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As far as I am aware the Crucual C-series SSDs have built in garbage collection, so they shouldn't need to rely on TRIM support from the OS.
Performance degrades a lot without TRIM.

All current-gen SSDs have active or passive garbage collection. (my terms - nothing official) It's just a question of how effective the GC is.

Active would be where the SSD pre-erases lots of blocks, to ensure maximum write speeds when it's time to start writing. Indilinx controllers have the best active garbage collection. JMicron controllers probably have the worst.

Passive is where the SSD pre-calculates where to erase lots of blocks, but waits until it's necessary. This allows smarter decision making thanks to the calculations done when idle, yet avoids wasting lifespan by making prediction errors. Sandforce controllers have the best passive garbage collection.

You can find references to these styles of garbage collection on the OCZ forums, although they aren't explained as concisely as this.


Ex: I saw some posts saying Sandforce controllers have different modes that they flip to. Under heavy write workloads, performance drops after a while to improve longevity. This behaviour can be explained by there being a queue of good blocks to erase that gets emptied. Rather than making less optimal decisions once it runs out, the Sandforce controller throttles itself.

It may also opt to cache data until there's enough writes to fill 100% of a NAND block... once it determines that it's being thrashed.

Under light desktop use (where log files increase by 16KB/minute, and stuff like that), caching data for that long wouldn't be a good idea. It's much more likely to flush it to NAND far sooner.
     
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Hey Everyone Thanks for all the Input. I think I should just save a bit more so I can upgrade to win 7, although I hate to leave my XP pro it looks like I don't have a choice.
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Why leave XP pro if you like it? I loved XP pro,it is lean & mean, I did not leave it for my SSD's I left it for 64 bit when I built my I7 sys., Also it was cheaper to get W7 64bit sys. builders for $120 than get the 64 bit XP. I think Microsoft is supporting XP until 2015.. I am sure someone will correct me on this but it is still supported.
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Intel rules on SSD's from what I've heard.........I also want to run XP on an SSD.......Can I just slap my C: image onto it?.........z
post #25 of 43
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If you have cash to buy a SSD, you have cash to upgrade to Windows 7. You're just gimping yourself with XP as others have stated.

That's not the POINT. The POINT is he wants to run XP, so 'recos' on other OS's are pointless and a waste of board space.

FWIW, I LOVE XP.....and will run it as long as I can..........I don't need a bunch of overhead and fancy shmancy crap slowing down my system, NOT allowing me to do the stuff I can now, and making my life miserable....................z
post #26 of 43
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Originally Posted by parityboy View Post

As far as I am aware the Crucual C-series SSDs have built in garbage collection, so they shouldn't need to rely on TRIM support from the OS.

Good engineering!.........all this should be built into the controller anyway.........why make the OS do crap it doesn't need to.......z
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Intel rules on SSD's from what I've heard.........I also want to run XP on an SSD.......Can I just slap my C: image onto it?.........z

Yes you can put your image onto the SSD, you just need to make sure it fits and the partitions are aligned correctly.

BTW. This thread is like 2 years old...it was dead for quite a while. tongue.gif
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Yes you can put your image onto the SSD, you just need to make sure it fits and the partitions are aligned correctly.
BTW. This thread is like 2 years old...it was dead for quite a while. tongue.gif

Thanks for the response!.......Great news........And it may be old, but the information isn't.......and I found it with Google.......I don't believe in 'old thread bashing'....lol......cause the information is the point, not the age.........fwiw I'm pretty old too.........lol.............z
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PS......I am SO glad I got Acronis to do images of my main partition........has saved me probably YEARS........and I haven't been forced to reinstall windows in like 9 years .......lol.......You have no idea how much I hate the 'OH...well, just reinstall windows dude' response.........lol........z
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Yes you can put your image onto the SSD, you just need to make sure it fits and the partitions are aligned correctly.
BTW. This thread is like 2 years old...it was dead for quite a while. tongue.gif

Thanks for the response!.......Great news........And it may be old, but the information isn't.......and I found it with Google.......I don't believe in 'old thread bashing'....lol......cause the information is the point, not the age.........fwiw I'm pretty old too.........lol.............z
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PS......I am SO glad I got Acronis to do images of my main partition........has saved me probably YEARS........and I haven't been forced to reinstall windows in like 9 years .......lol.......You have no idea how much I hate the 'OH...well, just reinstall windows dude' response.........lol........z

I personally think reinstalling Windows is the best thing to do tho tongue.gif
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