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Intel Matrix Storage Manager + SSD not recommended?

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I just replaced my SuperTalent 64GB SSD with a Corsair Force F120 SSD and decided to reinstall everything (I already have done a back up). So I checked if it's set in AHCI mode in the BIOS and it is and I'm downloading all of the latest motherboard drivers for my P6T Deluxe V1 from the ASUS website but when I searched online on the effects of IMSM (Intel Matrix Storage Manager) on an SSD, I found out that IMSM doesn't pass TRIM to the SSD. Is it true?
The version I'm downloading right now is version V8.9.0.1023, is it better to use Intel's driver or Microsoft's driver?
For my PC specs, just look at my sig.

Sorry if this question has been asked a million times, I just want to make really sure and not to make a mistake again as I did with my SuperTalent SSD.
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You should get better results on the Intel driver than the Windows one, It has passed trim since .1014 IIRC - if you get the latest you'll be OK.
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Review this post and then download and install IRST 10.1.0.1008

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/923176-...x-storage.html
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OS SSD 840 Pro 256GB / FSX SSD 840 Pro 256GB LG DVD Thermalright SB-E x2 Win7 Ult 64b 
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