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I have an ssd and was looking at some of the benchmark programs that people use on this thread along with recommended third party applications. Downloaded CrystalDiskMark and ran it thru virustotal , got a hit on the Open Candy adware. Did research and it seems that CC Cleaner also slips it into the installer. AS SSD Benchmark was clean. How much trouble is this not so tasty Open Candy adware giving during and after installation? Read it scans your computer ,calls home and targets you to install unneeded software, they make $$ when you do. Is it worth eating the candy to get the free usefull program?
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I have an ssd and was looking at some of the benchmark programs that people use on this thread along with recommended third party applications. Downloaded CrystalDiskMark and ran it thru virustotal , got a hit on the Open Candy adware. Did research and it seems that CC Cleaner also slips it into the installer. AS SSD Benchmark was clean. How much trouble is this not so tasty Open Candy adware giving during and after installation? Read it scans your computer ,calls home and targets you to install unneeded software, they make $$ when you do. Is it worth eating the candy to get the free usefull program?

Crystal disk mark is not good for SSDs really, AS SSD and ATTO are.

As for your weird candy thing, I've never heard or encountered such a thing.
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Google open candy, it is a company that supplies software installers with the add you see during installation of some programs sometimes hidden as an option to install a toolbar you don't need.. Seems they are not quite as bad as in the past when they got into the registry. Wish it was my candy thing , the guy makes millions off it. Anyway not as bad as first thought , should have started it as a new thread.
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Sean's going to be sad when somebody says Intel's going Sandforce with their 25nm drives. I'm going to be that person.

They're going 25nm sandforce drives. It's in the news section. Go look.
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Sean's going to be sad when somebody says Intel's going Sandforce with their 25nm drives. I'm going to be that person.

They're going 25nm sandforce drives. It's in the news section. Go look.

....I've known months ago lol. A little late eh?

M4 still reads faster LOL.
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....I've known months ago lol. A little late eh?
M4 still reads faster LOL.

Well, it looks like I am. Forgive me.

lol! Win. Samsung, Crucial, and sometimes Corsair for life.
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The Intel OpROM is the firmware coded into the motherboard's uefI/BIOS that loads when you have RAID enabled. The UI for the OpROM is what you see if you press ctrl & I at the begining of the PC's POST process. This option only appears if SATA "mode" is set to RAID in the BIOS/UEFI. Technically, windows doesn't use the OpROM at all, but the Intel Drivers that ultimately load into windows uses the settings from it. If you are not configured as RAID, AHCI drivers load for your drives, which you can't change settings for in the OpROM anyway, so if I understand your question correctly... The answer would be no.

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hey sean....im curious, what would be the point to using a raid setup? is it something that is needed for multiple SSD?

i have 1 ssd and 2 hdd. is there any benefit to using raid?
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hey sean....im curious, what would be the point to using a raid setup? is it something that is needed for multiple SSD?
i have 1 ssd and 2 hdd. is there any benefit to using raid?

No. Ssd in raid improves sequential read and write but your 4k score doesn't change much.

4k is 95% of day to day usage.
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any tips or tricks to getting our 4k numbers up ?
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