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News Intel to demo SSD overclocking at IDF

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 27 Aug 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    Well I've overclocked everything else so count me in!
     
  3. flibblesan

    flibblesan Destroyer

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    Well the controller chips on the drives are ARM processors so could be overclocked. Would it be worth it though?
     
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    I was under the impression the next gen i7 Extreme CPU's were Ivy Bridge E based not Haswell?
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    So they are - my mistake. I'll fix that now, ta!
     
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    Huh, I'd have thought the controller was tied in pretty tightly to the SATA clock.
     
  7. digitaldunc

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    Hmm.

    Interesting in theory, but I value my data integrity too much to potentially hose my SSD.

    Beyond benchmarks, I see very niche appeal. SSDs are largely fast enough for desktop use, and enterprise would invest in gear with higher throughput, you'd think.
     
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    I have a feeling overclocking the drive's controller wouldn't make a very big impact, and I never heard of the storage chips operating on a frequency (though, I wouldn't be surprised if they were). If overclocking the controller was simply the solution to better performance this entire time, I'm sure somebody would have figured that out a long time ago. When you consider that the different brands containing different controllers overall perform very similarly to each other, I think the bottleneck is more likely the storage chips themselves or the SATA interface rather than the controller.

    Besides, doesn't anybody find it a little weird that Intel is *encouraging* overclocking? It wouldn't surprise me if they're trying to trick people into gaining another 20MB/s so their drives die out quicker in order to get more sales. Or, perhaps it's just a way to give people a reason to pick intel over their competitors. If intel becomes the only one to offer overclocking, that gives them an advantage.
     
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    I'm with you. I can't afford to keep extras around, so I don't have a machine that I can just blow up. Even more so, I wouldn't take the chance on blowing up my data, so count me out on this one.
     

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