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Old Apr 1st, 2015, 02:27 PM   #1
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Squeezing the life outta a trustie MacBook Pro

Its a mid 2010 model. Its a given that I will be maxing out the memory.

Need a recommendation for a solid state hard drive as upgrade from its stock hard drive.

Wife is ultimate office application user and is getting a 2015 Mac AIr. So this machine will migrate to me to be my travelling, coffee shop office and when required on-site freelance machine.

As always much appreciated your insights.

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I'm not up to speed on the latest SSD technology, but OWC and CanadaRam are good places to start (CanadaRam carries OWC drives too).

It goes without saying - if you want to breath "new life" into that 2010 machine, backup everything, do a fresh OS install (of whichever flavour OS X you prefer) and then be vicious about limiting third-party add-ons that may compromise computing power.

But a RAM max-out and SSD will certainly make that puppy feel like new again
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Old Apr 1st, 2015, 04:05 PM   #3
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With that MBPro all decked out with memory and a clean OS X installed on a virgin SSD, depending on your needs you may want to restrict the OS X to something less than Yosemite 10.10.x until all the "TRIM" and "junk" confusion is sorted out, but don't hold your breath waiting for Apple to actually do anything to help!! And I dare say, I suspect that some will say it's not even worth worrying about, but I'd doped some checking.

CanadaRam would be an excellent good place to check for purchase and info, as I'm led to believe that some of the SSD drives from OWC and Crucial and may be others, have builtin and OS X supported TRIM and junk support.
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I am running Yosemite 10.10.2 with an SSD on my 2013 rMBP without a single issue with trim or junk. Smooth as glass and twice as fast. YMMV.
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Old Apr 1st, 2015, 07:28 PM   #5
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I am running Yosemite 10.10.2 with an SSD on my 2013 rMBP without a single issue with trim or junk. Smooth as glass and twice as fast. YMMV.

And so you should considering that Apple supplied their own specked and software supported SSD with that Mac.

But I recall you having some other problems with a brand new Mac model not too long ago, but not related issues I guess.
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Nope, that turned out to be a faulty USB connector on the right side which was repaired under Applecare at no cost. Not at all related to trim or junk.
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Nope, that turned out to be a faulty USB connector on the right side which was repaired under Applecare at no cost. Not at all related to trim or junk.
Just as I suggested, not a related problem, and your Mac is using an Apple supplied and their "supported" SSD for their TRIM and garbage support.

Those wanting to use non-Apple supplied SSDs don't have many options and even less if using Yosemite 10.10.x it seems.

Just saying…
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I'm using an Intel 530 SSD with my 2011 MacBook Pro and 10.10.2 without a single issue. TRIM is enabled with trimenabler.
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I'm using an Intel 530 SSD with my 2011 MacBook Pro and 10.10.2 without a single issue. TRIM is enabled with trimenabler.

I presume you mean Trim Enabler and are aware of any consequences using it as outlined at his support site:

About Trim in Yosemite

In OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), Apple has introduced a new security requirement called kext signing. (A kext is a kernel extension, or a driver, in Mac OS X)

To continue to use Trim Enabler and continue to get Trim for your third party SSD, you first need to disable the kext signing security setting.


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https://www.cindori.org/trim-enabler-and-yosemite/
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I have a 2007 15"MBP with maxed RAM but otherwise all original including the HD. It runs everything I need quite nicely using 10.10.2 Yosemite!!!

So don't be swayed by all the retrogressive natter against Yosemite......

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