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Samsung 840 EVO rapid mode sata 2?

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Hey guys,
Sadly my corsair force 120 died on my the other night :-( woke my pc from sleep, I got a 0x000007 blue screen and the bios no longer dedicated the ssd. I tried power cycling it and putting it in various other machines to no avail. I am going to RMA it, however it's only a 120gb so I took this as a opportunity to purchase a 250gb 840 EVO (the pro was out of my price range in the UK, generally about £35-£45 more) which is arriving tomorrow.

Now I've heard rapid mode greatly increases the speed of the drive, but reviews seem to have concern about what rapid mode will do to the drives reliability? Now I still use Sata 2. My i7 920 rig with my sli 570s run everything I play so I've no reason to invest in upgrading my mobo and cpu. So is there any point in running rapid mode on a sata 2 port? Will I notice the difference or will the drive run at sata 2s max without rapid mode?

Thanks in advance.
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RAPID can bypass SATA III limitations. Therefore, RAPID should bypass SATA II limits. It's basically a RAM disk used as a hard drive cache, so the apeed boost comes from the memory controller. I'm not sure if you'll get the full 800 MB/s, but it'll be fast for sure.
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Evo should work fine with your X58 system. Performance is good, for maximum performance SATA 6 Gb/s is needed, also Rapid can be better synchronized with the SSD. But your system should be faster then with the Force.
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