Questions regarding my SSD and Ram Upgrade for 2009 Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by paul3000, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. paul3000 macrumors member

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    Hello,

    After all the help on the forums I ended up deciding on the OCZ Vertex Plus 120GB SATA II (I've read reviews for and against, but decided because of price) and 8GB Crucial Ram.

    There are a couple of things I'm unsure of. Should I be enabling TRIM once I install this HD? Also should I clone it or not? I've read arguments for and against (doesn't matter to me I don't have much installed on the Mac Mini now, just did a clean install of Lion). Also if I'm not to clone what would be the best approach to install the OS? (I do have a USB to SATA attachment laying around as well as 2.5 HD Enclosures).

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    Don't enable TRIM in Mac OS X when using a Sandforce SSD.

    If you can do a clean install that would be best.
     
  3. paul3000 thread starter macrumors member

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    What's the best way to install the os? Should I just put in the new SSD, then boot from my Lion DVD?
     
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    what lion dvd are you talking about?
     
  5. paul3000 thread starter macrumors member

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    I created a Lion DVD before I installed Lion onto my Mini. That way I could do a clean install.
     
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