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Tweaking with Anglebird SSD in MacPro 2009-12

Does anyone have any actual experience with using an Anglebird SSD drive?

It does have TRIM support which the other mainstream drives do not appear to have.

I am currently using an 512GB X400 Sandisk SSD as my boot drive on a 2x 2.93 GHz Quad-Core Xeon. Flashed to 5,1 running 10.12.3. Recently added a 4 port USB3 PCI card.

@danj, @reecee

Next I'm looking at just how much of a CPU upgrade to go to (and what I can afford, a bit pricey at $1,785) 12-Core 3.46GHz Apple Mac Pro CPU Tray Upgrade Westmere 2009 2010 4,1 5,1 128GB

Does anyone have experience with the processor upgrades beyond what Apple has put out?

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@mayer as of OS X 10.10.4, the new command 'trimforce' was introduced that enabled TRIM on any SSD installed in Macs.

Simply open a terminal and type 'sudo trimforce enable' and enter your password.

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Thanks @avanteguarde, IU'll give that a try. Thanks for teaching the old dog a new trick ;-)

PS, It's time to expand your profile so we can get to know you better. looks like you may be a keeper ;-)


I also use the trimforce with the newest OS-X & MacOS this works for any SSD.

Anglebird SSD for a time was the only way to get native Apple TRIM services. Not sure I fully understand how they got away with it. As far as I know they are just emulating the Apple SSD ID string the firmware looking for during POST.


@mayer for the cpu's dud you check youtube? theres many tourtials on how to do things like that and im pretty sure you can replace only the cpu for a few hundred instead of 1700


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