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Asus latest Asmedia SATA driver = no TRIM

Howie
Level 9
Heads up: Asus support site for RIVE provides a newer Asmedia SATA driver version V2.0.8.0 (2014.04.09 update)
Previously I had original version V1.3.4.0 (2012.07.05 update) installed.

After updating to the newer driver, TRIM no longer worked on the one SSD I have attached. I rolled back to earlier version 1.3.4, and running a test for TRIM functionality, it reports working again.

Kind of surprising (and frustrating) that the newer driver does not seem to be supporting TRIM.

However, MAJOR DOWNSIDE to rolling back to earlier driver: Asmedia driver 1.3.4 does not recognize plugging in my eSATA external Mediasonic PRORAID enclosure (RAID5) which used port multiplier function. The newer driver DID recognize the PRORAID device and functioned fine when plugged in after Windows already booted up. So I can either have TRIM and lose eSATA function with my storage device, or use the PRORAID the way I want, and lose TRIM on the SSD. :mad:
MB: Rampage IV Extreme · CPU: i7 3960X · Cooler: Maingear EPIC 180 (liquid)
RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance 8x4GB PN: CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9
Disks: 2x 512GB Samsung 830 RAID0 (Intel 6G ports), 1x Samsung 830 512GB (Asmedia 6G port)
WD 2002FAEX 2TB and HGST
HDN724040ALE640 4TB (Intel 3G ports)
LG WH12LS30 Blu-Ray/DVD Burner (Intel 3G port)
PSU: Seasonic XP1000 · GPU: Visiontek Radeon HD 6970
OS
: Windows 7 Pro UEFI installation · Chassis: Maingear SHIFT
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jezjohnson
Level 10

jezjohnson wrote:

Give the 2.0.8.1 drivers a go.


Unfortunately those 2.0.8.1 drivers don't seem to be TRIM functional either. 😞
MB: Rampage IV Extreme · CPU: i7 3960X · Cooler: Maingear EPIC 180 (liquid)
RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance 8x4GB PN: CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9
Disks: 2x 512GB Samsung 830 RAID0 (Intel 6G ports), 1x Samsung 830 512GB (Asmedia 6G port)
WD 2002FAEX 2TB and HGST
HDN724040ALE640 4TB (Intel 3G ports)
LG WH12LS30 Blu-Ray/DVD Burner (Intel 3G port)
PSU: Seasonic XP1000 · GPU: Visiontek Radeon HD 6970
OS
: Windows 7 Pro UEFI installation · Chassis: Maingear SHIFT