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If I have a SSD with a sandforce SF-2200 controller do I need to worry about TRIM support? Is the hardware level garbage collection sophisticated enough to not worry about this?

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Please improve your acceptance rate. Go to your questions and accept an answer for each of them. –  Mixxiphoid Aug 14 '12 at 6:28
    
Such questions depend a lot on what you're doing. Are you using your computer for your day job of editing video, 60 hours/week, or just for checking Facebook? –  MSalters Aug 16 '12 at 9:29
    
At the moment it depends on the used firmware version if TRIM works correctly. Please read tweaktown.com/articles/4870/… –  Robert Aug 16 '12 at 9:43

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Regardless of the algorithm, TRIM command will help reduce the Garbage Collection workload because it invalidates the data in the trimmed blocks. From firmware/hw implementation of view, there would be one more list to take care, but that will be compensated by the time saved by skipping the Read-Program cycle. So it will help reduce the Write Amplification too.

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