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Old 03-31-12, 05:30 PM   #1
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OK so I got my crucial M4 SSD drive.

I am going to reinsall windows 7 soon once ivy bridge is released. So for now I will just use it for my games.

I am running Windows 7, is there something I need to do to make sure Trim is working? Also i keep reading about it never defrag, when I open up defrag I see it listed but shows as never run.

Is this ok? Do i need to worry about anything else or disable or check something?
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Old 04-01-12, 12:49 PM   #2
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All you need to know in just a few short paragraphs

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...52#post2238552
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Old 04-01-12, 02:48 PM   #3
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just found this while looking around. It prolly has some useful info

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...BC-for-OCZ-SSD
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Old 04-01-12, 04:26 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! So I can see Trim and partition is working as it should!

A lot of rules of what you can and cannot do, biggest thing seems to be to make sure not to write to it too much.

Out of curiosity what is a lot? I have moved several games back and forth to the SSD. What is really the life expectancy of an SSD drive? Do i need to be ultra paranoid in writing to the SSD?
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Thanks guys! So I can see Trim and partition is working as it should!

A lot of rules of what you can and cannot do, biggest thing seems to be to make sure not to write to it too much.

Out of curiosity what is a lot? I have moved several games back and forth to the SSD. What is really the life expectancy of an SSD drive? Do i need to be ultra paranoid in writing to the SSD?
Really you can do a ton of writes to it, I'm just a bit overly paranoid. So long as you aren't running some kind of database server or are using it as a DVR you're fine. They have tons of built in wear leveling algorithms and garbage collection, pretty high tech stuff.
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Really you can do a ton of writes to it, I'm just a bit overly paranoid. So long as you aren't running some kind of database server or are using it as a DVR you're fine. They have tons of built in wear leveling algorithms and garbage collection, pretty high tech stuff.
Cool then I should be ok...now i just need to find a GTX 680 in stock and ivy bridge to be released and will be set
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Old 04-19-12, 07:43 AM   #7
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One of the best reference threads I've ever seen in regards to SSD's.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/s...-for-ssds-hdds
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