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Update Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD firemware

A few days ago, my desktop promoted that one firmware needs to be updated. It is a Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD.  Almost nine months ago, I did a speed test on this SSD.

Now, after the update, I did the test again and see the difference.

First, the firmware update notice is on the Samsung Magician software.

Windows 10 notification

Update Samsung Firmware

So now the Firmware of My Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe 250GB SSD is updated from 1B2QEXM7 to 2B2QEXM7.

Drive Details of 970 EVO Plus

The first test is run on the old AS SSD Benchmark 1.8.5636.37293. All others are the same as before.

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AS SSD Benchmark Test on Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD

I did a little bit test on my new Samsung  970 EVO Plus  NVMe 250GB SSD.

After I installed the new Samsung SSD and migrate the system disk to it. The default NVMe driver is Windows 10 builtin driver.

Microsoft Standard NVM Express Controller

Driver version: 10.0.18362.1

Driver date: 6/21/2006

Standard NVM Express Controller


It can be confirmed on the Samsung Magician software. Under NVMe Driver, it shows Microsoft.

Samsung Magician


The test result based on AS SSD Benchmark 1.8.5636.37293.

Stornvme driver Score on AS SSD Benchmark 1.8

The score is 3178.

Later I found AS SSD Benchmark has a new version. V2.0.6812.41776.

Then I run the test on the new AS SSD Benchmark software.

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Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 V-NAND SSD

I bought an SSD from Taobao months ago. It was on sale at that time. I thought it is a good deal. I paid RMB399. Convert it to CAD $75. Compared the price on, $102.94. I did get a great deal.

I installed it on my desktop yesterday.

Look at what I got.

Samsung 970 EVO Plus Box Front


Samsung 970 EVO Plus Box Back


Samsung 970 EVO Plus inside the box

Quite easy. there is the place on the motherboard.

Installation of Samsung 970 EVO Plus



Then download the programs from Samsung official site.

  • Data Migration Tool
  • Magician Software

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Toner Replacement for Samsung ML-1915

I have a laser printer, Samsung ML-1915. I got it about six years ago. Early January, my daughter found the prints are not clear. I checked it and found the toner is almost gone. I need to buy new toners.

First I did the search on the Internet. Checked the Staples and other stores online, it is so expensive. Over $100 each. I kept looking for the replacement.

At the last, I ordered 2pk toners from Toner4U through Two toners total $33.85, including tax, free shipping. I ordered on Jan 28. Received on Feb 2.

jkML-1915 toner, Front view of the Box


Look at the red sticker. The box shows the model of toner, MLT-D105L.

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SanDisk microSDHC 16GB for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7″ for my kids. It is 8GB version. So I have to get some external storage.

Now it is SanDisk microSDHC 16GB

SanDisk microSDHC 16GB

Yes, it is sold in China, with Chinese package.

The details of specification:

  • 16GB
  • Class 10  UHS-1
  • 30MB/s (Read)
  • Good for Android system or other smartphone or tablet.


Here is a closer look of the card.

SanDisk Ultra 16GB microSDHC

Than I open the external storage slot cover on the left side of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.


Then I insert this microSD into the external storage slot. Pushed it in to the end and put the cover back. Power on the device.


After that, go to the settings >> Storage and look at the information of storage.


It shows 14.83GB. The capacity is correct. The labeled 16GB is based on 1GB = 1,000,000,000B. Inside of  computer or Android system, 1GB = 1,024 x 1,024 x 1,024 = 1,073,741,924B

Do a simple calculation, the answer will be 16 x 1,000,000,000 / 1,073,741,924 = 14.90GB

There is also small portion of space is taken by system use. That’s why the system can only provide 14.83GB for user use.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

Got this device, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, 7.0″ (178mm), from Costco store. The price is $149 after discount, plus tax and fees. The regular price is $199.

The Galaxy Tab 3 series refers to the third generation Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 and are again aimed at budget markets while the Galaxy Note series taking over the Higher-end market. The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 was announced at the end of April 2013.

In the box

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0"

Back of the box

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 box back


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Got a Samsung ML-1915 to replace ML-2010

I have a Samsung ML-2010 laser printer for 4 years. You can find the post of it. the day before yesterday, when I want to print something, it did not work. I tried to fix it. All failed. The red and green lights kept blinking.
OK, it is time to get a new one, I thought. I checked Bestbuy, Stalples, Office Depot, Future Shop, etc. Compare the price and features from All-in-one laser printer to wireless printer. Color laser printer is not in my consideration.
I make the decision that Samsung ML-1915 is the right one for me.


picture from Samsung official site.
Actually, I just need a laser printer for print only. Scan, copy are not necessary. Wireless is also not must have. I use DNS-323 as a printer server. All computers in my home can access the printer through DNS-323.
Samsung ML-1915 is on the market last Oct. Not a old product.

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Samsung ML-2010 Review

I bought a brand new laser printer, Samsung ML-2010 yesterday at Staples. I paid $148.10, which is regular price $199.92 minus instant rebate $70.00, plus 14% tax. This printer has another mail-in rebate $30.00.
Staples provides an Easy rebates, which is an online rebate. Really easy and quick. I don’t need to cut the UPC bar code and put all related receipts into a envelope. And even no postage. Just go to Easy Rebates and fill in the rebate form online, submit it and all done.

The good: Fast; inexpensive; good-quality text; easy to set up and use; PC, Mac, and Linux compatible.

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Buy a ML-2010 to replace E210

I have a Lexmark E210 black-white laser printer, which I bought in December 2001. It works well.

This week I go to some computer store to find the toner because of the text is fade on the paper. The result is telling me to get a new printer instead of buying a toner for E210.

In Staples store at Burnaby, the brand new Samsung ML-2010 is on sale. The regular price is about 199.00. The real cost is about (199 – 70(instant rebate) ) X 1.14 (tax) -30 (mail in rebate) = 117.00
The cartrige for Lexmark E210 is about 128.90 X 1.14 = 147.00
ML-2010 is more advanced than E210 based on the specifications.
Faster, Higher resolution, Save more toner, most important is cheaper.


The cost effectiveness ratio is so good. If you have same issue, buy a new printer.

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