6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 4, 2011 10:32 AM by parsec

    Does SSD drive need to be idle to execute TRIM?

    ioeasy

      I'm considering purchasing an intel SSD for a dedicated game server to be hosted in a colocation facility.  I have an Intel SSD in my personal laptop and I'm familiar with the toolbox.  I have a TRIM scheduled for 3AM every day, when I know I won't be using the computer.  It works great.

       

      However, the game server will be seeing heavy use at all hours (it is an international gaming community).  There's no guarantee that it will be idle when the TRIM command is scheduled.  My question is, will the TRIM command execute if the drive is not idle?  If it can execute while the drive is in use (reading/writing) will there be a momentary decrease in performance?

       

      Thanks!