Samsung SSD Rapid Mode 0 On or Off?

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  1. Ztruker's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #1

    Samsung SSD Rapid Mode 0 On or Off?


    I just added a 500GB Samsung 860 EVO SSD to my laptop replacing a 5400RPM 640Gb SATAII HDD. Very nice performance boost. I then installed Samsung Magician to check it out and found the firmware was down level so I updated it to the latest. Also noticed that Rapid Mode was Off. I have the same drive in my Lenovo K450 and there I have Rapid Mode On.

    I ran the Samsung Magician performance test and the numbers were pretty low on the laptop. I then turned on Rapid Mode, rebooted and ran it again and the performance numbers increased dramatically.

    My non-empirical test results tell me Rapid Mode should be on, as long as I have the RAM available to support it as it can suck up to 4GB. Here are the numbers from before and after:

    These are with Rapid Mode OFF. I captured this while the 2nd test with Rapid Mode on was running which is why you see it sitting at 92%.
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    These are with Rapid Mode ON:
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  2.    1 Week Ago #2

    I have an EVO 850 and found a similar improvement.

    Rapid mode inserted the following log-on program:
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    Also this service:
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    These disk filter drivers:
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    Please post how you fare with Rapid mode enabled. I've turned it off for now in the interests of system stability
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  3.    1 Week Ago #3

    I dont use rapid mode on my older machine with an 860. I uses a small amount of RAM.

    I find it fast enough.
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  4.    6 Days Ago #4

    Is that SATA or M.2/NVMe drive ? Rapid mode works only for SATA drives.
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  5.    6 Days Ago #5

    I'd be interested to see 'real world' performance tests between the two. Boot up, Application loading, Transcoding, Editing operations etc.

    Well, a quick search turns up some useful articles:

    Samsung Magician 4.5 RAPID Mode Evaluated With Demonstrated Speed Increase | The SSD Review
    Samsung Rapid Mode? | Overclockers Forums
    850 Evo SSD with Rapid Mode - PC Gaming - Toms Hardware
    ssd - Is it beneficial to enable Rapid Mode on a Samsung solid state drive? - Super User

    Negligible or no real world benefit. Possibly slower in some scenarios. Possible instability.
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  6. storageman's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1809 17763.253
       6 Days Ago #6

    Dirk Gently said: View Post
    I'd be interested to see 'real world' performance tests between the two. Boot up, Application loading, Transcoding, Editing operations etc.

    Well, a quick search turns up some useful articles:

    Samsung Magician 4.5 RAPID Mode Evaluated With Demonstrated Speed Increase | The SSD Review
    Samsung Rapid Mode? | Overclockers Forums
    850 Evo SSD with Rapid Mode - PC Gaming - Toms Hardware
    ssd - Is it beneficial to enable Rapid Mode on a Samsung solid state drive? - Super User

    Negligible or no real world benefit. Possibly slower in some scenarios. Possible instability.
    I had also looked into Rapid Mode after I bought my first one. I tried it and yes the Benchmark looks impressive, but after using it for week or so, I did not notice any performance boost. I have 3 other Samsung SSD's, they all have Rapid Mode OFF.
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  7.    6 Days Ago #7

    Rapid Mode works only for sequential reading on large, continuous files, practically useless for normal operation.
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  8.    6 Days Ago #8

    CountMike said: View Post
    Is that SATA or M.2/NVMe drive ? Rapid mode works only for SATA drives.
    It's the standard sata 3 version.
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  9. Ztruker's Avatar
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       6 Days Ago #9

    I've had Rapid mode enabled on my Lenovo K450 since I installed the SSD. It's written about 6.6TB of data thus far with zero instability and the performance has been very good. I can't "prove" anything but it makes me feel better so I'll leave it on
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  10.    6 Days Ago #10

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