By now, most of the world knows that SSD drives should not be defragmented — defragmentation wears on SSDs and shortens their life. Which is why PerfectDisk has a special SSD Optimize feature, which does not defrag an SSD; rather it optimizes the drive by consolidating the free space. This results in faster write performance; it does not affect read performance.
Computer Power User magazine (digital edition available at www.computerpoweruser.com) is one of my favorite publications for seeing the latest in hardware and software related to PCs and servers. The information is presented in a concise manner, and it’s a good place to obtain an overview of latest releases of numerous products. Case in point — the October edition has a short and sweet article entitled Intel SSDs — The Right Tools for the Job. The article briefly points out advantages of SSDs, and points out that “one size does not fit all,” and gets into options with Intel SSDs. The article breaks down Intel’s SSDs into 3 categories:
- Intel SSD 310 Series, for all-in-one systems, notebook PCs and tablets
- Intel SSD 330 Series, for enthusiast systems and office PCs
- Intel SSD 520 Series, for high-end gaming systems and content creation workstations.
Whichever type of system you have, and accompanying SSD, it makes sense to maximize your investment so it keeps performing at the peak level you paid for.