Should I enable TRIM or not on a Samsung 470 running Lion?

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  1. TheJing, Oct 1, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2011

    TheJing macrumors 6502a

    TheJing

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    #1
    I'm not really an expert so any advice would be helpful.

    Why should or shouldn't I enable TRIM on my Samsung 470?
    What difference does it make?
    Is it needed?

    And also, I have money to waste so I bought 8GB RAM the other day. Will there be a difference in performance? I usually use Safari, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, iTunes and Skype all at the same time.
    The "Swap used" usually goes over 1GB sometimes more.

    Thanks!
     
  2. whiteonline macrumors 6502

    whiteonline

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    #2
    From what I have read, the garbage collection on the 470 drive is pretty damn good. However, if you plan on using your drive near to capacity, I would enable TRIM since you wont have time/space to wait for GC.
     

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