Faster Solid State Drives for Windows 7 Arrive

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While Windows 7 supports Solid State Drives (SSD), there is a speed increasing feature that hasn't been leveraged yet. The technology is called a TRIM operation and it makes the drive faster with more complete delete operations and reduces wear. 

Corsair Memory and OCZTechnology Group have released firmware updates to enable TRIM on some of their SSD's. Once installed, Windows 7 also disables ReadyBoost, Superfetch, and Disk Defrag, which are better used for speed increases on platter hard drives. We'll try to catch up with the two companies when we get to CES next week.


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