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Why is this drive still being sold?
on February 16, 2015
Purchased one of these drives about 8 months ago, and another in Dec 2014 when it was on sale. Noticed that the older drive was not quite as snappy as it used to be (previously Windows would boot in 10 or so seconds, now it was noticeably longer) and upon doing some research found that Samsung released a tool to fix that. Ran it, and all was good.
Fast forward to today. Older drive is starting to exhibit the same behavior again. Things don't open immediately like they used to. Boot takes a little longer. I know, #firstworldproblems. Unfortunately, I suppose the newer drive will do the same eventually as well. For reference:
While SSD are always advertised as "up to x speed", it's completely unacceptable for these drives to be performing as poorly as they are after a few months of usage. I suspect, based on my call with Samsung support, that the performance restoration tool that they released will be the only effort they make to correct the issues with this particular drive. I am not happy that a half-fix was released, and that I will have to run it every couple of months to maintain acceptable performance from these drives.
My advice to any potential buyers would be to look at products from another company such as Intel or Crucial. I know when it comes time for me to buy my next set of SSDs that is exactly what I will be doing.