Originally Posted by Slightly skewed
Hmm, well my drives are gen 2 so I guess there is nothing that I can do except wipe/reinstall OS every couple of months?
Anyone have a download link to a wipe program?
Also, I know how to check if TRIM is on in Windows, but when does it do it's thing? At idle? And how long does it take to complete the task? Is there a way to monitor this?
Well at the moment, if you have a RAID Array, it won't do it's thing... Windows sends the TRIM command to the hdd controller driver every time it deletes something, the controller driver then passes that command on to the drive (or not in the case of some drivers) and then the drive will schedule that block to be pre-erased, or marked blank or whatever it does with the info... In the case of a RAID array, the block may be in two parts (because of the striping), and no-one has stepped up to the task and written a RAID Driver that does TRIM too... Although I suppose if you did Software raid through Windows it might work... but you can't RAID a startup (boot) disk so that's kinda pointless... and it might not work anyway.
Sadly there is no way to tell if TRIM has happened, other then benchmarking at the moment...
You can disable Windows from sending TRIM commands using the fsutil command, but you can't check if it's working anywhere...