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Windows 7: Question about SSD drives without TRIM


18 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Question about SSD drives without TRIM

I had bought an Intel SSD drive to put in my laptop (which I did) when I upgraded to Windows 7. However, it's an "S1" model, so it will not do TRIM (only the S2 Intel models do or will)

I keep reading about how this drive will eventually strangle itself when it gets to a certain use level of reads/writes/deletes.

My question is this. Would it help if I backed up the drive (which I would do normally), and every 6 months or so wipe and reformat it, then restore? It seems to me that this would solve the reused block problem.

Any thoughts?

THANKS


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18 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Sure it would solve that problem of reuse but also help bring the end of life closer.
Then again TRIM doesn't help with the life of the drive either.
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