How to Enable/Disable TRIM on SSD in Windows 10 [2021 New]

On this page, we'll show you how to check if the TRIM on SSD is enabled or disabled, and show you how to enable TRIM on SSD in Windows 10/8/7 using command lines or freeware - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Follow to enable or disable TRIM on your SSD now.

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Are you looking for a simple way to enable or disable TRIM on your SSD? On this page, you'll find two reliable ways to enable SSD TRIM in Windows 10/8/7. We also gathered some practical tips to protect your SSD data after you enable or disable TRIM on SSD.

Follow to learn how to enable TRIM on SSD and apply tips to protect your SSD data now:

About SSD TRIM, Everything You Need to Know

Before you start enabling or disabling TRIM on SSD, here is some basic information that we think you should know:

  1. 1. What Is SSD TRIM?
  2. 2. Should You Enable TRIM on SSD?
  3. 3. How Often Should SSD be TRIMMED?

TRIM on SSD (Solid-State Drive) is an Advanced Technology Attachment command that tells the SSD to erase data blocks when they are no longer in use. By doing so, the SSD's controller can manage the storage space more efficiently and greatly improves the data reading and writing speed on SSD.

In a word, TRIM can greatly improve the performance of your SSD and extend its lifespan. So should you enable TRIM on SSD? Yes. 

How often should the TRIM be enabled on SSD? To always obtain high performance with fast reading and writing speed on your SSD, it's advised that you always turn on TRIM. 

To do so, follow the guide below to check if TRIM is enabled on your SSD. If the SSD TRIM is disabled, follow to learn how to enable it on Windows 10/8/7.

#1. Check If TRIM Is Enabled On Your SSD

Normally, TRIM is enabled on SSDs by default. But it may be disabled by mistake or via a third-party tool. Therefore, you must check if TRIM is enabled regularly on your computer.

You can check and manage the TRIM function on your SSD with the help of 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. Press Windows + X keys, click "Search" and type cmd in the Search box. 

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

Step 3. Enter the following command: fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify and hit Enter.

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

Check if TRIM is enabled on SSD

So how to turn on the TRIM if you see it's disabled on your SSD? Move to the next guide, we'll show you how to efficiently enable TRIM on SSD in Windows 10/8/7.

#2. How to Enable TRIM on SSD in Windows 10/8/7 (Two Ways)

To keep your SSD performance at a high level, it's suggested that you always enable TRIM on your SSD. Here are two ways that you can try:

  1. 1. Turn On TRIM on SSD with EaseUS Software - Easier for Beginners
  2. 2. Enable Trim on SSD via Command Prompt

Method 1. Turn On TRIM on SSD with EaseUS Software

If you want an intuitive way to turn on TRIM in your SSD, free data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can help. Although it is developed for data recovery, you can also apply it to enabled or to enable or even 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

Method 2. Enable TRIM on SSD via Command Prompt

If you prefer a Windows built-in way to enable TRIM on your SSD, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Right-click the Windows icon, select "Search" and type cmd in the Search box.

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

Step 3. Type: fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify 0 and hit Enter.

Enable Trim on SSD

Now, SSD TRIM is enabled on your computer.

#3. Bonus Tip: Data Recovery with SSD TRIM Enabled on Windows 10

As mentioned above, TRIM indeed ensures the high performance of your SSD. But 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. So is it possible to recover lost data even if the TRIM is enabled on your SSD? It depends!

When you accidentally deleted or format files on your SSD with TRIM is on, the sooner you take action, the better chance you'll have for SSD data recovery. Here below is the complete process of SSD TRIM data recovery:

1st. Disable TRIM on SSD Immediately

No matter how you lost data on your SSD, once you find files were missing on your SSD disk, disable TRIM on SSD immediately.

Step 1. Right-click the Windows icon, select "Search" and type cmd in the Search box.

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

Step 3. Type: fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify 0 and hit Enter.

Disable TRIM on SSD

2nd. Recover Data from SSD on Windows 10/8/7 As Possible As You Can

With SSD TRIM disabled, you can then apply reliable file recovery software like EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to scan and find all your lost files as possible as you can.

Step 1. Scan the SSD

On EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, select the drive marked as SSD where you lost data, and click the "Scan" button.

Step 2. View the results

When the scanning finishes, find lost SSD data by using the "Filter" and "Search" options.

Step 3. Recover SSD files

Select desired data and click the "Recover" button to get back lost SSD files.

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3rd. Create Backup of Valuable SSD Files

After restoring the lost SSD data, the last but the most important thing that you should do is to create a backup of all valuable files from your SSD to an external hard drive. 

To do so, you can either manually copy and save files to an external storage device or apply a reliable file backup software like EaseUS Todo Backup to selectively back up all your files at one time.

It's Your Turn, Enabling TRIM and Protecting Files on SSD

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. So how to keep your SSD data safe with TRIM enabled?

Here are our suggestions: 

  • 1st, create a complete backup of your SSD disk data to an external hard drive.
  • 2nd, if you don't have a backup, disable TRIM immediately once you lose data on SSD.
  • 3rd, turn to reliable data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to scan and find as much data as you can.
  • 4th, after this, enable SSD TRIM in Windows 10/8/7 again.

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