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And with newer generations of SSDs coming out on the market, the whole good price/solid performance might be coming to an end too.

I disagree. So far, M.2 PCIe drives look great, but there's a couple problems. One, they haven't done much to random speeds. As anybody with RAID 0 SSDs will tell you, there isn't much improvement in daily use because random speeds are what really count. Two, they're really really expensive for higher capacities. 512GiB SATA drives go for under $250 fairly often, but that same capacity is like $400-500 if it's M.2. Both Crucial M500s and 840 EVOs can have twice that much NAND (on their PCBs, less is usable though) for the same price depending on sales.

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In reality, the 840 Evo is a good, but not great, SSD that uses RAM speeds to inflate its performance in benchmarks.

False. The benchmarks stock (i.e. no RAPID) are all SSD. The TurboWrite buffer is what helps. SLC NAND is fast, and TLC NAND used as if it were SLC is basically the same thing as SLC. And actually, many SSDs have a DDR2 or DDR3 RAM cache to help - it's small though, just a few hundred megabytes, and is bottlenecked by the SATA interface.
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Also, heres a bench of my 7200RPM SATA II Seagate, for the lulz biggrin.gif

(Acc. Time bugs out for some reason.)

EDIT: Crystal:



RAPID clearly has more overhead than cleaner RAM Cache software.
Edited by brucethemoose - 4/20/14 at 2:08pm
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yessir.gif That is a very fast HDD you have there!
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yessir.gif That is a very fast HDD you have there!

ughh, it's an SSD not an HDD rolleyes.gif
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Also, heres a bench of my 7200RPM SATA II Seagate, for the lulz biggrin.gif

(Acc. Time bugs out for some reason.)

EDIT: Crystal:



RAPID clearly has more overhead than cleaner RAM Cache software.

your SSD is misaligned as per what AS SSD shows. did you not notice the text in red above?

align it using Paragon Alignment Tool and watch your scores go much higher
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yessir.gif That is a very fast HDD you have there!

ughh, it's an SSD not an HDD rolleyes.gif


Its a HDD...read the model # and the text in the person's post again.

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Its a HDD...read the model # and the text in the person's post again.

sorry, my bad, but still, it is misaligned
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Also, heres a bench of my 7200RPM SATA II Seagate, for the lulz biggrin.gif

(Acc. Time bugs out for some reason.)

EDIT: Crystal:



RAPID clearly has more overhead than cleaner RAM Cache software.

How...HDD...how? RAID?

btw:



1TB Evo.
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Originally Posted by brucethemoose View Post



Also, heres a bench of my 7200RPM SATA II Seagate, for the lulz biggrin.gif

(Acc. Time bugs out for some reason.)

EDIT: Crystal:



RAPID clearly has more overhead than cleaner RAM Cache software.

How...HDD...how? RAID?

btw:



1TB Evo.

No, it's a single 1TB HDD. I just replaced the motor with an electric drill off Craigslist... Levels load much faster now.

I'm aligning it as I type, I need to beat your 1TB Evo in 4k writes tongue.gif
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Let us know the difference in scores after the alignment wink.gif
Edited by MaXimus666 - 4/20/14 at 11:14pm
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