Technical Support FAQ's

Does Linux® support TRIM?

Yes, TRIM is supported in Linux® kernels 2.6.33 and newer.

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Does FreeBSD support TRIM?

Yes, FreeBSD began supporting TRIM in version 8.1 (just low level wiping), and implemented full TRIM support for the UFS file system in version 8.2. Full TRIM support is therefor present in FreeBSD 8.2 and newe...

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What is Garbage Collection?

All OCZ SSDs support Garbage Collection (GC). When your SSD is idling, as in not performing any read or write tasks, it will attempt to consolidate empty blocks. By doing so, the drive utilizes idle periods to ...

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I'm trying to install Windows® on my RevoDrive 350 but the driver is not certified?

If you're trying to install Windows® on a RevoDrive 350 and upon loading the driver during Windows® setup an error occurs, saying the driver isn't certified and setup cannot continue, you may have to obtain a d...

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I'm trying to install Windows® on my RevoDrive 350 but get a "Windows® cannot be installed on this partition" error?

When trying to install Windows® on a RevoDrive 350, an issue may occasionally occur that states "Windows® cannot be installed on this partition". This may have one of the following reasons: 1. Boot order: Plea...

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My RevoDrive 350 is slower than it should be. Why?

If you're experiencing low performance using your RevoDrive 350, this may have one of the following reasons: 1. Different benchmark method All RevoDrive models have been specificed using the ATTO® benchmark to...

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My SATA SSD is slower than it should be. Why?

If you're experiencing low performance using your SATA SSD, this may have one of the following reasons: 1. Different benchmark method All SSD models have been specificed using the ATTO® benchmark to determine ...

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Why do some SSDs come as 120/240/480GB and others as 128/256/512GB?

SSDs come in different capacities, such as 120/128GB, 240/256GB, 480/512GB, 960/1024GB, etc. Physically, there is no difference between the correlating capacities, a 120GB SSD technically has 128GiB of NAND ins...

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What software should I use to read out SMART values?

SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) is a standard that drive manufacturers use to help manage and report the health of drives. Part of the SMART specification are attributes which are e...

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What is SLC Write Cache?

Certain SSDs, mostly entry-level models with TLC NAND flash memory such as the OCZ Trion 100, utilize a feature called SLC Write Cache to enhance write performance. Using this method, a portion of the available...

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