Re: [newtech-1] SSD for Mac Pro

From: Jonathan H.
Sent on: Thursday, November 8, 2012 11:08 PM
On 11/8/2012 9:07 PM, Aditya Narayan wrote:
> Hello everyone - I recently started using a Mac Pro as my primary work
> machine. It's around a year old ( quad core 2x2.4 xeon). The contrast
> between this and my macbook pro with ssd is too much to ignore.
>
> With performance and reliability as priorities - any recommendations for
> an SSD for a mac pro running Mountain Lion? And how important is
> enabling TRIM?
>

If they're significantly cheaper than the Samsung 830 that folks are 
recommending (with good reason), an alternative could be the Crucial M4 
series. They've gotten below $150 for the 256GB from time to time. They 
are just ridiculously stable drives, but they're not as fast as the Sammies.

As for TRIM? It isn't as important as folks make it out to be - all SSDs 
have some "garbage collection" built into their firmware. So the more 
recent the SSD, the less important that TRIM is.

But if you can enable it, why not?

jh

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