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    ZFS (and Snow Leopard) to Speed up Solid State Drive

    Post by twoodcc on Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:53 pm

    http://www.macrumors.com/2008/08/08/zfs-and-snow-leopard-to-speed-up-solid-state-drive-performance/

    Infoworld reports (via MacsimumNews) that Samsung has been working with developers to boost solid state drive (SSD) performance in operating systems. Samsung announced Wednesday that it has been in talks with Microsoft to boost performance in Windows:

    The speed and way in which SSDs fetch and cache data are different than hard drives, said Michael Yang, flash marketing manager at Sun. Samsung hopes to work with Microsoft to boost SSD performance on Windows by discovering optimal packet sizes for data transfers and the best ways to read and write files, for example.

    Of interest to Mac users is that Sun has already been working with Samsung to improve SSD support in their ZFS file system.

    Sun is adding capabilities to boost the durability and performance of SSDs on ZFS-based operating systems. For example, Sun may add defragmentation capabilities for SSDs, which organizes data in a particular order to enable quicker data access.

    Apple has announced that ZFS read/write support will be in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) server, although there has been no official word on the regular version.

    Solid State Drives are a new technology that promise faster disk drive performance but are presently at premium prices. Prices, of course, are dropping quickly. Apple recently dropped the price of the MacBook Air 64GB SSD upgrade from $999 to $599. While there were some controversial claims from Tom's Hardware that SSDs actually reduced notebook battery life, a followup report indicates that this is not necessarily the case.
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    Re: ZFS (and Snow Leopard) to Speed up Solid State Drive

    Post by krypto on Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:14 pm

    i hope that the regular version of snow leopard will have zfs
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    Re: ZFS (and Snow Leopard) to Speed up Solid State Drive

    Post by blade on Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:31 pm

    now that would be great


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    Re: ZFS (and Snow Leopard) to Speed up Solid State Drive

    Post by twoodcc on Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:54 pm

    snow leopard is still a ways off. i'm sure we'll hear more about it as time goes on
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    Re: ZFS (and Snow Leopard) to Speed up Solid State Drive

    Post by krypto on Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:44 pm

    yeah, we should, but i also think the regular version of snow leopard should have zfs
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    Post by blade on Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:06 am

    it would be nice if it did. we'll see


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    Re: ZFS (and Snow Leopard) to Speed up Solid State Drive

    Post by dmxplosive on Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:59 pm

    yeah, ZFS seems great. let's hope apple puts it in Snow Leopard
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    Re: ZFS (and Snow Leopard) to Speed up Solid State Drive

    Post by macbook on Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:07 am

    maybe we'll start to see more solid state drives in different macs

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