At what point would I realize I need TRIM

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by podsorcerer09, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. podsorcerer09 macrumors regular

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    The title is a little subjective since I'm not sure if I'll even need it at all. I put a Samsung 830 256GB SSD in my computer at the beginning of the summer. I have not tried any of the TRIM hacks. Is there any garbage collection on the samsung drives that is good enough or at some point will I need to turn on TRIM? When would I know?
     
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  3. Beta Particle macrumors 6502a

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    TRIM is better than your drive’s internal garbage collection. You always want to have it enabled.
     
  4. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    TRIM is always needed. However, if you don't have it enabled, you'll realize you need it when your SSD takes a loooooong time to write a simple file.
     
  6. podsorcerer09 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if TRIM would interfere with the garbage collection available on this particular model?
     
  7. LeeM macrumors 6502a

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    i just downloaded one of the apps, ran it then deleted the app. saw no harm in it
     
  8. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    Trim tells the OS to do garbage collection. If you're using an SSD with a good controller then Trim is not necessary. My crucials garbage collection works fine without needing assistance from the OS.
     
  9. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Lol. I was thinking usually 10 p.m. on a weekend night.
     

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