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OpenFlashFire.

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http://flashfire.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=23

- FlashFire is software for Solid-State Drives
- FlashFire uses host RAM to enhance random write performance of a SSD
- FlashFire is especially useful for the system using low-end SSDs

FlashFire project becomes open source project.
We cleaned up sources, and created as OpenFlashFire.
It has latest buffering engine with conservative configurations.

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Re: OpenFlashFire.

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You forgot to mention the following :) :
- It works only in xp (newer window versions are untested)
- it is written in C
- it is GPL

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Re: OpenFlashFire.

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Smiley wrote: - It works only in xp (newer window versions are untested)
Older versions work also on Vista and Seven

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Re: OpenFlashFire.

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while its good to have as many drivers as possible, solid state drives just seem so bad to me. dont mean to derail a thread, but the fact that each sector can only be written to a set number of times, it severely limits the lifetime of the drive.

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Re: OpenFlashFire.

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d3drocks: ever heard about wear leveling? consumer quality SSDs have been out for past 3 years and i used them with no problems with what you describe. a Typical ssd will most likely outlast a ordinary HDD, unless you want to trash it with read/write operations on purpose, not to mention they are more rigid and damage-resistant.

Plus, it's CELLS and not whole sectors.. ssds have no concept of HDD sectors.

This driver is also unneccesary for operation of ssds, it is only useful for slow ssds like those in really low-end netbook cheap ssds.

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Re: OpenFlashFire.

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Delfi wrote:it is only useful for slow ssds like those in really low-end netbook cheap ssds.
Or operating with huge number of small files for a while///

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Re: OpenFlashFire.

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^ not true for modern SSDs with TRIM support (those don't need OpenFlashFire at all :) ).

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