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Looking for Feedback on Chameleon SSD Optimizer:
Looking for feedback on Chameleon SSD Optimizer (Utility to enable TRIM on non-Apple ID SSDs and more) that reportedly works with OS X 10.8.3. (Older pages here years ago had terminal commands to enable Trim (March 2011), disable hibernate mode, delete sleepimage file, disable SMS, etc. manually (July 2009) and (later) linked to an earlier Trim Enabler (only) utility, but Chameleon also includes other features we used to do via terminal.)
  I realize many may not want to use 3rd-party mods like this/feel it's not needed, etc. but if you have used Chameleon SSD Optimizer (especially with a Sandforce SSD - Intel 520 or OWC), let me know your experience. ( mail to news at Please include OS X version, the SSD model and any Pros/Cons you've seen in use. Thanks.)

(Thanks to Bill, CN, David, Mark and Neil for their feedback. I've now added reports to a separate page.)

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Previous Day's News Summary:
    Thursday May 2nd, 2013 News Archive
  • Apple Adds (More) SSD Options to iMacs
  • Xerox Printer Drivers v2.3 for OS X
  • iOS 6.1.4 Update for iPhone 5 ("Updated audio profile for speakerphone")
  • Review: Crackle for iOS - Free movies and TV, but ads annoy
  • Apple Avoids Potential $9 Billion Tax Bill (via bond sale)
  • Adobe working on Lightroom for iOS, uses cloud compute to edit RAW files
  • Apple envisions curved batteries for mobile devices
  • (Limited Time) 50% off Tropico 3: Gold Edition
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Docs:
    - What to do before selling or giving away your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    - Printer and scanner software available for download
    - Many Archived docs (Apple RAID card fw updates, Xsan, OS X server 10.6)
  • Other News/Reviews/Alerts/Tech/OT:
    - Intel Doubles Down on Visual Computing - Meet Iris Graphics (intel blog)
    - Review: LaCie 5big NAS Pro
    - Review: Samsung 60F8500 Plasma HDTV
    - Review: Silver Linings Playbook (Blu-ray)
    - Games network used to 'mine' Bitcoins illegally
    - Mozilla moves to stop spyware from spoofing Firefox

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