Tag Archives: TRIM

Trimming the Lion – Trim Enabler 2.0 for OSX Lion Released and is FREE!

Apple’s OSX operating system has supported TRIM for some time now, however, users of non-Apple SSDs don’t get official support. Trim Enabler 2.0 has just been released and finds it’s way around that unfortunate decision by fooling OSX into thinking that an aftermarket drive is, in reality, a Apple-branded SSD.  Mac owners, unsatisfied with the price and/or performance of Apple’s …

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STEC ZeusIOPS XE SSD Claims Industry’s Highest Endurance MLC Flash Based SSD

Arguably the second most important reason for choosing solid-state drives over tradition hard drives is data reliability. You can practically rest assured that an SSD will keep your data intact, but there are examples where consistency does not always hold true. An SSD, while more enduring, can malfunction in the same fashion as a regular hard drive. Thankfully, The SSD …

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Intel Confirms Future Release of RST Will Support RAID 0 TRIM

Storage Review announced a great find a few days back which detailed that Intel will be bringing TRIM support to RAID0 configurations.  This would be great news to those enthusiasts, small business and enterprise clients who presently have systems without RAID support or have been awaiting such. For those new to SSDs, TRIM is an automatic and background activity where …

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OCZ Releases SSD Firmware To Fix SandForce SF-2281 Blue Screen Of Death

OCZ has just released f/w 2.15 for all SF-2281 processors which will fix an issue that has become popularly known as the “SandForce Bug”. This release not only identifies and prevents BSOD issues caused by two specific conditions, but also, tackles stuttering issues observed by some as well as significantly improving TRIM and Secure Erase operations to prevent low level …

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KingMax Announces 1TB SATA II SSD Capacities

Kingmax has announced the release of their new SSD line which carries SSD capacities from 32GB all the way to 1TB. Capacities of 32, 64, 128, 256, 512 and 1TB will be available and these SSDs are SATA II and are accompanied by a Kingmax 3 year warranty. ECC, TRIM, NCQ and TRIM are supported and performance for these SSDs …

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The Memoright FTM Plus SATA 3 240GB SSD Review

Our review today is going to examine the Memoright FTM Plus 6Gbps 240GB SSD; a ‘SandForce Driven’ SSD capable of read/write performance in excess of 500MB/s. Memoright focuses primarily on enterprise sales, however, they were one of the first to release a consumer SSD back in 2007.  Submission of their MR25.1 128GB SLC SSD for review was our first introduction …

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Silicon Power Announces Ultra Fast 2.5” SATA SSD, The E20 ~ A New Prospect in Computer Storage

NEW SSD MANUFACTURER RELEASE . Leading flash memory manufacturer, Silicon Power today unleashes their new 2.5 SATA solid state drive (SSD) ~ E20, a new prospect in computer storage! . . . . The new E20 challenges SSD limitations with uniquely developed technology to boost read speeds up to 250MB/s and write speeds up to 230MB/s, both data transfer rates surpass the major SSD …

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Imation M-Class 128GB SSD Review

A few weeks back we received the Imation M-Class 128GB SSD and thought we would take our time putting it through its paces, however, recognized right away that there were some very appealing things about the drive. First off, the package included an upgrade kit in order to ease the users transition to SSDs as simply as possible which we felt …

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Trimming SSD Performance Degradation

Today’s solid state drives are worlds apart from those of just 3 years ago, however they are not yet perfect.  Performance degradation can still be observed through seasoning of the SSD as well as filling it to capacity.  SSD manufacturers have been successful in combating the effects of seasoning but performance degradation when an SSD is filled to capacity seems …

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