TRIM support


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TRIM support

A solid state drive (SSD) feature that improves write speed. SSDs use flash memory, which writes an entire block of storage no matter how few pages within the block are updated. This requires reading and caching the existing data, erasing the block and rewriting the block. If an empty block is available, a write operation is much faster.

With support required in both the OS and SSD, the TRIM command enables the OS to inform the drive which blocks are no longer needed. It allows the drive to erase the blocks ahead of time in order to make empty blocks available for subsequent writes. See SSD.
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Users will be more productive as the drive now features TRIM support, is available in higher capacities and is speedier overall with improved read/write speeds," Harb noted.
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