Also, later came to know of an issue1 on slow speed reads on old files. Thankfully, firware update is available currently for Windows and expected at end of October for Mac / Linux. 1
Can I use Windows to upgrade firmware and later partition as 'ext4'? Or did I got that wrong!
http://www.samsung.com/global/business/ ... loads.html
1 - http://techreport.com/discussion/27212/ ... h-old-dataSamsung is releasing a new firmware and performance restoration software package for the 840 EVO and 840 EVO mSATA.
The firmware update is recommended to users who may have experienced any drop in read performance of the mentioned drives.
Running the software packages provided will first update the firmware(840 EVO : EXT0CB6Q, 840 EVO mSATA : EXT42B6Q),
then scan and calibrate all existing data on the drive.