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Old November 2, 2012, 06:37 AM
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Thanks to those who have suggested the Crucial M4. My research seems to indicate that this drive, the Samsung 830, and the Muskin Chronos Deluxe are about the most reliable on the market.

Some newer drives, such as the Intel 520 and the Samsung 840, may be as good but they are either much more expensive (in $$ as well as $/Gb) or too new to know.

NCIX has a REALLY good price on the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 480Gb just now. Might need to go for a drive at lunchtime.....

Originally Posted by IRQ Conflict View Post
From what I've read TRIM is enabled when AHCI is enabled in the BIOS but the OS has to support it as well.
From what I have read about the Intel Mobile QS57 chipset, TRIM is not enabled. There was a BIOS upgrade that did support TRIM, but that BIOS was never offically released by Intel.

Therefore, there seems to be three things needed for TRIM:
Chipset support
AHCI enabled
OS support

I have two of the three when running Win7, and one of the three when running XP, on the Fujitsu P770 laptop. Guess that will have to do.....

This also means that garbage collection efficiency - it is can be determined should be part of my selection criteria.

Last edited by Soultribunal; November 2, 2012 at 11:17 AM.
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