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Category: Hardware compression

When compression is done in hardware on the drive, compression becomes a performance accelerator as it minimizes SSD overhead activities such as garbage collection. The result is that write amplification is reduced and latency is improved especially in mixed read/write scenarios as the amount of traffic into and out of the flash memory chips is greatly reduced. Also, all of this is offloaded from the CPU so that it can spend more cycles doing higher value works.

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