Question WD Black NVMe SSD - Does TRIM do work even when unscheduled?

ShangWang

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I am aware that defragmenting the SSD drive is unnecessary and will harm it's life span, I am not doing that.

I have set TRIM to be done weekly using the program that is used for WD BLACK SSDs: Screenshot by Lightshot (prnt.sc)

However in the past I have disabled the "Optimize and defragment" app that only runs the TRIM command just like the WD Black program: https://prnt.sc/1thhluy

Even if TRIM is scheduled to only run weekly, does TRIM still do something automatically every time I delete a file?

Does it matter if I use the WD Black application vs window's "optimize" scheduler? They both do the exact same thing which is to run a TRIM schedule but I'm wondering if I should just stick with the program meant for the drive.
 

Bob.B

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I am aware that defragmenting the SSD drive is unnecessary and will harm it's life span, I am not doing that.

I have set TRIM to be done weekly using the program that is used for WD BLACK SSDs: Screenshot by Lightshot (prnt.sc)

However in the past I have disabled the "Optimize and defragment" app that only runs the TRIM command just like the WD Black program: https://prnt.sc/1thhluy

Even if TRIM is scheduled to only run weekly, does TRIM still do something automatically every time I delete a file?

Does it matter if I use the WD Black application vs window's "optimize" scheduler? They both do the exact same thing which is to run a TRIM schedule but I'm wondering if I should just stick with the program meant for the drive.
Some reading.
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-ensure-trim-enabled-windows-10-speed-ssd-performance

As for which optimizer is better.....beats me.
I just use the one windows supplied which seems to work.
 
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Even if TRIM is scheduled to only run weekly, does TRIM still do something automatically every time I delete a file?
TRIM is an ATA command that lets the host/OS let the SSD know when the file system has deleted files. This assists the SSD with garbage collection. Modern drives tend to be very aggressive with GC and if the OS has TRIM supported and enabled it can use it without a schedule.
 
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