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Friday, 16 October 2015

Enable or Disable SSD TRIM Support in Windows 10

TRIM SSD command is one of the very essential feature in Windows which allows to manage Solid State Drive (SSD) efficiently.

Solid State Drives (SSD) are growing in popularity day by day. And why SSD won't be popular? It offers impressive speed and increases your system performance. Upgrading your Hard Disk Drive to a Solid State Drive will be the best upgrade for your system.

Enable or Disable SSD TRIM Support in Windows 10
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SSD stores their data in blocks, TRIM command is a crucial feature that allows operating system to inform SSD which block of data is no longer needed and can be deleted safely. TRIM is only available in available in Windows 7, 8/8.1 and 10, older versions of windows don't include this feature.

Windows automatically detect SSDs in most cases, but sometimes it doesn't work as expected. In this post, I will show you few simple methods to check if TRIM is enabled in your operating system and how to enable or disable it.

Tip: You can use the same method to enable/disable TRIM support in Windows 7 and 8 OS.
  • Open Command Prompt as Administrator and type the following command.
fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify
  • After running the above command, if you get DisableDeleteNotify = 0 then TRIM support is enabled on your device and if you get DisableDeleteNotify = 1 as a result then TRIM support is disabled.
Enable or Disable SSD TRIM Support in Windows 10

If you think you've a decent TRIM supported SSD, but this command support isn't enabled on your system then you can easily enable it by running the following command.
fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify 0
If you want to disable TRIM support for your SSD then you can run the following command.
fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify 1
It is not recommended to disable this command if you're using a Solid State Drive. That's all!

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