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Reading Total Data Written

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I recently bought a Intel X25m G2 160 GB harddrive, and have 2 questions regarding to it.

1. I use linux primarily, though have Windows 7 installed, the first question is that in windows Intel SSD Toolbox gives information on how much total data has been written. Is there a way to achieve the same information in linux? I have tried using smartmontools, and gnome-disk-utility (palimpsest), neither have given that specific information to me.

2. If anyone knows what version of linux kernel will natively support the trim command?

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Well using iostat tells how much data is written since the operating system is turned on. So a indirect method. But helps keep an eye on total writes. Something to watch early, to make tweaks if something is particularly disk intensive.