Originally Posted by nazarein
i know of the limited read/write, but aren't these supposed to be good for like 20gb/write a day? haven't written to it purposefully in weeks. not saying ill do it again. could the 300mhz increase in cpu be responsible? i dont see how my cpu could bottleneck it.
Well 20GB/day is way beyond a sane amount to write but yes your point is that you shouldn't really need to worry about that and I think you are correct on that front. The occasional unecessary few Gb isn't going to destroy the drive overnight that's for sure.
Given that we don't really understand exactly how WEI calculates its scores then the extra CPU clock speed could actually have caused the better drive score. It wouldn't be that the CPU is bottlenecking the drive exactly, just that the exact methodology used in the WEI drive speed test means that a faster CPU gets you a marginally faster drive speed result.
I know when you run a defrag program the SSD looks hugely fragmented but you need to realise the defrag program is looking through the prism of assuming the drive is a spinning platter, not some unknown collection of NAND chips and channels connecting to your I/O controller. Don't be tempted to defrag it, it's entirely pointless.