SpaceCadet wrote on 2020-08-03, 15:23:
There are two ways of doing trim.
copy paste, this is from Crucial customer support. have a good reading. 😀
We value your feedback and our customers. We certainly understand that you are looking for a storage executive software that supports 32-bit version and this is not a mistake by our customers asking for it.
However, we have a solution for you to update the firmware using second method which is called Bootable ISO image provided by Crucial. We are quite confident that this method will not let you down by thinking that only Storage Executive does all the job for the Crucial Drives.
We are asking you to follow the steps given below and please do not think that it is a lengthy process due to which we’re not explaining it here in e-mail. It is just that it has some reference images that will definitely help you to understand you’re on the right track.
Here is a link: https://content.crucial.com/content/dam ... 6618324057
Also, you have mentioned Trim and garbage collection would need Storage Executive which is not true. We are taking an opportunity to explain you on both this features and how it is going to work without Storage Executive.
Garbage collection: On a PC, power on with the SSD installed and enter your system's BIOS or UEFI (please refer to your system manufacturer’s documentation on how to access the BIOS). Leave the system in this menu for 6-8 hours, which will power the SSD but not execute any operations, allowing Garbage Collection to run.
Crucial SSDs have a maintenance feature called Active Garbage Collection built into the controller of the SSD. Active Garbage Collection does background clean-up on the drive and runs when the SSD has power, but is not actively reading or writing data. The purpose of this feature is to maintain the SSD's performance.
Trim: TRIM support has to come from within the Operating system itself; a driver or any other application alone won't get you anything. And only Windows 7 supports trim - neither Vista nor XP can do it.
If you’re still unhappy that the 32-bit versions does not support Storage Executive software then it is highly recommended to update the system to 64-bit version which can be done if processor is compatible.
Please contact us via live medium i.e. via phone or a chat if you want to share your experience using Crucial drives and we are known for valuing our customers.