SSDkeeper Professional for Windows PCs with SSD drives greatly enhances the performance of corporate laptops and desktops. SSDkeeper Server speeds physical server system performance of the most I/O intensive applications such as MS-SQL Server by 2X to 10X depending on the amount of idle, unused memory. Condusiv’s SSDkeeper guarantees “faster than new” performance for physical servers and PCs while extending the endurance of underlying SSD drives. By preventing small, fragmented writes and reads that rob the performance and longevity of SSD drives, SSDkeeper ensures minimal input/output (I/O) operations for every file and boosts performance further by caching reads from available, unused DRAM that is otherwise sitting idle and going to waste.
Keep physical servers and Windows PCs running faster than new
Extend SSD lifespan by reducing write amplification issues
Proactively prevent small, fragmented writes at the Windows OS level
Cache hot reads from idle, available DRAM
True «set and forget» functionality
Low overhead — continuous optimization without hampering resources
Easily deploys across the network with a central management console
Patented Write Optimization
SSDkeeper’s patented write optimization engine (IntelliWrite®) prevents excessively small, fragmented writes and reads that rob the performance and endurance of SSDs. SSDkeeper ensures large, clean contiguous writes from Windows, so maximum payload is carried with every I/O operation. By eliminating the “death by a thousand cuts” scenario of many, tiny writes and reads that slow system performance, the lifespan of an SSD is also extended due to reduction in write amplification issues that plague all SSD devices.
Patented Read Optimization
SSDkeeper electrifies Windows system performance further with an additional patented feature — dynamic memory caching (IntelliMemory®). By automatically using idle, available DRAM to serve hot reads, data is served from memory which is 12-15X faster than SSD and further reduces wear to the SSD device. The real genius in SSDkeeper’s DRAM caching engine is that nothing has to be allocated for cache. All caching occurs automatically. SSDkeeper dynamically uses only the memory that is available at any given moment and throttles according to the need of the application, so there is never an issue of resource contention or memory starvation. If a system is ever memory constrained at any point, SSDkeeper's caching engine will back off entirely. However, systems with just 4GB of available DRAM commonly serve 50% of read traffic. It doesn't take much available memory to have a big impact on performance.
If you ever wanted to know how much Windows inefficiencies were robbing system performance, SSDkeeper tracks time saved due to elimination of small, fragmented writes and time saved from every read request that is served from DRAM instead of being served from the underlying SSD. Users can leverage SSDkeeper’s built-in dashboard to see what percentage of all write requests are reduced by sequentializing otherwise small, fractured writes and what percentage of all read requests are cached from idle, available DRAM.
SSDkeeper is a lightweight file system driver that runs invisibly in the background with near-zero intrusion on system resources. All optimizations occur automatically in real-time.
While SSDkeeper provides the same core patented functionality as the latest Diskeeper® 16 for hard disk drives (minus defragmentation functions for hard disk drives only), the benefit to a solid-state drive is different than to a hard disk drive. Hard disk drives do not suffer from write amplification that reduces longevity. By eliminating excessively small writes, IntelliWrite goes beyond improved write performance but extends endurance as well.