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post #11 of 24
I guess I'll check my 840 Pro when I get home just to be sure. I do remember that I did a check for firmware update on the drive and it said it was up to date, so I should be good.
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by Namwons View Post

atleast its just firmware issues and not hardware

How do we know for sure if it is a firmware problem? Most of the times a new patch for the firmware fixes the issue and hides the HW problem....
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post #13 of 24
Confirmed 3B0Q on my drive, I don't see this as a big deal as they addressed it quickly and it only affected pre-production units.
post #14 of 24
3B1Q on mine and I don't think I've updated.
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post #15 of 24
That title scared me quite a bit, I'm happy to read it's only pre-production model. For a second I almost regretted not getting a 830 instead (although I obviously should have, just for the sake of buying a proved device instead of buying anything blind). The 840 I have is an enormous improvement from my Agility 3, Windows 7 boots in 8 seconds, Linux Lubuntu in 5. Very happy :3
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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post

Corsair had similar firmware issues, and their SSDs are among the best. Edit: Pfftt this was on pre-production units.
Corsair uses other companies NAND, controllers, and firmware.... they do nothing in house except validation. I don't see how they could be among the best when they actually don't much with SSD development.
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Originally Posted by S3ason View Post

This is rather odd for samsung, usually they're pretty on top of these things.
Samsung has had SSD firmware issues before though.
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Originally Posted by Systemlord View Post

This thread is distorting facts, pre-productions are effected. Read more carefully people!
So says Samsung..... yet they sent replacement SSDs to the reviewers after launching on Nov 5th. Better safe than sorry.

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How do we know for sure if it is a firmware problem? Most of the times a new patch for the firmware fixes the issue and hides the HW problem....
Not really.... virtually every SSD problem/failure has been due to firmware. Wiring NAND, DRAM, controllers, and ports onto a PCB is very very very mature.
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post #17 of 24
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Failure is a failure. It's just indicative of the fact that it's best to not jump on the newest thing right away. Best to wait for a few months to have the bugs ironed out and then buy.
Uh, the bugs were ironed out literally before it was sold to anyone. No one who purchases the drive will ever see this error (unless Samsung missed some drives or something).

This probably says something about reviewers seeing drives from before the official release though. Who knows what could happen between then and the real release.
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post #18 of 24
This kind of stuff happens all the time with new hardware so I don't see what all the big fuss is about.
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by Xeio View Post

Uh, the bugs were ironed out literally before it was sold to anyone. No one who purchases the drive will ever see this error (unless Samsung missed some drives or something).
This probably says something about reviewers seeing drives from before the official release though. Who knows what could happen between then and the real release.
To save me some typing...
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So says Samsung..... yet they sent replacement SSDs to the reviewers after launching on Nov 5th. Better safe than sorry..
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post #20 of 24
Confirmed 3B0Q on my drive. thumb.gif
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