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Solid State Drives Get Faster with TRIM

Jan 28, 2010, 10:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Herman Mehling)

[ Thanks to Paul Shread for this link. ]

"If you haven't heard of TRIM by now, get ready to join the growing ranks of the initiated, which include solid state drive (SSD) makers, operating system developers and data storage vendors.

"More companies are turning to the TRIM command, a subset of the data set management features within the latest ATA specifications, to help them improve the speed of SSD drives and ultimately boost the drives' overall read and write performance.

"As the implementation of TRIM on SSDs and in operating systems should be simple, TRIM should be widely adopted in the very near future, said Jim Handy, an SSD analyst at Objective Analysis, a semiconductor market research firm."

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