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Windows 7: SSD Hard Drive and TRIM

13 Dec 2011   #1
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
SSD Hard Drive and TRIM

I'm just learning about SSD hard drives and decieded to get one at amazon.com which is: OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex 3 Series SATA III - Windows 7 supports TRIM and I guess this drive supports it also. Before I send off for it I thought I would post first to see if I'm missing anything before I spend a hundred buck?


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13 Dec 2011   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

TRIM is a Windows feature, not part of the drive itself. The drive itself has what's called Garbage Collection, that's firmware based. (But yes, the drive does support TRIM)

However, The OCZ Vertex 3 (and other drives using the new sandforce controller) have been a little 'problematic' lately. Lots of Blue Screens etc. Conversely, some people have had no problems at all. It's lick of the draw deal.

For reliability, the Crucial and Intel drives can't be beaten.

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-64-2-5...3829273&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-SATA-2-5...3829342&sr=1-4
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13 Dec 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Although I have three OCZs and only one Crucial, I would vote for the Crucial too. And I would buy from Newegg. If you ever have problems, you can RMA it - no questions asked. Plus you pay no sales tax - Except Cal and Tn I think.
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14 Dec 2011   #4
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Don't forget corsair no issues with my force 3 120gb

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14 Dec 2011   #5
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 

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14 Dec 2011   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lostsoul62 View Post
Same controller as OCZ- Sandforce.
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14 Dec 2011   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I'd take the Intel 320 or the Crucial M4 over the Corsair.

They are all plenty fast enough. It's very unlikely you would be able to tell the difference between them.

You try to pick the one that has the lowest chance of causing you any headaches.

That's very difficult to do authoritatively and you will hear complaints and compliments about all of them.

Is it the OCZ's that are recommended to be left idling an hour or so a week for "Garbage Collection"?? That alone would put me off.
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14 Dec 2011   #8
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 

[QUOTE=ignatzatsonic;1700028]I'd take the Intel 320 or the Crucial M4 over the Corsair.

All I have read I'm going to take the Crucial M4, Thanks
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14 Dec 2011   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Once you get your drive, make sure the SATA controller is set to AHCI. If so, TRIM will be activated automatically.
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14 Dec 2011   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, I'm an Intel fan over here. Got an X25M-G2 at home, and we have about a dozen 320's now at work...including the laptop that I am using at present.
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