As Allyn has proved, the new technology used in the second generation has almost completely removed the fragmentation over time problem.  You can see that confirmed by The Tech Report’s review of the drive, where they tested the response times of drives before and after heavy testing.  They still anxiously await Win7 and the TRIM commands that will help Indilinx and Samsung controlled drives performance; the question is can it help them close the gap between themselves and Intel.

“Intel has updated its X25-M SSDs with new 34nm flash chips, tweaks to reduce latency and speed random write performance, much lower prices, and the promise of TRIM support for Windows 7. We’ve tested the gen-two drive against its peers, and the results speak for themselves.”

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