03-07-2010 03:00 AM
03-09-2010 10:06 AM
If you google for
realssd c300 garbage collection
it's all over the internet that it does.
03-09-2010 01:40 PM
If you read Crucial's spec page you will see confirmation for TRIM. Note that the page above is a .pdf file.
03-09-2010 03:57 PM - edited 03-09-2010 03:58 PM
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.
03-09-2010 04:10 PM
Yes, the C300 SSD does support Garbage Collection.
09-08-2010 01:25 AM
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.