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Samsung 840 / 840 EVO flash read speed degradation

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Samsung recognizes the seriousness of any potential degradation of read performance on old data. We are testing and validating the circumstances that potentially cause this performance drop and will work diligently to resolve the issue

 

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Editorial/Samsung-840-840-EVO-susceptible-flash-read-speed-degradation-over-time/Community-i

 

Seems to only affect the 840 and 840 EVO solid state disks, note the temporary fix listed.

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I've noticed a slowdown for years on my USB thumb drives. What I've always did is copy the contents to the desktop into a new folder, format the USB thumb drive, and finally copy everything back onto it.

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I've noticed a slowdown for years on my USB thumb drives. What I've always did is copy the contents to the desktop into a new folder, format the USB thumb drive, and finally copy everything back onto it.

Yep, this is how you defrag them and move the bad blocks out

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