THE MEMORY MODULES firm, Apacer, says it has teamed up with software company, Diskeeper, to release a Solid State Drive (SSD) that comes with its own optimiser.
The partnership between the hardware firm and the software firm will purportedly do much towards improving Apacer’s SSDs.
SSDs are supposedly the future of data storage and thought to be key in boosting sales of NAND Flash back up again. But the little drives also have something of a bad rep for severely deteriorating progress over time, with estimates claiming performance can drop up to 80 per cent in just six months of normal use.
Apacer reckons that by using Diskeeper’s HyperFast software, it can not only better the performance of SSDs, but their speed too. Using "Invisitasking" technology which makes use of unused system resources, the software purportedly operates with zero overhead on the system.
The limited number of erase-write cycles on SSDs, which specifically undermine SSD durability, is the problem Apacer and Diskeeper say Hyperfast Flash technology can now eliminate, by making free space fragmentation disappear.
According to a company press release, the software even reduces the aggregate erase-write cycles the SSD would otherwise incur during normal usage.
Austin Chen, President of Apacer gushed, “Apacer is optimistic on the development and applications of the SSD technology”.
Better hope he doesn’t start jumping up and down on Oprah’s couch now. µ
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