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: [Read more...]