11 Replies Latest reply: Jun 10, 2011 3:03 PM by SP Forsythe
theboz79 Level 1 Level 1
expertise.windowssoftware
Windows Software
Hello,
could someone tell me if with the next 10.6.7 (and 10.7) will the TRIM support (for SSD) will work also for the new MacBook Air 13" (late 2010)?
Thanks very much!!

Andrea

MacBook Air 13", Mac OS X (10.6.5), iMac 21" - MacBook Pro 15"
Solved by JoeyR on Mar 11, 2011 5:01 AM Solved
Yes, they do make them. But that means just tossing out the one that comes with the Air. That would be a fairly drastic step just for TRIM support. If the original poster had intended on getting a larger SSD anyway... then that would be the way to go... but if they were already satisfied with the capacity of their SSD, replacing it just for TRIM support wouldn't make much sense.
Reply by Matt53711 on Mar 7, 2011 7:35 AM Helpful
This is a USER support forum. We do not know what Apple plans to do for updates to OS X. All we know is that the latest version of 10.6.6 on the new MacBook Pros supports TRIM support for those models only, and OS X 10.7 will support TRIM fully.
Reply by Toocool4 on Mar 9, 2011 3:53 AM Helpful
No one knows what Apple will do about TRIM support, but I will say don’t hold your breath for now or the near future.If you need SSD then get OWC SSD like I use, as it looks after the trash collection by itself does not need the OS input.

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  • Matt53711 Level 1 Level 1
    This is a USER support forum. We do not know what Apple plans to do for updates to OS X. All we know is that the latest version of 10.6.6 on the new MacBook Pros supports TRIM support for those models only, and OS X 10.7 will support TRIM fully.
  • Toocool4 Level 2 Level 2
    No one knows what Apple will do about TRIM support, but I will say don’t hold your breath for now or the near future.

    If you need SSD then get OWC SSD like I use, as it looks after the trash collection by itself does not need the OS input.
  • JoeyR Level 6 Level 6
    Unfortunately, you don't get to pick the manufacturer of the SSD in an Air. Only a very few third party companies currently make compatible SSDs for the current Air.
  • Toocool4 Level 2 Level 2
    Here is a link to OWC with some SSD from MacBook Air http://eshop.macsales.com/search/auro+pro
  • JoeyR Level 6 Level 6
    Yes, they do make them. But that means just tossing out the one that comes with the Air. That would be a fairly drastic step just for TRIM support. If the original poster had intended on getting a larger SSD anyway... then that would be the way to go... but if they were already satisfied with the capacity of their SSD, replacing it just for TRIM support wouldn't make much sense.
  • theboz79 Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.windowssoftware
    Windows Software
    Hello to everyone,
    thanks very much for your reply. I don't want to change my SSD, even if I would like that my SSD has a native support for TRIM.
    Have a nice day to everyone.
    Andrea
  • JohnnyPugs Level 1 Level 1
    I recently bought an MacBook Pro 13" (2011) running OS X 10.6.6 10J3210. I decided it was not right for me and exchanged it for a MacBook Air 11". I did not want to reconfigure everything so I Carbon Copy Cloned the OS to the Air. TRIM is enabled in this build. I'd bet 10.6.7 will include it for all models that have an Apple SSD
  • stockscalper Level 3 Level 3
    Trim is not needed for Apple SSD's as it is for Windows machines. Apple engineered the drive controller differently. To prove the point MacWorld magazine ran the Air through and intense battery of tests reading and writing to the drive 10,000 times and in the end the tests proved the drive had lost no capacity and it was every bit as fast at reading and writing as a new one.
  • andy3180 Level 1 Level 1
    I upgraded my Air to 10.6.7 build 10J869 (latest beta) and i can confirm that it did not enable TRIM on my laptop.


    System Software Overview:

    System Version: Mac OS X 10.6.7 (10J869)
    Kernel Version: Darwin 10.7.0

    APPLE SSD TS256C:

    Capacity: 251 GB (251,000,193,024 bytes)
    Model: APPLE SSD TS256C
    Revision: CJAA0201
    Native Command Queuing: No
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Medium Type: Solid State
    TRIM Support: No
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
  • tweetie_29 Level 1 Level 1

    This might sound like a daft question, but what is TRIM?

  • SP Forsythe Level 5 Level 5

    tweetie_29 wrote:

     

    This might sound like a daft question, but what is TRIM?

    This should help explain it. (here)