How to Enable/Disable TRIM on SSD in Windows 10

Myra updated on Jun 02, 2020 to Resource | How-to Articles

Summary

Depending on your needs, you may need to enable or disable TRIM on your SSD. To check whether TRIM is on and enable/disable TRIM in Windows 10, you can use the related command lines or the freeware - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Carry out the way best suited to your needs.

Quick steps how to check if trim is enabled:

check if trim is enabled quick steps

  1. Step 1. Use the Windows key + X keyboard shortcut to open the Power User menu and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Step 2. Type the command and press Enter: fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify
  3. Step 3. Get the result explanation here >>

What Is TRIM on SSD

TRIM on SSD (Solid-State Drive) is an ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) command that enables the computer operating system to tell the SSD to erase data blocks when they are no longer in use. The TRIM command allows the SSD's controller to manage the storage space available more efficiently and greatly improve the speed of writing data to your SSD. Thus, the use of TRIM can improve the performance of your SSD and extend its lifespan.

When Do You Need to Enable or Disable TRIM on SSD

By default, TRIM is enabled on SSDs. But it happens that you accidentally disabled it via some third-party tool. To keep the peak performance of your SSD, you will need to check whether TRIM is enabled and then enable it again if it's not.

Although the use of TRIM ensures the high performance of your SSD, it eliminates the possibility of data recovery on your device because it completely erases the data blocks when you perform "delete" operations. That's the reason why so many users want to disable TRIM to make their data recoverable.

Whether you want to check if TRIM is enabled, enable TRIM or disable TRIM, you will find the way to do it from the details below.

How to Enable or Disable TRIM on SSD in Windows 10

You can check and manage the TRIM function on your SSD with the help of Command Prompt or a third-party tool. Via Command Prompt, you need to enter the proper TRIM commands to check, enable or disable TRIM. While with the third-party software to be introduced, you can see directly whether TRIM is on from the software interface and enable or disable TRIM by toggling the button. Choose the way you prefer to apply.

Method 1. Manage TRIM on SSD via Command Prompt

If you are not sure about whether TRIM is in use, you can check if TRIM is enabled first.

To check if TRIM is on:

Step 1. Click the "Start" button on your computer and type cmd.

Step 2. Right-click "Command Prompt" and choose "Run as administrator".

Step 3. Enter the following command:

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If the query result is DisableDeleteNotify = 0, the TRIM support is enabled on your SSD. If the output is DisableDeleteNotify = 1, TRIM is disabled currently on your device.

To enable TRIM on SSD with Command Prompt:

Step 1. Click the "Start" button on your computer and type cmd.

Step 2. Right-click "Command Prompt" and choose "Run as administrator".

Step 3. Enter the following command:

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To disable TRIM on SSD with Command Prompt, replace "0" with "1" instead.

Method 2. Manage TRIM on SSD with EaseUS Software

If you want a more intuitive way to get things done, you can use the free data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Although EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is developed for data recovery, you can also apply it to check if TRIM is enabled or to enable/disable TRIM on your SSD.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. If you have an external SSD, connect it to your computer in advance.

Step 2. Click "Can't find location" in the top-right corner.

enable/disable TRIM on SSD in Windows 10 - Step 1

Step 3. Now you can see whether TRIM is enabled on your SSD from the interface. To enable TRIM on your SSD, toggle the TRIM button right. To disable TRIM, toggle the button left instead.

enable/disable TRIM on SSD in Windows 10 - Step 2

The Bottom Line

Enabling TRIM ensures the excellent performance of SSDs. But once you get your data lost on your SSD with TRIM on, you will lose it forever. Disabling TRIM degrades your SSD performance. However, it gives chances for data recovery when you accidentally deleted files from your device. Each choice has its own advantages and disadvantages, you can determine whether to turn it on based on your priority.

 
 

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