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I'm planning to buy an SSD (Corsair Force Series 60GB) but haven't found any reassurance that it is "safe" to install Ubuntu 11.04 on without commands or "hacks". I want to install Ubuntu on an SSD and don't want to care about writing commands after the installation to fix TRIM support.

My question is: Can I install Ubuntu 11.04+ on an SSD just like I do on an HDD and not have problems with TRIM and performance? Or does Ubuntu not support TRIM without technical configuration?

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Enabling TRIM support does help maintain the highest performance of an SSD over time. Enabling it is fairly simple, see this guide:

You'll be happy with Ubuntu on an SSD -- it's quite snappy and works very well.

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Why isn't it enabled on by default when an SSD is detected? –  levesque Jul 23 '12 at 8:42
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SATA TRIM can't be queued. It can also take some time to process, and/or leave the drive "busy" (slower) for a time afterwards. Guess what, it turns out invoking it after every single delete is not automatically a good idea. Just going from the specification, If you want an OS to "support" such a unique command –  sourcejedi Sep 8 '12 at 14:35

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