How does fragmentation affect SSD performance?
The principle issue is write speed degradation due to free space fragmentation. Small free spaces scattered across the SSD cause the file system to write a file in fragments to the small pieces of available free space. This can slow write performance considerably.
SSDs can write only so many times to the drive: they have a finite number of writes they can perform. Due to the doubling effect of needing to read and erase before it can write again, SSDs undergo twice as much use—shortening the life of the SSD. All SSDs can suffer from these issues unless SSDkeeper is used to optimize the solid-state drive.
SSDkeeper offers a proactive approach, preventing degradation in SSD performance by eliminating nearly all fragmentation from occurring at the Windows level before files are written in a performance-penalized state. With its patented, proactive IntelliWrite® technology, Diskeeper keeps laptops and workstations running like new, resulting in increased productivity and lower costs by extending the useful life of existing hardware. IT professionals who support a fleet of laptops no longer wrestle with persistent performance HelpDesk calls.
Where typical defragmentation utilities consume resources to operate and deal with the problem after the performance penalty has already been incurred, SSDkeeper is the only proactive solution that solves the problem in real-time while running transparently in the background.
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