Windows 10: Should I enable Rapid Mode on my new 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD?

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  1.    6 Days Ago #1

    Should I enable Rapid Mode on my new 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD?


    Any issue(s) that I should be aware of before I made a decision?
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  2. Atlas7's Avatar
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       5 Days Ago #2

    On this links you can get more info about your question: 1link 2link 3link
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  3.    5 Days Ago #3

    Rapid mode is actually just using part of your DDR system memory as a RAM disc so if you have at least 16GB or more RAM it might be advantageous to you.......as far as making the SSD any faster it will still operated as usual........

    So, go for it if you have plenty of system memory......
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  4.    5 Days Ago #4

    Thanks Atlas7 (and welcome to the forum) and kipper. I appreciate your responses. After doing a bit of research I think I'll pass on Rapid Mode. Just no enough upside to justify some of the possible negative effects.

    Hey, kipper. Almost time to start riding again. Got a few rides in a about a week ago when we had a warm spell. So nice. What do you ride? I have a 2004 Fat Boy and a 2013 Trike.
    Bob
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  5.    5 Days Ago #5

    Hey, kipper. Almost time to start riding again. Got a few rides in a about a week ago when we had a warm spell. So nice. What do you ride? I have a 2004 Fat Boy and a 2013 Trike.
    Bob
    Love them Fat Boys Bob......

    I finally took the plunge into financial embarrassment and bought a 2015 CVO Limited when they came out......Still learning the roads here in Middle TN since we moved here but do get in some good family rides......Our Daughter and Son-in-Law both ride Street Glides as well as our Grand-Daughter and her husband.......My family learned years ago if they want to spend time with the old man they better learn to ride......LOL
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  6.    5 Days Ago #6

    kipper said: View Post
    Love them Fat Boys Bob......

    I finally took the plunge into financial embarrassment and bought a 2015 CVO Limited when they came out......Still learning the roads here in Middle TN since we moved here but do get in some good family rides......Our Daughter and Son-in-Law both ride Street Glides as well as our Grand-Daughter and her husband.......My family learned years ago if they want to spend time with the old man they better learn to ride......LOL
    Your new ride sounds great and there's lots of great place to ride in TN. Personally I love the Blue Ridge Parkway. Your not to far from the Dragons Tail. My son did that last years. He loved it.

    Be safe and if you ever get up to Virginia, please look me up.
    Bob
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       4 Days Ago #7

    IMHO, "Rapid" is a gimmick just like the "Turbo" button was on the 1990's PC's.
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  8.    4 Days Ago #8

    SoFine409 said: View Post
    Thanks Atlas7 (and welcome to the forum) and kipper. I appreciate your responses. After doing a bit of research I think I'll pass on Rapid Mode. Just no enough upside to justify some of the possible negative effects.



    Hey, kipper. Almost time to start riding again. Got a few rides in a about a week ago when we had a warm spell. So nice. What do you ride? I have a 2004 Fat Boy and a 2013 Trike.
    Bob
    I disagree completely, as an IT professional who has been using 840/850 evo's since their birth, i highly reccomend using the rapid mode feature. up to 4GB of RAM is taken and used as caching memory which,as it is RAM memory is significantly faster than any SSD or HDD caching. Boot times will be significantly reduced, browser navigation and caching will be immediately faster and overall there is a very noticable difference. I have never had a bad issue such as data loss with the rapid mode on. Samsung magician takes a snapshot before you enable it allowing you to revert if there are issues.
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  9.    4 Days Ago #9

    I have tried it both ways (on & off) since Samsung SSD's came out. I have not noticed any difference whatsoever. However if you run benchmarks they will be faster with it on, but doesn't mean too much in the real world. Also you should have a decent amount of Ram as having it on borrows some of your ram. Best to try it yourself and see if you notice any difference. Every machine is different.
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       4 Days Ago #10

    conrad9900 said: View Post
    I disagree completely, as an IT professional who has been using 840/850 evo's since their birth, i highly reccomend using the rapid mode feature. up to 4GB of RAM is taken and used as caching memory which,as it is RAM memory is significantly faster than any SSD or HDD caching. Boot times will be significantly reduced, browser navigation and caching will be immediately faster and overall there is a very noticable difference. I have never had a bad issue such as data loss with the rapid mode on. Samsung magician takes a snapshot before you enable it allowing you to revert if there are issues.
    Absolutely not true Boot time is increased because your system needs to read from the disk, the I needs to load the information into the RAM.


    Read more here:
    REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
    RAPID mode is a sweet extra feature that Samsung packed with their Magician Toolbox bundle. It allows for many Samsung SSD owners to enable RAM caching on their system in a quick and easy way. Once it is enabled, all the work is automated. The user can simply resume using the system as normal, but now performance is improved.
    In testing, Samsungís synthetic benchmark showed a night and day difference in performance with RAPID mode enabled, but it didnít feel like it in our perceptible use of the system when enabled. To test out why, we benchmarked our startup time and application load times. As a result, startup was slower, but it was so minute a difference that it shouldnít cause anyone to lose any sleep over it. Application load times also proved to gain no benefit, however, we were testing only the programs themselves at first. After testing some work files, it followed a similar trend. Recently accessed files should prove to have a faster retrieval speed after reboots, however they did not. Our testing methodology proved RAPID did not afford any benefit outside of Windows default caching behavior in these instances. It wasnít until our workload testing was done that we saw a performance increase.
    Our final testing with PCMark 8 gave us some better insight on how RAPID can improve a systemís performance. Average latency was cut in half and the total latency was cut down by more than that. The average bandwidth results proved something a bit different at first, steady state performance showed to be lower, but when in the recovery phase, average bandwidth shot up to speeds nearly triple to that of the system with RAPID disabled. Based upon our results, we can tell that RAPID actually does work and it really can significantly speed up real world performance.
    So in all, RAPID does indeed increase a systemís performance. In day to day usage start up and opening application times will not be affected, however, when it comes to actually working on projects, RAPID will help to speed things up.
    Samsung Magician 4.5 RAPID Mode - Evaluated With Demonstrated Speed Increase | The SSD Review
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