Chameleon SSD Optimizer
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Chameleon SSD Optimizer is an optimization tool for Solid State Drives. It can enable TRIM on non Apple-branded disk, increase durability reducing I|O writing cycles, set hibernate mode and save space disabling sleep image. Chameleon is able to read sata system profiler info and you can easily check trim status, disk speed or properties. We added the reading of S.M.A.R.T. data how OS X does, so you can control the temperature, the firmware version and more. Now you can disable the local Time Machine, the Sudden Motion Sensor or noatime set for the system.
What's New
Version 0.9.4:
  • Update for OS X 10.8.1 Mountain Lion
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later



MacUpdate - Chameleon SSD Optimizer




  • Trim Enabler
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Donmontalvo commented on 06 Apr 2014
If you have SoftRAID, it can enable TRIM on 3rd party SSDs.
[Version 0.9.4]


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DaRk_ViVi commented on 25 Feb 2014
ChameleonSSD 0.9.4 was working great up to 10.9.2, but since this update I can't enable TRIM anymore. If I switch to ON it loads, restarts my MacOSX and after that it's back to OFF/Apple Only.
Is this a common issue or is it happening only to me?
[Version 0.9.4]

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DaRk_ViVi replied on 26 Feb 2014
If someone is having the same problem, I fixed with this: http://www.return1.at/trim-enabler-for-osx/
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Brossow replied on 26 Feb 2014
Works fine on my Mac Pro after the 10.9.2 update. Just had to re-enable it (as if I were running the app for the first time) and let the machine reboot. Some updates overwrite the files the app changes, so it's necessary to reapply the changes via the app after such an update.

Having said that, the procedure at the link you provided should work if the app doesn't for some reason. I'd suggest contacting the dev if you try again and can't get this app to work. I emailed him last night about something else and had a reply this morning; my reply to that message got a nearly instant response, so he's definitely out there and listening.
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DaRk_ViVi replied on 26 Feb 2014
Thanks Brossow, I know I have to reapply the patch every time the OS gets updated, but this time it wasn't working anymore. Probably it's something related to the permissions, but using the script I provided fixed the issue (before that I tried repair permission, reboot, and again Chameleon with no go).
I was already talking with the developer about this issue (he's very kind!) but it seems it was a specific problem with my installation, not related to Chameleon which is working fine on 10.9.2. :)
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Michael-Wayne reviewed on 15 Feb 2014
I usd this enabler because it was recommended by Intel support as I bought a new 530 240g SSD for my Mini. Only ever used Intel because its so part of Mac and it just "works". Rather than go through the terminal command which I did up until now and also reading about the fued between Trim enabler (O.Groth) and the other chap G.Panell I thought if it's good enough for Intel, then it's good enough for me.
Installed it on my new drive which was cloned by CCC and upgraded to Mavericks OS. Hit the button and rebooted when it aske me. There is a minute or two whilst it goes through the automated Terminal commands but thats just tea making time. Then do a system profile and ther it is ...Trim enabled. Job done.
From what I have read, is that whenever there is a OS update/upgrade the trim will revert to "NO". So you just run Chameleon again.

Am sending a donation as I am "Happy"
[Version 0.9.4]


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Sgginc commented on 02 Oct 2013
Anyone able to download this?
The developers website has not
loaded in two days.

Thanks ... Ken
[Version 0.9.4]

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none (developer) replied on 24 Oct 2013
Sorry,
we added the domain ssdoptimizer.eu for who can't load the original website, you can download by MacUpdate too.
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Ash435 commented on 02 Aug 2013
After I installed my SSD and Chameleon SSD Optimizer, SmartSleep started behaving oddly. Are they compatible? Some of their controls overlap, specifically regarding sleep image, hibernate mode, etc.
[Version 0.9.4]

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none (developer) replied on 19 Aug 2013
Chameleon is compatible with smartsleep and similar software, I don't know if smartsleep can works with another software that check and change the sleep status.
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Bb553 commented on 20 Jul 2013
On a related topic, I'm noting that users with older PowerPC machines (as users add new machines to their networks of older machines, and thus have mixed setups of older PowerPC CPU and newer Intel CPU machines running different generations of OS X side-by-side...) are inquiring about this very kind of utility for OS X 10.4.11 PPC and OS X 10.5.8 UB ?

