Lion & trim enabler

Lion & trim enabler
July 20, 2011 Oskar

Trim enabler 1.2 works fine on Lion 10.7.0 (from app store) because the driver is unchanged from 10.6.8

however, atm working on trim enabler 2.0 that will (hopefully) work for future Lion builds also.
might take a couple of weeks before release, have exams in iPhone programming atm, but for now continue to use 1.2, it will work the same as in snow leopard 🙂

Download TRIM Enabler 1.2

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  1. Filip 8 years ago

    Something is wrong with the archive on Lion, tried dloading with Safari and Chrome, but archive seems to be damaged Can you please check? Is 1.1 ok for Lion?

    Thx

  2. Torsten 8 years ago

    same here. can’t extract it.

  3. Filip 8 years ago

    Tried with different archiver and now is working. Sorry for false alert:D

    But thanks for your work on this. I simply can’t understand why Apple does not support TRIM on 3rd party disks:/

  4. Cindori 8 years ago

    sorry my FTP fucked up when I uploaded, I will reupload

  5. Cindori 8 years ago

    zip is fixed now.

  6. Torsten 8 years ago

    wow, that was fast. Thank you! 😉

  7. mxpwr03 8 years ago

    Any word on if Lion negatively impacts the non flashed 6870s in a Mac Pro?

  8. jeisensc 8 years ago

    Still not working for Apple SSD TS256A:

    APPLE SSD TS256A:

    Capacity: 251 GB (251,000,193,024 bytes)
    Model: APPLE SSD TS256A
    Revision: AGAB0202
    Serial Number: 59TT—–
    Native Command Queuing: No
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Medium Type: Solid State
    TRIM Support: No
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified

  9. Manuel 8 years ago

    Worked for me on a mid 2009 macbook pro 13″ with a Intel 510 Series 120GB SSD. I use the Lion GM with latest software updates as of today.

    The trim is now show yes and I noticed an improvement in performance during boot and restart and general app launching.

    Thanks a lot 🙂

  10. JustAJoe 8 years ago

    Works like a charm under Lion on a 2009 MacBook Pro with Vertex2. Please note that startup and reboot time depends significantly on open apps under Lion. So a full reboot varies btw 52 (most photoshop apps, Office, iWork, Mail etc) and 32 (mail, Safari only) seconds (yesss!) 😀
    Thanks a lot, mate!

  11. Cindori 8 years ago

    erase free space is removed by apple, not trim enabler…

  12. iwaleed 8 years ago

    i modified the TRIM 1.2 Enabler and add Lion builds 10.7.0 not snow 10.6.8 that comes with original enabler 1.2 and it works well with me

  13. JoJo 8 years ago

    The patch is working fine but it’s impossible (so far, for me) to erase the free space. Anyone has an idea?
    Cheers

  14. Alexandre 8 years ago

    Thx for the info.
    Will try with my Intel 510 SSD.

  15. Supacon 8 years ago

    When I run TRIM Support Enabler on a new Lion install, I get the following AppleScript Errors:

    IOAHCIFamily.kext is invalid; can’t resolve dependencies.
    IOAHCISerialATAPI.kext is missing dependencies (including anyway; dependencies may be available from elsewhere)
    IOAHCIFamily.kext is invalid; can’t resolve dependencies.
    IOAHCIBlockStorage.kext is missing dependencies (including anyway; dependencies may be available from elsewhere)
    IOAHCIFamily.kext is not valid; omitting.
    IOAHCIFamily.kext is invalid; can’t resolve dependencies.
    AppleAHCIPort.kext is missing dependencies (including anyway; dependencies may be available from elsewhere)
    IOAHCIFamily.kext is invalid; can’t resolve dependencies.
    /System/Library/Extensions/IOAHCIFamily.kext – missing load info or dependencies array in applier function.
    Can’t resolve dependencies amongst kexts for prelinked kernel.
    Failed to generate prelinked kernel. (71)

  16. Supacon 8 years ago

    Could this be because I had TRIM support enabled before installing Lion?

  17. JoJo 8 years ago

    Supacon, I also had TRIM Enabled before updating my system and it’s working fine.
    Are you sure you have enough permission to run the Patch? Did you type your pwd, right?

