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TRIM is not active for SSD - but enabled according to fsutil

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The fsutil method just shows if the operating system in general uses the TRIM function or not.
The result of this is completely useless - as it confirms TRIM is enabled if there is no SSD present in the system (!)
 
The result of fsutil only means that the operating system would send the TRIM command for the proper device (SSD with TRIM function supported). But it does not give any information if the TRIM function really transferred to the disk drive: the hard disk controller (and its driver) may not pass this command to the SSD.

The problem is that some hard disk controllers/motherboard chipsets (and their drivers) may block the TRIM command, does not pass it to the SSD, even if it is enabled.
 
For example, if you'd have two or more SSDs (supporting TRIM) in your system, it may be possible that TRIM may be transferred properly to one of them - but not for the other(s) if the SSDs are connected to different hard disk controllers or if one of them may be connected via USB adapter (as most older USB adapters/docks do not support TRIM, just newer models support it properly).
 
Hard Disk Sentinel checks the real usage of TRIM for each appropriate devices (one-by-one).
If it displays "disabled", it means there is a problem with the hard disk controller or its driver, which may require an update. Usually updating the hard disk controller driver from the Driver Zone may help. If not, using a different hard disk controller may also help.

TRIM is not active for SSD - but enabled according to fsutil

The fsutil method just shows if the operating system in general uses the TRIM function or not.
The result of this is completely useless - as it confirms TRIM is enabled if there is no SSD present in the system (!)
 
The result of fsutil only means that the operating system would send the TRIM command for the proper device (SSD with TRIM function supported). But it does not give any information if the TRIM function really transferred to the disk drive: the hard disk controller (and its driver) may not pass this command to the SSD.

The problem is that some hard disk controllers/motherboard chipsets (and their drivers) may block the TRIM command, does not pass it to the SSD, even if it is enabled.
 
For example, if you'd have two or more SSDs (supporting TRIM) in your system, it may be possible that TRIM may be transferred properly to one of them - but not for the other(s) if the SSDs are connected to different hard disk controllers or if one of them may be connected via USB adapter (as most older USB adapters/docks do not support TRIM, just newer models support it properly).
 
Hard Disk Sentinel checks the real usage of TRIM for each appropriate devices (one-by-one).
If it displays "disabled", it means there is a problem with the hard disk controller or its driver, which may require an update. Usually updating the hard disk controller driver from the Driver Zone may help. If not, using a different hard disk controller may also help.

 

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