Samsung has promptly addressed concerns from owners of their 990 Pro SSDs with a firmware update that halts any abnormal degradation. We discuss this fix, our plan here at Puget Systems to take care of our customers, and how you can update the firmware on your Samsung SSD.
Update on Samsung SSD Reliability
We have been very public about how reliable Samsung SSDs have been in the past, so we wanted to explain why we are now moving part of our line to Sabrent.
Hardware Popularity in Puget Systems Workstations
A quick look at what hardware components have been popular in workstations we have sold here at Puget Systems over the last six months.
Hardware Trends of 2021
A look back at the trends we’ve seen in hardware sales here at Puget Systems over the last year.
Samsung SSD Speed Comparison
Our systems have moved to almost entirely to solid-state drives (SSDs) for primary storage, making our old video looking at hard drive vs SSD boot times rather outdated. But are all of the SSDs we use equal, or are there benefits to one over another for typical computer usage? We compared four of the Samsung models we carry to see how they compare in boot up, file copy, and application launch times.
SSD vs HDD – Responsiveness Comparison
Everyone knows that solid state drives are much faster than magnetic hard drives, but just how much of a difference does it make when using typical applications in Windows? We made a video to demonstrate!
Confusion Regarding Product Specifications -Part One
Today I am discussing product specifications, and if they can truly be trusted. In Part One, I will be covering Hard Drives and CPUs.
Boot Time Comparison
How quickly a computer boots up doesn’t always correspond to how much processing power the system has, or how fast the system drive is. This blog talks a little about what contributes to both faster and slower boot times, with a video comparison.
What I Wish I Had Known
As part of my job at Puget Systems, I speak with many of our customers at various stages of ownership that range from about a week to a couple of years. These customers often share feedback that we use to improve our products and services.
Occasionally customers share what they wish they had done differently when they were configuring their computers. I share this information with our sales team, and figured it might be helpful to those of you considering a new computer today.
So in the vein of “If I could do it all over again…” here are a number of items our customers would change if they could turn back time:
The Continual Rise of the SSD
Just over a year ago I wrote how Solid State Drives (SSD) were soaring in popularity. At that time we offered a number of SSD models from Intel. But due to production constraints, we were on the verge of adding a few Samsung SSDs to the mix. Around this same time we began fielding a number of requests for Samsung SSDs.
Once considered a luxury item, SSDs have moved into the mainstream within the past two years. Our customers tend to be tech savvy and performance demanding to the core. So I wasn’t surprised to find widescale adoption of SSDs as I dove into the sales data.