Just got a new iMac. Should I set up TRIM right away?

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  1. Amnesiac1 macrumors 6502

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    If so, how? Is there an Apple-authorized way of doing this? Will setting it up in any way compromise the performance of my iMac or void my warranty?
     
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    Wait for Lion. It will enable TRIM for all Apple SSDs.
     
  3. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    Dosen't 10.6.8 have trim support? It was released yesterday. Install the upgrade and your all set.
     
  4. Amnesiac1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure?
     
  5. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Who cares? Assuming you're going to get Lion anyway, how is your experience going to suffer over the course of the next 30 or so days without it?
     
  6. Amnesiac1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Deleting files without TRIM is detrimental to the SSD, no?
     
  7. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Do you intend to fill up your drive up to 256 GB, then delete it all within the next 30 days?
     
  8. Amnesiac1, Jun 24, 2011
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    Filling up my SSD has nothing to do with this, does it?

    From what I understand, TRIM allows any deleted files to be properly and effectively deleted so there is no residual information leftover and so the SSD can operate more smoothly.

    Can someone confirm that installing this update is all I need to do with regards to TRIM? 10.6.8 has both TRIM support and automatically enables it?
     
  9. johnfkitchen macrumors regular

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    Have you checked to see if TRIM is enabled or not? It was enabled on mine by default when I got my iMac earlier this month. It has an Apple SSD. That was before 10.6.8

    I'd be surprised if you have to do anything.
     
  10. FACADE macrumors newbie

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    I installed 10.6.8 last night and TRIM was automatically enabled.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Amnesiac1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It says "Yes" for me, as well, but I took this to mean that it was possible to enable it, not that it was already enabled. In other words, I thought the "Yes" means, "yes, you can enable TRIM - TRIM support is available, if you so choose".

    Does that "Yes" actually mean that TRIM support is enabled and already activated?
     
  12. johnfkitchen macrumors regular

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    You asked what TRIM was in the thread below, and you were told. Why are you asking the question again?

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1172477&highlight=trim
     
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    So why do you think Apple would deliver you a Mac with an SSD which supports TRIM, an operating system which supports TRIM, and not enable it, nor tell you how to enable it? TRIM is important, why would Apple be so stupid as to not turn it on!!

    You can say that again. You can say that again. You can say that again.

    Amnesiacs are quite hard to deal with, and this one especially.
     
  15. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    Stop asking his question already sir, before he gets on your nerve :lol:

    For Op: just ask apple technician or Apple phone support about this. You seems dont' believe people here, why bother post? Asking for 100 confirmation with 1 same question
     
  16. Amnesiac1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No offense, but does anyone who has responded to this thread actually and unequivocally know if that "Yes" means that TRIM is enabled?
     
  17. atMac macrumors 6502

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    For pete sake yes!!!! You need to learn to read better mate.
     
  18. Amnesiac1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No one has explicitly stated that the "Yes" can be taken that way (that is, that TRIM is enabled), let alone affirming that the "Yes" unequivocally means TRIM is enabled.
     
  19. Badger^2, Jun 25, 2011
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    I think I speak for many here, I agree.

    You get 90 days free phone support. (or 3 years if you bought apple care)

    Id start using it ASAP.

    Specifically its open:
    M-F 6am - 8pm & Sat-Sun 6am - 6pm PST.

    You might try here for more TRIM explanations: http://www.anandtech.com/print/2738

    I seriously doubt you will ever use the drive enough to even scratch the full performance of the SSD
     
  20. kasey01 macrumors newbie

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    I installed 10.6.8 on my mid-2009 macbook pro and it enabled TRIM on my Apple branded toshiba SSD (TS256B) that I bought off of ebay. TRIM was not enabled in 10.6.7 on it. You just need to check system profiler. If it says "Yes" next to TRIM, then TRIM is enabled.
     
  21. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    Hmm .. he wouldn´t believe that, trust me :rolleyes:

    He think when System Profiler says ¨TRIM Support: Yes¨ doesn´t mean it enabled. Read above posts and you would know. He want to see ¨TRIM Support: Yes, and also Enabled only for Amnesiac1 iMac by Steve Jobs himself¨

    But I think this kind of OP is needed for some fresh laugh or comedy. You know, bring down the tense :p
     
  22. Baunkjaer macrumors 6502

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    Seems like it only works for Apple SSD´s. Didn´t work with my new Intel 320 SSD in the iMac or in on my Phoenix Pro in my MBP. Guess I´ve to do i manually:eek:
     
  23. Gugulino macrumors member

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    I have a MacBook Pro bought in 2008 and for my APPLE SSD SM128 it says still NO for TRIM Support in System Profiler after updating Mac OS X to 10.6.8. That's silly!
     
  24. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Some older SSDs do not support TRIM. The Samsung you has doesn't I think.
     

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