Should I enable TRIM on Vertex 3 - 10.6.8?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iBunny, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    So I just put in a brand new Vertex 3 into my 2010 MBP. I am aware that the Vertex 3 is a SATA III (6GBps) and the MBP only supports SATA II (3GBps) but w/e

    Should I install OSX and leave it as is? or should I enable TRIM? I am aware of what TRIM is, but just curious because OSX does not enable TRIM by default with 3rd party SSDs...

    What are your thoughts. Thanks.
     
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    I've seen some people having issues with TRIM on SandForce based SSDs. They have brilliant GC so I would leave it as it is, saves the trouble.
     
  3. iBunny thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I figured as such. I was just curious as I am unaware if the GC works in OSX? I know its maintained at the firmware level but didnt know if it actually worked while operating within the OSX environment.
     
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    GC is OS-independent. Many tests show that SandForce based SSDs experience very little or no performance degradation under OS X, even without TRIM.
     
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  6. mr.s4ndm4n macrumors newbie

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    In a similar case, I just installed a 256GB Crucial M4 SSD in my 2010 MBP. I too am curious if i should enable TRIM and how to do it?
     
  7. Norrin macrumors newbie

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    What are these "many test" you speak of? Was it Anand Lal Shimpi? Most other benchmarkers are lazy in comparison. Many SSD issues go completely unnoticed until Anand discovers them. So who is it that you're putting you faith in?
     

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