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Old November 12, 2010, 03:16 AM
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Alright, I have no clue what to look at in order to figure out if TRIM is working, all I know is that the drivers are installed properly and that I can check that the version is this...

QB the Slayer did the hard work for you over on the AMD forums.... AMD Processors Forums - AMD AHCI Driver SSD TRIM Support (can't link to individual posts... and they don't number their posts either but it's the one stamped.... 11/11/2010 11:32 PM ).


Looks like it's working, but might not be performing as well as the MS one. The key here is that you've got to ensure that you've got the correct version.... he initially tested using the 10.10 cats, and didn't get the "new" 10.9 AHCI driver. (you've apparently got the right version).
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Alright, well having a Sandforce controller, it should be a good thing I have those drivers installed. Will have to run a benchmark (I believe I should run AS SSD ?) to be sure everything is fine.

Thanks a lot SSWilson for the follow up.
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So... does this mean AMD users can buy a Sandforce SSD without worrying?

Are these drivers for SB710 too?
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If its legit and it looks to be on first glance...yes. IF the TRIM command is getting passed on this is a VERY good thing as the SFs are some of the best out there. But until there is confirmation from other sites I would be hesitant. AMD could clear this up with one word "yes" or "no"...but that probably isnt going to be happening.
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An another official response from AMD: (from a dutch tech forum)

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Dear Marcel,

Your service request : SR #{ticketno:[xxxxxxxx]} has been reviewed and updated.
Response and Service Request History:

[Hi Marcel,

We do support TRIM but only on our newer SB8xx and above chipsets using drivers -
1.2.1.263 or newer from our website.

Regards
Tim.

AMD Support Europe]
In order to update this service request, please respond, leaving the service request
reference intact.

Best regards,
AMD Global Customer Care
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SB8xx and up? :(
Lame.
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That actually makes sense as they probably were not aware of the "need" of trim when the SB7xx's were designed OR it was simply to late in the design cycle to add it in...so they put it in the next gen. Looks like a AMD 890 based refresh of SSD/HDD testbed will be the way I go. :)
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Yea, still sucks though. :/
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That actually makes sense as they probably were not aware of the "need" of trim when the SB7xx's were designed OR it was simply to late in the design cycle to add it in...so they put it in the next gen. Looks like a AMD 890 based refresh of SSD/HDD testbed will be the way I go. :)
It doesn't make any sense at all to tell the truth... since the MS driver works fine, it's safe to assume that it's a driver issue, and not anything to do with the chipset itself. The chipset doesn't do trim, the only thing that should be required is a driver that will pass the command from the OS to the Drive.

At least they're talking about it now.... I'll drop another line into the thread over on the AMD forums to find out what chipset buddy is using.
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