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Windows 7: Advice wanted RE non TRIM SSD with Win 7

17 Jun 2011   #1
Dubliner

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Advice wanted RE non TRIM SSD with Win 7

I have ordered what I think is a non TRIM supported SSD, 64G KingSpec CF IDE 50 pin that will fit into my Fujitsu P7230 which has Vista and I will upgrade to Win 7. I have a choice of 32bit or 64 bit as well. What do I need to do to keep peak performance for the SSD? Or should I send it back unopened and get one with TRIM? Comments appreciated, thanks
Dubliner


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17 Jun 2011   #2
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

From what I understand trim is dependent on Microsoft's AHCI Driver and AHCI being enabled in the bios. Intel also has drivers that support trim. I was unable to find much info on the drive in question, but drives that do not support trim will normally have "Garbage collection". This function is similar to trim but in most cases it has to be run manually. If you do decide to use the drive there is a program called SSD life, a trial of the pro version can be downloaded here. It will tell you if trim is enabled and running.


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18 Jun 2011   #3
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

A good method of restoring a SSD to factory performance is to periodically backup, secure erase and re image the drive. This is true if the drive supports trim or not. If you would like more info on this I could put together a tutorial on the process.
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18 Jun 2011   #4
Dubliner

Windows 7
 
 

Thankyou Nitroman!
How would one normally manually activate garbage collection? Would that function be contained in a commercial program?
Cheers,
Dubliner
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18 Jun 2011   #5
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dubliner View Post
Thankyou Nitroman!
How would one normally manually activate garbage collection? Would that function be contained in a commercial program?
Cheers,
Dubliner
No problem, for example on my ssd you can force garbage collection to run by performing a cold start not just a reboot and allowing it to sit idle at the log on screen for an hour. How to do it on other drives may vary but it should be built into the controller and not require third party software.
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