My Mac Pro (Late 2013) uses an APPLE SSD SM0512F Media SSD; I'd like to buy an equivalent SSD to use externally for cloning, backups, etc.

I noticed on the PassMark website it shows performance information in comparison with some other SSDs, however, it doesn't show what SSDs are ranked directly above or below it, so I have no idea what it's closest competitors might be.

It doesn't appear Apple sells the SM0512F — what (if any) would be equivalent?

  • Be aware that Yosemite does not like the non Apple SSD's. – Ruskes May 23 '15 at 23:18
  • It might not like it, but they work without problems. Only TRIM is not working. I bought a Transcend JetDrive 725 SSD and it works really nice. – Rainer May 24 '15 at 11:54
  • @Buscar웃SD: Could you please elaborate on that? – l'L'l May 24 '15 at 22:06
  • @Rainer: Thanks for the recommendation; do all non-Apple SSDs have that issue with TRIM not working, and what (if any) resolution is there to it? – l'L'l May 24 '15 at 22:07
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    @I'L'I Yes. Apple is using kext signing and so no TRIM can be enabled for non-apple SSD, except of when using Trim Enabler at cindori.org/software/trimenabler See some other comments in this thread apple.stackexchange.com/questions/176821/… where I asked a similar question. See also cindori.org/documentation for some background. – Rainer May 25 '15 at 9:46

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