Originally Posted by GeneO
While Rapid mode or Intel Rapid Storage Tech write-back cache will extend the life of your SSD by coalescing writes and hence reducing write amplification, the lifetime of your SSD will be more than you will ever need without either of these.
thanks for the reply
I remember long ago (dos days) there use to be a Cache software that worked for all HDD
It was good to the point MSFT put them out of business.
I notice that Windows comes with their own cache for each HDD\SDD
Why isn't there a third party offering cache for all kinds of drives?
RAPID seems to be a waste if one has many SSD n HDD
or just by default Windows cache is good enough or not?
my bro n i been debating how long data is retained in solid state drives in archival basis.
We reason that HDD is still the best compared to Flash Drives, SSD, DVD, CD, Tapes
We ruled out this scsi optical cartridge disk for backup because we hate to come back to SCSI vs SATA
ie: In a flash drive if you didn't access it for two or more years then that day you did access nothing will be there
we seem to use that same reasoning for SSD
my other bro says the real solid state drives that do remember for long periods of times
just cost too much to make
so am I back to depending upon HDD for archival horrorEdited by hhuey5 - 4/30/15 at 8:04pm