I was sure it wasn't going to be that simple, I figured it was going to pass along the TRIM command and the command would not pass the SAT layer and I would not collect $100. When I ran the tool it filled the drive and then cleared it, I then re-ran ASSD and the performance was identical as before. I assume that if it filled the drive and then failed to truly clear the deleted data from the pages the benchmark would have reflected that so apparently it's working as intended?
Well, that was easy!
For anyone interested in the details of the controller: I bought a M1015 on Ebay for $100, it's a rebadged 8 port 6G LSI controller. A 9220-8i to be exact, it even has the LSI branding and model number on it. You can flash it to a 9220 if you like but you don't have IT (pass through) functionality with this model. You can instead flash it to a 9211 IR or IT. IR allows for pass through and raid, IT only for pass through but you can leave out flashing the bios so it acts like a dumb HBA and the system boots faster. I actually flashed mine to IR because by default it will act in IT mode when drives are plugged in but I can still create arrays if I so desire. No BBU/memory but it's a competent controller.
Thank you gentlemen!
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