I started upgrading my drives four days ago, and have been trying different configurations for best performance. I found the option to Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing and Enable write caching.
I know Intel recommends against disabling write cache buffer flushing on it's SSDs due to Intel's proprietary architecture. I'm guessing performance would be higher disabling flushing, by skipping that extra command to flush the internal buffer. Performance should increase.
So do Intel SSDs take a performance hit by Enabling flushing, or does Intel's architecture prevent the flushing while running large programs?
Has anyone tried this setting?
What was your experience with it?
I spent the week testing 20 drives, that I borrowed from our tech support at work. 64G, 120G, 256G, 480G, 512G. Samsung, OCZ, and Crucial SSD's
running stand alone setup, and in RAID 0, 5, 10,.. I was surprised with the different performance levels in different configurations.
I used AS SSD Benchmark utility, testing all the configurations, learned a lot about different settings. The prices were the biggest surprise even with my discount the price on a four 512G array or the RevoDrive 480G is way over my budget.
So looks like I'll be replacing my three year old 1TB F1 HDD's , and buying a new Samsung 840 256GB boot drive,
The 480G RevoDrive is crazy fast, but takes 45 sec to boot Windows, by adding a boot drive will boot in 7 sec.
Edited by Braegnok, 01 January 2013 - 01:53 PM.