It worked! My W7 rating went up to a 7.3, which is pretty solid for a first gen vertex drive. Thank you all for the advice and hand holding
4745454b - Ty sir, just wanted to make sure ALL my stuff would be safe. (I've seen a lot of hdd's freak out for no good reason)
So, my SSD should start cleaning itself up right away? Also, is there any software/tool or other way to verify that TRIM support is active?