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12-02-2009, 05:29 PM
Join Date: Nov 2008
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01-09-2010, 03:18 PM
Even if the drive supports TRIM, if the BIOS is not using AHCI mode for the controller, you won't get TRIM. The Mini 9 does not and there is no way to change it. So TRIM support is moot on the Mini 9/Vostro A90.
This does not affect use of utilities to recover the deleted blocks. Note that a standard disk erasing utility won't accomplish anything here and will in fact make things worse.
Here's how you can tell if an SSD supports TRIM.
Download and install the Intel SSD Toolbox.
Run the Intel SSD Toolbox. If your drive is not an Intel SSD, the only option available will be "View Drive Information". Click that.
Scroll down to Word 169 and look at the value for Bit 0 - Data Set Management Supported. if this is 1, you have TRIM. If 0, you don't.
(It took me most of a morning to track down which specific word and bit had this info - the ATA spec has shifted it around several times during the proposal phase.)
FWIW, the original RunCore "Pro" 64GB SSD I have does not support TRIM, not that it matters (see above)
Mini 9|2GB RAM|64GB RunCore|Intel 5300|Windows 10
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