Originally Posted by DooRules
Still very early for the EVO and Samsung. They have pretty much limitless resources to go where ever they want with this software.
@Parsec... Hey bud. I have not in any way been keeping up with drivers or anything else for that matter during summer months. But that is just about over and loads more time for play coming soon.
I am still on x79 yes. Not leaving this till Haswell x, no way.
In terms of performance I cannot in any way distinguish this drive from either of my Pro's. That is not bad for the first offering with Rapid imho. Now give me Rapid on my Pros and lets see what happens.
Another thing about Rapid is that bench scores move around wildly. Not at all uncommon to run As SSD and get mid 2000's, run it again and get mid 3000's. Ran it last night after I cloned w8 back onto the EVO and now it's up in the mid 4000's so I am not sure there is much of a takeaway from these bench's at this point.
Thanks DR, interesting. As you said, to early to tell how useful the caching software really is, particularly if you cannot notice any difference in performance in real use. I'm a bit surprised by that but I'll take your word on it, no question. To bad the caching is not active during booting the PC, we might see a difference there.
The differences between your benchmark and Liranan's are interesting. Your's don't show high read latency, but his do, not that it seems to affect his results. One latency figure is really worthless anyway IMO, without any description of its basis. Given your ATTO result, and the others, I see what you mean about how meaningful these benchmarks are. I still suspect that we are being limited by the NTFS file system, and have been with SSDs for a while now.
At what point do we acknowledge this is a RAM drive that is backed up in semi-real time? Nothing wrong with that, but we are not looking at pure SSD performance. It's a great idea and could become standard with any type of storage drive.
My DSA question was really a shot in the dark, it is only available on 8 series chipsets, with BIOS/UEFI support.