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Intel successfully demos SSD overclocking, but will it come to market?

Mark Hachman | Sept. 16, 2013
Intel successfully managed to overclock an SSD by 10 percent at its Intel Developer Forum, but it's unclear whether or not the company will ever formally release the technology to market.

Intel's SSDs already contain tests similar to the SMART tests used by hard drive makers to detect the risk of failures before they happen, so there are some early-warning mechanisms in place, Hazen said. However, the question is what performance knobs Intel chooses to expose to the user; an unreleased version of Intel's Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) was shown off at the show and included an SSD overclocking tab.

Intel reportedly characterized the utility as experimental, and it's unclear what the future holds for SSD overclocking in general.


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