As above. I am not familiar with Intel or SandForce drives. I'm in the market for an Intel 530 for a new laptop and I'd like to know is it true that SandForce drives can simply use spare area that isn't OP'd for TRIM, GC etc? i.e. 100GiB/240GiB used, can an Intel 530's controller access the remaining 16GiB+140GiB? That said, I tend to run my SSDs no more than 50% filled and the Intel 530 will operate in a similar environment. Simply for the space that's unused, I OP them as with the Samsung drives seen on my sig so on average, my drives are at least 40% OP'd. I only run consumer workloads. If there are specific articles or tests that prove or debunk manual OPing benefits on SandForce SSDs, do post up the relevant links here. Cheers.