SSD Performance

Solid state drives (SSD) are generally considered to be faster, more powerful, more efficient and in some respects more reliable than hard drives. The problem is, they start out fast but gradually lose speed and, over time, become subject to failure.

Most SSDs experience a dramatic and noticeable deterioration in performance. They also possess a limited number of erase–write cycles, which can result in a short lifespan with large amounts of write I/O.

SSDs require that old data be erased before new data is written over it, rather than just writing over the old information as is done with traditional hard drives. This doubles wear-and-tear and can cause major issues.

HyperFast® technology, included with Condusiv’s DymaxIO, produces faster performance in solid state drives running on Microsoft operating systems. The HyperFast feature includes TRIM functionality and is enabled only if a solid-state drive is recognized.

Watch the demonstration showing how Condusiv software compliments the fast SSD in your laptop.

SSD Performance - Increase SSD Performance with DymaxIO

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 DymaxIO is used to optimize the solid-state drive.

DymaxIO 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.

Keep your PCs and laptops running like new with DymaxIO.

What People are Saying

Slide “Typically, IT professionals respond to application performance issues by reactively buying more hardware. Without the luxury of a padded budget, we needed to find a way to improve performance on the hardware infrastructure we already have. It saved us from having to make a heavy investment in SSDs or do a complete rip and replace of our entire hardware infrastructure. To this day, I still can’t believe software is doing this.” R. Ortiz, IT Manager, ASL Marketing Slide “I have been using Diskeeper for many years, it is installed as a routine on all servers, networked clients, SHO and any other computer. It has never presented any problem and has always demonstrated improved drive performance in both servers and clients. With each new release Condusiv does not merely provide "window dressing", they actually improve the product with the objective of making it easier to use, more reliable, more effective and easier to use."
Mark Sills, Systems Administrator / Manager, Home User
Slide “I have used Diskeeper since it was first introduced. It has always worked well in keeping my drive defragged for the fastest response times for all of my apps. Thank you again for this fine piece of software.” Philip Baldwin, NVQB Slide “The Undelete software that we use on all our Regional Servers is undoubtedly worth every penny. It has saved our Techs numerous hours in restoring files inadvertently deleted as opposed to having to restore from backup tape.” Michael Lucas, Gancom (Division of Gannet Fleming) Slide “Undelete saves backup restores when someone accidentally deletes a file from a Windows share. We store tapes off site so Undelete can save a big delay for file restores of that type. Undelete does what it says on the box – really - and it works nicely as a network recycle bin.” Glenn Edwards, Infrastructure Analyst, Itron

What People are Saying

“Typically, IT professionals respond to application performance issues by reactively buying more hardware. Without the luxury of a padded budget, we needed to find a way to improve performance on the hardware infrastructure we already have. It saved us from having to make a heavy investment in SSDs or do a complete rip and replace of our entire hardware infrastructure. To this day, I still can’t believe software is doing this.”
R. Ortiz, IT Manager, ASL Marketing

“I have used Diskeeper since it was first introduced. It has always worked well in keeping my drive defragged for the fastest response times for all of my apps. Thank you again for this fine piece of software.”
Philip Baldwin, NVQB

“The Undelete software that we use on all our Regional Servers is undoubtedly worth every penny. It
has saved our Techs numerous hours in restoring files inadvertently deleted as opposed to having to
restore from backup tape.”
Michael Lucas, Gancom (Division of Gannet Fleming)

“Undelete saves backup restores when someone accidentally deletes a file from a Windows share. We store tapes off site so Undelete can save a big delay for file restores of that type. Undelete does what it says on the box – really – and it works nicely as a network recycle bin.”
Glenn Edwards, Infrastructure Analyst, Itron

“I have been using Diskeeper for many years, it is installed as a routine on all servers, networked clients, SHO and any other computer. It has never presented any problem and has always demonstrated improved drive performance in both servers and clients. With each new release Condusiv does not merely provide “window dressing”, they actually improve the product with the objective of making it easier to use, more reliable, more effective and easier to use.”
Mark Sills, Systems Administrator / Manager, Home User