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Old October 20, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Maybe I totally imagine this....but I seem to remember certain SSD vendors offering a utility to 'clean up' your SSD. I believe it was just the garbage collection algorithm, but you could force it to run immediately; sort of like defrag for SSDs. I believe it was useful for TRIM-less environments.

Does something like this exist or did I just dream it up?
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Old October 21, 2012, 07:21 AM
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Samsun has it in their toolkit I know that, I think intel may have it in theirs too
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Old October 21, 2012, 08:02 AM
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Yeah, Intel definitely had one (toolkit), and I seem to recall OCZ having one as well.
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Old October 21, 2012, 10:33 PM
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If you do not have access to the software toolkit, manufacturers will typically have the software available on their website. Simple search on their site works wonders.
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Is it generally ok to run these?
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Old October 22, 2012, 07:00 PM
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Yes. Its perfectly fine to run them. I usually set them up to run once a week....even on TRIM capable rigs...just in case. ;)
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