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A Closer Look at Samsung RAPID

Although we didn’t go to great lengths testing RAPID as completely as we do with our SSD reviews, the conclusions can be drawn rather quickly.  While RAPID seemingly increases the performance in 4K benchmarks, it really doesn’t do much for anything else.  The idea is sound and the implementation is appreciated… but without any significant “feel” of responsiveness from our system, I can’t really say that I am all that impressed.

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Understanding that trace benchmarking is not indicative of everyone’s usage, it does its job well. It gives us insight into how a particular system or drive can perform in an easily repeatable benchmark.  The benchmarking indicates that scores changed very little with RAPID enabled.

While it is completely understandable that system boot times weren’t affected, it would have been appreciated.  The reason? RAPID is loaded during boot.  It can’t affect something it can’t control.

While RAPID is a great tool for bragging to your buddies, it doesn’t really do much else… right now.  I do hope that the technology continues to evolve and true performance gains can be realized, but as for now… I can live without it.

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