Originally Posted by assassin
Sure. But why even get any ssd (Intel, Plextor, Crucial, Mushkin, OCZ, etc) if throttling is present? Why even risk it when there are different options for around the same price?
I think you might be surprised to learn the Marvel controller also has a limit btw...
Last note- we again are talking about an old problem not current or widespread.
Keep in mind we are talking SATA2 and older V2 SATA3 drives only. Current Vertex3's you would buy now it's a non issue, and also Muskin and other Sandforce 22xx drives as well.
This again is a case of taking an old - not common thing- and blowing it up beyond proportion.
And- the "throttling" is temporary. Not forever. Full performance can be restored. The throttling is set at a level of use much higher than typical as a warning and prevent from burning out premature.
There is some throttling once you have written over every page of the nand in the drive with SF drives. With older drives you would have to secure erase the drive to restore full performance. not a big deal though, and seriously it isnt a cause for alarm.
This was much improved in the V3's over the V2's also.
The V3's do throttle down, but actually release very quickly now, w/o a secure erase. I've seen bench's where they hammered the crap out of it into it's throttled state, showed the throttled numbers (which was only effecting seq writes) then did another run with no idle time, and the throttle was already removed.
Please people reading this- Understand- This is again a very small thing that won't effect 99% of the people who buy or use them.
Let's not blow this out of proportion either.
Think of this as a rev limiter that kicks in on your car motor if you hold the gas pedal down in neutral, rather than let it scream at or above redline and risk damage.