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The "problem" here is that the consumer ssds (840evo) will survive somewhere around 10x the number of writes Samsung states for warranty. It's more likely something other than flash will die first (controller?). You would need a high server load to wear those drives in 3 years time anyway.So what is to be our final solution for this? Samsung will keep making new firmware that wears out our drives faster than normal until the warranty has expired? The really do need to replace our 840 Evos with 850s if they truly do not have the problem. Class action for this maybe? It would be a lose-lose either way as it would probably take years and then all owners that have their names in will get a check or discount for a new drive in the whopping amount of $4.78 for every drive you own, 6 years after the fact.
To combat the problem, I have been making a ghost image of the drive and then formatting and writing the whole image new every couple months. (Well twice so far). Not really interest in a firmware fix that keeps re-writing the data over and over and lessening the re-writes on the drive.
My first SSD was a Samsung Evo, and since then I have gone with Intel and Crucial. Samsung has probably lost a customer in me. They need to stop playing around and make this right. If we would boycott, then we may get some satisfaction.
I sincerely hope you are correct with the 10x. The problem with mine is I use it for C drive so the data for Windows just sits there and gets slower and slower. The files are not changed unless it is a few at a time with updates etc. I have also been using it for my Steam Drive so the games would load faster. I keep 5-6 of the games I mainly play and after I have had the games on the drive for a few months the frame rates will go down by more than half. Before I recognized that this problem was the Evo, I was constantly checking for updated drivers and using the Task Manager to kill background stuff and it generally became a pain. Now with making the mirror image of the drive and copying it back new, those problems went away. Even though my way wears out the drive less, than the newest firmware, I still shouldn't have to do that.
Sincerely hope you are correct about the number of re-writes. It puts my mind at ease a bit if the drives have this kind of lifespan.