Solid State Disk, a generic term for computer storage devices that have no moving parts and do not involve a "hard disk". A hard disk, in contrast, is a device incorporating a spinning platter or platters that store information magnetically.

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Should I have my MBP “take breaks” while working hard, or are its fans sufficient?

I want to transform some data by doing (from Terminal) a Python command that runs on a single core only and doing something I expect to be CPU bound once data is pulled from disk and is accessible at ...
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ATA Drive vs Flash Storage

I am a student who is looking to buy a Macbook. My budget is 1200 USD. I will be using it for programming mostly. I came across 2 laptops: 13-inch MacBook Pro Item Price:$1,134.00 Hardware 2....
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Mac OS X, TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt, Encrypted HFS+, performance

My question is about the disk I/O performance with different kinds of encryption as it seems that my laptop is suffering from some problems. First, let me describe my hw/sw setup: MacBook Pro (15-...
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Wiping Entire SSD for clean install of OS X

I want to clean install a completely fresh copy of OS X El Capitan on my mac. I have a recovery USB that I will make using the Install OS X El Capitan.app at the time of install. I have a question ...
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how to start operating system on a Samsung SSD when old hard drive was broken so had to replace [duplicate]

Recently went into Apple with my early 2011 MacBook Pro, was told that my hard drive was broken. So I decided to replace it myself with a Samsung 850 EVO, all went okay, but now when I turn it on all ...
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Macbook Pro M.2 SSD external check

My Macbook has defect RAM, so it won't run correctly. Now it also tells me, that something is wrong with my SSD (M.2-version). But it will not run a complete disk test - probably because of the ram-...
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Transferring from HDD to SSD - Error while Migrating Old Data

I recently installed an SSD in my girlfriend's Early 2011 MacBook Pro running 10.9. I put the old HDD in an external enclosure connected it to the computer with a USB cable. I formatted the SSD ...
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Mac OS: Disable the eject button/option, disable option to unmount drive from Finder [duplicate]

I have external drive which is always connected to my Mac. I want to disable the option to umnount/eject this certain drive in Finder. Is there any option to do such thing? I'd like to disable the ...
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Replaced SSD drive on MBPr shown as External

I replaced my internal MBPr SSD for an OCW Aura one. It works great, but it's recognised as "External" (despite being installed internally), which means it shows up on Finder/Desktop as an external ...
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Persistent HDD/SSD problems

I have a MBP Late 2012 (non-retina) and two years ago I upgraded my computer to use two SSD's, 240GB on the main socket and a 120GB on the drive caddy and I had no problem until this year. The first ...
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OS X hangs up intermittently - spinning beachball of death

My MacBook Pro hangs for 5 to 10 seconds intermittently. Basically, when I either click or type, the computer just hangs and then the spinning beachball shows up and it takes about 5 seconds to ...
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macbook mid 2010 13" won't recognise ssd crucial mx200 HD 500gb placed in the optical drive

I have a macbook pro 13" mid 2009 2,26GHz with HDD 160gb. I recently replaced my optical drive with a crucial SSD 240GB and it works really good and it was quite an easy process. Now i am trying to do ...
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Mid 2012 Macbook Pro HDD replacement will not erase in El Capitan

Recently my mid 2012 macbook pro's hard drive began to fail. I backed it up to an external HDD and purchased the HGST travelstar 7200/1tb to replace it. My machine boots from an SSD installed in the ...
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New uninitialised SSD not showing in Disk Utility

I have bought a new Samsung EVO 850 SSD, it is yet unformatted. I have a SATAI/II to USB3.0 dock which I want to use to get the drive formatted, but it is just not showing up in Disk Utility (Recovery ...
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Do I need unallocated space in my 2015 MacBook Pro Retina 13"?

