Tuesday, August 7, 2012

SSD essentials

Well just one of them for now TRIM. Anyone whose leant dingy sailing will be able to tell you that there are five essentials that are drummed into you, never to be forgotten. One of which is TRIM. Simply in sailing it's making sure weight is not too far forwards or too far back to raise/lower the bow/stern, but anyway!

I've seen TRIM for your SSD described as a disk defragmentation, although I'm not sure that's entirely right, I can see where they are coming from.

As described by Wikipedia "In computing, a TRIM command allows an operating system to inform a solid-state drive (SSD) which blocks of data are no longer considered in use and can be wiped internally. While TRIM is frequently spelled in capital letters, it is a command name, not an acronym." For the less verbose among us, it's garbage collection and we want it switched on!

As described by GHacks.net, open a command prompt as Administrator and enter the following.
"fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify"
A 1 or 0 will be returned. If you get a 1, run the following to correct it.
"fsutil behavior set disablenotify 0".

I will now be trying to look out for other computer/technical references that I can tie into the other 4 of the five sailing essentials, Balance, Sail Setting, Centre Board and my favourite Course Made Good.

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