Windows 10: Trimming an External HDD? Maybe a W10 Pro bug? Solved

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  1. Compumind's Avatar
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       30 Jun 2018 #1

    Trimming an External HDD? Maybe a W10 Pro bug?


    Hey folks -

    Think I found something... Look...

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    What's going on here? Windows 10 Pro, Build 1803.

    Last edited by Compumind; 30 Jun 2018 at 15:15.
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  2. Compumind's Avatar
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       08 Jul 2018 #2

    No replies. Really?

    I'm using an external WD My Passport 4TB HDD connected via USB 3.0 - drive operates normally.
    Does someone have the same setup and can test?

    I already escalated this to WD's "Third Level" technical support.

    Thanks,

    Compumind
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
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       08 Jul 2018 #3

    I thought trim only applied to SSDs?
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  4. storageman's Avatar
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       08 Jul 2018 #4

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I thought trim only applied to SSDs?
    ME Too ????
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  5. Compumind's Avatar
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       08 Jul 2018 #5

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I thought trim only applied to SSDs?
    That is correct!
    The drive is purely an HDD, not even a hybrid...

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  6. Clintlgm's Avatar
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       08 Jul 2018 #6

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  7.    08 Jul 2018 #7

    So this thread got me to thinking....let me look up mine and HOLY CRAP looky what I have. Keep in mind I have 2 Seagate 320Gb 7200 HDDs setup as RAID 0. This is what my "optimize drives" sees......

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  8.    08 Jul 2018 #8

    So I can't even defrag my drives natively. I have to use a 3rd party application. Anybody have any recommendations?
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  9.    09 Jul 2018 #9

    Plankton said: View Post
    So I can't even defrag my drives natively. I have to use a 3rd party application. Anybody have any recommendations?
    That's because of RAID which actually doesn't need trim, RAID driver keeps that under control.
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  10. Compumind's Avatar
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       09 Jul 2018 #10

    CountMike said: View Post
    That's because of RAID which actually doesn't need trim, RAID driver keeps that under control.
    True statement. RAID is different, but Windows is still reporting it wrong. It's not an SSD, lol.
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