Buying this SSD, few questions.

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  1. Okaaay macrumors newbie

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  2. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

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    Yes

    No, good right out of the box

    A bit small, but nice price.

    I kick myself for not buying the Samsung 256 on Amazon a week ago for $156.

    Really want the 512G model, and would really like the 840 PRO.

    Good Luck
     
  3. crazydawg807 macrumors newbie

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    bought the same ssd, except in 256gb. you should be good to go right out of the box
     
  4. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Bought the same exact SSD, right down to the capacity. Two things:

    1) When mounting it, use pliers (grip and turn) or a T6 Torx driver to transfer the mounting pins from your old HDD. I couldn't find my T6, so I just unscrewed them with a pair of pliers.

    2) Download TRIM Enabler. After enabling, reboot and use Spotlight to find System Information. Click on "Serial-ATA" and then on "SAMSUNG SSD 830 SERIES." Make sure "TRIM Support" says "Yes" next to it.

    SSDs are different from HDD in that NAND Flash memory must manually mark blocks for deletion. If an SSD does not do so, performance falls by 2-4X. Modern SSDs come with this garbage collection, but the 830's only activated when the computer has been idle for a long period of time. Enabling TRIM allows Mac OS X to issue garbage collection commands at the time of deletion, preventing a performance degradation.
     

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