Would either of the Cindori SSD apps be useful to me? …

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  1. cmeisenzahl, Oct 1, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2015

    cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2005
    I have a 3 year old Mini with 16GB of RAM, and I replaced the spinning disk with a Samsung (830?) 256GB SSD. I’ve been hesitant to enable trim on it as I’ve read a few horror stories. How could I tell if it’s safe on this drive?

    My daughter has a March 2015 13″ MacBook Pro with the 128GB SSD from the factory.

    We’re both running Mavericks, and will upgrade to El Cap within the week.

    Update: I found the exact drive from my order:
    SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

    1. How can I tell if it’s safe to enable trim on the 3 year old Samsung SSD in my Mini?

    2. What would Disk Sensei do for either my Mini or my daughter’s MBP?

    3. What would Trim Enabler do for either my Mini or my daughter’s MBP? Can’t I just enable trim via the command line?

    4. Is trim already automatically enabled on the MBP since it came from the factory?

    5. Is Disk Sensei a superset of Trim Enabler? Can it do everything Trim Enabler can do and more?

    Thanks very much in advance,
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    1. Just run the Terminal command "sudo trimforce enable" under El Capitan and TRIM will work fine on that drive.

    2/5. It is not needed to enable TRIM but it does have SMART status monitoring for SSDs, which in theory can warn you of imminent disk failure. You can check SMART status in Disk utility also, so I don't know that I would pay for this in an app.

    3. No need for it with 10.10.4 or El Capitan now since it can be enabled from the command line.

    4. Yep.
  3. cmeisenzahl thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2005

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