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Easy way to 'trim' an SSD
Authored by: diamondsw on Jan 18, '12 09:34:56AM

Built-in garbage collection is guessing at what needs to be reclaimed. TRIM lets the OS tell the SSD directly "yes, you can free this now".

No amount of clever GC algorithms can compare to a simple instruction that says "do this".



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Easy way to 'trim' an SSD
Authored by: dombi on Jan 18, '12 10:04:50AM

I bought a Vertex2 SSD drive over 7 months ago. I don't use TRIM.

I ran a speed test on the drive right after the purchase.
I ran the same test on the drive just recently. The results were the same.

No loss of speed. The built-in SandForce controller does a good job iIMHO.



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Easy way to 'trim' an SSD
Authored by: John Frum on Jan 18, '12 11:31:39AM

After reading things on the OWC site and on ancillary blogs maintained by their top personnel, I have lost respect for them. One has to be able to differentiate between technical competence and cleverness in self-promotion. I for one am not going to pay someone premium prices for their ability to BS.



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