Ok, given the information that was posted about a broken TRIM issue… How does one go about determining if the TRIM command is actually making it to the SSD?
In the month I’ve had a Sandisk Extreme 120GB I’ve slowly but steadily watched the performance drop significantly (or at least significantly so far as I’m concerned). Using AS SSD, on a SATA II system, I’ve watched the writes drop from around 150 MB/s to this morning it came up at 91 MB/s… Not even 15MB/s higher than my significantly smaller Intel SSD… 4K writes though are the BIGGEST issue having dropped from approx 60 MB/s down to less than 12 MB/s. Again, the Intel 330 60GB has stayed around 60 MB/s… but thier toolbox contains extra utilities that maintain the SSD.
SO! I’ve checked at the command prompt to confirm TRIM is in fact turned on, and so far as windows is concerned, it is… What I want to know is, How do I check if TRIM is actually being used by the drive?? If the SSD isn’t using the TRIM command, why not and how do I maintain the health/performance of the drive?
Also, I haven’t played around with the bootable USB in the Sandisk Toolbox, but I’m wondering if there is some type of Secure Erase feature in there? If not, Sandisk, when can we expect one? Or what is an approved, FREE utility compatible with SSD’s? So far as I’m concerned (an a lot of other people) a SSD with out a way of returning it to out-of-box condition is more or less useless…