DriverGuide maintains an extensive archive of Windows drivers available for free download. We employ a team from around the world which adds hundreds of new drivers to our site every day. How to Install Drivers Once you download your new driver, then you need to install it. To install a driver in Windows, you will need to use a built-in utility called Device Manager. It allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.
The Driver Update Utility automatically finds, downloads and installs the right driver for your hardware and operating system. It will Update all of your drivers in just a few clicks, and even backup your drivers before making any changes.
Samsung Update allows you to download updates and drivers for your Samsung software. Select Start, and then scroll to and select Samsung Update. Enter your laptop or notebook's model number in the Search bar at the top right, and then choose the appropriate software version. Select your desired drivers or installation files, and then click Download. The updates will automatically install.
You do not have to fire up your browser to check for updates; you can look for them right from your Start menu. Click the Start icon, and then click Settings. Click Update & Security, and then click Check for updates. If Windows finds updates, they will download and install automatically.
In the top right, if some apps are already available for update, you may see a download icon and the number of apps awaiting download. Otherwise, click the three dots and then Downloads and updates. Once here, you can use the Get updates button to check all your apps for updates, and the Update all button to download all updates that are already detected as available. Or you can pick and choose which ones to download. Finally, you can click the three dots again and select Settings to enable the setting to Update apps automatically (which should be on by default).
We can try to judge about the efficiency of lazy write firmware procedures and caching data for writing by the drop of the average write access time, measured by the operating system, relative to the read access time with enabled write-back caching. We use C'T H2benchW results for this purpose.
According to the geomean of the six previous patterns (reading, writing, and copying files at random addresses), Samsung P120-series drives are well ahead of the others. Models on 125 GB platters are noticeably faster at that. What concerns the new model in the T133 series on 100 GB platters, it's slower even compared to its two-platter counterpart from the P120 series (that is SP2014N), though it's faster than most models from the other manufacturers). Seagate programmers seem to be too clever by half, trying to improve operations with cache data. The best is the enemy of the good, they say. They should have left the firmware unchanged, as far as such algorithms are concerned.
We'll leave defragmentation patterns without comments, as the situation there resembles the previous diagram. But the situation in the streaming read/write pattern with large and small blocks (for example, typical PC operations for editing digital video or in timeshifting mode) is of two kinds. On one hand, Maxtor, Seagate, and WD drives are faster at typical large blocks, while all Samsung drives are approximately on the same level as well as the Hitachi T7K250. But on the other hand, Samsung drives of the latest series (P120 and T133) shoot forward at small 4KB blocks, leaving no chances to their competitors. The secret of outstanding results in copying files and in some other applications probably lies in firmware optimizations for simultaneous reading and writing of small blocks.
Well, Samsung evidently devoted more energies to create new HDD models for desktop computers last year. Having launched the P120 series in the beginning of 2005 and then having upgraded it to 125 GB platters (in senior 250 GB models), the company updated the model range of the P80 series (models with new interface, firmware, etc). At the end of the year, it started manufacturing 300 GB models - the company promised to catch up with its competitors in maximum capacity in the beginning of 2006 by launching 400 GB models of the new T133 series with TMR heads. Thus, the Korean company nearly caught up with its competitors by the end of the year, while a year ago Samsung had been evidently lagging behind in terms of maximum capacity of desktop drives (the company met Year 2005 without a 200 GB model and 100 GB platters).
My first experience with MSI, previously a Gigabyte or ASUS man and I'm super impressed. Love the bios - the motherboard explorer - kewl. And the utilities that come bundled are actually useful and work. Especially like the auto driver update manager app-type thing. Also there was no need to get SATA drivers downloaded to a thumb drive before installing Windows as per Gigabyte H97-UD3. Overclocking - eezy peezy with MSi Commander or Interl Extreme Overclocking Utility.
Pinepain, it's very kind of you to rtfm me without actually reading my comment, thank you very much. First of all there were no 'a lot of small files' not in any single of my tests. I always used large files, 250-350MB in size. And ntfs is not stone age, it is currently used by my windows partition, and the big file for testing was pagefile.sys (surprising, no? it's also not heavily fragment there). Also never in my tests I actually used to copy to hdd, because then it would be read+write speed (minus a delta because some data would stay in cache), writing data to /dev/null can have a small delta (dependent on buffer size though), but still, difference between 5MB/s and 20MB/s [on the same system with different files, one was downloaded with ktorrent (heavily fragmented and slow), another downloaded with wget (shows excellent throughput, supposedly it's not fragmented)] is not imaginary, don't you think? And I doubt I have a spare connector in my laptop's hard drive bay.
Howdy! I tried enabling the proposed ubuntu repositories, downloaded and installed all updates; no joy.Even rebooted computer and did clean remount of external drives. Currently getting a transfer speedof 70.5 kbs. Have observed that if I cut and paste just a few folders the speed will rise to about 1.2 Mbs.I am trying to move a large folder that contains around 9,000 folders with about 1.5 million files; total sizeis approximately 40 gigabytes. Takes over an hour just to start moving files and the speed is at firstonly 100 bytes per second and gradually increases as the number of files left to be moved decreases.If I move around 1,000 files the move also begins slowly and then speeds up, but never faster than 1.2 Mbs.I am running Karmic Koala, but have had this problem since Hearty Heron. If someone would be kindenough to give me the commands I will send additional system information. My computer is a DellOptiplex 280 . Thanks!
Solution (please note, I'm running Ubuntu AMD64 with the nvidia driver blob!! - your mileage may vary):As recommended by guiguy (thanks!), I downloaded the mainline kernel. I also needed nvidia drivers, so I followed the procedure here (post by Zeroth Eksaz on 2009-06-12): +source/nvidia-common/+bug/384639
In a nutshell, I went here -graphics-drivers-180/and downloadednvidia-180-kernel-source_185.18.36-0ubuntu9_amd64.debnvidia-180-libvdpau-dev_185.18.36-0ubuntu9_amd64.debnvidia-glx-180-dev_185.18.36-0ubuntu9_amd64.debnvidia-glx-180_185.18.36-0ubuntu9_amd64.deband installed them all withsudo dpkg -i nvidia*185.18.36*
then I went here ~kernel-ppa/mainline/v184.108.40.206/and downloadedlinux-headers-2.6.32-02063202-generic_2.6.32-02063202_amd64.deblinux-headers-2.6.32-02063202_2.6.32-02063202_all.deblinux-image-2.6.32-02063202-generic_2.6.32-02063202_amd64.deblinux-source-2.6.32_2.6.32-02063202_all.deband installed them withsudo dpkg -i linux*2.6.32*
FWIW, I thought I had the same problem. But using mainstream kernel didn't change anything. My real problem is that most of my big files are downloaded via bittorrent, which ends up fragmenting files *a lot*. See in transmission bug tracker for example. I used shake ( ) to defragment my disk, and now everything is fast again. I plan to switch to ext4 to see if the problem goes away for future downloads. 2b1af7f3a8