Windows 8 now optimises SSDs automatically

Windows 8 now optimises SSDs automatically
In Windows 7, SSDs got excluded from the built-in defragment tool. SSDs doesn’t need to be defragged, as all data can be reached at the same time. And unnecessary writes can decrease a SSD’s lifespan. In Windows 8, the defragment tool has been renamed to Optimise Drives and now includes SSDs. As far as I’ve found out, it seems ...

SSD quotes worth mentioning

July 25 2011 As we’ve just seen though, even when you’re talking about seven drives all based on the same controller, performance and pricing vary pretty significantly. There’s the issue of memory type to consider, plus the firmware modifications each company makes. To that end, you’re going to get the best transfer rates out of ...

SSD checklist for Windows 7

SSD checklist for Windows 7
Now with Anand’s seal of approval 😉 (SSD guru @ Anandtech) SSD Freaks has an excellent guide on how to use built-in tools in Windows 7 to migrate from a HDD to a SSD. Here’s a checklist when using a SSD as your boot drive for Windows 7. Check that your SATA controller is in ...

SSD 2011: Get ready to rumble 2

SSD 2011: Get ready to rumble
Just a couple of weeks after I posted my thoughts on next generation SSDs and the switch to 25nm, OCZ and Intel has now announed their new drives. OCZ continues to be one of the closest partners to SandForce and will probably be the first to bring a next generation SSD based on the new ...

Next generation SSDs and the switch to 25nm

I was awaiting the next generation of SSDs fall 2010, led by Intel. But nothing showed up, so I thought that they maybe waited for CES. But still no new models. Finally Corsair’s Performance 3 Series (using the new Marvel 9174 controller) became available at etailors in Februrary 2011, giving a leap in performance (and ...