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O&O Defrag and Solid State Drives

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Executive Summary

Solid State Drives (SSD or "Flash drives") have become increasingly popular in recent years and have come to compete with traditional hard drives as very fast storage media. The sole use of memory chips accounts for all moving mechanical parts of a hard disk, resulting in lower power consumption and less heat. In addition, SSDs operate silently and are insensitive to shock or vibration. However, the main disadvantages of SSDs when compared to conventional hard drives is still their very high price and, unfortunately, limited life span since the used memory chips allow only a finite number of write cycles.

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