20. THE SSD TOOLBOX
There can be many advantages to choosing the right SSD which provides the buyer with many choices. Of particular interest are Toolboxes from companies such as Samsung, Intel and OCZ that allow such things as automated firmware updates, secure erase, resetting, formatting, adjusting over provisioning, automated optimizations as well as banchmark testing of the drives. All companies update their toolboxes on a frequent basis and they can be obtained, free of charge, by clicking on the company name above. In addition, Samsung and Intel provide free data migration software.
21. FREE BENCHMARK SOFTWARE
There is nothing better than free stuff and in the benchmarking world free software is everywhere. In our position, we elect to use much of this software as it provides the reader with a no cost comparison that can be done at home. Here are links to the free software that we are aware of:
If you are aware of any that we haven’t listed here, please comment below with the link and we will get it up.
REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
If you read through this entire document, congratulations because you are as big a techie geek as I. We started the article off with a straight forward observation that not one of these optimizations is necessary for your sheer enjoyment of your SSD. As this is SSD Optimization Guide was compiled with the same ideals that we had with the last, we believe that it will be a valued resource, as traffic and comments of the last seem to predict. If you have any thoughts or ideas, constructive or otherwise, feel free to e-mail the site or post them in comments and we may update the guide accordingly
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