TRIM'ing an external SSD?

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  1. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    If I install a SSD into an external USB3 or Thunderbolt enclosure, how can I enable TRIM on the drive?
    Currently I have trim enabled on my internal SSD by using Trim Enabler.
     
  2. WesCole macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering the same thing...I have a Vertex 4 128GB in a SeaGate Thunderbolt adapter...I enabled TRIM in ML, but it didn't show up when I went to my SSD under Thunderbolt devices in system info.
     
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  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    There is no way that I have ever seen to enable TRIM on an external SSD.
     
  5. takasugi macrumors regular

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    I run a Vertex 4 as an external boot drive via thunderbolt and I am able to enable trim using trim enabler. You have to reboot after setting it up but it works.
     
  6. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Probably via Thunderbolt/eSATA?
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I don't know... I just have never seen anybody say they were able to get TRIM to work on any external. Have you seen a report of it working with the drive you linked?
     

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