Given the Samsung Magician/Firmware updates were so important, I figured I would make a small post with the pictures denoting the change in WEI so as not to consider some sort of placebo effect as the cause of my renewed enjoyment of my SSD (Samsung 840 EVO).
I decided to run WEI, but before doing as such I took a screenshot of the scores prior to applying the firmware update so that I could see if there were really any differences.
Given that 7.9 is the highest score one can achieve with any component on Windows 7, differences of 1/10th (i.e. "0.1") are considerable.
If you're still on the fence, or of the camp that, "Nothing is wrong so I'm not going to update," (which is a safe, though not totally applicable, approach), perhaps these pics will encourage you to reconsider.
You'll notice the first test was taken on the 13th of July as I noticed my machine's performance was not what I felt it should be. 7.3 is not a horrible reading, by the way...but it is when your performance should be 7.7 (which is what I recall from much earlier tests when I first purchased and set up the drive).
Truly, it speaks for itself.
Note: If you're of the ilk that believe Microsoft is good for nothing and thus their Windows Experience Index is meaningless, I don't know what to tell you; we know that WEI is not a full scale computer benchmark, but it isn't pointless. If anything, it let's you know how your Windows experience matches up to the requirements of their software. I don't personally find that pointless, but you know...
Samsung receives a few kudos points for their continual support.
Here are my before and after pictures: