Re: SSD and TRIM Question
As I understand it, TRIM is just an indexing manager to help speed the process of pulling files off the drive. I have implemented SSDs in many machines without using TRIM and have not had the issues you describe. However, if you do not have too much data I would go ahead and do a full reformat on it not using the "quick" option.
The difference is this, the quick format does not "zero" out the drive. It just removes the start and end of each file string, making it appear as there is blank data.
The long format will completely "zero" out the drive. Usually a quick format will be fine, but occasionally will cause misc. issues.
To be safe I always use the long format, but have used the quick option many times and not had issues.
hope that helps!