If you are not satisfied with the SSD performance on Surface Pro 3, you have a good news. Samsung has released a firmware update which improves the SSD performance on your Surface Pro 3 device significantly. It fixes the gradual degradation of read performance of Samsung PM851 SSD drives which was caused by an issue with the voltage decay compensation algorithm, which lead to excessive read retries on old data. After the update, the performance seems to be increasing from 321 MB/sec to 503 MB/Sec.
Download the updated driver from Samsung here.
Microsoft Store is now offering a $100 discount and a sleeve with all Surface Pro 3 purchases. $100 discount and free sleeve offer is valid from January 30, 2015 until April 5, 2015. Available in select Microsoft retail and online stores in US.
Order before it goes out of stock. Find the links below.
|Surface Pro 3||Estimated retail price (USD)|
|Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM||$799|
|Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM||$899|
|Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM||$1,199|
|Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM||$1,449|
|Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM||$1,849|