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SanDisk Senior User
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Registered: ‎11-26-2015

When SSD is used in a non-Windows or Mac environment....

When a SSD is used in a non Windows or Mac environment (Quite frankly I don't know what the OS is...)


And therefore there is no access to Dasboard.....

 

How does the SSD deal with Trim... Does it do it itself?

 

Maybe this post will not be deleted....

SanDisk Guru
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Re: When SSD is used in a non-Windows or Mac environment....

TRIM is dependent on three things. 

 

1. SSD must support TRIM (all modern SSD support TRIM)

2. OS must support TRIM

3. SATA mode must support TRIM (IDE for example does not support TRIM. RAID also does not support TRIM aside from a few intel chipsets and specific drivers must be used for TRIM to work in RAID)

 

If you have these three things TRIM works without any user input. TRIM is not dependent on the dashboard at all. If you do not have one of these three things the SSD will use garbage collection to perform the same function as TRIM. Garbage collection does not work in real time and the SSD must have time in an unused idle state for garbage collection to run. 

SanDisk Senior User
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Registered: ‎11-26-2015

Re: When SSD is used in a non-Windows or Mac environment....

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Thank you...  Just to confirm....

Will the Ultra II when placed in an environment (via IDE to SATA Converter) that doesn't support trim, and OS doesn't as well....

Will Ultra II then, on it's own, do the 'garbage collection' you mentioned during periods of inactivity?  If yes, how much inactivity?

SanDisk Guru
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Re: When SSD is used in a non-Windows or Mac environment....

yes it will. there needs to be sufficient idle time for it to perform however. I would recommend leaving the PC on over night once a week so it can run the garbage collection. 

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SanDisk Senior User
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Registered: ‎11-26-2015

Re: When SSD is used in a non-Windows or Mac environment....

Thanks much... It is left on 24/7