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Intel Planning "Overclock" Feature for SSDs

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September 9, 2013 3:32:44 AM

I don't think anyone would do this that has any data they care about. Personally, I would tinker with it because all I use my computer for is gaming so if a drive dies all I really lose is the time to reinstall.
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September 9, 2013 3:36:08 AM

hmmm... This makes very little sense. Unless you are on the latest generation interface with last generation drive otherwise the bandwidth of the interface is already pretty maxed out as it stands with SSD's anyways. Now let me run my HDD's at 10k RPM (or higher) from a 7k drive.
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September 9, 2013 3:43:47 AM

Hope they may talk about sata 4 lighting bolt for these drives otherwise it be wast for for the lack of interface speed..
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September 9, 2013 4:22:05 AM

This is strange at best. Anyone who has used a SSD knows you won't be able to tell the difference between a stock SSD and that stock SSD with the cache ramped up 5%. This overclock could even deal with provisioning and not be a true clock increase at all.

At this point overclocking in general doesn't seem to mix well with SSD. Even an unstable system overclock can render a SSD useless. When I updated to Z87 and was testing my overclock I came to what I thought was a stable balance. A few days later I got a 124 bsod and my 840 Pro was dead. Now adding overclock to the SSD itself? Yuck.
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September 9, 2013 4:27:21 AM

"*Intel does not support overclocking of any device including Sold-State Drives. The user will utilize this feature at his/her own risk. Warranty void if the overclocking feature has been enabled."
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September 9, 2013 5:22:01 AM

Unfortunatly "Overclocking" became pure marketing nowdays...
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a b G Storage
September 9, 2013 5:30:54 AM

wanderer11 said:
I don't think anyone would do this that has any data they care about. Personally, I would tinker with it because all I use my computer for is gaming so if a drive dies all I really lose is the time to reinstall.

People could just have backups in place.

Still, the performance probably isn't going to be noticeably better, it's just higher benchmark scores.
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September 9, 2013 6:30:59 AM

A better idea, give us 5 TB SSD's at LOW cost!
@ $0.10 cents per GB to start.
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September 9, 2013 7:06:35 AM

crisan_tiberiu said:
Unfortunatly "Overclocking" became pure marketing nowdays...


Generally yes, but many SSD controllers use embedded RISC based microprocessors that can be overclocked in the most conventional sense.
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September 9, 2013 7:43:56 AM

SSD Overclocking = Why?
Faster RAM, CPU and GPU are the items that will effect game play and most programs. I don't see a need for SSD's to be overclocked.
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September 9, 2013 7:51:07 AM

Bets they are doing this to encourage us to screw over our drives and be forced to buy more. Not to mention the cost of this "product".
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September 9, 2013 8:21:01 AM

dark_lord69 said:
SSD Overclocking = Why?
Faster RAM, CPU and GPU are the items that will effect game play and most programs. I don't see a need for SSD's to be overclocked.


SSDs are benchmarked by I/O operations. I/O operations are performed by an embedded RISC based microprocessor. Overclock the microprocessor, and it will increase the number of I/O operations that it can perform.
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September 9, 2013 9:39:38 AM

Sounds like its more of a server play; if your application is disk bound, and you increase disk performance by 10% by mucking with compression/other parameters, then you need 10% less servers. Consumers won't notice incremental speed changes on their computers.
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September 9, 2013 10:49:32 AM

this is a very bad idea
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September 9, 2013 2:33:45 PM

People miss the point. It is great for video editing. Temporary files that can be FAST overclocked. And another HD or SSD not overclocked to save.
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September 10, 2013 11:28:15 AM

On regular Sandforce SSDs, can you get more space than specified since it uses compression to store the data on the Flash?
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