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Samsung Magician Software

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I have a Samsung 860 EVO SSD, a Windows 10 OS and Acronis TI 2019. Has anyone used this combination with the Samsung Magician software? I'm asking regarding if anyone has had any installation issues, conflicts between the programs or any other possible issues related to this combination? I'm seeking advice on how to minimize any problems before they begin. Thanks in advance.

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Robert, I am sure that there will be other users with the same combination of OS & applications as all are very common options.

There shouldn't be any install issues or conflicts as far as I am aware.

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Die Cache Funktion "Rapid Mode" würde ich nicht verwenden.

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I would not use the "Rapid Mode" cache function.

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Steve Smith and G. Uphoff, thank you both for your responses.  I installed all of the above software on my new "work in progress" computer and all software installed flawlessly.  There were also no conflicts between the software.  However, after reading Steve Smith's response but BEFORE reading G. Uphoff's reply, I installed the Magician software with both Over-Provisioning and in Rapid Mode.  The computer seemed to  perform stably and quite quickly.  However, after reading G. Uphoff's reply, I immediately disabled Rapid Mode.  Afterwards, the computer incurred a noticeable performance hit, especially in the read/write speeds BUT, since I prefer stability over performance, I'm leaving Rapid Mode disabled.  I would like to ask G. Uphoff to expand upon the reasoning for the response and what are the benefits of NOT using Rapid-Mode with Acronis TI and/or what are some of the possible, future problems that I might have encounter if I had left Rapid-Mode enabled?  I'm very curious about this subject since this is the only forum that even mentioned these three pieces of software in the same breath.  Thank you.

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Ich mag solche Cache Funktionen nicht, da die Änderungen die ganze SSD beeinflussen, Systemdateien beschädigt werden können und bei Problemen unberechenbar sind.

Wenn man das Rapid Mode nicht benutzt, wird die Systemleistung nur durch die verwendete Hardware begrenzt.

Bei Test mit ATI 2019 heute mit verschiedenen Komprimierungsstufen, konnte ich keinen Datenverlust feststellen, allerdings war die Schreibgeschwindigkeit nach der ersten Wiederherstellung eines Laufwerksbackups sehr schlecht, im vergleich zu vorher.

 

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I do not like such cache functions because the changes affect the entire SSD, system files can be damaged and are unpredictable in case of problems.

If the Rapid Mode is not used, the system performance is only limited by the hardware used.

When testing with ATI 2019 today with different compression levels, I could not find any data loss, but the write speed after the first recovery of a drive backup was very poor compared to before.

 

https://techreport.com/review/25282/a-closer-look-at-rapid-dram-caching-on-the-samsung-840-evo-ssd/

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G. Uphoff, thank you for your impressions and advice.  I've finally gotten all of my computer's software updated and fully configured.  The native speed of my computer's hardware is more than adequate for my needs and the differences between Rapid Mode enabled, and disabled, are really quite minimal.  However, since the thought of my possibly bricking a brand new computer just to get a marginal performance increase doesn't really appeal to me, I'll take your advice and continue to leave Rapid Mode off. Thank you again (and Steve Smith as well) for your insights and advice.  Thanks.

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Robert, I have a similar setup on one of my PCs and I believe I rejected the idea of Rapid Mode a few years ago.

My understanding is that it uses Ramdisk and requires the Samsung software to be loaded. I prefer running leaner so I do not run Samsung Magician on a regular basis... just when I need to look at something.

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Ich verwende seit Jahren bei einem PC, der hauptsächlich für Internet genutzt wird, eine richtige RAMDisk (eine freie Version von Dataram RAMDisk) für Browserdaten, um die SSD zu schonen. Beim herunterfahren, wird der Inhalt der RAMDisk auf der SSD gespeichert. Beim Systemstart wird der Inhalt wieder in die RAMDisk zurückgeschrieben.

Sollte die RAMDisk aus irgendwelchen Gründen ausfallen, wird wieder auf die SSD geschrieben.

So etwas finde ich nützlicher, als das Rapid Mode.

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For years I have been using a real RAMDisk (a free version of Dataram RAMDisk) for browser data on a PC that is mainly used for the Internet to protect the SSD. When shutting down, the contents of the RAMDisk are saved on the SSD. When the system is started, the content is written back to the RAM disk.

If the RAM disk should fail for any reason, the SSD will be written again.

I find this more useful than Rapid Mode.

 

EDIT: Dataram_RAMDisk_4_4_0_RC32 (free Version) has up to 3GB RAMDisk, Dataram_RAMDisk_4_4_0_RC36 only up to 1GB RAMDisk.

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