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    Samsung Magician Software.

    I've been using my Samsung SSD 850 EVO (250GB) now for over 2 years (Win 7 pro, 64 Bit) and have no problems at all. I've been using their Magician "Rapid Mode" up until a couple of days ago and I experimented by disabling it. I haven't seen any difference in speed or anything at all whatsoever. Opening programs, rendering graphics etc etc all seem exactly the same.

    Anyone else ever tried (or untried) Rapid Mode on their Samsung SSD's?

    I also allocated 10% of my disk space to over provisioning when I installed the drive. I wonder if that was really necessary. I'm a little unclear as to what it actually does. Google links explain it but not clearly. I'm not in any need for more disk space, using only about 45-50 Gigs at any time but still I hate wasting space.
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    This review is a bit old, but it helps explain how Rapid Mode does the RAM-caching. It's kind of like Readyboost was, but using RAM instead of a Flash drive. I'd just leave it off.
    http://www.thessdreview.com/software...e-2-1-testing/
    In testing, Samsung’s synthetic benchmark showed a night and day difference in performance with RAPID mode enabled, but it didn’t feel like it in our perceptible use of the system when enabled.
    Overprovisioning reduces wear on the drive. I'd leave it as is.
    https://www.kingston.com/us/ssd/overprovisioning

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    I have only used SSD drives on laptops/netbooks. With amount of disk thrashing that Microsoft and most web sites do, the SSD lifespan is a concern for my desktop systems that are on 24/7, so I only use magnetic drives on those.

    Overprovisioning info:

    https://www.seagate.com/tech-insight...its-master-ti/

    https://www.kingston.com/us/ssd/overprovisioning

    https://searchstorage.techtarget.com...erprovisioning

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