ambizytl, what about with respect to TRIM vs no TRIM drives and whether TRIM was used during its previous use?
I mean, if you format an ssd (using the OS tool, eg. during Windows setup) that has been trimmed (either manually/automatically), then it sounds like this would be fine, performance would be good.
If you have an older G1 drive, something like HDDErase is needed, right? otherwise, if you just formatted, performance would be bad?
I am not certain it would make a difference formatting a G1 or G2 drive using the full/long format; I never had a G1 drive and cannot speak from experience.
I believe Anand said doing a quick format was fine with drives using TRIM, and I have done a quick format with no issues. I do recall Anand suggesting HDDErase for G1 drives or drives without TRIM.