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Manually Enabling (Unsupported) SSD TRIM in OS X 10.9.4:
I've updated the OS X SSD TRIM (manual commands) post with info for OS X 10.9.4. I reinstalled OS X 10.9.4 from a download updater and verified the commands worked - after a reboot System Info SATA listing shows the Intel 520 SSD TRIM support as "Yes". (As I mentioned below Monday's post on OS X 10.9.4, software update broke the previous TRIM mod and 10.8.3-10.9.3 commands no longer work.)

BTW: After seeing (rare I assume) posts about DVD Player problems in OS X 10.9.4 and problems playing Audio CDs in an Apple USB Superdrive (with 10.9.3 and 10.9.4), I tested a 2012 Mini (with no 3rd party addons/mods other than SSD TRIM) running OS X 10.9.4 using HDMI (to AVR/HDTV) OK. Using a USB Superdrive (connected directly to mini), I played Audio CDs (PCM mode) and DVDs (episodes of "Breaking Bad" S4, 2011's "Drive" movie, DVD player set to Bitstreaming 5.1) without any problems.
   I do still see the same (2 second or so) black screen (twice) at boot and wake from sleep which I've always chalked up to HDMI handshaking. It doesn't happen during normal use however. (Here's the previous article my Mac Mini 5.1/7.1 Surround Sound setup via HDMI/AVR/HDTV.)

(For the record, if I could run 10.6.8 on that 2012 Mini I would. Rosetta was more useful for me than anything added in 10.7-10.9.)

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Recent Articles/Tips/Tweaks/Reviews:
Listing/links of Updates, DIY mod/upgrade articles, Tips and more you may have missed. (2011 Macbook Pro GPU/Logic board failures, Mac compatible 802.11ac wifi cards/adapters, Mac EFI/SMC/SW updates, Radeon 7970 in 2007 Mac Pro, Mac mini/MBP/iMac internal Mini-PCIe eSATA Card Mods, OS X Updates/Tips/Problems, Low-Cost CPU Upgrades for early Mac Pros/Xserves and Minis, Mac Mini SSD upgrades, OS X SSD Trim Enablers, DIY Fusion drives and more.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    Monday June 30th, 2014 News
  • OS X 10.9.4 Update Info/Downloads (includes Safari 7.0.5)
  • Updating to OS X 10.9.4 (via SU) disabled SSD TRIM support mod
  • Security Update 2014-003 for OS X Lion/Lion Server/Mountain Lion (D/Ls)
  • New/Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
    - Apple doc about OS X 10.9.4 update
    - OS X Mavericks List of available trusted root certificates
    - About the security content of OS X v10.9.4 and Security Update 2014-003
    - About the security content of Safari 6.1.5 & Safari 7.0.5
    - About the security content of iOS 7.1.2
    - iOS 7: List of available trusted root certificates
    - About the security content of Apple TV 6.2
    - iOS: Syncing your data with iTunes
    - Mac computers: Frequently asked questions about using HDMI
    - Deploying Logic Pro X across multiple Mac systems using Apple Remote Desktop, NetInstall, or NetRestore
  • Apple TV v6.2 - "general performance/stability improvements"
  • iOS 7.1.2 update (bug fixes/security update)
  • Review of (Mid-2014) iMac 21.5-Inch ($1099 entry model)
  • Second Impressions (issues/corrections): New Mac Pro
  • Validating Data Integrity Key When Backing Up, Archiving
  • Aperture to Photo Transition - Adjustments (aperture user forum thread)
  • LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt Review (SSD)

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