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I have seperate drives for Linux and Windows. Windows is on an ssd linux is on an hdd for now. My question is if I boot to Linux and the windows ssd is not mounted is the controller using the idle time to do garbage collection or does it need to be mounted in an OS.

I am using a c300 on the marvell controller so no trim but so far GC has prevented any degredation.
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No, GC is built into the firmware of the internal controller of the HDD itself, it just needs to be powered on and idle, and the hardware will do the work. Technically, I leave my Vertex on in the BIOS screen and it cleans up to get better benchmarks...
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Great. Thanks!

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