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500gb 840 evo

post #1 of 12
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Haven't been on this site for quite awhile. I guess the last time was hen I first installed my 840 evo and then after when someone suggested I run the "renew," program to re align my drive.

Since than I have experienced any crashes or error. I have noticed it slowed a bit but not enough to do a re install of windows which is now windows 10 pro.

I was wondering if there has been anything announced that I should be aware of. I'll post my system stats below along with any info anyone request. TIA

=========Specs===================
hp H8-1080t
6 core I& @970 3.2g
amd 7750 2g
SATA 2 (intel rst
C:840 evo 500g windows 10 pro not anniversary update) (EXTODB6Q fw)
e: hitachi 1.5 tb hdd data drive
Here to output from ssd read speed tester to start

USE: Mainly web surfing and Pohotshop

post #2 of 12
Hi, you want to have a look at this thread - http://www.overclock.net/t/1507897/samsung-840-evo-read-speed-drops-on-old-written-data-in-the-drive/0_50

Theres a known issue which means the data reads speed slows after a time, there is a firmware update to mitigate the problem, but not everyone is convinced it is cured.
post #3 of 12
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If by update you are referring to this one, EXTODB6Q, I've been running it for over a year. Just looked at samsungs sight and haven't found an update.
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yep, I do believe that the EXT0DB6Q is the updated one, I think the faulty one was EXT0CB6Q, or summat like that, there was a C chucked in somewhere. smile.gif I think they had a new version of magician as well which had an option to optimise the drive. I can't remember right what it's called, and don't have magician as i'm on Linux nowadays. I think you needed magician 4.6.
post #5 of 12
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you're right I have 4.6. tried to install the newer 497 but windows ten keep warning my not to. I don't even use or run 4.6 as windows supposedly auto trims ssd's. Thank you though!
post #6 of 12
Can you please do a bench with "AS SSD Benchmark". Post a screenshot of the result.
Check out "Crystal Disk Info" to read the SMART values from that SSD.. Expand the window, so it shows full raw data. Post a screenshot of that.

Crystal Disk Info

http://crystalmark.info/redirect.php?product=CrystalDiskInfo
(http://crystalmark.info/download/index-e.html)

AS SSD
http://www.alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/downloads.php?cat_id=4&file_id=9
(http://www.alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/downloads.php?download_id=9)
post #7 of 12
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Steven-n. Thank you for helping with this. here is the info your requested. Hope it's right!


post #8 of 12
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I'm gathering steve-n is away for awhile as I haven't heard from him?
post #9 of 12
rolleyes.gif Must be.

I've just noticed, it looks like your SSD (C: ???) is running at SATA II speeds (300Mbps), not SATA III (600Mbps). It looks like you may not have it in a SATA III port, which will loose you performance. Speeds are in line with a SATA II interface. If you have any SATA III ports, it would be worth moving the SSD to the SATA III port, and re-jigging your boot order in the BIOS to get it booting again. But other than that, it seems ok. 276/265 seems like a decent practical score from a 300Mbps interface.
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Originally Posted by latelesley View Post

rolleyes.gif Must be.

I've just noticed, it looks like your SSD (C: ???) is running at SATA II speeds (300Mbps), not SATA III (600Mbps). It looks like you may not have it in a SATA III port, which will loose you performance. Speeds are in line with a SATA II interface. If you have any SATA III ports, it would be worth moving the SSD to the SATA III port, and re-jigging your boot order in the BIOS to get it booting again. But other than that, it seems ok. 276/265 seems like a decent practical score from a 300Mbps interface.


Yes, unfortunately the PC is pre sata III. Loading programs just seemed a bit peppier when I first installed the SSD drive. Knock on wood I haven't had a bit of trouble with it. If I ever find someone to build me a pc I'm definitely going with one of those new M .2 pcie ssd's though. Thank you for the help!
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