Those are only bench marks, in normal day to day use, with RAPID turned off(or Magician in-installed), there is no perceivable difference, specially on a multi disk system, as RAPID can only be turned on for one disk(usually the C partition).
Only exception I found, is, full AV scans(as opposed to Quick scans) will be sped up, because of the scan goes deeper into the system, hence more files are scanned. And a full scan is only need if you think you have already been infected, so there is no real use for RAPID on a day to day basis., it just adds to startup programs.
The below are just my observations of RAPID & Windows 10
- It caused problems with live tiles updating.
- It also caused problems running a Hypervisor, both VMWare, and later Hyper-V when, I switched it 10 Pro.
- Together with Fast Startup turned on, it really caused problems, with PendingFileRename operations getting done, causing serious stability problems.
- And it does the same thing as prefetch does anyhow.
Samsung Magician 4.5 RAPID Mode - Evaluated With Demonstrated Speed Increase | The SSD Review
RAPID mode is a RAM caching feature
. Samsung’s RAPID white paper states that RAPID works by analyzing “system traffic and leverages spare system resources (DRAM and CPU) to deliver read acceleration through intelligent caching of hot data and write optimization through tight coordination with the SSD.”
Basically, it takes hot files and frequently accessed files such as a Microsoft Outlook email database or commonly used parts of files and stores them into the system RAM for future requests
. And on top of that, it optimizes writes to the SSD for the fastest performance. Pretty sweet, eh?
There is a catch, however, and that is that there will always be a risk of data loss when caching files in the RAM. To minimize this risk, Samsung created RAPID to strictly adhere to the Window’s flush commands. This results in a data loss risk that is identical to that of Windows OS cache or HDD cache. Furthermore, it uses up to 25% of system RAM and RAPID 2.0 increased the maximum limit up to 4GB,
well above that of RAPIDs first release. Because it was designed to only make use of excess system resources though, it will scale back resource usage and turn back to a pass-through mode if the system is working on higher priority tasks.