Beware, the name was not picked acccidentally. Trimforce forces TRIM activation on all 3rd party SSDs regardless of whether they support it or not, so use at your own discretion. Generally, it should be safe to use if your disk manufacturer recommends having TRIM turned on, but only your own testing will confirm that. As always, be sure you have full and regular backups of your disks in case of data corruption.
sudo — meaning you’ll need an admin password to do this:
sudo trimforce enable
The new command line utility doesn’t have a
--status option, so if you want to check the current TRIM status from the command line, you’ll need this command:
system_profiler SPSerialATADataType | grep 'TRIM'
FastTasks now makes it simple to check the current TRIM status of your disk, and to either enable or disable it with a simple click, particularly useful if you find that TRIM has been turned off by an OS X software update or upgrade.
Note that you need to restart your mac after using the radio buttons to change the TRIM status in order to complete the process.