09-06-2016 04:59 AM
Is it possible for me to use my (new) USB 3.0 Scandisk Extreme 500 (240GB) as a boot drive for OSX?
If it is possible, would I also need to install Trim Enabler as well (OSX Mavericks)? If however I upgraded to OSX El Capitan, would I need to still have Trim Enabler installed?
09-06-2016 06:34 AM
the portable ssd cannot be used as a boot drive and is also not recommended for this kind of usage. Also trim enabler will not work with this ssd since it is not a sata drive
09-06-2016 06:45 AM
Thanks for replying. That's interesting to know.
If Trim Enabler is unable to work in OSX, (with USB) does this mean that my external SSD drive is going to have a shorter lifespan than if it were used on Windows 7?
09-06-2016 07:36 AM
the lifespan of the ssd will not be affected however it will get full with unused data and the speed will decrease a lot and can also freeze the ssd. So what you can do then is to format the drive every 6 months to ensure that all the blocks will be empty and ready to write data inside.