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Old April 14, 2010, 10:41 PM
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PC Perspective's rebuttle to this article.
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wow great read thank.
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Good stuff from PC Perspective. I'm glad it's all cleared up for SSD noobs like me.
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TRIM is indeed nonspecific....BUT the drivers which can pass it along sure as hell ARE. IDE drivers could (I suppose) be updated to pass the TRIM command....but I doubt it will ever happen. IDE mode is all but dead and has been surpassed by AHCI. This is why you can get higher speeds in certain benchmarks w/ IDE compared to TRIM as the TRIM overhead does handicap AHCI to a minor extent. Now, REDO those tests on a system running for 6mths and see what the numbers are WRT IDE vs AHCI. IF you are willing to rely solely on ITGC (and have a SSD with a GOOD aggressive implementation of ITGC) th then yeah IDE might be better for you. For EVERYONE else, it is foolish to not use drivers that can pass TRIM.
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Allyn was fired up on the PC Per podcast last night but I'm glad to see benchmark reviews retested and apologized for previously publishing misleading results
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AHCI is better overall than IDE due to its multi-threaded performance(read IOP's, NCQ, etc), IDE will be faster in pure single threaded transfers, but your ruining your overall performance as very rarely will you ever be reading or writing to only one file at a time, even when transferring large files at once, there will be background processes that need to read and write to the drive. Thats ignoring the fact that they used HDTune for the benchmarks, which is pretty phail in itself.

Read the PC Perspective article that MAC posted for more in-depth information.

Stick to AHCI, plain and simple.
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IMO, getting an article like this right the FIRST time is essential...
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IMO, getting an article like this right the FIRST time is essential...
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