Macbook Unibody + Intel 520 SSD Question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by blueteeth, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. blueteeth macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I'm looking to buy a Intel 520 Series SSD (120GB) and install it in my late 2008 Macbook Unibody. Currently it is running OS X Lion, I'm wondering if I need to enable TRIM support under Lion, using the TRIM Enabler? What else should I be aware when I use SSD under Lion?

    Thank you!
     
  2. reubenroyapple macrumors newbie

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    Yes, you will definitely need to enable TRIM, or it will bog down and become slower than a normal HD VERY quickly. There are no other things really apart from TRIM. Works fine on my old macbook
     
  3. Pheo macrumors regular

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    Going to disagree, and say its Not really needed on the intel 520 as its a sand force based drive which have aggressive garbage collection. This is my experience so far on my mac mini. I have left some extra space for the chipset to do its collection.

    YMMV plenty of material on the web on arguments for and against!
     
  4. Pheo macrumors regular

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    Ps my 520 120GB is performing at approx 300mb read and 200mb write with incompressible data. Boot is less than 10 seconds.

    http://nanofunk.net/should-i-use-trim-enabler-on-lion-for-the-ocz-vertex-3-no-benchmarks-inside/
     

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