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

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheJing, Oct 1, 2011.

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

    TheJing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2011
    Somewhere in Europe
    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.

  2. whiteonline macrumors 6502


    Aug 19, 2011
    California, USA
    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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