How to enable TRIM On Your Mac SSD to Prolong the Life Span

I added an SSD drive to my Macbook Pro a few months ago and was amazed at the performance boost I got from it.  I had read before how an SSD truly is one of the best things you can do to truly see big performance gains but I had no idea how much until I did it.  Man, it made my already fast Macbook Pro even faster.  The boot time is amazing and opening even a bulky application like Photoshop is almost instant.

Since I didn’t order my SSD from Apple it didn’t come with the ability for OS X to enable TRIM for the drive.  And as you’ll see in the previous link, if you’re using an SSD you really need to be using TRIM.  Luckily I recently came across this article that told me everything I needed to do to use TRIM in OS X.  Thanks to the free utility Trim Enabler 2.0, it was easy and my SSD now should last a lot longer.

If you’re in the same situation as me, definitely check it out!

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