I have an SSD on the way, and I've been doing a little research so that I'm fully prepared and the installation/setup goes smoothly (running Win7 x64).
I have found that the 680i does NOT have AHCI (required for TRIM) but there is a work-around to get the "Toolbox" to work.
Does this have some sort of TRIM-like feature that can be manually run or are they just some other set of useful utilities to use with the SSD?
Also, I read somewhere that AHCI supports command queuing. I assume that it's not the only thing that supports it, because my RaptorX is currently using command queuing as we speak.
I was looking through this Tom's Guide: ( http://www.computing.net/howtos/show/solid-state-drive-... ) and for the fun of it I checked "Step 2. Verify TRIM is Enabled" and when I ran that line, my result came back as "0" which is supposed to indicate TRIM is enabled. The strange thing is that I don't even have an SSD in my system at the moment. Can anyone explain?
Alot of the information I found was over a year old, so I guess I'm wondering, where do things currently stand with SSD on a non-AHCI board, particularly the 680i, and is it worth messing with, or should I save the SSD for when I upgrade my entire system later this year?