The news of Samsung's SSD 840 EVO read performance degradation started circulating around the Internet about a month ago. Shortly after this, Samsung announced that they have found the fix and a firmware update is expected to be released on October 15th. Samsung kept its promise and delivered the update yesterday through its website (download here). The fix is actually a bit more than just a firmware update. Because the bug specifically affects the read speed of old data, simply flashing the firmware isn't enough. The data in the drive has to be rewritten for the changes in the new firmware to take place. Thus the fix comes in the form of a separate tool, which Samsung calls Performance Restoration Software. For now the...

Samsung SSD 840: Testing the Endurance of TLC NAND

NAND endurance is something that always raises questions among those considering a move to solid state storage. Even though we have showed more than once that the endurance of...

46 by Kristian Vättö on 11/16/2012

Google and Acer Bring Chromebooks to $199

It seems we're not through with new Chromebooks yet. Google's tagline for their lightweight PC operating system initiative is "Chromebooks for Everyone," and to that end they are racing...

29 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/12/2012

Samsung Chromebook (XE303) Review: Testing ARM's Cortex A15

Google announced the Chrome OS project two years ago, and with it came the first Chromebook: the CR-48. The Chrome OS concept seemed revolutionary at the time. In 2010...

149 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/31/2012

Nexus 4 and Nexus 10: A Closer Look

If we'd never heard the name Sandy, we'd have featured two live blogs today, and had a few hours to spend with the latest members of the Nexus family...

102 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/29/2012

LG and Google Announce the Nexus 4, Starts at $299

This isn't how they wanted to do it, but LG and Google are going ahead with the announcement of the Nexus 4, and it's a steal. The lineage of...

91 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/29/2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Review (T-Mobile) - The Phablet Returns

So I have a confession to make. What seems like an eternity ago, I received a Galaxy Note review unit for AT&T, but never quite finished my review. While...

131 by Brian Klug on 10/24/2012

Google Reboots The Chromebook: ARM Meets Notebook For $249

Google's been known to throw the spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks. And for every GMail and Android, there's a Wave and Buzz. At best, Google's Chromebook...

51 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/18/2012

Samsung SSD 840 (250GB) Review

Samsung has been making steady progress in becoming one of the major players in the consumer SSD market. Even before the SSD 470, Samsung was a major player in...

85 by Kristian Vättö on 10/8/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 7

We're back with another podcast. This time we start out with a discussion of Borderlands 2 and philosophies on sidequests in games. We briefly talk about TI defocusing its...

49 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/1/2012

Samsung SSD 840: Preliminary Benchmarks

I just got back from Seoul last night where Samsung held their SSD Global Summit for the first time. As a souvenir, Samsung gave us all an 840 SSD...

12 by Kristian Vättö on 9/27/2012

Samsung SSD 840 Pro (256GB) Review

If we had an award for most improved in the SSD space, it would have to go to Samsung. When we first encountered Samsung MLC drives a few years...

96 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/24/2012

Samsung Releases TLC NAND Based 840 SSD

Along with Samsung's release of the 840 Pro SSD today, Samsung is also releasing a more mainstream oriented 840 SSD. It's based around the same Samsung MDX controller as...

29 by Kristian Vättö on 9/24/2012

Samsung's Galaxy Note II: Coming to Five US Carriers in Mid-November

We recently spent some hands on time with the Galaxy Note II, Samsung's new 5.5-inch Jelly Bean equipped Android smartphone/minitablet. The Note II runs a 32nm 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/19/2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Hands On

Last week we were able to spend some time with Samsung's new Galaxy Note 2. The device is a largely updated version of the original Galaxy Note, that enjoyed...

50 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

Samsung Reveals Additional Details on Series 5 and 7 Slates and Ultrabooks

Along with their ATIV, Smartphone, and Series 9 coverage and their Galaxy Note II, Samsung has released additional details for several upcoming Windows 8 Ultrabooks and Slates. The Series...

18 by Jarred Walton on 8/31/2012

Samsung Galaxy Note II Revealed at IFA 2012

Alongside their upcoming line up of Windows devices, Samsung saw fit to reveal the successor to their Galaxy Note at their IFA press conference. The Samsung Galaxy Note II...

15 by Jason Inofuentes on 8/29/2012

Samsung ATIV Line Outed at IFA: Windows 8, RT and Phone 8 Devices Revealed

Samung's still midstride in their IFA presentation, but they've already gone live with their announcements, and if they wanted to move the conversation along from the current news cycle...

9 by Jason Inofuentes on 8/29/2012

Samsung Introduces 64GB UHS-I microSD and SD Cards

Samsung has just announced two new memory cards, both capable of storing 64GB of data. One is a full sized SD card, suitable for devices such as cameras and...

5 by Stefan Constantinescu on 8/29/2012

Samsung Series 7 NP700Z7C Review

We recently posted our first look at Dell’s new XPS 15, a Windows-focused laptop that took more than a few design elements of the standard MacBook Pro 15. While...

49 by Jarred Walton on 8/16/2012

Live from Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 Launch

We just sat down at Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 US launch event. First announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, the Galaxy Note 10.1 brings Samsung's Note brand...

43 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/15/2012

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