At what point would I realize I need TRIM

podsorcerer09

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Sep 9, 2008
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The title is a little subjective since I'm not sure if I'll even need it at all. I put a Samsung 830 256GB SSD in my computer at the beginning of the summer. I have not tried any of the TRIM hacks. Is there any garbage collection on the samsung drives that is good enough or at some point will I need to turn on TRIM? When would I know?
 

jav6454

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Nov 14, 2007
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The title is a little subjective since I'm not sure if I'll even need it at all. I put a Samsung 830 256GB SSD in my computer at the beginning of the summer. I have not tried any of the TRIM hacks. Is there any garbage collection on the samsung drives that is good enough or at some point will I need to turn on TRIM? When would I know?
TRIM is always needed. However, if you don't have it enabled, you'll realize you need it when your SSD takes a loooooong time to write a simple file.
 

podsorcerer09

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Does anyone know if TRIM would interfere with the garbage collection available on this particular model?
 

LeeM

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i just downloaded one of the apps, ran it then deleted the app. saw no harm in it
 

Irock619

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Does anyone know if TRIM would interfere with the garbage collection available on this particular model?
Trim tells the OS to do garbage collection. If you're using an SSD with a good controller then Trim is not necessary. My crucials garbage collection works fine without needing assistance from the OS.