A trim command (known as TRIM in the ATA command set, and UNMAP in the SCSI command set) allows an operating system to inform a solid-state drive (SSD) which blocks of data are no longer considered to be 'in use' and therefore can be erased internally.Trim was introduced soon after SSDs were introduced. Because low-level operation of SSDs differs significantly from hard drives, the typical way in which operating systems handle operations like deletes and formats resulted in unanticipated progressive performance degradation of write operations on SSDs. Trimming enables the SSD to more efficiently handle garbage collection, which would otherwise slow future write operations to the involved blocks.Although tools to "reset" some drives to a fresh state were already available before the introduction of trimming, they also delete all data on the drive, which makes them impractical to use for ongoing optimization. By 2014, many SSDs had internal background garbage collection mechanisms that worked independently of trimming. Although this successfully maintained their performance even under operating systems that did not support trim, it had the associated drawbacks of increased write amplification and wear of the flash cells.TRIM is also widely used on shingled magnetic recording (SMR) hard drives.

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  1. K

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    My parent's shower tile was installed using Schluter trim, but it is Mexican tile and would look better with tile trim. Is it possible to install tile trim over the Schluter somehow? The highest priority is adding tile to the outside of the pony wall as shown in the photos, but we would like to...
  2. C

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  3. Dowler77

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  4. G

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  5. S

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  6. E

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  7. Alf_Laden

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  8. D

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  9. P

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  10. N

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  11. F

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  12. J

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  13. Abedegno

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    ahouls there be a lip on the tile trim or it be flush - a 12mm trim has been used here leaving a lip when perhaps a 10mm should have been used instead?
  14. L

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    Hi all. I hope you are keeping well. Need a bit of advice on which tool is best to cut the mitres on metal trim. Can you get a good blade for an angle grinder or is there not enough control with this? I don't have a small chop saw, only a big sliding mitre saw which a blade would be very...
  15. H

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  16. A

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  17. J

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  18. A

    Tile trim size.

    Hi all. It's been a while since I have completed any tiling and will be doing some basin splashbacks with 9mm thick 600 x 300 porcelain tiles. I will be running a trim around the whole of the outside of the tile Schluter Jolly- A 110 TSBG – Natural Beige Grey. I want the trim to be flush...
  19. S

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  20. Frelon

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