How to get the most out of my SSD on OSX

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nhood01, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. nhood01 macrumors member

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  2. Quad5Ny, Aug 12, 2011
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    Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    Your link was bad. I'm assuming this is the drive; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

    From the AnandTech review of the M4 drives -
    OS X does not support TRIM on non-Apple branded SSD's. See if you can find a Sandforce Based or Intel drive in your price range, those are usually a safe bet.

    Anyway in the case that AnandTech is wrong and you do get the drive, I would keep 6-8GB of free space at all times to give the firmware and GC (Garbage Collection) space to work with. Other than that, no maintenance should be required.
     
  3. Modernape macrumors regular

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    1) Disable safe sleep - otherwise your RAM is written to the drive every time you close the lid.

    2) Mount the file system with 'noatime' to reduce write activity every time any file is accessed.
     

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