System Info: OS X El Capitan, Boot Camp Windows 10 Pro, 256GB SSD I extended my BOOTCAMP partition by 32 GB a couple of weeks ago using MiniTool Partition Wizard. I followed a few simple steps: ...
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Swapping HDD RAID 1 with SSD in Mac Mini

I have a Mid 2011 Mac mini with 2x 500G HDD configured as RAID 1. Recently one of the HDD died. I planned to replace the dead HDD with a 500G SSD, and let the RAID 1 rebuild Is this a viable ...
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upgraded 2007 iMac fan is at full speed [duplicate]

I installed a Samsung 850 EVO SSD into my 2007 iMac, the thermal sensor seems to be flush against it and registering cool using a program I got off the App Store called Temperature Gauge (by Tunabelly ...
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Considering SSD upgrade for 13" Mid-2012 MacBook Pro

My Macbook's HDD is starting to show signs of age and I'm considering replacing it with a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD. I know and am comfortable with the actual hardware replacement, but I heard that ...
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Changing from HDD to SSD with my Airport Time Capsule

I will receive a new SSD very soon (Samsung 850 EVO 500gb). My question is, will it be possible to transfer all my data from my HDD(I have a time machine backup of my computer on the airport time ...
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Can I install Windows onto an SSD in a PC and then replace the optical drive of a Mac with it? [duplicate]

I want to install Windows onto an SSD replacing the internal optical drive of my Mac. I have tried almost everything but I wasn't successful. My idea now is to start the installation with Boot Camp ...
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Could Xcode be crashing my SSD?

So here's an adventure. Twice my system has stopped working completely (gets stuck on endless loop booting, requires OS reinstall even to be able to get at a backup. Once, in spring 2015 on ...
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Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro X having many issues, what's wrong?

Right, so I have a 2015 MBP Retina. Final Cut Pro doesn't want to launch anymore because of a missing "Helium.framework" and Logic Pro X seems to want to display everything in green. (Yes, green. All ...
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Installed new SSD now when my mac dies to freezes on restart

I've installed a new SSD not an OEM, but it's a compatible fit to my early macbook pro 2015 with retina 13". When my battery dies it doesnt hibernate my mac, so when I restart it, it freezes and then ...
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Disk Utility of 10.6.2 install disk does not recognise SDD; Disk Utility of El Capitan does

I ordered and installed an SSD in my 2010 iMac (10,1). I tried installing El Capitan via USB. This failed and searching the internet I found out that it is best to use the original install disks. So ...
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Restore Time Machine onto smaller SSD drive

I have a 2012(?) macmini at home and last night I backed up my HDD to Time Machine then moved the 1TB HDD to the 2nd bay and installed a new 250GB SSD into the 1st bay. I formatted the new drive to ...
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SSD not working internally

I recently bought a Corsair Force LE 240GB SSD and tried to do a net recovery on a macbook pro A1278 (MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 with i5) to the latest El Capitan, but for some reason, this is only ...
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iMac 27" late 2012 SSD upgrade

I'm the proud owner of an 27-inch iMac 2012 with high-end configuration, but the 1TB fusion drive keeps being the bottleneck. As my warranty has expired now, I want to upgrade the 128GB SSD to a ...
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Cannot format SSD to OS X Extended (Journaled) in order to restore

yesterday my computer stayed awake during all night, when I woke up it stopped working. I got many errors, one that says for example that I don't have enough space in my computer even though that when ...
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Installing SSD on 2012 MacBook has messed up Bluetooth keyboard and mouse

My MacBook worked fine but was getting slow, so I replaced the HD with a Crucial 1 TB SSD. I usually use it with an external monitor, an Apple Bluetooth keyboard and a Magic Mouse. I also have a CPU ...
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Mac Hard Drive Storage Decreases even without downloading anything

I have a 128 GB hard drive on my macbook pro retina 13". My mac storage hard drive keeps decreasing for no reason, even when I do not download anything. This still happens even when I don't use any ...
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Upgrade Macbook Pro Retina A1502 SSD

I have an Early 2015 Macbook Pro Retina with a 128Gb SSD and 8Gb of RAM. I know I can't upgrade the RAM but I can upgrade the SSD. Will an Apple Store upgrade my SSD if I take my Macbook to them? Is ...
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Fusion drive: replace SSD and HDD vice-versa

I've just made a Fusion Drive on my MBP 2012 and restored data from the Time Machine. Unfortunately, right now I read information that the best place for SSD is the main bay of HDD not the optical bay....
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Error restoring encrypted disk using Disk Utility

I am trying to replace the hard drive in an old MBP-15 mid 2010 with a new SSD. The old disk is encrypted. I did that on my own two MBPs successfully, but both disks were not encrypted. The Mac is ...
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How can I make a secondary encrypted volume open during the boot process?