It's not that all users expect massively better than SATA 2 speeds, but users are interested in finding out if the current Solid State drives would have a much lower failure rate than SATA drives (including via SATA being used currently via FirmTek PCI cards, where the computers didn't come with built-in SATA...).

Then there is the debate over whether TRIM - including if ever enabled via any third party utility under OS X 10.4.11 and/or OS X 10.5.8 on PowerPC or Intel machines, and/or on OS X 10.6.8 and above on Intel machines would be a good option for all SDD, as Other World Computing (OWC) is selling Solid State drives for PowerPC and Intel machines and has been saying since mid-2011 that it's not a good idea to enable TRIM on the currently available Other World Computing SSD solutions:

(snip)
If you have an OWC SSD, though, you don't need TRIM. The SandForce controller in our SSDs takes care of this "garbage collection" as well as performs various other tasks that keep your drive running at optimal speed, without the drop-off that you see with other brands. Especially note page two of this performance testing expert's report [ http://macperformanceguide.com/SSD-RealWorld.html ] where he feels so strongly about TRIM's inefficiency that he calls call it "half-baked"… and that's the kid friendly version of the phrase. In fact, enabling TRIM could actually hurt the performance and reliability of your OWC SSD, rather than help it.
(snip)

On the other hand, perhaps things have improved in SDD to the point where things are different about TRIM issues than in 2010 through 2012?
[Version 0.9.4]

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none (developer) replied on 19 Aug 2013
sorry, but no good news...
trim compatibility start only from 10.6.7

ps. for older mac my ssd suggestion is Kingston v100+ (and not v100) because is the most similar (can be the same) with the first apple ssd, with great garbage collector (you can find the same disk as toshiba, but i don't know the model in this case)
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Tempel reviewed on 08 Jun 2013
This program has more features than "Trim Enabler" does: It assists in configuring other options in OS X that help SSD performance and longivity, many of which have been suggested on this web site: http://icomputerdenver.com/ssd-optimization-for-mac-os/ ("SSD Optimization for Mac OS").

The only thing left to add would be a startup check that reminds me to re-enable the TRIM mode when it got turned off after an OS X system update.

BTW, the website is terrible to read: The grey text on black is hard to see, and its use of a capitals font makes the FAQ instructions pretty misleading, as many of them won't work with upper case text. Oh, the text in the app itself is too tiny as well - there's no need for that.

Functionally, though, the app does a good job as far as I can tell.

I've sent the developer a donation via Paypal, too. If you like his too, why don't you, too?
[Version 0.9.4]


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Neal commented on 05 Jun 2013
Needed to repair Permissions before it would enable TRIM after updating to 10.8.4.

Excellent GUI for getting the best from your SSD
[Version 0.9.4]

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none (developer) replied on 06 Jun 2013
it depend by your settings or program installed and not only for 10.8.4 :)
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Alessandro6531 (developer) commented on 26 Mar 2013
it worked on 10.8.3, good!
[Version 0.9.4]

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none (developer) replied on 05 Jun 2013
ok with 10.8.4!
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Libertyforall1776 replied on 06 Jun 2013
Your app is great, but your website is usually unreachable, FYI...
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Chris3k2 reviewed on 22 Mar 2013
It does what it's supposed to do. Worked well on my Hackintosh
[Version 0.9.4]


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jessfrancis4800 rated on 14 Jan 2014

[Version 0.9.4]



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Lightning rated on 27 Jul 2013

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Chris3k2 rated on 22 Mar 2013

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Gambitz rated on 29 Aug 2012

[Version 0.9.4]



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Schmelding rated on 20 Jul 2012

[Version 0.9.3]


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Date:24 Aug 2012
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Chameleon SSD Optimizer is an optimization tool for Solid State Drives. It can enable TRIM on non Apple-branded disk, increase durability reducing I|O writing cycles, set hibernate mode and save space disabling sleep image. Chameleon is able to read sata system profiler info and you can easily check trim status, disk speed or properties. We added the reading of S.M.A.R.T. data how OS X does, so you can control the temperature, the firmware version and more. Now you can disable the local Time Machine, the Sudden Motion Sensor or noatime set for the system.


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