Garbage collection varies by firmware and is designed to maximize the different hardware architectures. The Intel® SSD 530 Series uses foreground garbage collection, so idle time has a minimal impact.
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It is worth to mention that Data Center SSD's like the Intel® DC SSD 3500 and Intel® DC SSD 3700 Series are a better choice for server or data center usage, since they are designed for availability, have power loss protection (PLI) for in flight data and have higher write endurance.
The Intel® SSD 530 Series is designed to be used in low power usage systems (laptops, ultrabooks), and has power saving features (DIPM, devsleep) that are not available in some systems.