SSDs Can Be, In Fact, Overclocked – With Performance To Gain

Low Boon Shen
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SSDs Can Be, In Fact, Overclocked – With Performance To Gain

SSDs Can Be, In Fact, Overclocked – With Performance To Gain

When you hear “overclocking”, most people associate this term with CPUs, GPUs, or occasionally, memory. But have you ever heard of SSD overclocking? Turns out you can – as demonstrated by Gabriel Ferraz, a Computer Engineering graduate, who also maintains the SSD database on TechPowerUp.

SSDs Can Be, In Fact, Overclocked - With Performance To Gain

SSDs Can Be, In Fact, Overclocked - With Performance To Gain

The SSD in question is a RZX Pro 240GB SATA SSD, made by the Brazilian company RZX. Nothing fancy on the drive – it uses the Silicon Motion SM2259XT2 ARM-based chip running up to 550 MHz (though it runs 400 MHz here), and there’s no onboard DRAM or HMB support to facilitate faster transfers. The lone Kioxia NAND flash chip is rated for 400 MHz maximum, but in this case it’s running at less than half the speed, at 193.75 MHz.

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