Comments for Other World Computing Blog » Other World Computing Blog http://blog.macsales.com Everything OWC and Newer Technology Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:04:30 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on OWC SSDs Built to Perform with or without ‘Trimforce’ Command by MD http://blog.macsales.com/31602-owc-ssds-built-to-perform-with-or-without-trimforce-command/comment-page-1#comment-95624 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:04:30 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=31602#comment-95624 Hi OWC,

This is a general question, but I’ll base it upon a specific example.

Product:

2 X 1TB SSD Samsung 850 Pro SATA 6.0Gb/s [purchased for high-throughput and high-capacity from OWC: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Samsung/MZ7KE1T0BW/ ]

Application:

– Both SSD drives installed *internally* in 2012 Mac mini quad i7, by OWC turnkey service [ http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/mac-mini/install/ ].

– Then configured as 2 X RAID 0 (or RAID 1), via *either* OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 software RAID, *or* SoftRAID 5 software [purchased from OWC: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/SoftRAID/SOFTRAID5RTL/ ]. (RAID arrays backed up via Time Machine and CCC, etc.)

Question:

Will Trimforce *actually* enable TRIM to work on these *internal* RAID-configured SSDs?

Note:

Yes, the system hardware report will *indicate* that the individual drives in the RAID are TRIM-enabled.

HOWEVER, the question here is whether the SSDs, configured as part of such an *internal* RAID, *will* actually be trimmed.

In other words, is OS X able to pass the TRIM command past the RAID driver(s) to the SSDs in such an instance?

We’ve heard some tech authorities claim “Yes,” and others insist, “NO!”

The latter answer seems more likely, based on the reasoning we’ve heard.

Hoping for a definitive answer for such configurations, so we can plan, purchase, and act accordingly.

(Unfortunately, while perhaps better suited to RAID, the Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD [ http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Mercury_6G/ ] is not yet available with sufficient capacity, etc., to offer a viable alternative in our application.)

Thanks!

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Comment on OWC SSDs Built to Perform with or without ‘Trimforce’ Command by Scott http://blog.macsales.com/31602-owc-ssds-built-to-perform-with-or-without-trimforce-command/comment-page-1#comment-95623 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:02:26 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=31602#comment-95623 I’m finally at peace with your post today regarding OWC SSDs and trim support under OS X..

In the past, you’ve recommended going without, but that statement is in such stark contrast to nearly every other tech website, and user forum readily available online regarding the subject.

I applaud your stance and statement with respect to turning TRIM on with an OWC SSD; as in theory, it should NOT harm the drive, or slow performance. This is a proud day for constantly confused and befuddled OS X users who were smart enough to purchase an OWC SSD like myself. Thank you.

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Comment on OWC Announces MaxRAM Memory Upgrades to 16GB for 2010 Mac mini, MacBook and MacBook Pro by OWC Dyllon http://blog.macsales.com/16353-owc-announces-maxram-memory-upgrades-to-16gb-for-2010-mac-mini-macbook-and-macbook-pro/comment-page-2#comment-95622 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:33:10 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=16353#comment-95622 OWC does provide shipping insurance to Mexico. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact OWC!

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Comment on OWC Announces MaxRAM Memory Upgrades to 16GB for 2010 Mac mini, MacBook and MacBook Pro by OWC Dyllon http://blog.macsales.com/16353-owc-announces-maxram-memory-upgrades-to-16gb-for-2010-mac-mini-macbook-and-macbook-pro/comment-page-2#comment-95621 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:29:45 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=16353#comment-95621 Hello,

The MacBook Pro 7,1 has a maximum capacity of 16GBs as long as the operating system (OS) is 10.7.5 or later.

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Comment on With An OWC SSD, There’s No Need For TRIM by Ed Steinman http://blog.macsales.com/21641-with-an-owc-ssd-theres-no-need-for-trim/comment-page-1#comment-95620 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:10:42 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=21641#comment-95620 Very clear and thorough support article–seems to cover all the bases unlike many support articles. Much appreciated.

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Comment on OWC In-Line Digital Thermal Sensor Solves iMac Hard Drive Compatibility Issue by OWC Dyllon http://blog.macsales.com/27918-owc-in-line-digital-thermal-sensor-solves-imac-hard-drive-compatibility-issue/comment-page-1#comment-95619 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:35:20 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=27918#comment-95619 With a 2011 27″ IMac, you will need to have the OWC Digital Thermal Sensor. Without this sensor, the fans will run constantly.

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Comment on OWC SSDs Built to Perform with or without ‘Trimforce’ Command by OWC Jarrod http://blog.macsales.com/31602-owc-ssds-built-to-perform-with-or-without-trimforce-command/comment-page-1#comment-95618 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:36:35 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=31602#comment-95618 Hi, Ty. You will get the best performance from your OWC SSD with or without TRIM active.

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Comment on OWC SSDs Built to Perform with or without ‘Trimforce’ Command by Ty http://blog.macsales.com/31602-owc-ssds-built-to-perform-with-or-without-trimforce-command/comment-page-1#comment-95617 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:26:18 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=31602#comment-95617 Appreciate the timely article on Trimforce and Yosemite 10.10.4.

Does OWC recommend leaving Trimforce on or off for OWC Mecury drives? The article suggests that there no advantage (or disadvantage) either way. Is that correct?

Thanks.

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Comment on OWC In-Line Digital Thermal Sensor Solves iMac Hard Drive Compatibility Issue by Tom Leeman http://blog.macsales.com/27918-owc-in-line-digital-thermal-sensor-solves-imac-hard-drive-compatibility-issue/comment-page-1#comment-95615 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:08:33 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=27918#comment-95615 Can I upgrade 2011 27″ imac to seagate 2T SSHD without OWC thermal sensor

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Comment on Tech Tip: Accessing Your Mac’s User Manual by John Clipper http://blog.macsales.com/30951-tech-tip-accessing-your-macs-user-manual/comment-page-1#comment-95614 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:17:10 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=30951#comment-95614 Following your path all I got was the Quick Start Guide

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Comment on OWC Announces MaxRAM Memory Upgrades to 16GB for 2010 Mac mini, MacBook and MacBook Pro by ADOLFO MENDOZA GUTIERREZ http://blog.macsales.com/16353-owc-announces-maxram-memory-upgrades-to-16gb-for-2010-mac-mini-macbook-and-macbook-pro/comment-page-2#comment-95612 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:19:08 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=16353#comment-95612 Seguros?
Yo realizare la compra a la brevedad y es desde México.
Mismos datos que el colega.

Actualizar a 16 GB. Ram

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Comment on OWC Announces MaxRAM Memory Upgrades to 16GB for 2010 Mac mini, MacBook and MacBook Pro by ADOLFO MENDOZA GUTIERREZ http://blog.macsales.com/16353-owc-announces-maxram-memory-upgrades-to-16gb-for-2010-mac-mini-macbook-and-macbook-pro/comment-page-2#comment-95611 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:13:19 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=16353#comment-95611 Tengo una Macbook Pro 7,1 a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.

Puede operar a 16 Gb de RAM?

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