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Old Dec 28, 2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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Should we use Trim enabler?

http://betanews.com/2012/01/24/got-a...m-enabler-2-0/

I have a Corsair F240 SSD, and I was just thinking about the TRIM support in Leopard.

It doesn't say TRIM is enabled on my SSD at the moment, but Corsair says TRIM is supported if enabled at the OS level

So, if we buy SSDs and have leopard, should we install TRIM Enabler?
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 01:11 PM   #2
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I doubt that you would see any noticeable speed boost from using trim if you are already using a ssd
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 01:37 PM   #3
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I doubt that you would see any noticeable speed boost from using trim if you are already using a ssd
That isn't what TRIM is. TRIM is basically the maintenance system for SSDs, and if not used when needed, the drive will slow down. So YES, you should use TRIM enabler. However, there are some instances when you shouldn't-
drives with a sandforce controller don't use it and shouldn't use it.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 03:09 PM   #4
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That isn't what TRIM is. TRIM is basically the maintenance system for SSDs, and if not used when needed, the drive will slow down. So YES, you should use TRIM enabler. However, there are some instances when you shouldn't-
drives with a sandforce controller don't use it and shouldn't use it.
damn I guess i'm just that old school
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Here is some background, and where they state that you shouldn't use TRIM on OWC drives (or any other Sandforce powered drive, for that matter).

http://blog.macsales.com/11051-to-tr...has-the-answer
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 04:38 PM   #6
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damn I guess i'm just that old school
Nooo! in your case if you went back a few years (as in 'old school') it would be more like 'pre-school'
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Nooo! in your case if you went back a few years (as in 'old school') it would be more like 'pre-school'
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 06:16 PM   #8
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That is interesting that sand force has its own garbage collection going on. It's weird that OWC kinda suggest only their SSD has it, when it should be in all sand force driven SSD.

So, this means we don't have to worry at all! Woooooo Hoooooo
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So, this means we don't have to worry at all! Woooooo Hoooooo
Well, unless you have a non-Sandforce SSD.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 07:53 PM   #10
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Well, unless you have a non-Sandforce SSD.
I was using the Royal we.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 09:05 PM   #11
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I don't get it. TRIM is not supported in Leopard. Am I missing something?
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Can I use Trim Enabler on my Mac Plus with 50MB SCSI drive?
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Can I use Trim Enabler on my Mac Plus with 50MB SCSI drive?
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