Why OP (Over-Provision) Your SSD

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Bullrun, Mar 31, 2014.

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  1. Bullrun

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    What is 2D R0? I don't understand what the heck they're trying to do. Looks like a bunch of synthetics run for the sake of running.
     
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    2 D(rives) R(aid) 0
     
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    Great article Bullrun,

    too bad they didn't test the SanDisk Extreme II's all the way through...

    Next time someone asks me why to OP by 30% or more or why the Samsung 840 Pro feels laggy to me, they can look at this thread and see why:


    And, it's interesting to note that a heavy PS usage workload is where the 840 Pro falls on it's face (which is where I live and breathe 80% of the time I'm on a 'real' system).
     
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    It has always been suggested, recommended, mandatory to manually OP the Samsung 840 Pro - as there is none built-in, accounted for.

    The Seagate 600 Pro has it built-in and accounted for, and at a price 44% higher.

    Things are getting better.

    But OP is, and remains still - that important.
     
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    Hopefully, the next gen Pro will be more well rounded. EVO seems to be, within it's SLC emulation.

    This was another striking observation:
    If your workload is heavy, the price of a light Enterprise SSD may be well worth the performance for the enthusiast/prosumer.
     
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    The next time I go shopping for SSDs it is going to be fun and rewarding.
     
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