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DKS
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reply to JohnInSJ

Re: [WIN7] Recommended SSD System Tweaks?

said by JohnInSJ:

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?

You might find this thread helpful in response to Fred's comments:

»windowssecrets.com/forums/showth···e-drives

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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JohnInSJ
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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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digitalfutur
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reply to DKS

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.

Sometimes ya just gotta let go...
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