I recently posted asking whether Trim is supported on VMware Esxi (here) and found out it is NOT.
I've read that some SSDs, such as the Kingston SSDNow have hardware garbage collection. Would this work within ESXi and compensate for the lack of Trim? (Drives wouldn't lose performance or degrade to quickly).
this drive uses the T6UG1XBG controller but with updated firmware. The new firmware enables two things: very aggressive OS-independent garbage collection and higher overall performance.