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Old 09-27-09, 09:36 AM   #223
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Default Re: Official Need For Speed Shift thread

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Originally Posted by slaWter View Post
Sorry to hear that. But what happened and why do you think it was the D2D download?
It wasn't the downloader's fault per se, it was the sustained writes caused by the downloader. My understanding is that SSDs can write in 4k bursts, but can only delete in 512k block, so if a long sustained write is coming in and it's trying to write to block which have deleted data on them, it has to clear the full block before writing... in this case, the data was streaming faster than the cache could handle the writes and it crashed. Usually a restart will fix it, but I think it corrupted the drive's firmware. I'm going to see if I can reflash it today and at least get it running again. Either way, I now make a daily backup of my documents folder so I don't lose game progress

And again, SSDs are fun, but definitely not for amateurs
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