TRIM support on its way for Mac OS X Lion 10.7?

A 100% reliable source sent me this output from the System Information utility (yep, it’s not called System Profiler anymore) in the Mac OS X Lion 10.7 developer preview. APPLE SSD TS128C: Capacity: 121.33 GB (121,332,826,112 bytes) Model: APPLE SSD TS128C Revision: CJAA0201 Serial Number: 902A515CK0YK Native Command Queuing: No Removable Media: No Detachable Drive: …

No SSD TRIM support in Mac OS X 10.6.7

Are you’re still waiting for SSD TRIM support in Mac OS X? Well, it won’t come in OS X 10.6.7. Here’s some output of my 2nd generation MacBook Air Serial-ATA System Profiler page: APPLE SSD TS128C: Capacity: 121.33 GB (121,332,826,112 bytes) Model: APPLE SSD TS128C Revision: CJAA0201 Serial Number: 80PB54G7K1WK Native Command Queuing: No Removable …

Drawbacks of using Mac OS Time Machine on a NAS

Most major NAS (Network Attached Storage) manufacturers claim their NAS units support the Time Machine backup feature for Macintoshes. What they usually don’t tell you in advance is that this support is somewhat limited – at least if you plan your NAS to backup multiple Macs with Time Machine.

Waking up a NAS from Mac OS X at boot time using Wake-on-LAN (WOL)

Please seeĀ this postĀ for a more recent version which works in OS X 10.11 El Capitan and newer. Do you own a Wake-on-LAN (WOL) capable NAS (network attached storage) unit? Is your computer a Mac? Want to save on your energy bill? The consumer NAS units you can buy these days are actually small Linux computers …

How to convert .flv Flash video to .mp4 on the Mac

I have a bunch of photography tutorials in the Flash video .flv format which I want to watch on my iPad. As you may be aware, everything with the name Flash in it doesn’t play too well on Apple’s iOS devices. VLC Media Player for iOS is able to play the .flv format but Apple …