Solid-State Drives and Caching
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How to check if TRIM is enabled?


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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.

  1. Open the Intel® Solid-State Drive Toolbox
  2. Click on the Export Button.
  3. Save the .csv file and open it in an appropriate tool (e.g. Microsoft Office Excel*).
  4. 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.

Note 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.

 

Disclaimer

This applies to:

Intel® SSD 310 Series
Intel® SSD 330 Series
Intel® SSD 335 Series
Intel® SSD 530 Series
Intel® SSD DC S3500 Series
Intel® SSD Toolbox
Intel® SSD X18-M Series
Intel® SSD X25-E Series
Intel® SSD X25-M Series
Intel® SSD X25-V Series

Solution ID: CS-032318
Last Modified: 09-Jan-2014
Date Created: 22-Feb-2011
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