Maintaining my SSD

bperrella

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Apr 8, 2010
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Hi Everyone-

I just bought an SSDNow V Series 64gb SSD for my 2010 Base MPB 13". I know that OS X does not support TRIM, and I believe that this SSD does not support garbage collection -- so my question is how do I maintain this drive. I bought a drive much larger than what I need to maintain free space (I will only use it for the OS and apps ~25gb.) Is there any software that will easily let me keep the drive running as fast as possible? I am hoping to avoid the methods that require reformatting in NTFS and cleaning the drive from another OS/ utility CD. Any help is really appreciated!! Thanks
 

TZRaceR6

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Jun 8, 2010
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Thanks... Looks good, but are there any free alternatives??
Either wait til 10.7 (which will likely allow for TRIM support) or read/write to your HDD. Those are your free alternatives for the moment.

I personally doubt I'll have to worry about anything prior to the 10.7 release. The drives should be fine until then.
 

Tmacfan4321

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I personally doubt I'll have to worry about anything prior to the 10.7 release. The drives should be fine until then.
I agree, people shouldn't fret too much over the lack of TRIM to a few months. Regardless of that, a lot of drives have automatic garbage collection that don't need TRIM in order to be functional. All of the SF drives have this enabled.
 

Jaro65

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Why didn't you get SSDNow V+? That's what I got, in part also due to the Garbage Collection being enabled on these drives.
 

Constantine1337

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Dec 3, 2009
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Hi Everyone-

I just bought an SSDNow V Series 64gb SSD for my 2010 Base MPB 13". I know that OS X does not support TRIM, and I believe that this SSD does not support garbage collection -- so my question is how do I maintain this drive. I bought a drive much larger than what I need to maintain free space (I will only use it for the OS and apps ~25gb.) Is there any software that will easily let me keep the drive running as fast as possible? I am hoping to avoid the methods that require reformatting in NTFS and cleaning the drive from another OS/ utility CD. Any help is really appreciated!! Thanks
I've been looking for the same thing for MONTHS now (free programs) and have found absolutely nothing. There is one page that I found, but not sure if it works. (I posted comment there, although there was little feedback).

http://jasontomczak.com/2010/06/21/reconditioning-an-ssd-on-the-mac-for-free/
 

bperrella

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Apr 8, 2010
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Why didn't you get SSDNow V+? That's what I got, in part also due to the Garbage Collection being enabled on these drives.
The V series was cheaper.. I wish I had a better reason but I don't. I got the drive for $98 after the rebate.