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What happens if I execute fstrim for a HDD instead of SSD?

Sorry for my not so good English. I'm preparing a Xubuntu 12.04 Clonezilla image for rapid deployment to new PCs in my company. PCs we are buying may have either HDD or SSD drives. My boss requested ...
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Bitlocker with 2 SSDs in RAID 0 - Does TRIM function?

I've found that in Windows 7 and 8 if you have one of the newer versions of Intel Rapid Storage Technology the TRIM command is passed to SSDs in a RAID configuration (see here for example ...
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Mac Mavericks and SSD

Months ago I upgraded my Mac Mini to include a 240 GB SSD to use as a boot drive. At the time I was unfamiliar with TRIM. I noticed a slowdown in function over time and and implemented TRIM. Since it ...
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TRIM vs Writing Zeros: The same?

As to what TRIM does to SSDs, is the result the same as with writing zeros to free space? Eg: running cat /dev/zero > zero.file; rm zero.file on the drive?
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SSD garbage collection time

Let's assume I store sensitive information on a SSD and I want to erase it without secure erasing the whole drive. I erase or overwrite the file. The OS supports TRIM, so the block containing the ...
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SSD and file recovery (on Windows 8)

Typical commercial "file recovery tools" are not usefull on modern SSDs, because the recovered file (if any) appears empty. Windows 8 sends the TRIM command to the SSD when a file gets deleted from ...
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Windows 8.1 fails to optimize System Reserved partition

I have Windows 8.1 Professional x64 running from a 256GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD. Windows has divided the drive in to two partitions: System Reserved (350MB NTFS) C: (238.13GB NTFS) Whenever Windows ...
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Linux: SSD TRIM for other partitions

I have SSD with Linux installed, with two ext4 partitions. The first one is the mount point /. It's trimmed periodically via fstrim /. The other partition is rarely mounted, and used as media ...
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Ubuntu: SSD TRIM is taking too long

I posted this question before, but with no answer: (http://askubuntu.com/questions/400233/fstrim-is-taking-too-long). I'm using ubuntu 13.10, I call fstrim -v / on boot rc.local. Recently I realized ...
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Win7/Server2008: Automatic differences SSD/HDD installation

It is said that a new installed Win7/2008 has "some" settings different if it was installed on a SSD than they would be on a HDD. Do someone have a reliable statement on what exactly is different? I ...
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VMWARE ESXi and SSD - ext4 trim discard

I'm running ESXi 5.5 box with Debian as guest OS. and I'm planning to use SSD disk(with ext4) for MySQL database for performance reasons. ESXi recognizes that I'm using SSD disk. But how to let know ...
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Can I enable discards on a LUKS-encrypted ssd drive in RHEL6 (and do I need to)?

I have a RHEL 6.4 workstation, running on a LUKS-encrypted LV residing on a SSD. I found RedHat documentation stating that dm_crypt does not currently support TRIM passthrough, however I also found ...
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SanDisk SSD, Builtin Background Garbage Collection

Looking at the spec sheet of the SSD's that come in my laptop: SanDisk (X110) http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/docs/X110_data_sheet.pdf It states "Background garbage collection" and "Support for TRIM" ...
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VirtualBox and SSD's TRIM command support

I am aware of the huge number of posts on the internet saying that this would not work and why and I really spent days looking for the solutions months ago but I've found yesterday some tips how to ...
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RAID0 SSD performance degredation

I have a computer built to acquire uncompressed 2048 x 2048 16 bit images at 100 frames per second in real time, writing to disk. A RAID0 of SSDs is thus the only option. For the past month or so, ...
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TRIM on hdd windows 7

I recently bought a ssd and I wanted to check for TRIM support. Upon running the command fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify in cmd it resulted in 0 (trim is enabled). However, I ran this ...
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TRIM High level or low level? and Running a VM on a ssd

Is TRIM high level (such as deleting files within the operating system) or low level (it monitors all disk activity). For instance if I run a VM within my windows 7 host, will the data deleted and ...
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TRIM for SSD — Is is really that good?

