New SSD on a MBP. Should I activate TRIM ?

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  1. Totally Bored macrumors member

    Totally Bored

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    and how do I do it ?

    So I have a 2012 MBP 13" and I installed a Samsung EVO 850 1TB SSD.
    I used Carbon Copy Cloner to do it. I cloned the drive on my iMac that has El Capitan. Was pretty easy but now I'm reading about TRIM and I'm a bit confused. I know its about garbage collection kinda sorta but is it gonna speed up my MBP and what else will it do ?


    FWIW, the 2012 MBP works fine but my late 2104 iMac seems much faster.



    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Yes, you should. It will maintain the SSD and keep performance up.

    Open Terminal and run the following:

    Code:
    sudo trimforce enable
     
  3. Totally Bored thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry for the dumb question but...

    How do I "Open Terminal" and...

    Do I type ...
    sudo trimforce enable

    or do I type

    Code:
    sudo trimforce enable


    Sorry :)
     
  4. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - That's fair.

    Terminal is an application on your Mac. You can find it using Spotlight search by hitting Cmd + Space. Just enter "Terminal".
    Once open, you should type in or copy the three "words" I posted, hit Enter, and type your password. I put it in the box to separate it from the rest of my post.
     
  5. Totally Bored, Jun 24, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2016

    Totally Bored thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool and thanks. Wish me luck !!!
    --- Post Merged, Jun 24, 2016 ---
    That was easy and everything is still there ....\m/ \m/
     

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