When booting off a FileVault encrypted volume, OSX is capable of accessing the volume for the boot process once the user has entered their password at FileVault prompt. I want to configure my system ...
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Which types of SSD are compatible with mac book pro mid-2012 (not retina)?

I am looking to replace the hard drive of my macbook pro mid 2012 with an SSD from an ASUS taichi laptop will the SSD from the taichi be compatible with my mac book?
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Making Fusion Drive with USB-attached SSD?

I'm working with lots of VM images on my Mac mini and I'm looking for ways to speed things up by converting a data partition on the internal HDD into a Fusion Drive setup with an external SSD (...
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MacBook Pro intermittently won't let me login after sleep

I am occasionally running into problems where I can't login after sleep. Sometimes I open the lid of my Macbook Pro and it shows the usual login screen, but if I type my password in and click enter ...
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Move user folder (HDD) back to main drive (SSD)

Since large SSDs were quite expensive a while ago, I've moved my User directory to a 1 TB HDD back then. Now I'm going to upgrade to a 1 TB SSD and am thinking about the best and safest way to move ...
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SSD configuration software

Both Intel and Samsung supply windows only configuration software for their SSDs (Intel® Solid State Drive Toolbox, Samsung Magician Software for PC). Is there anyway to achieve the same ...
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SSD slowdown 85mbit writes, late 2013 Mac Air

Hi what could slow down my massively fast solid state disks? I have from the start of owning it only had 10-15GB free on the 128GB internal drive but now writes are down from their 300+ mbit to 85 ...
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Macbook Retina recognizing replaced SSD as external despite being internal

Just bought a Retina Macbook Pro and swapped the SSD for a 1TB drive, it boots and seems to run fine, except the drive in 'about' shows as external and when I set in finder show/hide external it ...
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Force enabling TRIM before setup assistant is run

Basically, I'm preparing to give a MacBook Pro, running Mac OS X 10.11.4, to someone, but I need to execute "sudo trimforce enable" beforehand, as it contains an aftermarket SSD (fully compatible with ...
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How to upgrade MBP early 2015 SSD [closed]

I am trying to look for a way to upgrade my 13 inch Macbook Pro Retina SSD because it's too small right now (only 128GB). I found out that currently it seems only OWC Aura offers the upgrade SSD for ...
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macbook ssd hard partition unmount

Yesterday my fiend used my macbook to set his flash memory bootable but he made mistake and select my mac disk volume instead of his flash! Now when I restart macbook it shows a slasher question ...
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How do I know if I need a new hard drive?

I just received a MacBook Pro from somebody else because it was running too slow. Booting up takes about 4 minutes. I have tried formatting the drive and reinstalling the operating system from ...
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Get data from internal Fusion Drive

Currently I am experiencing a few issues with my old MacBook Pro 7.1. It is suddenly crashing and rebooting, sometimes it is not rebooting but starting to make a low "beep" sound while blinking the ...
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MBP 9,2 is extremely slow after SSD upgrade

I installed a Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB SSD to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012. I installed El Capitan into it and reset the NVRAM. The response time of every application is extremely slow, even slower ...
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Deleting files keeps increasing the used space on my SDD

i have a mac air with a 120gb sdd, the drive is regularly filled up with iso images, virtual box files and docker/vagrant stuff, i got a warning today saying disk space was low and i had about 8gb ...
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How can I replace the HDD part of a Fusion drive with an SSD?

I have an Mac Mini computer with an Fusion Drive (which is really an HDD and an PCIE SSD). I would like to replace the HDD of the Fusion Drive with a 1TB 2.5" SSD. Do I need to do anything special to ...
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El Capitan MacMini crashing after installing SSD

MacMini Late 2012, OSX 10.11.4. PNY SSD Model Name: Mac mini Model Identifier: Macmini6,2 Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of ...