Solid State Drives (SSD) have a garbage collection functionality which makes space from deleted files available. It is triggered
- automatically by the drive
- via a TRIM command sent by the OS
Is there a way to put an SSD in a state where the automatic garbage collection does not occur?
Having forensics data collection in mind, I would like to ensure that the checksum of the image does not change between collection exercises because of this functionality (all other precautions being in place).