Latest or all posts or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
Get up to 16x more storage and 2x the speeds of the original drive
Sony A7R IV


Please order through this ad, thanks!
Ordering through BH Photo email notice will not give me credit and you know my review will be good!
Buy at B&H via site links to support Lloyd’s reporting!
√ B&H Photo PAYS THE SALES TAX FOR YOU More info...

SSD slowing down? Speed it up with DiskTester 'recondition'

Badly fragmented SSD

Over time, most solid state drives slow down with use as their internal blocks become severely fragmented (not conventional file-system fragmentation).

The slowdown can sometimes have an impact on read speed, but write speed is usually most impaired, though it all can depend on usage and brand and firmware version. Read more about this in Reconditioning a Solid State Drive and my review of the Crucial 128GB SSD.

The DiskTester recondition command works fastest and achieves the best results when a significant amount of free space is available. If you’re using a Windows PC, then there might be a toolkit for your brand of SSD available from the manufacturer; as far as I know, no such toolkit exists for Mac OS X, though Macs can be booted into Windows with some effort.

OWC 200GB solid state drive

A sea-change in SSD behavior?

I have high hopes for the new OWC enterprise-class solid state drive as being perhaps the first SSD on the market to sidestep this lingering issue with SSDs, as well as offering far better longevity and data safety than other models on the market today.

My review of the OWC solid state drive will be published sometime later this week.


Our trusted photo rental store

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2019 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.