trim & garbage collection on a ssd

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by amanda, May 4, 2014.

  1. amanda

    amanda MDL Junior Member

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    I have installed a Crucial ssd m550 256GB.
    It is amazing & I have checked & gives me about 500MB throughput using CrystalDiskMarkPortable_3.0.3. When I cloned my old spinner using the Crucial desktop kit, Acronis asked if I would like to enable trim, I pressed yes. Also how do I make the SSD go through garbage collection? I left the computer on for 12 hours as I heard that after 8 hours of standby the SSD starts garbage collection. Is this true?

    Thanks to all.