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azrinsani
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Does Alienware M14x 512GB SSD supports TRIM?

Hi,

 

Quick question. I was just about to purchase an alienware M14x with a 512GB SSD RAM. However, I read about some issues with DELL SSDs and TRIM support. Without TRIM support, the SSDs has been reported to be useless!

 

Question: Does the dell Alienware M14X have trim support?

 

Thanks

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Re: Does Alienware M14x 512GB SSD supports TRIM?

Hi azrinsani,

Welcome to the Community.

I see that you are planning to buy an Alienware M14x and you wanted to know if the 512GB SSD have TRIM support. I am sorry to say that has of now the hard drives getting shipped are not having the Trim support. In future it may come in. Please reply in case you have any questions.

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Dell_Ravi_Chandra
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azrinsani
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Re: Does Alienware M14x 512GB SSD supports TRIM?

Hi Ravi Chandra, thanks for the quick reply. I'm finding it Ironic that Dell does not make its SSD support TRIM. Doesn't that render the SSD totally useless? As in, it won't be any faster than a HDD...

 

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Re: Does Alienware M14x 512GB SSD supports TRIM?

Hi azrinsani,

Welcome to the Community.

I understand your concern and have reported to our Product group team they should be checking out the options in the near future.

Thanks & Regards

Dell_Ravi_Chandra

Dell Social Media Responder

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Alienware-Luis_
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Re: Does Alienware M14x 512GB SSD supports TRIM?

Azrinsani,

It doesn't render the SSD useless, without TRIM support however, the performance would degrade over time.

Good news is, the M14x R2, M17x R4 and M18x R2 all ship with SSDs that support TRIM, so you won't have any trouble.

If you have any further questions send us an email at Alienwareupgrades@dell.com, include my name and a link to this thread.

I'll be glad help you 

Luis Pardo
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azrinsani
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Re: Does Alienware M14x 512GB SSD supports TRIM?

Thanks for the clarification. Good to hear this is coming from Alienware Support.

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