PerfectDisk SSD Optimization

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  1. DVD+R

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    has anyone used PerfectDisk's SSD optimization method, and if so has it given any performance benefit that you can physically notice? :doubt:
     
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    DVD+R,

    It would need a lot of bravery or self delusion to answer that question in the affirmative.
     
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    :D :thumb:
     
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    http://www.raxco.com/ssd-optimization.aspx

    Based on this read I'd say the potential benefit would be preventing performance degradation. You're not going to "notice" a performance benefit because data positioning is irrelevant.
     
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    The problem with that description is that PD assumes it knows what the organization of that SSD is inside... but it cannot. That info is not available to the outside world. Today's SSDs all run garbage collection and their own WRITE utilization optimization (using internal cache and lots of "extra" NAND cells) using their ever more sophisticated controllers. The "inside" block utilization of the drive doesn't even resemble the outside block that only the OS (and PD) sees. What PD thinks it's doing... it really isn't doing, the SSD is taking care of all of that now.

    Their statement really only pertains to the earliest SSD models which didn't optimize very well.
     
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    I'll take your word for it. I guess the OP's question needs to be put to Raxco Support directly and see what they say.
     
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    For the vast majority of the systems there will be no noticeable performance gain.

    However there may be improvement if the drive is extremely fragmented - i.e. having hundreds of thousands of extra file fragments. This may easily happen on servers, but normally doesn't on home PCs.
     
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