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trparky
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Re: Buggy Intel SSD 520 Series SSD Firmware

So basically you're saying that Intel is flat out lying when they say "Do a TRIM weekly or more often if you do a lot of writes".



Cheese
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Where does Intel state this? I believe it's automatically done by the OS.



trparky
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It says that right in the SSD Toolkit.



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said by trparky:

So basically you're saying that Intel is flat out lying when they say "Do a TRIM weekly or more often if you do a lot of writes".

I said no such thing -- and I already covered this in item #1. You should not be using the "Intel SSD Optimizer" on any OS newer than Vista.

And furthermore, you should not be doing this daily.

Intel hasn't disclosed how exactly their optimizer works. I can speculate (has to do with sparse files) but I'd rather not; speculation is what created this thread (and the one on the Intel forum). I say that respectfully, not as an insult towards you.

Do you have some data/answers to the other questions I asked in my post? Without that data I can only speculate as to what happened. An SSD requiring a cold boot (pressing the reset button or power-cycling the system) usually indicates the underlying SATA controller -- either on the SSD or the host PC -- is wedged and requires a full power-cycle to bring it back into a usable state. This can happen on MHDDs as well (here's proof).

But if you weren't using ATA-level PM in Windows, and you weren't physically disconnecting/reconnecting the SSD, then whatever the Intel forum dude's claim is is not what you experienced. Your issue is almost certainly unrelated/separate.
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I, too bought a Samsung 840 (non Pro) SSD and am using it as a Cache & Cache Database drive for video editing...

NICE!!!! !
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