Enable TRIM for Any SSD in OS X
If you have installed a solid-state drive (SSD) on your Mac, you may have heard of TRIM. TRIM is a command that helps your Mac’s operating system manage the space on your SSD more efficiently. Enabling TRIM on your SSD can help improve its performance and lifespan.
However, not all SSDs are automatically compatible with TRIM on OS X. In fact, many SSDs require additional setup to get TRIM working properly. In this article, we’ll show you how to enable TRIM on any SSD in OS X.
Step 1: Check if Your SSD Supports TRIM
Before you start enabling TRIM, you should check if your SSD supports it. Some SSDs come with TRIM support enabled by default, while others require additional setup.
To check if your SSD supports TRIM, open the Terminal app on your Mac and type the following command:
1sudo trimforce query
This will show you if TRIM is currently enabled on your Mac, and whether your SSD supports it.
If your SSD does not support TRIM, you may need to update its firmware or use a third-party tool to enable TRIM. Check with your SSD manufacturer for more information.
Step 2: Enable TRIM
If your SSD supports TRIM, you can enable it by running the following command in Terminal:
1sudo trimforce enable
This will prompt you to confirm that you want to enable TRIM. Once you confirm, your Mac will restart and TRIM will be enabled on your SSD.
Step 3: Verify TRIM is Enabled
After your Mac restarts, you should verify that TRIM is enabled on your SSD. To do this, open Terminal and type the following command:
1sudo trimforce status
This will show you if TRIM is currently enabled on your Mac.
Enabling TRIM on your SSD can help improve its performance and lifespan. While not all SSDs are automatically compatible with TRIM on OS X, enabling it is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can enable TRIM on any SSD in OS X.