prerogative.
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  • For a mobile computer (laptop) SSDs are a wonder to have equipped. Longer battery, less heat and no annoying vibration.
    And quick boot and enter/resume from sleep, it even beats my Samsing Galaxy 10.1 when cold booting.
    And i have a habit of leaving lots of tabs on every browser i use plus a lot of background apps, constantly maxing out 8gb ram. Having that fast pagefile (12gb swap file) drive is a godsend.
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  • For my Desktop I still have not jumped on an SSD. My computer is always on and I have no applications that NEED a fast read and write speed.
    Now for Laptops. I absolutely must have an SSD.
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