TRIM for FAT-32?

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TRIM for FAT-32?

Postby rustleg » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:23 am

I just noticed that BIBM now includes a TRIM function. I have 2 machines with Intel SSDs, both support trim. However I understood that Windows can trim NTFS but not FAT-32 partitions, Linux can trim Ext4 (maybe Ext3?) but not vFat (FAT-32). Will your utility trim FAT-32 partitions?

The reason I ask this is if I have a FAT-32 partition on the SSD (for speed) I was thinking that I'm going to see a degrade of performance over time without trim. So being able to trim FAT-32 would be a great tool for me since I use FAT-32 as file format for a common data partition which both Linux and Windows systems can use.
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Re: TRIM for FAT-32?

Postby TeraByte Support » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:01 am

yes.

"rustleg" wrote in message news:6682@public.bootitbm...

I just noticed that BIBM now includes a TRIM function. I have 2 machines
with Intel SSDs, both support trim. However I understood that Windows can
trim NTFS but not FAT-32 partitions, Linux can trim Ext4 (maybe Ext3?) but
not vFat (FAT-32). Will your utility trim FAT-32 partitions?

The reason I ask this is if I have a FAT-32 partition on the SSD (for speed)
I was thinking that I'm going to see a degrade of performance over time
without trim. So being able to trim FAT-32 would be a great tool for me
since I use FAT-32 as file format for a common data partition which both
Linux and Windows systems can use.

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Re: TRIM for FAT-32?

Postby DrTeeth » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:48 am

On Mon, 4 Nov 2013 03:23:50 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
rustleg disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>The reason I ask this is if I have a FAT-32 partition on the SSD (for speed) I was thinking that I'm going to see a degrade of performance over time without trim. So being able to trim FAT-32 would be a great tool for me since I use FAT-32 as file format for a common data partition which both Linux and Windows systems can use.

PMFJI. > 64GB NTFS wins in the performance stakes apparently. It is
more robust than FAT 32 and Linux can read NTFS. All the distros I
have can also write to it as well. The only need I have for FAT these
days is for USB drives as some BIOSs won't boot of anything else.

TBH, I did not notice much, if any, speed difference with regular
(steam-driven) hard drives. I would expect there to be even less of a
difference with an SSD.
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Re: TRIM for FAT-32?

Postby rustleg » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:00 am

DrTeeth wrote:
> ...<snip>
>
> PMFJI. > 64GB NTFS wins in the performance stakes apparently. It is
> more robust than FAT 32 and Linux can read NTFS. All the distros I
> have can also write to it as well. The only need I have for FAT these
> days is for USB drives as some BIOSs won't boot of anything else.
>
> TBH, I did not notice much, if any, speed difference with regular
> (steam-driven) hard drives. I would expect there to be even less of a
> difference with an SSD.

I think my post misled you. I was referring to the SSD as regards speed being faster. I used FAT-32 because in the past I had issues with ntfs-3g but I understand that it's pretty solid nowadays, so I have decided to switch my FAT-32 partitions to NTFS now.

The trim function in BIBM is a great added feature which I very much appreciate.
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