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I would like to manually trim my SSD in Windows 7. Is this possible?

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Possible duplicate of this – Moab Oct 27 '10 at 15:32
And this… – Moab Oct 27 '10 at 15:32
Can't find steps in both questions on how to issue a TRIM manually. – Sathya Oct 27 '10 at 16:37
What kind of SSD? – Shinrai Oct 27 '10 at 16:59
OCZ vertex turbo. – JL. Oct 29 '10 at 12:38
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Some SSD manufacturers have provided utilities on their websites that allow you to perform a "TRIM" like function manually. Check yours and see if it has that.

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I wrote an article about TRIM; it also refers to a tool to manually TRIM your SSD: ForceTrim (download, scan report at VirusTotal).

OCZ's forum is gone, but an archived version of Here's a tool to force-TRIM your entire drive is available. The source code is unfortunately lost.

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The source code is unfortunately lost, but it appears that the tool writes <DRIVELETTER>:\_TRIM_, invokes TRIM on that and then removes it again. – Lekensteyn Oct 3 '14 at 12:05
I have the source code if you need, I remember the original thread a few years ago and having checked the source code, it's made in Delphi. – hikari Oct 14 '14 at 8:03
Please, would love to have that. – James King Mar 9 at 17:43

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