There has been a lot of development towards improving TRIM integration for OS's but I am in need of a solution to SSD integrated TRIM.
I've looked through pages of SSD's on newegg.com and some mention "TRIM support", others "OS TRIM", and some don't mention TRIM at all.
I plan to use the SSD in a PS3 which would offer no form of OS based TRIM support so I've been looking for one that supports it via firmware (self-maintained) or doesn't need that maintenance done. I haven't been able to find one that explicitly mentioned self-maintained in the details so the answer to that must be hidden elsewhere perhaps in the technology?
With that in mind, what level of technology do I require for my application? The goal is to have the least level of degradation with no OS TRIM support required. Is there a niche for this? I would think that would be the the desirable direction eventually.
Some drives, such as the Kingston V100 series, have their own firmware-based TRIM-like functionality. This is independent of the OS, so it would not require manual garbage collection.
There are only V300 series available (at least on newegg) and they mention nothing about TRIM.
Also related (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/289314-32-trim-important):
The reason that the SSD cannot send itself the TRIM command is that the TRIM command requires proper understanding of the file system and which logical blocks are actually free as opposed to which have useful data on them. It is technically possible for SSD controller manufacturers to create an SSD controller with full knowledge of the NTFS, HFS+, EXT2+ file systems but this is unnecessary when there's already a computer attached to it that's going to be doing all the same work already just to perform routine filesystem maintenance.