How To: Enable TRIM with Non-Apple SSD Discussion
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 06:14 PM
So true...hopefully people will find a way around it.
@KO/Dan. Have you tried Trim Enabler 2.0? Their December Beta 4.0 seems to solve most issues(see the comment section)?
Trim Enabler 2.0
Even though Terminal is a great tool that everyone should get to know, it might make it easier for people who may be a little sloppy with their copying and pasting(you are dealing with Apple users afterall ).
Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:42 AM
Good point, I had forgotten about that actually. I'm not entirely sure though what that means and how that may play into Apple's plans of making their own SSDs. I really hope Apple doesn't close down the upgrade of storage though, that's taking their ecosystem argument too far.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:56 PM
This guide talks about enabling TRIM support on a new OSX Lion system with an aftermarket SSD.
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If you happened to update your notebook or desktop to an SSD, enabling TRIM is a must for the best long term sustained performance.
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TRIM is a solid state drive (SSD) feature that turns marginal designs into usable drives. In essence, it’s a command that tells a drive “clean up your internal mess”.
With the 2011 MacBook Pro, the Apple System Profiler has no inserted a TRIM Support line in its drive features list (see below).
A line of text indicating that TRIM support is present has nothing to do with whether the OS supports using TRIM, which remains an open question. And a well designed drive doesn’t need TRIM, more on that below.
TRIM vs solid design
Why would you want an SSD that cannot work reliably (maintain its performance) without regular tune-ups? To get a fast drive (to save yourself time) so that you can waste your time maintaining it? It’s self-defeating.
I use solutions that start fast and stay that way, which is why I use the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro or Pro RE, based on the Sandforce controller. See my Severe Duty Test.
The Mercury Extreme Pro (RE or non-RE) SSDs have not let me down in nearly a year of use, including a 3-way RAID-0 stripe (a much more punishing usage than a single SSD), and multiple other single SSD drives. No maintenance, no wasted time, which is exactly how it should be. I am not interested in science fair designs.
Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:15 PM
If TRIM was completely worthless, Apple would have never even added it as a capability to OSX after Windows supported it for so long. SandForce models may have great GC properties but there are a ton of other controllers out there that don't fare as well without TRIM support. I know TRIM isn't the end all be all, but putting a blanket statement out there that it isn't needed in any application and supporting it with heavy Apple-influenced articles isn't really showing a non-biased response.
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