How to check if TRIM is enabled?
For TRIM to function, both the solid-state drives and operating system must support TRIM and be enabled in the operating system.
Verify first that the Solid-State Drive supports Trim. This can be done by using Intel® Solid-State Drive Toolbox to view the solid-state drive attributes.
- Open the Intel® Solid-State Drive Toolbox
- Click on the Export Button.
- Save the .csv file and open it in an appropriate tool (e.g. Microsoft Office Excel*).
- Locate Word 169 and check the value for “Bit 0 - Data Set Management Supported”.
If the Hex Value is 1, the drive supports TRIM.
If the Hex Value is 0, the drive does not support TRIM1.
||If the drive does not support TRIM check to see if a firmware update with this feature is available.|
Check the operating system to check if TRIM is enabled.
1 The 34nm series Intel® Solid-State Drive (Intel® SSD) drives with firmware “02G9” will show the Hex Value in 0 because this firmware version does not support TRIM.
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