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Re: [WIN7] Recommended SSD System Tweaks?
said by JohnInSJ:You might find this thread helpful in response to Fred's comments:
Is it just me or did Fred test the wrong thing.
If not aligned, WRITEs are a problem
- a write can cause two SSD blocks to need to be updated, which is an unnecessary update to a flash memory block. Life-1 for no reason
- a write update to two blocks is going to take more time than a write to one block
So, testing read speeds is going to show either of these things how, exactly?
Frankly, it seems to be, for most people, searching after the Holy Grail. And except for the very technical or extremely anal, not to amount to a hill of beans.
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The linked comments say exactly what I said, with more words
Write is the issue, not read. Slight but possibly insignificant in modern SSD increase in wear. Two read/writes vs 1... two REALLY FAST R/Ws, but still, double the time. For Writes. Sometimes. So Fred tested the wrong thing (read speed)
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Agreed. Even defragging sata drives is required only rarely (once or twice every 6 months).
Super fast CPUs and HDDs render the performance penalty of fragmentation as close to 0 as a mechanical device can be.
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