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Native SSD on mac pro 5,1 OS X El Capitan.

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Hello,

 

 

I am on a mac pro 5,1 under OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 recently I had installed can Angelbird SSD that didn't required any third party software to function, the SSD was recognized as a native mac pro disk, I have a Crucial MX100 SSD that I want to install also, but the Crucial MX100 will work natively as the Angelbird SSD, can anyone please provide information on how can I use the Crucial MX100 SSD safely along the Angelbird SSD?.

 

 

Thanks in advance. 

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Hey,

It'll work as fine as the other one, what I mean is that the system will detect it and you'll be able to store data on it. However, the only thing that may not be supported is the TRIM support, but you can easily check that in Apple menu -> about this mac -> system report -> SATA/SATA ... -> select the Crucial MX100 SSD and look below there will be a line saying TRIM support = YES or NO.

You can find more information about SSDs following the link below.

http://computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-check-and-enable-trim-on-a-mac-ssd--mac-60738 

Cheers.

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Apple include a tool called trimforce to enable trim on third-party SSDs, so it's possible to enable it for SSDs like this Crucial one.

Hello there,

 

 

Thanks for your time and help, so, if I use "Trim force" the SSD will work fine and I avoid the use of third party software like Trim enabler?. Would you please explain the procedure to enable Trim force?.

 

 

 

Regards. 

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Just open Terminal and type: sudo trimforce enable

 

Then reboot and check your SSD in System Profiler. You'll see that trim is now enabled.

 

I just remembered that certain SSDs had potential issues with trim on Linux and there was some concern that this would also apply to OS X. I don't know how that ended up as my older Crucial M4 wasn't on the list and works fine with trim enabled. Your MX100 is on this list so I guess you could enable it and see how things go. If you find you're having issues just run sudo trimforce disable to revert.

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/222077/how-to-enable-trim-for-third-party-ssds-on-mac-os-x/

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