Strange SSD Speeds

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by Wyodiver, May 10, 2018.

  1. Wyodiver

    Wyodiver [H]ard|Gawd

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    Hi, all. The speeds for the D: drive are not possible. Just looking for some kind of explanation.

    C: is a two year old Kingston SV300 128 GB SSD. Boot Drive + Some Stuff.

    D: is a 4 month old Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB SSD. Current Games + Stuff. Rapid Mode On.


    My system, see Sig, is only SATA II.


    Here are the results:

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    D: Samsung 850 Evo, Rapid Mode Off:

    Rapid Off.JPG


    Rapid mode can't be such a big deal. It's just using my system RAM.


    Any ideas? Rapid Mode on the Evo 850 isn't supposed to make much of a difference.


    Thanks!
     
  2. socK

    socK 2[H]4U

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    Yeah, that's pretty much how a RAM disk/cache works.

    The numbers are fine, the test probably never drifts out of the cache and gets absurd numbers.
     
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    As I have 24 GB RAM, is Rapid Mode worth keeping on, especially with an old computer like mine, SATA II?
     
  4. ReaperX22

    ReaperX22 Limp Gawd

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    Rapidmode does that. The numbers aren't really representative of real-world usage speed though.

    I have an 840 Pro with Rapidmode on as well with crazy numbers. But you'll probably notice rapid on/off won't make much difference at all realistically.
     
  5. Wyodiver

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    ReaperX22, yeah, I never thought the scores would reflect to day to day usage, especially with SATA II.

    I wonder if I should even bother with Rapid Mode.
     
  6. Wyodiver

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    Since the speeds of the two SSDs, without Rapid Mode, favor the 850 EVO, would it be worthwhile to make the 850 EVO the boot drive?
     
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    Of course it would
     
  12. Wyodiver

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