Samsung 830 Series SSD

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  1. APPLE-FANATIC macrumors 6502a

    APPLE-FANATIC

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    Hi all,

    I have a Early 2011 MacBook Pro and I just installed a new Samsung SSD, do I need to enable TRIM if using Mountain Lion? If so, where would I find the software or command? :confused:

    Thx,
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    You can choose to enable it or you can leave it be. A lot of people have reported that there are no issues with TRIM on this drive.

    The software is right here.

    I use a Samsung 830 as well. I installed it a week ago, and I have been running without TRIM thus far. I plan to enable it tomorrow to see what difference (if any) it makes. The reason I waited a week to enable it is because I wanted to have a basis of comparison, so that I could tell if it was operating better or worse with TRIM enabled.

    If you experience issues with it, you can always disable it.
     
  3. APPLE-FANATIC thread starter macrumors 6502a

    APPLE-FANATIC

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    Awesome! Thank you!
     
  4. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - You're quite welcome.
     
  5. semiauto, Aug 16, 2012
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    semiauto macrumors member

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    (I also have a Samsung 830 - 128GB)

    I've been doing a lot of research on SSD's and TRIM and someone on a MR thread posted this link

    A fantastic guide if you feel like enabling TRIM the old fashion way running commands in Terminal
    Works for both Lion and Mountain Lion.

    This method might also be safer because you can easily verify if TRIM is enabled or not and you can easily disable it too.
     
  6. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    Another Samsung 830 user here.
    Used Trim Enabler to enable trim about a week ago - no issues whatsoever and its working fine.

    Have the itch to upgrade my drive to the 512GB version now........ ;)
     
  7. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Trim Enabler (the software I posted) does exactly the same. It just runs those commands for you. And it's neither easier nor harder to verify that TRIM is enabled with either option.
     
  8. semiauto macrumors member

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    I didn't know that it could, thanks for letting me know
     

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