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Solid State Doctor 3.1 review: SSD TRIM for the masses
Solid State Doctor 3.1 review: SSD TRIM for the masses

For anyone not running Windows 8.1 with its "optimize drive" command, there haven't been a lot of options for forcing your SSD to clean house—i.e. erasing cells, consolidating data, or whatever other techniques SSD vendors use to make sure that the drive continues to perform at its peak and doesn't suffer debilitating conditions such as erase-before-write contention. Solid State Doctor, a toolbox utility from the LC Technology data recovery house, will spur nearly any SSD into tidying up the place via TRIM commands.

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    TORONTO - Ford Motor Co. is hanging up on BlackBerry and giving thousands of its employees Apple's iPhone.

  • Open Text reports Q4 profit doubles

    WATERLOO, Ont. - Business software company Open Text Corp. (TSX:OTC) reported Wednesday a fourth-quarter profit of $88.1 million or 72 cents per diluted share, up from $42.2 million or 36 cents per diluted share a year ago. Revenue improved to $494 million, up from $347.3 million.

  • Amaya shareholders give OK to big takeover

    MONTREAL - Amaya Gaming Group's shareholders have approved a financing that's key to its proposed acquisition of the world's largest online poker company, operator of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.

  • IT services firm CGI boosts Q3 profit

    MONTREAL - CGI Group Inc. plans to focus in the short-term on reducing its debt and buying back company shares, while the IT services company remains on the hunt for acquisitions.

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