Hey gerbils. My PC has a Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD and it's been acting a bit strange lately. Instead of displaying the 'Starting Windows' animation screen when booting up after turning on, Windows would launch the recovery screen. My first suspicion was this is a problem with the SSD. But if the SSD is the problem then I should be having lots of other problems left and right and not just when restarting, right? So is this a problem with the OS or a problem with the SSD? I got this SSD 26 days ago. Since I can't flash the SSD's firmware within Windows because Samsung Magician seems to dislike the AMD AHCI drivers, I might have to reformat the SSD first, install WIn7, run Magician to flash the firmware, then install the AMD AHCI drivers. I don't know why AMD's AHCi drivers are STILL having issues in this day and age. I'm inclined to return the SSD to the store but I'm not exactly free to do so these days so I'm hoping the latest firmware will fix it, if it IS the problem in the first place.
AMD FX-8350 / Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 (rev. 4) / 2 x G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB DDR3-1866 / AMD HD7770 1GB / TP-Link WN723N USB Wifi-N / Samsung 840 EVO 250GB / Hitachi 7K1000.C 1TB / LG ODD / Cooler Master GX650 / Aerocool VS3 / LG W2252TQ / Win7 64-bit