Do SSDs require defragging?

No, it is not necessary or recommended to defrag an SSD. Since there are no physical disks, there is not need to organize the data in order to reduce seek time. Oreton SSDs have TRIM, which serves the same basic function to make your drive faster without subjecting the drive to the extra workload. Defragging an SSD will put undue wear and tear on the drive and may actually shorten its life.

How do I know the exact capacity?(SSD)

The capacity is shown in “Megabyte” (same with Hard Disk Drive, 1MB = 1000KB). In Windows environment or DOS mode, 1MB equals to 1024 KB.  Therefore 1GB is approximate 953MB.

The actual available memory on the device is less than what is listed on the package. This is due to small discrepancies in file format and algorithms used by various operating systems. In addition, a portion of memory space is reserved for system files and data sectors for better performance.

What is NVMe?

NVMe stands for Non-Volatile Memory Express. Non-Volatile Memory means that it does not require power to retain information.NVMe takes advantage of pipeline-rich, random-access, memory-based storage. It provides significantly higher data transfer rates than traditional disk interfaces such as SAS and SATA.

What interfaces can NVMe be used with?

The NVMe protocol can be used with most standard interfaces which includes M.2 / PCIe / and SATA express.

Is an M.2 SSD the same as an mSATA SSD?

No, they are different; M.2 supports both SATA and PCIe storage interface options, while mSATA is SATA only. Physically, they look different and cannot be plugged into the same system connectors.

What does S.M.A.R.T mean and does Oreton solid-state drives support it?

Self monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology (S.M.A.R.T.) is a built-in monitoring feature for regular hard drives and solid-state drives. It allows users to monitor the health status of their devices. This operation is achieved through monitoring software designed specifically for the S.M.A.R.T. function. All Oreton solid-state drives support S.M.A.R.T.

Do I need to install paired memory?

Paired memory may not necessarily need to be installed, but some higher-order motherboards have motherboards that support dual or four channels, which can (in some cases) significantly improve performance.

Reminder: If using two or four memories, their memory capacity must be the same, and it is recommended to use the same brand of memory to avoid a state of inability to power on.

Can I use DDR2 standard memory on the DDR3 motherboard?

No, the speed, voltage, and memory slot (or gold finger gap) of DDR3 and DDR2 are different.

How many memory does my computer need to install? Is more better?

Depending on your needs, increasing memory capacity can allow you to run multiple applications at the same time, but there may still be some differences in their operating speed. Suggestions are as follows

  • Mostly used for browsing web pages and office documents, homework programs: 4GB or 8GB
  • Mainly used for simple games and video playback: 8GB or 16GB
  • Mainly used for drawing software or heavy game players: over 16GB
What is ECC?

ECC (Error correcting code): When a storage device with this function encounters an error while accessing data, the device will automatically detect and fix the error to maintain normal system operation. This technology can increase the accuracy and security of data.

What is the CL value of memory?

CAS latency, also known as CL value, refers to the amount of time a computer needs to wait before actually starting to read data from memory. The higher the CL value, the longer the delay time required, which usually increases with the increase of frequency. It is not the best choice to pursue a lower CL. For example, CL2 refers to the time required to access data in memory at two frequencies. Generally speaking, the smaller the CL value, the more advanced the process used, and the higher the requirements for the motherboard.

What is dual channel memory?

Dual channel is designed by the CPU architecture and operates in parallel. When connecting two memories, the bus width will reach 128 bits, and the difference will be known when calculating the memory width. After opening dual channels, the bandwidth can be doubled and the efficiency will also increase; As for whether it can be increased to twice the speed, according to testing, it seems impossible, but it is very helpful for improving memory performance. Depending on the characteristics of each motherboard, there are slight differences, which can be combined with overclocking to enjoy different performance experiences.

If paired with memory of different frequencies, the system will automatically run dual channel performance with the minimum frequency memory.