  18. Supacon 8 years ago

    I certainly should… I’m still an Admin on the system. JoJo, are you saying that TRIM never stopped working, or did you still have to run TRIM Support Enabler to get it enabled after Lion install?

  19. JoJo 8 years ago

    Supacon, I was running Snow Leopard with TRIM Support ENABLED, then I updated my system to Lion and I had to enable that again using the same Patch File I got here today and it’s fine again, totally enabled.
    Got it, mate?

  20. Supacon 8 years ago

    Yup. I figured that’s what you did, but I was just checking, since TRIM was nixed when I upgraded. I wonder if I just got a bad copy of the installer or something…

    I’ll probably just wait for v2.0 of this tool and hope I have better luck then.

  21. nanofunk 8 years ago

    we just wrote an article with a recommendation for “TRIM enabler”
    http://www.nanofunk.net/mac-osx-10-7-lion-updating-annoyances-scolling-versioning-and-no-trim/

    keep up the good work!

  22. sckor 8 years ago

    Not sure if anyone else has noticed this… I am running an Intel 510 SSD in my iMac on a freshly installed app-store Lion image. With trim enabled, my machine hangs on wake from sleep. With it disabled, it wakes just fine.

  23. Jayson 8 years ago

    I had trim working on 10.6.8, upgraded to Lion, Trim not working, patched with 1.2 now trim is supported but like other have said “Erase Free Space” is greyed out. I have a 2008 MBP with a Intel 160GB G2 SSD

  24. Torsten 8 years ago

    Just found the TRIM Enabler via a friends Twitter feed and wanted to say thank you. I wasn’t sure if Apple will ever support TRIM for 3rd parties when I bought my SSD (but it still works fine). So thank you, thank you, thank you. 🙂

  25. kuekwee 8 years ago

    it work for me, it show trim enabled.
    Capacity: 120.03 GB (120,034,123,776 bytes)
    Model: OCZ-VERTEX2
    Revision: 1.250000
    Serial Number: OCZ-4Y06NR4OS8ZVO0X8
    Native Command Queuing: Yes
    Queue Depth: 32
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Medium Type: Solid State
    TRIM Support: Yes
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
    Volumes:
    MBP 2010, MAC OS Lion

  26. Andrew 8 years ago

    I patched it, works fine, but I’d like to go back. I made a backup of the .kext through the app before I patched it, but when I click restore, the .kext is greyed out and I can’t select it.

    I am on Lion.

    Thoughts?

  27. miguelito 8 years ago

    How do I undo TRIM enabling in Lion? I forgot to back up.

    Thanks.

  28. nanofunk 8 years ago

    the trim enabler worked fine (lion), although the Console.app Messages kernel[0]: IOSurface: buffer allocation size is zero were appearing much more often than without TRIM enabler. can this issues be related?
    I posted a blog-roundup on that issue and also commented in the apple forums about this, see http://bit.ly/pNtLWS for more information.

  29. pedro 8 years ago

    i was install trim enabler with my ocz vertex 3 and the sistem was lagged .. i was need to uninstall trim enabler

  30. aleanspie 8 years ago

    I’ve tried using TRIM a few times, both in 10.6.8 and now Lion. I’m not sure if this is intended behavior, but when I enable it, it introduces a tiny bit of delay and stutter when launching apps and generally reading from the Drive. Using a Crucial C300 SSD on a brand new clean install of Lion on an 8-core Mac Pro. Anyone else notice this?

    Capacity: 128.04 GB (128,035,676,160 bytes)
    Model: C300-CTFDDAC128MAG
    Revision: 6
    Native Command Queuing: Yes
    Queue Depth: 32
    Medium Type: Solid State
    TRIM Support: Yes
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified

  31. Julian 8 years ago

    I tried to use it under 10.7, but nothings happens if I klick “Patch” or “Backup” – Nothing shows up asking for my password. Any ideas why?

  32. Bob G 8 years ago


    Andrew:

    I patched it, works fine, but I’d like to go back. I made a backup of the .kext through the app before I patched it, but when I click restore, the .kext is greyed out and I can’t select it.

    I am having the sample problem, the kext is greyed out and cannot be selected when trying to Restore (in Lion). Any ideas?
    I am on Lion.
    Thoughts?

