SSD Optimisation for MacOS

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  1. rtrt, Nov 20, 2010
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  2. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    Yes it is the last access time and not really sure where it is stored on OS X but in Linux/Windows it is part of the stored metadata of the file allocation table or FAT as you often read it shortened as, brief explanation below from a quick Google search on it.

    http://www.unix.com/tips-tutorials/20526-mtime-ctime-atime.html
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Spotlight can use last opened attribute to put files / folder on top of searches.

    You don't really need to optimize SSD (if you get a drive that takes care of trim). It's just some tech voodoo. You don't have to worry about it too much.
     
  4. rtrt, Nov 20, 2010
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  5. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    Your welcome if you go to Anandtech link below there are a few words in there about OS X and its lack of trim, reading the article and the comments about it I came to the conclusion as the other poster has don't worry about it the drive should last awhile without it. Personnaly what I have done is every once and a while clone my SSD to an external drive boot off that then format the SSD and clone back, mine lacks any sort of garbage collection.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4010/kingston-ssdnow-v-plus-100-review
     
  6. rtrt, Nov 21, 2010
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  7. karsten macrumors 6502a

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    i agree. i think they will skirt the trim issue by using gc instead. it gives them a way to distance themselves from seeming to follow ms as a trendsetting company too:)
     

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