What's the latest guidance on TRIM?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mgridgaway, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

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    Enable it? Don't enable it? I just picked up a 2012 MBP 13" and I have a Samsung EVO 250GB on the way. I've been through several different forums topics and nobody can decide.
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    The same as before: it is an optional feature on macOS and Apple distances itself with a disclaimer. Trim is nice to have, but no prerequisite. Samsung EVO drives are popular and there do not seem to be any known problems with enabling trim on it.

    How much space are you using on the drive? Ample free space or reaching the limits often?
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Samsung evo’s are best suited to systems with trim enabled
     
  4. mgridgaway thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll probably have about 100GB of free space. Most of my meaty stuff (TV, etc) goes on an external Raid.
     
  5. KALLT macrumors 601

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  6. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Although I often put up posts advising users who are looking at "external booting solutions" to NOT bother with TRIM...

    ... IF it's available, I [also] see no reason not to use it.

    If you can easily enable it, then do so.
    If you can't... don't worry about it.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    With the newer macOS versions making it so easy to enable TRIM, there really is no good reason not to enable it.
     
  8. FreemanW macrumors 6502

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  9. flowrider macrumors 601

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    And you'd be the only one!

    OP as the others have said, enable TRIM!

    Lou
     

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