Is TRIM for SSD supported when using external drives? RRS feed

  • Question

  • A co-worker and I were discussing whether or not TRIM is supported on external USB enclosures with SSD installed.  After an exhausted search, we cannot find a definitive answer.  Most people’s opinions on this were broad and conflicted.  All manufacturers of external enclosures state that they support SSD, but fail to mention TRIM.  Does anyone know with certainty whether not TRIM is supported over USB?

    Also, I am assuming that TRIM is supported via eSATA.  Please correct me if this assumption is wrong.

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013 9:35 PM


  • Check if you can get something from Win 7 forum : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprohardware/thread/1929febd-c935-46ea-9efe-a0e10430ed84/

    Not sure of Win XP.

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    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 1:05 PM