Enabling TRIM

TitanTiger

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I've installed a new SSD drive in a mid 2012 Macbook Pro. The drive is a Crucial MX300 525GB SSD. I'm on Sierra 10.12.4.

There seems to be some disagreement on whether you should enable TRIM or not. Crucial appears to have some built in garbage collection in the firmware but it requires the computer being idle for a certain length of time to allow it to do its thing.

Should I or should I not enable TRIM for this computer?
 

DeltaMac

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There is probably not a firm answer on the "trim" question these days.
There's opinions, but TRIM is less and less necessary as the SSD firmware mostly covers that need for maintenance with garbage collection. The more recent SSDs continue to improve performance, and TRIM is not always the "great wonder" that it was a few years ago.
But, likely hurts nothing to enable trim anyway.
Reminds me of a (possible) quote from Yoda:
If TRIM you want, then enable you must.
 
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m4v3r1ck

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There is probably not a firm answer on the "trim" question these days.
There's opinions, but TRIM is less and less necessary as the SSD firmware mostly covers that need for maintenance with garbage collection. The more recent SSDs continue to improve performance, and TRIM is not always the "great wonder" that it was a few years ago.
But, likely hurts nothing to enable trim anyway.
Reminds me of a (possible) quote from Yoda:
Thanks and the quote was saved to my Folder "MasterMinds"!

Cheers
 
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