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That performance difference is from having SAMSNG RAPID mode enabled vs disabled...

And RAPID is useless btw.

the benchmarks show RAPID smoking non rapid by almost double the score, how is it useless?


And that is only a benchmark. Not real world use. All you see in the bench is the performance of the RAM, not the SSD. Windows default RAM caching already works good enough to where RAPID doesn't affect things in real world use.

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the benchmarks show RAPID smoking non rapid by almost double the score, how is it useless?

 

Because all it does is use your available RAM as a buffer when writing to the drive. Which basically means you have the chance of data corruption due to power loss, along with pretty much no performance difference in the real world (it'll seem faster, but it isn't). All of that in turn for numbers that do nothing in return for you.

 

In fact, running RAPID mode is actually quite bad if you value your data.

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Because all it does is use your available RAM as a buffer when writing to the drive. Which basically means you have the chance of data corruption due to power loss, along with pretty much no performance difference in the real world (it'll seem faster, but it isn't). All of that in turn for numbers that do nothing in return for you.

In fact, running RAPID mode is actually quite bad if you value your data.

hmm, but my laptop has a battery so that acts like a backup, and we haven't ever had a power outage in Dubai in the past 25 years that I've lived here
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That performance difference is from having SAMSNG RAPID mode enabled vs disabled...

And RAPID is useless btw.

I always wondering this from the very start. I believe I also mentioned this earlier in the thread.
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the benchmarks show RAPID smoking non rapid by almost double the score, how is it useless?

I don't know this for certain, but maybe some applications don't take advantage of the feature? Why is it useless Sean? Cheers.
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That performance difference is from having SAMSNG RAPID mode enabled vs disabled...

And RAPID is useless btw.

I always wondering this from the very start. I believe I also mentioned this earlier in the thread.
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the benchmarks show RAPID smoking non rapid by almost double the score, how is it useless?

I don't know this for certain, but maybe some applications don't take advantage of the feature? Why is it useless Sean? Cheers.

 

All I can tell you is this, one of the biggest setup file installations I have is NERO Platinum Suite 2014, it has like many smaller installer built into it

 

Without RAPID mode, it's fast, but with RAPID on, I literally see the progress bar for each of the smaller programs being installed for a second then it vanishes, you don't even get to see a progress bar actually you just see the window for a second then it vanishes.

 

Maybe in the real world the benchmarks don't translate into such a huge performance gain, but there is a gain.

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All I can tell you is this, one of the biggest setup file installations I have is NERO Platinum Suite 2014, it has like many smaller installer built into it

Without RAPID mode, it's fast, but with RAPID on, I literally see the progress bar for each of the smaller programs being installed for a second then it vanishes, you don't even get to see a progress bar actually you just see the window for a second then it vanishes.

Maybe in the real world the benchmarks don't translate into such a huge performance gain, but there is a gain.
Sweet! I think all that matters is that your finding the RAPID feature useful. smile.gif
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Indeed, I am so happy with my upgrade

 

I previously had a 256 GB LiteOn LCM-2563Ms + 1 TB Seagate 5400 RPM

 

my system was soooooooo much slower. Because you see I download a lot of movies daily to my HDD, now if I like the movie, I copy it to my external 3 TB 5400 RPM Western Digital My Book.

 

Previously, I used to copy the movie @ 100 MB/S to the external HDD from my 5400 RPM HDD, now I copy them @ 500 MB/S

 

I never expected the USB 3.0 speed to be able to reach that much especially not on a 5400 RPM HDD but it did.

 

Now in terms of RAPID, I feel everything is snappier, like things were already fast, and it is very hard for you to notice the speed difference in real world usage other than benchmarks when upgrading from one SSD to another, but surprisingly it did.

 

Bear in mind that my Liteon 256 GB SSD was not bad at all, here are the benchmarks:

 

LCM-256M3S Crystal Disk Mark:

 

LCM-256M3S AS SSD Benchmark:

 

LCM-256M3S ATTO Disk Benchmark:

post #28 of 37
Things might feel snappier for you if stuff is being preloaded to the RAM. As long as you see a benefit, it's doing a good job for you. It's great to upgrade SSD. I came from an OCZ Agility 3 60GB drive, and I thought that was mega quick at the time. I just use HDD's for backing up data, then I put them away for later use. smile.gif
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Things might feel snappier for you if stuff is being preloaded to the RAM. As long as you see a benefit, it's doing a good job for you. It's great to upgrade SSD. I came from an OCZ Agility 3 60GB drive, and I thought that was mega quick at the time. I just use HDD's for backing up data, then I put them away for later use. smile.gif

the problem with using fast SSDs is, when you are at work or fixing someone else's computer who has an HDD, I don't know about you but it makes me really nervous and I feel the world has come to a halt coz those things are turtles!

 

Any SSD is an upgrade, now it just comes down to bragging rights and faster benchmarks which differentiates one from another. but at the end of the day, in real world usage, an SSD is an SSD period.

 

just my 2 cents worth

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the problem with using fast SSDs is, when you are at work or fixing someone else's computer who has an HDD, I don't know about you but it makes me really nervous and I feel the world has come to a halt coz those things are turtles!

Any SSD is an upgrade, now it just comes down to bragging rights and faster benchmarks which differentiates one from another. but at the end of the day, in real world usage, an SSD is an SSD period.

just my 2 cents worth

I agree. When I use my brothers laptop I feel like taking a walk to pass time on whilst it boots up!
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