I'm a newbie to SSDs and nearly complete beginner to TRIM, so this may sound a little bit dumb. I found many articles (for example this one) and even more Internet sources that claims, that "TRIM ...
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Is it worth buying a SSD disk for a motherboard that only supports SATA I?

The title says it all: I wanted to make an upgrade to my old computer. The motherboard only supports SATA 1 (Asus P5GD1 Pro). Do you think that I can still have significant gains in performance ...
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Can a TRIM capable SSD be used on a non-TRIM system and transferred to a TRIM capable machine for maintenance?

My current system has a slow hard drive, through a PATA interface. SATA interface is not an option. I am planning to replace the HDD with an mSATA SSD through a PATA adapter, though this will not ...
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SSD that doesn't need to utilize OS TRIM support to minimize degredation?

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 ...
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TRIM for Raid0 SSD Arrays, do I need to use Intel SSD Toolbox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is TRIM supported on RAID 0 configurations for SSD drives in Windows 7? I recently upgraded my computer due to a failed motherboard and decided to have some fun with ...
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Does Windows 7 support TRIM for Spanned Dynamic Disks?

Windows 7 supports TRIM for an individual SSD, but does it work with two SSDs merged together as a Spanned Dynamic Disk? "Dynamic Disk" is Microsoft's proprietary version of LVM.The equivalent ...
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Linux fine tuning for Vertex 3 SSD

I've been reading about optimizations for SSD disks on Linux, there is lots of info out there although very confusing and most feel outdated so I'd be grateful if someone sheds some light on the ...
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Does TRIM avoid the performance impact of mdadm RAID 1 on SSD?

It has already been mentioned in other questions that Red Hat recommends against using mdadm RAID 1 on SSD. Red Hat also warns that software RAID levels 1, 4, 5, and 6 are not recommended for use ...
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Intel RAID0 on Windows 8 not Displaying Correct Media Type

I have my primary C Drive which consists of 2 Intel 120GB SSD Drives in a RAID0. I have a clean install of Windows 8 Pro, latest MEI software, latest RST software, latest Intel Toolbox. Prior to this ...
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Win7: How do I force TRIM on SSD, when system partition is encrypted with TrueCrypt?

I beg folks answering this question to stick to the point, and refrain from answers such as "why do you run encryption anyway", or "use Bitlocker instead". This question is specifically about ...
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Should I be worried about my SSD deteriorating from file transfers?

I'm a GIS analyst so I deal with huge imagery datasets daily (80GB+). Processing from our server is extremely slow so I copy files to my local drive before processing. I have both an SSD and an HDD ...
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How is TRIM Support Handled on an SSD Accessed by Two Different Operating Systems?

I have a Lenovo T410 ThinkPad running Windows 7 Professional as the host OS, and Windows XP Professional running as a guest OS under Windows 7 Virtual PC. I am thinking of installing a 128GB SSD to ...
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Is Sandforce SF-2200 hardware level Garbage Collection enough?

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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Improve performance of RAID SSDs (without TRIM) with periodic disk defrag? Lack of TRIM even important?

I'm in no way experienced with setting up RAIDs or using SSDs, but I'm considering purchasing a SSD RAID setup (potentially RAID 10, but maybe RAID 0) and I've been doing a lot of research. A lot of ...
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Use TrimEnabler with SanDisk Extreme SSD?

