Items tagged with TRIM

One of the disadvantages to buying an Apple system is that it generally means less upgradeability and flexibility than a system from a traditional PC OEM. Over the last few years, Apple has introduced features and adopted standards that made upgrading or using third-party hardware progressively more difficult. Now, with OS X 10.10 Yosemite, the company has taken another step down the path towards total vendor lock-in and effectively disabled support for third-party SSDs. We say "effectively" because while third-party SSDs will still work, they'll no longer perform the TRIM garbage collection command.... Read more...
Corsair expanded its lineup by adding the Force Series of SSDs. These new drives use SSD Processor technology from SandForce in combination with MLC flash memory to deliver up to 280MB/sec read and 260MB/sec write speeds. The drives also feature class-leading random read/write performance. The Force Series of SSDs are available in capacities of 100GB and 200GB and support the TRIM command in Windows 7. The drives will be available within two weeks. Corsair® Launches Force Series Solid-State Drives - Using SandForce™ SF-1200 SSD Processor, Force Series SSDs offer class-leading performance... Read more...
Corsair announced new firmware with TRIM support for its Performance Series P64, P128 and P256 solid-state drives. The new firmware and firmware update tool were developed by Samsung and rigorously tested by both Samsung and Corsair to help ensure smooth performance. Additional details are available below. Corsair® releases firmware with TRIM support for its Performance Series Solid-State Drives - New firmware, rigorously tested and qualified by Samsung® and Corsair, maintains optimal SSD performance in Microsoft® Windows® 7 operating systems - FREMONT, California, December... Read more...
Intel has just released a firmware update for their 34nm Gen X25-M solid state drives that not only boosts sequential write performance, but adds support for the TRIM feature as well. A performance optimization tool is also being release today, for users of Windows Vista and XP, who won't be able to take advantage of TRIM.We flashed one of our Intel 34nm Gen 2 X25-M 160GB SSDs with the new firmware and ran a handful of tests under Windows 7 to see what kind of affect it had on performance. Details of the update process and optimization tool are posted, as well as before and after benchmarks...... Read more...
In all of our recent solid state disk (SSD) coverage that featured one of Intel's X25-M drives, a common, underlying performance trend consistently emerged. The Intel drives were always amongst the top performers in read performance, and were unquestionably the best with regard to random writes.  However, in sequential write performance Intel X25-M SSDs always seemed to trail competing offerings.While trying to gain some additional insight into the situation, we had a couple of off the record conversations with some folks at Intel , and asked if the company had any plans to optimize sequential... Read more...
Windows 7 is undoubtedly the most exciting new operating system to come out of Microsoft within the past decade--and with good reason. The user interface is superb, gone are many of the oddball Vista quirks, and the operating system is light and snappy, marking a massive 180 degree shift away from the heaviness and bloat of Vista. Despite the fact that it's based on many of the same core Vista elements, Windows 7 is a different beast, and should be looked at in a fresh new light. Windows 7 RC gets ready to take on a a pile of really fast drives. As with any new operating system release, there... Read more...