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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 SSDs. ...
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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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Driver for RAID-0 TRIM passthrough on AMD southbridge

Intel provides a driver that enables RAID-0 TRIM passthrough for Intel 7 Series chipsets: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=21407 Do you know where AMD provides their driver ...
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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about optimizations for SSD disks on Linux, there is lots of info out there although very confusing and most feel outdated so I'd be grateful if someone sheds some light on the ...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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Is there a way to determine if TRIM is why my HD is slow?

I have a computer with RAID1 SSDs, but the performance I'm getting out of them is really bad (around 20MB/sec sequential read). They don't have TRIM enabled since it's an old Linux kernel, so before I ...
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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 week,...
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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 ...
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Does Linux support TRIM for SSDs on LVM?

I am getting a SSD and need to know, does Linux support TRIM if I set up LVM on top of the SSD? I'm finding conflicting information. I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.10 with kernel 2.6.35-28.
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Why do we need Intel SSD Toolbox for TRIM?

Why does Intel SSD Toolbox need to schedule a TRIM on a daily or weekly basis if the underlying SSD supports the TRIM command? Shouldn't the drive TRIM in real-time without this tool? Is this tool ...
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Recycle Bin on SSD drive

How often should I empty the recycle bin on a SSD drive? Should I let it completely fill up the hard drive first? I am on windows 7 with TRIM enabled drive.
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How can a trimmed avi file be three times larger than the original

I opened up a avi file in virtualdub and trimmed the clip and clicked "Save as avi" and it saved the trimmed clip but it was 3 times the size of the original clip. How can that be?
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SSD without TRIM support under Linux - current state?

There are not SSDs with TRIM support available in my region that fit into my laptop (1.8", IDE, ZIF). I'm running Ubuntu 10.10. Most articles (or questions on superuser) I've come across concering ...
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Manual TRIM Windows 7 on OCZ VERTEX 2 SATA II 2.5" SSD

I have an OCZ VERTEX 2 SATA II 2.5" SSD with Windows 7 Professional installed on it. I am pretty sure TRIM is not working because my motherboard is the Asus M2N-SLI (not the Deluxe model) which does ...
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Does TRIM work under Windows 7 using NForce Raid and SSD drives?

I can't seem to find a straight answer. I've got a motherboard with an Nvidia 780SLI chipset. I've installed the latest Nforce RAID drivers, and installed Windows 7 running on a pair of Crucial C300 ...
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SSD with trim support - do I have to configure anything?

If I install Windows 7 on SSD drive with TRIM support or if I add new SSD drive with TRIM support to existing Windows 7 installation do I have to configure anything to actually use the TRIM or is it ...
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Does having TRIM enabled affect other hard drives on a computer (and how do you know when Windows is using it)?

I recently purchased a new solid state drive (an OCZ Vertex 2 (80 GB)) to use primarily for my operating system. I also have three other SATA hard drives of assorted sizes for long-term data storage. ...
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Other than re-imaging how can I speed up an SSD drive that doesn't support TRIM?

This Dell Latitude XT tablet's SSD drive has slowed quite a bit lately. I've read that you can do a drive image and complete wipe as one method to speed up the system, but that seems really tricky ...
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Should I format my SSD on my macbook pro

I have a macbook pro with an SSD. Would formatting my hard drive make a difference from a speed perspective seeing as how OS X doesn't support TRIM?
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How to get TRIM support on XP with a Crucial RealSSD C300?

I have seen that Intel has a tool that gives Trim support to older OSes running on Intel SSD's. We are rolling with Crucial SSD's, and everything is XP. Is there a utility or trick? Thank you!
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Does SSD TRIM work with a 'Boot from VHD' scenario?

I have recently purchased an Intel X-25 G2 SSD (160GB) as an extra drive for my laptop. I created a fixed size disk virtual disk (40GB) and have installed Windows Server 2008 R2 onto this VHD. I now '...
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Virtual machines and TRIM

Although TRIM support was introduced to make SSD work better, it should also help virtual machines optimizing virtual disks (for example to know which parts of virtual disks needs no storage on ...
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How badly do SSDs degrade without TRIM?

SSDs have been out for a few years, and have seen all kinds of usage patterns. Windows and Linux support the TRIM command, with Mac OS still trailing behind here. Update (2011): It appears OSX Snow ...
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Why don't I have TRIM on Ubuntu 10.04 + ext4 + Samsung SSD UM41 + Latitude 13?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and lshw shows a "SAMSUNG SSD UM41". Thanks to SU, I determined previously that my system isn't using TRIM. Summary: my BIOS SATA settings should say AHCI (check) kernel ....
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How do I determine whether my SSD (Samsung UM41) supports the TRIM command?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and lshw shows a "SAMSUNG SSD UM41". Any way for me to determine (1) that my SSD supports TRIM, and (2) that my OS and FS (ext4) are actually using this? Update: Rather than ...
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Is TRIM supported on RAID 0 configurations for SSD drives in Windows 7?

I know this question has probably been asked at some point in the past, but I am trying to figure out if Windows 7 supports passing TRIM commands through RAID controllers yet. I am trying to decide ...
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How to maintain a SSD drive on Ubuntu?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on a Intel X25-M PostVille 160 Go SSD drive with ext4. How can I tell if there's something wrong ? What should/can I do to maintain its performance/health ? Should I use TRIM,...