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why is TRIM an important factor when using an SSD?

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so im in the market for some SSD's and i was going through articles and watching some youtube videos on configuring RAID 0 with 2 SSD's but TRIM always popped up specially when SSD's are configured in a RAID config , so my question is WHY is TRIM so important on a SSD?
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Trim is basically your garbage collection, it keeps your SSD up and running nicely and keeps the performance topped out.

However there are applications you can use to do the same job as TRIM when you're running a RAID array as I can't remember if TRIM works in RAID yet or not.

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so is trim available in the new intel SSD's? or are they just confined to the sand force controllers?
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so is trim available in the new intel SSD's? or are they just confined to the sand force controllers?
TRIM isn't confined to just Sandforce controllers. The SSD I have in my laptop has TRIM available but uses a JMicron controller.

IIRC though, you need Windows 7 for it (but don't hold me to this statement)
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You need TRIM to keep the performance up for the drive.
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You need TRIM to keep the performance up for the drive.
Wow, I mean wow. I can tell you read the responses previously given before your epic, TRUELY EPIC! explanation for what TRIM does.
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You need TRIM to keep the performance up for the drive.
tell that to my X25-E's
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You'll be able to find the definition on the internet. It's basically your school janitor.
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SSDs make RAID 0 obsolete.
    
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SSDs make RAID 0 obsolete.
Uhh...not by a long shot. RAID 0 multiplies the read/write values of the component drives. When those drives were HDD's then it got the read/write upto the speeds of first gen SSDs, minus the access times of course. When you RAID together SSD's you can get some truly ludicrous read/write speeds.
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