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Posted Apr 6, 2011 15:48 UTC (Wed) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
All this, just so that the OS doesn't need to support TRIM...
Posted Apr 7, 2011 19:18 UTC (Thu) by eds (guest, #69511)
Posted Apr 8, 2011 1:30 UTC (Fri) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
Quick google search also finds:
"Samsung controllers with recent firmware take an entirely different approach. Without any interaction from the OS, the Samsung firmware is able to 'read' the drive data in the background. When the drive has been idle for a period of time, the firmware reads any NTFS volume bitmaps present and automatically frees up flash blocks not allocated by that partition."
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