Windows 10 - External SSD is detected as a hard drive

Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by Darren Hodgson, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2
    I use an external Samsung 870 QVO SSD to install games onto but I noticed that Windows 10 Pro v20H2 detects the drive as a hard drive so when you open the Optimize & Defragment Drives tool then it shows the option to optimize as a hard drive as opposed to the option to TRIM the drive as it does with my boot SSD.

    Is there any way to tell Windows that my external L drive is an SSD so I can TRIM it? Or does TRIM automatically run?
  2. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    GTX 1080ti
    you need a UASP enclosure or adapter cable with trim capability

    anything with the ASM1153E for example

    ASM1053E is uasp capable, but has no trim support.

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