Why Should I Be Concerned About SSD Garbage Collection

March 4th, 2011

Hard DriveThe linked article explains garbage collection in solid-state drives (SSDs), including what it is, why it’s needed, and and why you should consider it when purchasing an SSD. The author also discusses the SSD “trim” function: what it does, when it’s necessary, and which OS versions support it.

Link: http://arstechnica.com/…

One Response to “Why Should I Be Concerned About SSD Garbage Collection”

  1. [link]Josh Says:

    Be careful with laptops and SSD drives. I got a Corsair F series drive and it bricked because the BIOS and the drive firmware didn’t play well together. Something about docking and undocking made the drive confused and unhappy. This is allegedly fixed but all the same do a thorough search re: your laptop & people’s experience with the drive.

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