Enable Or Disable TRIM For Solid State Drives

Sherry Turkle
Sherry Turkle Last Updated: May 19, 2022


Software: Windows 8 & 10 | Last modified on 2018-06-19


Enabling this feature allows the SSD to last much longer, while also increasing the writing and reading speed. It achieves the increase in lifespan and speed by letting the SSD know which blocks of data are no longer in use and can be safely erased, allowing the SSD to spend less time on calcuting which blocks of data it can erase.

[Solution 1] Enable TRIM


  1. Open the Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin).
  2. Execute fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify NTFS 0.
  3. Restart the computer.

[Solution 2] Disable TRIM


  1. Open the Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin).
  2. Execute fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify NTFS 1.
  3. Restart the computer.

Sherry Turkle
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Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle is Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT and the founder (2001) and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Professor Turkle received a joint doctorate in sociology and personality psychology from Harvard University and is a licensed clinical psychologist.


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