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SSDs supporting TRIM?

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JonSimonzi

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I've been out of the storage loop for a while, and a while back I was looking at SSD's and read some article about them degrading over time, due to the way it reads\writes\deletes stuff, and that scared me out of buying one for a while. It also said that TRIM was supposed fix that issue. So I'm back looking into SSDs for an OS drive, and maybe a game or two on it. But I want to make sure to get one with TRIM capabilities, is this common on all SSD's now? Or is there a list of popular drives with TRIM? Thanks.
 

EarthDog

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TRIM or GC (Garbage Collection). Either or is good at what it does. I believe all the popular ones do. It depends on the Firmware they have though.

Intel X25M (Gen2)
OCZ Summit/Agility/Vertex

Those are just about the only SSD's worth getting that are affordable anyway.
 

johan851

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It depends on the Firmware they have though.
Right. Those drives listed have firmware that supports TRIM, but you maybe have to update it yourself when you get the drive.
 

mattspalace

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Corsair (P Series), Patriot (not sure on the model, but know at least one does), Kingston (80GB M-series (basically an Intel drive))

Crucial should have TRIM out fairly soon.

the list is getting long
 
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Raptor77

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Right. Those drives listed have firmware that supports TRIM, but you maybe have to update it yourself when you get the drive.

The X25-M needs this, but it's easy to do. You just have to download the firmware updater from their website, burn to CD, and boot from the CD. They also have a "SSD Toolbox" you can download, I'm not sure how much it does but I've been using it anyway.

And no, I don't think TRIM support is on all SSDs. I think the really cheap Kingston ones didn't have it, might be an old model. And the first gen of the X25-M doesn't have a firmware update as far as I know.

Edit: missed the last few posts before I replied, might be useful anyway.
 

Evilsizer

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well at some point the 40gig kingston, which is a rebadged intel. Should get Trim, it is a intel G2 based drive.