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OS X Yosemite: Apple Kills TRIM for 3rd-Party SSDs, Renders System Unbootable

MPG spoke with driver expert Tim Standing of SoftRAID today about TRIM for SSDs and OS X Yosemite, to better understand the issue.

Online reports are that OS X Yosemite no longer supports TRIM for non-Apple SSDs. This is true.

Furthermore, use of a tool that enables TRIM on an SSD causes the system to become non-bootable, because Yosemite sees that a key 'kext' has been modified.

Users who have not upgraded to Yosemite that have used a TRIM-enable tool should be aware of this, and revert before upgrading to Yosemite.

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