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    I'm getting ready to purchase a SSD for my HP notebook. I'm running win 7 ultimate 64 bit. My question is about the Trim in win7. Does it work in the background or do I have to execute it at times. In other words, does it require anything from me or is it just automatic?

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    You're rich!

    As I understand it Trim is built into W2008 so I expect it is also built into W7. The means you can leave Windows to sort it out automatically.

    cheers, Paul

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    I'm dying of curiosity. What is trim in this context? (That is not a wisecrack - I really don't know.)

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    Google and Wikipedia are your friends! Googling "trim ssd" yielded: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Johnson2191 View Post
    Google and Wikipedia are your friends! Googling "trim ssd" yielded: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIM
    No fair. An acronym should be TRIM. (Yes, I did try to look it up, but in Windows Help and not as an acronym.) Anyway, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P T View Post
    You're rich!

    As I understand it Trim is built into W2008 so I expect it is also built into W7. The means you can leave Windows to sort it out automatically.

    cheers, Paul
    You're right TRIM is built into Win 7. I was just wondering if it requires any user interaction? And as to PT's comment, no I'm not rich, just feel the need for speed And to Peterg: This is not a porn site

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    Have been aware of the limitation of SSDs, but the real question is:
    If I use a 4GB device once a week for transcribing 90 min of audio, how long can I expect the device to last?
    Say the wav file is about 1GB. If I record the file as mp3 with about 10:1 compression, so the file is only 100MB, can I expect the device to last 10 times longer?

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    I would expect that the MFT would take the most beating as you update files, so it depends on how the device manages blocks used by the MFT. If it just uses the same blocks over and over, then the life is limited to the life of those blocks.

    cheers, Paul

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