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Doctor SSD Utility Toolkit by LC Technology International

Optimizing performance of SSDs, $30
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.02.17

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LC Technology International, Inc. released an updated version of it's Solid State Doctor, a utility suite that optimizes the performance of SSDs.

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In addition to monitoring SSD operation and preventing data loss, Solid State Doctor also improves the performance and lifespan of SSD's through over-provisioning, supports cloning from one SSD to another and offering TRIM support on Windows 7 and 8.

Due to the fact that SSD's have a limited, but predictable lifespan, having an application that can predict the usable lifespan is critical for preventing data loss. Solid State Doctor has provided this security by using S.M.A.R.T. which continuously tracks read and write errors, temperature and other key metrics.

Update to Solid State Doctor provided three enhancements over original version:

  • Over-provisioning: Over-provisioning extends the life of SSDs by allocating a portion of total flash memory to the flash storage processor for optimal memory management functions. This enhances both the performance and lifespan of the SSD.

  • Cloning: Users can use Solid State Doctor to clone an entire SSD device. As an SSD nears the end of its lifespan, this allows the owner to copy all data to a new SSD without any loss of productivity or information.

  • TRIM support for Windows 8: TRIM support ensure that SSD drives are able to write new data to storage spaces where data has been deleted. Users can schedule TRIM to run automatically and thereby preserve disk space.

Users can also return their SSD's to a raw state using Solid State Doctors Secure Wiping capability, while drive self-tests allow owners to take advantage of the manufacturer's diagnostics tests, which are built into the device but typically unavailable to consumers.

"Computers users now overwhelmingly prefer SSD drives to standard HDD drives (HDDs) because they boot rapidly, launch applications instantaneously and generally provide snappier performance," said David Zimmerman, president, LC Technology. "However, SSD storage space and lifespans are inferior to HDDs, so our goal with Solid State Doctor and this update in particular is to help consumer get the most out of their SSD and prevent data loss."

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