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Kilobyte Kid
flyer138
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Does c300 has garbage collection

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I am planning to buy c300 256gb for my Mac pro, does the drive support garbage collection?

Thanks

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targetbsp
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Re: Does c300 has garbage collection

in reply to flyer138

According to all the reviews, yep. :smileyhappy:

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Re: Does c300 has garbage collection

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Have you seen the iMac video on the Micron Blog page?  It's pretty impressive.  RealSSD C300 speeds up the iMac a bunch...

 

http://www.micronblogs.com/

 

 

-jb

 

 

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Re: Does c300 has garbage collection

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Thanks all.

can you confirm that, Crucial?

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targetbsp
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Re: Does c300 has garbage collection

in reply to flyer138

If you google for

realssd c300 garbage collection

it's all over the internet that it does. :smileyhappy:

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Re: Does c300 has garbage collection

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http://www.crucial.com/pdf/Datasheets-letter_C300_RealSSD_v2-5-10_online.pdf

 

If you read Crucial's spec page you will see confirmation for TRIM.  Note that the page above is a .pdf file.

 

 

-jb

 

 

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targetbsp
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Re: Does c300 has garbage collection

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Trim isn't any good for a Mac user though (at least not yet) so it is GC that would be needed in flyer138's case.

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Re: Does c300 has garbage collection

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Hello,

 

Yes, the C300 SSD does support Garbage Collection.

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Re: Does c300 has garbage collection

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Will GC run all the time or is it better to completly idle the PC (log off) for a few hours?

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Re: Does c300 has garbage collection

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It runs when the drive is idle.  So assuming the drive isn't in constant use you won't need to do anything special to look after it.  Things like web browser caches will use the drive though while you're surfing, even when you're not directly loading things.

I personally found that natural afk's from the computer where enough for GC to work without logging off and such like.  However, I run a clean computer.  If you have a lot of background applications that may be using the hard drive then your experience may vary.

Manually logging off is more of a diagnostic procedure when people claim GC isn't work.  The manufacturers say log off because the only way it cannot work is if you have a load of junk running that's using the hard disk and that stuff won't be running if you are logged off.

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