  33. Shawin 8 years ago

    I have that issue as well with my Intel X25-M 64 and Trim Enabler on Lion.


    sckor:

    Not sure if anyone else has noticed this… I am running an Intel 510 SSD in my iMac on a freshly installed app-store Lion image. With trim enabled, my machine hangs on wake from sleep. With it disabled, it wakes just fine.

  34. Nick 8 years ago

    check my comment on the app page, I’m having trouble once my machine sleeps, upon resume the system totally locks. Not sure if there is anything you can do…

  35. Shawin 8 years ago

    I can’t find you comment. Weirdly, I don’t always get the lockup. Most of the time it sleeps and wakes up fine. It only locks up randomly, whenever it feels like misbehaving.

  36. Andy 8 years ago

    What is planned for 2.0?

  37. nanofunk 8 years ago

    strangely, performance of my system is slower when using TRIM. i benchmarked the results – see http://bit.ly/rm9vCf

  38. tony loke 8 years ago

    1.2 did not work with my Apple SSD TS256 … it seemed to have run fine, but the TRIM support still shows no… too bad.

  39. Cindori 8 years ago

    Well, that SSD does not have Trim.

  40. tricade 8 years ago

    working with 10.7.1 ?

  41. Marcel 8 years ago

    Yes, Trim is still enabled after the installation of 10.7.1.

  42. Liri 8 years ago

    Works fine on Lion 10.7.1 with OCZ Vertex 2.

  43. bk 8 years ago

    Doesn’t seem to work with my Corsair (Samsung) P256 SSD. Profiler says “no” 🙁

  44. bk 8 years ago

    i’m baaack…swapped in a kingston ssd+ 96gb and it shows “yes”. um, silly question: how can I tell if it’s actually doing anything?

  45. gregory 8 years ago

    Does it work with the OWC Mercury ssd? Is 10.7?

    Est ce que cela marche avec le ssd owc Mercury ? Est 10.7 ?

  46. Me A 8 years ago


    bk:

    Doesn’t seem to work with my Corsair (Samsung) P256 SSD. Profiler says “no”

    What firmware version is your SSD running. If it VBM18x1Q (x could be 0 (zero) for OEM, C for Corsair or D for Dell) …it’ll most probably by VBM18C1Q.

    Anyway, the 18 is pre-TRIM support. you need to get the Samsung SSD Firmware updater to upgrade to VBM19C1Q
    http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/Greenmemory/Downloads/TechnicalFiles/TechnicalFiles_SSD.html

    Read, Read and Read again the supporting documentation of how to do it. Make sure you have a machine with SATA in IDE mode (meaning not in RAID configuration).

    I went through about 3 PC’s until I found one that the firmware updater could detect my drive (a OEM Samsung PB22-J 256 (or PM800) ).
    It didin’t detect on a SiL 3124 4 port SATA PCI card. The machine the updater did work on was an IDEQ 210P shuttle with SATA onboard. I disconnected all other hard drives and just booted from a USB Flash drive. I used DOS-on-USB from CNet’s site to make a bootable DOS USB Stick. Then copied the contents of DSRD_2_1_0.zip on to it. When booted from USB with SSD plugged in, just run DOSRD1_0.exe and it will detect your drive and apply the appropriate FW file. Follow the instructions as you will need to power cycle the drive. I diconnected the 4-Pin Molex power connector leaving the SATA + SATA Power combo connector connected to the drive. The power cycle is important to clear a ‘frozen’ or ‘disabled’ drive state.

    The Samsung site I posted above provides the VBM1901Q and VBM19C1Q. For Dell labelled SSD, they have to got to Dell.

    Hope this helps

  47. Me A 8 years ago

    Moderator, please correct the spelling ‘poser cycle’ to ‘power cycle’ in my previous post.

    // done

  48. Mike 8 years ago

    It worked fine and very fast on a MacBook Pro (Early 2011) with ocz agility 3 240GB. No Problems!

  49. Patrick 8 years ago

    Sorry, but location is not found. Can you please fix this.

  50. nanofunk 8 years ago

    i tested the OCZ Vertex 3 performance with TRIM enabler and without. you can read the results in this entry: Should I use Trim Enabler on Lion for the OCZ Vertex (3)? No! (Benchmarks inside).

    After 9 months of usage, my OCZ Vertex 3 died on me. While this issue is not TRIM-enabler related, still enabling TRIM can make your SSD last longer.

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