Which SSD is fully supported by OS X?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mark28, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    Does the Samsung 470 has Trim in OS X? If not, which SSD does have?
     
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    Only Apple's SSDs do. You may be able to find them from eBay.
     
  3. mark28 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I thought Apple uses Samsung SSD's? Or am I misinformed?

    Which models are the SSD Apple uses?
     
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    In some MBAs, Apple does in fact use Samsung SSDs. In other Macs and some MBAs the SSDs are from Toshiba. However, Apple uses a custom firmware so the SSDs with that firmware are not available from any retailers. For example the Samsung 470 which uses the same controller as the ones in MBAs doesn't have TRIM enabled in OS X without the hack due to different firmware.
     
  5. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Samsung 470 SSD Trim Hack/ Lion

    Trim Hack 1.2 works fine with my Samsung 470 SSD/Lion. 2011 MBP 13.
     

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