I've just put a SanDisk Extreme 240GB in my new MacBook Pro running OSX Lion. Now I'd like to know whether I should use TrimEnabler to enable the TRIM function or not.
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VM Filesystem on SSD

If I run a Virtual Machine, and I enabled all SSD related tweaks on the Host machine (disabled journalling, enabled trim, etc) do I still need to apply the same tweaks for the Guest machine? I could ...
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Throwing TRIM support in Ubuntu guest at Win7-Virtualbox host

I have VirtualBox 4.1.14 on Windows 7 as host, and Ubuntu server 11.10 as guest. System was installed at traditional HDD years ago (and upgraded later), but now it's at SSD as expanding drive. There ...
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Feasibility of putting two Intel 520s in RAID0 on a 3 year old board

I have a 3+ year old i7 rig (using an old ASUS P6T Deluxe) which currently has two SSD's in RAID 0 using the on-board Intel Matrix Storage RAID Controller (The predecessor to Intel RST?) - The SSD's ...
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Windows 7 and Windows XP on an SSD+HDD setup?

I'm about to build a new gaming PC for the first time in seven years, and I'm a bit rusty, so I thought I'd ask the community here some advice on the OS side of things before committing some cardinal ...
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How long does it take for TRIM to kick in?

I have recently (half an hour ago) managed to change my SSD from IDE to AHCI mode. This should also enable TRIM, which in itself can also improve performance, right? How long should it now take ...
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Enable TRIM on FreeBSD 9 Install

I recently upgraded all of the parts in my FreeBSD 9 server. I purchased an SSD to run as a the root drive - I'd like to enable TRIM on it but the only documentation I can find on it is that it can ...
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How does VmWare Workstation perform with SSD drives?

I have read a lot of information on using SSD drives in virtualization environment and the possible problems with not supported TRIM command. I fully understand what the TRIM is, what the problems ...
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TRIM Consequences

I was wondering if one of you can help me understand what are the SSD TRIM command actually does in Windows . To my best of knowledge, once a user deletes a file, Windows obtains the list of clusters ...
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How can i see if my SSD needs to have TRIM run against it?

I'm getting intermittent performance issues with my intel SSD (X25-M 160GB). every few days the Disk Queue Length gets very high and the machine effectively locks up - queue length being 10 to 15 for ...
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Intel SSD Toolbox options are disabled for SSD when Intel Firmware update works fine

I configured my BIOS to use JBOD instead of RAID because RAID does not support TRIM for SSDs. My laptop BIOS does not have any option for SMART or AHCI, it's just JBOD or RAID0 or RAID1. Bootable ...
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Is disk Format equivalent to TRIM on all blocks of SSD

I wonder what happens to SSD disk if I format it in Windows. Does it replace old data with new data or tells it to erase data just like TRIM command without filling anything instead ? I want to use ...
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Does Intel 320 SSD require TRIM?

My computer does not recognize Intel 320 SSD drive as SSD (Intel utility does not allow to TRIM it or read SMART data from it), but I can install and use it like any other drive. I've read that some ...
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How to set up OSes (Mac/Win/Ubuntu) on a SSD to promote its longevity (TRIM, etc.)

I recently bought an SSD (a 64GB Crucial M4 - which I believe has garbage collection, based on these specs) for my new computer. I've installed OS X 10.7.2 on it, and would like to reinstall this and ...
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Idling on windows logon screen to allow SSD to recover free space?

On this page, the very last paragraph states "For use within windows 7 there is absolutely no maintenance needed apart from allowing the machine to idle at the login screen for a few hours each ...
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Does OS X 10.7 support TRIM (SSD)?

With OS X 10.6 I had massive problems with an SSD – it became slower and slower with each day. At the end I replaced it with a classical hard disk and it was quite fast again. Now I want to ...
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What is TRIM exactly?

From the Wikipedia page of TRIM I get the impression that TRIM was introduced to lower the writes to a SSD, but letter the file system taking case of which blocks are unused. If that is correct, does ...
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How to TRIM/DISCARD a whole SSD partition on Linux?

My partition /dev/sda3 on an SSD drive doesn't contain any filesystem, but it contains garbage. How do I do a TRIM/DISCARD operation on the whole partition?
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MacOSX SSD potential performance issues (TRIM) with VM guest OSes

So, back in September of last year, I was pretty sure I was going to buy an SSD for my MacBook Pro (2009); here's my previous post. I decided to hold off and wait for Intel and OCZ to release their ...