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    Question KingSpec PATA SSD & 10.04 LTS

    I am thinking of purchasing one of these KingSpec SSDs for my laptop. I run Ubuntu LTS which does not support TRIM quite yet. Tho will be rolled out with a future kernel. But now I'm thinking, why wait to buy? As TRIM is not listed under main specs for these drives:

    http://www.kingspec.com/solid-state-...pata-imlcj.htm

    Do you think this is correct? Or should I wait for TRIM? [I guess the SSD will have some form of wear levelling other than TRIM.]

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    Re: KingSpec PATA SSD & 10.04 LTS

    PATA ssd drives don't have TRIM support and probably never will, so future updates are meaningless. But I'm sure it will breathe new life into an older laptop. Go for it.

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    Re: KingSpec PATA SSD & 10.04 LTS

    Thanks. They tested these with XP, also no TRIM support, so you are right. Will wait to see if price drops, they have some new SATA models coming out.
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