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Why does my OCZ Vertex 2 SSD take a long time to optimize (help Plz)

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April 26, 2012 1:04:02 AM

Why? it took about 30 minutes to Optimize and I'd happen to check my system and SSD life and it's at excellent performance.
Just got it not too long ago either about 3 months ago. Been doing that for sometime now and now It has come to my attention that
I made need to seek answers about why. I've correctly setup my ACHI before installing windows 7 on the SSD and another is on it but windows 7

System Mechanical 10.8 is what I use to boost and optimizing
All firmware is up-to-date as well. Sata cable are working correctly too

Anyone has anything to add to this?

Thank you

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a c 283 G Storage
April 26, 2012 2:01:37 AM

Nothing is wrong with your ssd or Iolo's Sytem Mechanic ssd optimization. It is a time consuming process. Half an hour to complete the process is fairly typical. Nothing to worry about.
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April 26, 2012 2:04:55 AM

JohnnyLucky said:
Nothing is wrong with your ssd or Iolo's Sytem Mechanic ssd optimization. It is a time consuming process. Half an hour to complete the process is fairly typical. Nothing to worry about.


really, but buddies SSD switch is the same take less time than that and his is only in about 5 minutes time.
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a c 283 G Storage
April 26, 2012 2:18:24 AM

I'll do a little research on this.
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April 26, 2012 2:31:31 AM

JohnnyLucky said:
I'll do a little research on this.

been doing that for the last 3 days
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a c 283 G Storage
April 26, 2012 3:43:26 AM

I have an answer. The most likely reason the Iolo System Mechanic ssd optimizer takes longer is because of applications and utilities that are running in the background.

Here is a link to the Iolo web page that explains what to do to speed up the process:

http://www.iolo.com/customercare/kbarticle.aspx?id=KBA-...

There's quite a list of things to do to speed up the process.
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April 26, 2012 2:01:20 PM

If I read the site correctly, that's a defrag tool. Conventional wisdom holds that SSDs should not be defragged. No increase in performance, and uses up write cycles.

Did I miss the point, or is this really a defrag tool?
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April 26, 2012 3:56:29 PM

WyomingKnott - System Mechanic has two different utilities - one for hard disk drives and one for solid state drives. If a user accidently opens the window for hard disk drives all ssd's will be hidden from view and the hard drive utility will not defragment ssd's. The ssd utility does not defragment an ssd either. It's actually an ssd optimization utility- alignment, synchronization, errors, etc. etc.

BTW - Back in 2008 APACER developed an algorithm for a "partial ssd defragmentation" for their ssd's that worked fairly well but I don't think it caught on.
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April 26, 2012 4:21:05 PM

Thanks, JohnnyLucky.
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May 5, 2012 12:59:28 PM

Best answer selected by Keiki646.
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