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Intel wants to help gamers, others overclock their SSDs

Lucas Mearian | Aug. 30, 2013
Overclocking technology to be presented at Intel developer forum next month.

"If you overclock and get faster performance and capacity and sacrifice endurance by doing so, well, then you could still enjoy the benefits if you are in a mostly read-intensive environment," said Joseph Unsworth, Gartner's NAND flash and SSD research vice president. "I suspect DataCenter server IT admins would also be savvy enough (especially at hyperscale level) to exploit this advantage."

Frost made it clear that the SSD overclocking product won't be for the average consumer, whom he still thinks is learning what the term " solid-state drive" means.

"SSD penetration is getting better, but still small overall," Frost said. "The market for this is not big."


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