SSD in Macbook 7,1 with Yosemite

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  1. dcapper macrumors newbie

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    I know I'm beating a dead horse, but I have been reading posts on the TRIM problems with ssd drives in Macs and am leery on upgrading but I have to do something. My old Macbook is reading/writing at 80. Since my Macbook is only a SATA II, is a Toshiba THNSNC512GBSJ a good buy for this unit? There is some on eBay that have the Apple logo on them, which I would assume would make the drive TRIM enabled without modifications. I have a 1TB drive in there now but I will give up space for speed.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Only in yosemite

    That toshiba gets good write ups.

    It is only a problem in yosemite where using trim enabler can cause problems when installing updates unless you switch it off.

    I would reccomend something with good inbuilt garbage collection so then if you turn off trim enabler and forget it won't make too much difference.

    For a SATA 2 drive the Crucial BX100 seems to be the best bang for your buck.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=bx100
     
  3. dcapper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Even though the Toshiba is a working Mac pull? I thought Apple drives were exempt from the TRIM problems? That's why I was looking at that drive.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    They are that is true

    It should be fine from a trim point of view, Not the best most modern drive though.

    I was just pointing out that trim issues are not a deal breaker for using something else.
     
  5. dcapper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Excellent. I just want to try to max out the SATA II speeds with good garbage collection. I guess I could buy an OWC drive too.
     

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