Originally Posted by SATDK
Not replying to anyone in particular, but I do want to address some issues.
Contrary to what my few previous posts may indicate, I was not trying to just rile people up here, even if I feel we all should be (against Samsung, of course).
What I was trying to do was balance the posts supporting Samsung unequivocally with equally valid points of view that many here thought incredulous, at first blush. (And eventually, other posters validated my unlikely claims in later posts). Not simply to sway opinion one way or another, or worse, troll, but rather to show that there are always at least two points of view. The net result as many have been saying all along is that we just need to wait to see if this is really a fix and I wholly agree with that. But I can't help but go back to the facts that Samsung hasn't officially said anything about this and that was the reason for me posting the last couple of days (because to me, their intents are obvious and not above board).
Not only are the original tlc 840 drives still being ignored for this issue, but, as a poster mentioned in the last page, the new firmware and magician didn't fix (I think it even hurt) the performance of their EVO drive too.
What my posts are mainly here to do is open the eyes of the younger (and even some older) members here that where big money is concerned, ethics/morality and professional codes of practice go out the window. And the bigger the company, the more unscrupulous their methods can be to swindle the customers of the service or product they thought they bought and paid for.
Yes, time will tell one way or another. And, I don't want to be right here, I too have multiple EVO's to service for myself and others.
But, I have opened the eyes of a lot of people here and that was my goal. Thank you to all that supported my posts one way or another. In this day of instance ridicule, it is sometimes harder, not easier to proclaim truths and facts based on simple observation of the world around us. Especially when those facts seem far-fetched to the innocent.
The smell test usually works. Especially when you've smelled that stench before and it can even work to keep the company honest too - if they know they're being observed under a microscope because of their checkered past. But when people come and support a company blindly (even if the individuals intentions are just), all we are doing is giving corporations a key to our wallets. And getting laughed at all the way to the bank, right to our faces.
I did not offer conspiracy theories as some claimed, nor am I totally uneducated or an expert in all things 'computers'. But I do know what makes a computer work and can extrapolate that information to what can be done with the basic building blocks. My posts showed one such outcome.
Bottom line, critical thinking is a requirement. The only one you can trust exists between your ears. But learn to look and (actually) see, without bias or prejudice one way or another, before you take a stance.