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Intel 520 Series 240GB 2.5in SSD MLC 25nm SATA3 Solid State Disk Drive Retail w/ Mounting Bracket
Intel 520 Series 240GB 2.5in SSD MLC 25nm SATA3 Solid State Disk Drive Retail w/ Mounting Bracket
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Steven_L Sep 19, 2012 07:05 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Hi, is this compatible with an 24" iMac9,1. The SATA controller on there nVidia MCP79 in ACHI mode.

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Haven_S Dec 05, 2012 11:27 AM Reply | Bookmark
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As of this time only Apple SSD drives support Trim by default in OS X. You will need to use a third party Trim enabler to get the best performance and life out of any non Apple branded SSD.

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Your best bet with that controller is probably a Crucial M4 with its latest 040H firmware, which is one of the few modern SSD drives that works correctly at full speed with nVidia SATA2 controllers in both legacy and AHCI modes. This product definitely locks down to SATA1 on that controller in non-AHCI mode, I have confirmed that myself.

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The TRIM support issue is no big deal on Macs, just run the utility called TRIM Enabler which is very simple and easy to use. Double check after any major OS update  that it hasn't reverted back to non-TRIM mode, I've upgraded plenty of Macs with non-Apple SSDs.

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