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How does secure erase 3.3 work on an intel G2 Drive?

I recently bought a new or maybe used intel x25-m mainstream drive. I would like to check how much data has been written to disk using intel toolbox, checking the smart values report, I noticed a value labeled "host writes" after a Secure Erase and w...

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why read IOPS are more when measured after erasing the SSD

Hi,I am trying to measure performance of Intel X25-V SSD. I am getting rand read IOPS ~47K after erasing the SSD. But after doing few write, rand read IOPS drop down to 23.6K (Intel's benchmark says 25K). What could be the reason for getting more ...

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Paragon Alignment Tool (PAT)

Yesterday, I downloaded the Paragon SSD Alignment Tool and whitepaper from their website http://www.paragon-software.com/business/partition-alignment/ http://www.paragon-software.com/business/partition-alignment/ . Yesterday it was free today they ...

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X25-E SSD trim feature on Windows 2008 R2 x64

I have searched far and wide the internets, but still can't get a straight answer for this question:"After updating to the latest firmware (02HD), does or does not the X25-E SSD support the Trim feature on a Windows 2008 R2 x64 platform?"If it does, ...

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Intel SSD Toolbox - error connecting to drive

Hello,I have bought Intel SSD X 25-M 160 GB G2. My motherboard is Gigabyte 790 XTA AM3. I installed Windows 7 ultimate on the SSD. Installed intel sss toolbox utility. It was working fine then. Later I installed MB drivers, disabled defragmentation, ...

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