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Samsung SSD 840 EVO Slow Performance Fix

Samsung SSD

If you own a Samsung 840 EVO SSD you probably noticed that the speed of the disk has degraded a lot faster than expected. This is a known problem with this model and luckily Samsung has released a fix to remedy the problem.

Samsung Performance Restoration was created by Samsung to fix the performance issues for the Samsung SSD 840 EVO and Samsung SSD 840 EVO mSATA models.

What does this do you may ask ? Samsung Performance Restoration simply updates your SSD’s firmware to the latest version (this firmware version has not been released separately yet) then scans and calibrates all existing data on the drive. This process can take up to one hour, depending on how much data you have on the drive.

Note that although this process does not wipe your disk it is always recommended to backup all your important files when performing a firmware update.

System requirements for Samsung Performance Restoration:

Supported Operation Systems

  • Windows XP SP2 (32bit)
  • Windows Vista (32/64bit)
  • Windows 7 (32/64bit)
  • Windows 8 & 8.1(32/64bit)

Supported Partition Types:

  • MBR
  • GPT

Supported SSD Models:

  • Samsung SSD 840 EVO (2.5”)
  • Samsung SSD 840 EVO mSATA

Currently only the Windows version is available to download. Samsung announced that the Linux and Mac version will be released at the end of October.

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