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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Satnam1989, Nov 29, 2011.
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The drive will inevitable slow down as bit as you put more data on it. There has been no strong correlation between TRIM and driver performance. But using the TRIM hack has been known to cause more problems, so you might want to wait until its out of beta. Good luck!
Yes it does use BGC.
Click details and go to features.
That SSD uses a Sandforce controller and most users have found the TRIM hack on that controller causes more problems than it solves. The GC on that drive is pretty aggressive and you really don't need to run the TRIM hack at all.
I don't exactly have the same drive but I do have the Force 3 120GB drive.
GC and TRIM are two different things. They are supposed to be used in conjunction with each other. I enabled TRIM since it is supported by these drives. Don't use the TRIM enabler patch, use the manual command line method found here. I read up that most people have issues using the automated patch.
I also bought the usb external enclosure for my Super Drive and it works and look great. Although it doesn't work with iDVD anymore since iDVD only supports the Apple external drive or if your SuperDrive is still in it's original bay.
I still have yet to receive my Optibay expansion but I should be receiving that by the end of the week.
As far as read speeds, it is typical for a SSD to loose some speed while it ages. The read speeds technically should only drop a fraction then stabilizes once the disk has written onto every cell of the drive.
Sata3? <200 read and write? Funny....
I just enabled TRIM on this exact drive 2 days ago. So far...so good. I used the Terminal commands as I don't know if I fully trust something like this when it is in a beta state. It worked like a charm for me and I don't notice anything adverse. Speeds really didn't change much. I have had the drive for a couple of months, and I wanted to see if there was any change. It seems to be a little snappier, but that could be the placebo effect kicking in. I also took the opportunity to tune up the system and clean out some dead files and apps that don't get used, so that could account for the effect as well.
I'm running a 120GB Corsair Force 3 SSD in my iMac 12,1. I used Trim Enabler 2.0 beta 4 to do the dirty work and all seems to be going well.
I'll keep this thread updated if anything changes.
I stopped using Trim Enabler after a few days, as i was seeing beachballs every so often. It turns out the Force 3 drives use the SandForce controller that has built in trimming/garbage collection. So you don't have to use trim with them.
I'm on a 120GB Force 3
I've never run any benchmarks. All I can say that my setup (iMac 12,1 with 16GB RAM) is absolutely fast enough for my uses (iOS design and development)