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 Post subject: samsung 840 firmware etc.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:26 am 
8086
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On a new system build, windows 7 64bit, samsung 840 120gb ssd,
(3570k, 8gb ram etc.)

I am considering updating firmware, and setting over provisioning. I don't know if I need to do
any of this, but, as it goes, always start with the best your system can yield?

I do not know much about over provisioning, will it be of benefit, what should I set it at etc.
The firmware update: is it needed to be of benefit?

Both above 'tweaks' have risks associated with them. I have samsung magician 3.2
that will perform above tasks. I have the software to optimize the drive and windows.
Would like some feed back from any who have been down this
road.


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 Post subject: Re: samsung 840 firmware etc.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:24 am 
Smithfield
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Don't update the firmware unless you have to. Overprovisioning helps against write amplification, which is how much data is actually written on the SSD versus how much you told to write to it. It's space unavailable to you that the SSD will use for its wear leveling and other P/E cycle saving algorithms. Basically having some overprovisioned space will help maintain consistent performance in the life of the SSD. This is something you can look at.


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 Post subject: Re: samsung 840 firmware etc.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:21 pm 
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good advice, everything is working properly, ain't broken, don't fix. Thanks.


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