Eliminating delays when writing to SSD drives

After a significant increase in laptop performance by replacing the hard drive with a solid-state drive, the latter is running slower and slower, despite, that the newly installed Windows 7 has a special SSD support function.

After a significant increase in laptop performance by replacing the hard drive with a solid-state drive, the latter is running slower and slower, despite, that the newly installed Windows 7 has a special SSD support function.

Trim Command Support, implemented in the latest versions of SSD firmware, contributes to the high speed of the drive in Windows 7 Most likely, problems with the SSD will be fixed after the firmware update.

When transferring information to a solid-state drive, it is desirable, to disk memory cells, in which data is supposed to be written, were empty. In this case, the speed of the SSD will be impressively high. If the cells are occupied, first they need to be released, and it takes time.

Windows 7 is the first operating system, capable of recognizing SSD drives.

If she is not busy with any other task, then deletes the contents of unused memory cells in the background. A prerequisite for this is the ability of the SSD drive to understand and execute the Trim command. in modern models, this feature, as a rule, implemented, but those, who switched to using solid-state drives some time ago, we’ll have to update the firmware. Today, all manufacturers on their websites offer update files for download, and the flashing procedure itself is extremely simple.

A special case is represented by a new generation SSD (Postville) from Intel. For these drives, the firmware update is not limited to adding the Trim command, and it also leads to a sharp increase in the recording speed - almost 100%. But, unfortunately, impressive productivity growth is not given in vain, and it is achieved due to a strong (ten times) deterioration of access time. Since the change in disk access time is very noticeable, owners of drives from Intel, not using Windows 7, you should think before updating the firmware: maybe, it will be easier to clean the disk manually from time to time using the Wipe Tool program. This solution will allow you to maintain high access speed and overall performance.