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Old 28th Feb 2014, 11:33   #1
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Intel announces enthusiast-grade 730 Series SSDs

Pre-overclocked at the factory.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...l-730-series/1
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Old 28th Feb 2014, 11:35   #2
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Pricing is good for both models. Get them reviewed as I think these look promising.
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I can't get my head around the fact that you can 'overclock' hard drives.
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I can't get my head around the fact that you can 'overclock' hard drives.
Why not? The controller's an ARM chip - overclockable like any other processor - and the storage in an SSD is a form of RAM, albeit non-volatile. Now, overclocking a *mechanical* hard drive, *that'd* be a challenge...
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Pricing is good for both models. Get them reviewed as I think these look promising.
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Didn't James Gorbold question the wisdom of overclocking SSDs in a recent CPC editorial, it seemed to make sense when I read it.
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"Rather than offering user-configurable overclocking to end-users, the company is flipping off the enthusiast community and keeping the technology to itself in order to shill pre-overclocked SSDs to e-peen comparison junkies."
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I can't argue with the numbers, but equally I can't help thinking it is a bit of marketing spin to sell something as "overclocked" when it has a factory applied (and locked) "overclock". Overclocking means running something beyond the clock speed specified by its manufacturer. In "factory overclocked" GPUs, this kind of makes sense, since the OEM is pushing the chip harder than nvidia or AMD specified, but in this case, isn't Intel just selling a device which is specified to run faster?! It's as if they sold you a 2.8 GHz processor as a 2 GHz chip with "MASSIVE 40% FACTORY OVERCLOCK!!!!!111!!"
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I can't argue with the numbers, but equally I can't help thinking it is a bit of marketing spin to sell something as "overclocked" when it has a factory applied (and locked) "overclock". Overclocking means running something beyond the clock speed specified by its manufacturer. In "factory overclocked" GPUs, this kind of makes sense, since the OEM is pushing the chip harder than nvidia or AMD specified, but in this case, isn't Intel just selling a device which is specified to run faster?! It's as if they sold you a 2.8 GHz processor as a 2 GHz chip with "MASSIVE 40% FACTORY OVERCLOCK!!!!!111!!"
This is pretty much what I thought of it too.
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