Is Trim necessary for Samsung 840 SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Xylian, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Xylian macrumors member

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    Hi,
    I'd like to upgrade my OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD to a Samsung 840 (non pro) 512GB SSD and I'd like to know if it is necessary to enable TRIM on such an SSD. I'm asking this because with OCZ Vertex 4 it is suggested not to enable it, because Vertex 4 has its own garbage collecting mechanism and TRIM may interfere or give you issues (kernel panics etc).

    Thank you for any help
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    The 840 also has its own garbage collection, so TRIM is not a requirement, but it is desirable. If you can get TRIM working without causing system instability, it is a good idea.
     
  3. Xylian thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, so it seems different from the OCZ Vertex 4 mechanism: OCZ support reccomended me not to enable TRIM because it was not necessary and could only increase instability. Thank you for the answer.
     

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