Do I need to optimise a newly installed SSD in any way?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Zedsdead185, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2006
    Location:
    UK
    #1
    Hi all,

    So I've installed a new crucial v4 256gb drive into my mid 2009 MBP after the original Hard Drive failed. Luckily I've restored from a time machine backup so haven't lost anything, but obviously it was previously installed on a Hard drive. I was just wondering if there were any things I need to set up in OSX in order to optimise the SSD's performance or maintenance and such? These things are pretty new to me and I just want to make sure.

    I have already found an app called trim enabler and installed it because I heard TRIM is only enabled by default in mac os x to macs with a factory installed SSD. Is there anything else that I should do?

    thanks
     
  2. Obsidian6, Sep 12, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2012

    Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a

    Obsidian6

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Location:
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    #2
    You could download this app from: http://www.groths.org/?page_id=322 which is called "TRIM Enabler" I have the M4 256GB and I can confirm this app will enable TRIM support within the OS.
     
  3. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2010
    #3
    Yes. Put all your things on it. Stop worrying. Make backups regularly. Enjoy.
     
  4. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

    MaxPower72

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois, Crooks County
    #4
    couldn't have said it better :D
     
  5. Zedsdead185 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2006
    Location:
    UK
    #5
    Hah! Thanks, I think thats all I needed to hear ;) I'll begin enjoying it straight away :D
     
  6. hakuin macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    #6
    Check it has the latest firmware and update if it hasn't. Details on Crucial website.
     
  7. FuNGi macrumors 65816

    FuNGi

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Location:
    California
    #7
    Apart from Trim-enabler you may also want to change the sleep setting to avoid RAM writing to the hard-drive each time you sleep. Google the terminal command.

    You also may want to extend the time to put the "hard-drive" to sleep in energy preferences to enable more garbage collection during idle periods.
     

Share This Page