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5 out of 5 eggs Geez, here we go again about TRIM. 07/22/2010

This review is from: DANE-ELEC 2.5" 160GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) DA-SDM25-160G-N-T-MK

Pros: Here we go again people making a big deal about TRIM.

I've had an Intel G1 SSD for a year (as well another non-Intel SSD without TRIM) and I can tell you for typical users, not having TRIM makes hardly any difference.

First off Intel drivers are the best in the market and reduces write cycles to tenths of what other drivers cycle. Second, SSD memory is still faster than any HD even when well worn.

Anyone who cares enough has read Anand's great papers on TRIM and even he acknowledges he is not overly concerned about TRIM and that it will only have marginal impact to typical user. Go look it up.

Can't beat $250 for an Intel based 160GB SSD even if it's G1.

Cons: ~

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5 out of 5 eggs Too much angst over lack of TRIM 03/24/2010

This review is from: DANE-ELEC DA-SDM25-80G-N-T-MK 1.8" with 2.5" adapter SSD Migration Kit

Pros: What's the big deal over lack of TRIM? The previous poster's comment about wiping the drive every few month is plain silly. I guarantee he will not notice any performance hit after few months of using the x-18MG1.

The use-induced performance drop on the G1 drives is only around 3~5%. Access latencies increase slightly, but they're still < 3ms.

Cons: Intel SSDs manage writes much more intelligently, requiring significantly lower NAND cycling over other makers. With multi-channel flash using native command queuing Intel SSDs (one of the reasons why Intel G1s cost twice as much as other SSDs when it came out) distribute read and write operations across the channels efficiently and reduces write/read cycles.

For a 32GB SSD, Intel controller has to cycle 1500x to write 40TB of data while other controllers have to cycle 75,000x.

Other Thoughts: Everyone who's done research on SSD TRIM has read Anand's in-depth and well written article. However, even he closes his paper on TRIM with following:

"While personally I'm not put off by the gradual slowdown of SSDs, I can understand the hesitation. In the benchmarks we've looked at today, for the most part these drives perform better than the fastest hard drives even when the SSDs are well worn."

Linksys WRT54GS2-RM Wireless Broadband Router with SpeedBooster IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Easy setup, cheap and fast delivery by Newegg! 03/19/2010

This review is from: Linksys WRT54GS2-RM Wireless Broadband Router with SpeedBooster IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g

Pros: Cheap. Bang for the buck.

No brainer setup for typical home network. Speed is up to par with other G routers I've used.

Cons: Can't do vertical mount so I mount it upside down to the bottom of a closet shelf.

Other Thoughts: Didn't install the sw that came with the router. Not needed.


Frank R.'s Profile

Display Name: Frank R.

Date Joined: 06/04/01

  • Reviews: 5
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  • First Review: 12/14/09
  • Last Review: 07/22/10
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