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Life without TRIM Support and "My SSD Used to Be so Much Faster" (Active Garbage Collection)

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Sep 8, 2015
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Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK
CPU
i7-4790K
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I've been running Catalina but not letting the system sleep. I've noticed that on reboots the M.2 SSD is getting slower and slower to boot up. Because this is a 3rd party (non-Apple) drive and trimforce is not enabled, the drive needs time to clean house.

Today I learned that this is because I am not letting Active Garbage Collection run and I have been advised to let the M.2 SSD sleep for 6-8 hours so it can clear junk data.

Link to Article: https://www.crucial.com/support/articles-faq-ssd/ssd-used-to-be-faster-but-has-slowed-down

I will see if it works. This was a most perplexing problem. On reboot the green led on the M.2 would flash for about 60 seconds before posting up. I upgraded the BIOS and reflashed the firmware on the motherboard but the problem persisted. I contacted Crucial support and they told me the drive needs time to clean itself up.
 
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