Sighted: Apple support for TRIM SSD standard

Sighted: Apple support for TRIM SSD standard

Summary: According to the review site Anandtech.com, some units of the recently released MacBook Pro show support for the TRIM standard on solid-state drives.

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According to the review site Anandtech.com, some units of the recently released MacBook Pro show support for the TRIM standard on solid-state drives.

A screen shot from System Profiler running on the 13-inch MacBook Pro shows the settings for a Patriot Inferno 100GB SSD. It lists TRIM SUPPORT after Medium Type and Partition Map Type settings. The article said this setting wasn't revealed on the new 15-inch and 17-inch machines.

The OS still incorrectly identifies SSDs with TRIM support as not supporting the instruction, but I get the feeling we're close to having TRIM support in OS X. At which point we'll be even closer to Apple shipping some halfway decent SSDs in their systems. It's taken this long but we're getting there.

The TRIM standard helps SSDs manage garbage data, which can help avoid the write performance slowdown that occur over time as the drive is used. Support for the standard is reportedly in Linux, BSD Unix, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.

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  • Support for the standard is reportedly in Windows 7?

    Its been there for a long long time, welcome to the party :-)
    GP101
  • RE: Sighted: Apple support for TRIM SSD standard

    They said it's "The world's most advanced operating system"?
    http://www.apple.com/macosx/

    I think not.
    Samic
  • It's a chipset issue

    The Nvidia/Intel chipset is what's driving TRIM support or lack thereof; it's not really an OS issue.
    RealNonZealot
    • RE: Sighted: Apple support for TRIM SSD standard

      @RealNonZealot not really an OS issue? LOL yeah its totally an issue of the OS, come on, OS drives the disk system, what more can you say?
      GP101