Placing a solid state hardrive in a mac book pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by fullfloridiancj, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. fullfloridiancj macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2010
    I have just purchased a 15 inch mac book pro with a normal spinning hardrive.

    After reading about solid state hardrives I hoped to save some money and buy one by Christmas and install it. While reading solid state hardrive reviews on cnet, I came across an interesting news artical.

    "While Apple has included SSD as options in its systems for a couple of years, the support for these garbage collection routines has only been implemented for the latest MacBook Pro systems, and only for SSD drives that are shipped with the systems. This means that if you purchase a third-party SSD drive that supports TRIM, OS X will not use it."

    From my understanding, This is saying that mac os does not support this recycoling feature needed for ssd hardrives to function properly. If you do not buy one pre installed from apple.

    see the whole article here:;5n

    this was also written in april before Lion came out. Does anyone have a update on this situation? Does Lion support the installation of new SSD hardrives? I have never read a negative rew on youtube. Do you think I should sent the machine back to apple and ask for a solid state hardrive pre installed ??????? PLease help.

  2. MacinJosh macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2006
    This is the Mac Pro section.

    Look for Trim Enabler. It will allow you to use trim on SSD drives in SL and Lion for those drives that support trim, not just Apple's SSDs.
  3. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Sandforce based drives do not need TRIM. They operate better without it. See OWC etc...

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