By Roel Schouwenberg

As a technology enthusiast — or geek — I always enjoy looking into new technologies. Although it’s no longer directly cutting edge, I recently started exploring the wonderful world of Solid State Disks (SSDs).

SSDs may, to some extent, influence how anti-virus (AV) programs use resources on the system and I’ve been curious to see how we can exploit that fact as SSDs are slowly getting more mainstream. Imagine my surprise when I came to the shocking discovery that, under certain circumstances, an SSD may actually perform better during an AV scan than when it’s idle.

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