Samsung Rapid Mode

kilroy67

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I just recently got a Samsung 850 SSD and have been reading up on rapid mode. Does this have any real benefit? I have read both pros and cons so would like to hear some opinions from users in the Hard forum.
 

arestavo

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It makes zero difference for game loading times, and when it gets messed up you'll never be able to reenable it without a Windows reinstall (or perhaps a Windows rollback).

Benchmarks look great with it enabled! That's about all I can say to it being a benifit to my 850 Evo.
 

the snake

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It makes zero difference for game loading times, and when it gets messed up you'll never be able to reenable it without a Windows reinstall (or perhaps a Windows rollback).

Benchmarks look great with it enabled! That's about all I can say to it being a benifit to my 850 Evo.

i have used rapid mode for years, helps with some transfers to other SSD's IMO, but i have never had an issue with having to re-istall windows when testing having it off or on.

just my 2 cents.................................
 

the_real_7

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its a software cache to your onboard memory. great for numbers nothing else. if you wanna go faster get a ssd that naturally faster. Always skip software to hardware hacks
 

Nate7311

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In short, it sounds really god, but provides no real world benefit, especially if you have less than 8GB Ram. I've seen it create low memory conditions in the past.
 

ReaperX22

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I've got it enabled on both my 840 series SSDs. Pretty numbers. I haven't noticed anything else different, though. 16GB of RAM and typically I don't ever use more than 8-10gb so keeping it on doesn't really hurt me either. Also yet to have any problems requiring any type of reinstall (I've also enabled/disabled it a few times in testing when I first started playing with it). It's been 1-2 years now.
 
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