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I have a Samsung 860 EVO in a USB 3 enclosure. How do I make sure garbage collection, and TRIM are happening on the drive?

 
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Did you ever get a reply?

one way to do what you want is huge overkill, unless you also want RAID storage but Softraid from OWC has its own drivers and these support TRIM on external SSD’s!

Robin

 
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I’m on my iPad, not my Mac right now, but does System Profiler not tell you this for USB drives? 

 
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From what I have seen and read, MacOS only supports TRIM on internal SSD's and with the use of the TRIMFORCE command (need to double check that last part).

Info from Softraid explicitly states they do support TRIM on external devices.

I use Softraid on a couple of OWC 2 and 4 bay boxes, which is how I stumbled on the information.

Robin

 
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