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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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 ...
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Why is this stock iMac so slow at launching apps?

I bought a refurb iMac from apple.com: 21.5", late 2013 2.9 GHz Core i5 8 GB DDR3 Geforce GT 750M 1024 MB 1 TB SATA Disk No SSD, but this should still be performing well for basic tasks. It's ...
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lost drive space [duplicate]

This is the get into - And the finder view - From a 2008 MacPro, running 10.5.8 Snow Leo. This wouldn't be an issue, except I was planning to update to an SSD. With only 60GB used, and much of ...
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OS X displays weird pattern randomly freezes and shuts off

I recently upgraded an early 2011 MacBook Pro, installed 2 new Kingston SSDs and two new 4 GB RAM sticks (unsure of brand, and I think what may be causing the issues, but wanted to get a second ...
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Can Recovery Mode install OS X onto a blank SSD?

I want to install a new Solid State Drive (SSD) into the Mac. Can I just build in the SSD, start the MacBook in Recovery Mode and install OS X from there on? After reading a lot on the internet I ...
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How to ignore S.M.A.R.T. error during El Capitan update?

I have a disk with a S.M.A.R.T. error. In my particular case I know that it is relatively safe to continue to use my disk. I have error in SMART attribute #173 (wear level) but all those block ...
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migrating to 250GB SSD, need to dump local Photos

I just purchased a new iMac with 250GB Flash storage, and need to dump some media on my old desktop to make the Time Machine backup fit onto the new Flash drive. I have a 200GB iCloud plan, and all ...
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Problem when booting OS X from an external USB drive

I would like to create a Fusion Drive from my SSD and HDD both installed inside my MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2012. I've read an article online which said that in order to do that, I'd need to boot Mavericks ...
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External SSD not recognized after ejection or reboot

I have an USB external mechanical disk. It works fine, and I can remount it after ejection. Also, it is mounted automatically after a reboot, as it should be. I got an USB external SSD, too. It works ...
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Putting MacBook Pro SSD into an external cradle

My old MacBook Pro (2010) is now dead. It had a 500GB Samsung SSD inside (in replacement of the original HDD). Some of the data where not in my time machine: I would like to extract the SSD and put ...
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Can I use electrical tape instead of the plastic tab when replacing my hard-drive?

I'm replacing the hard-drive on my 2010 Macbook Pro, (This machine just keeps going, and I'm finally upgrading it to a SSD!) and I'm almost done (it's simple enough) but the plastic tab from the ...
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Micron M600 mSATA in the Macbook pro retina, 15-inch, Late 2013

Would the Micron M600 mSATA 512GB SSD (MTFDDAT512MBF-1AN1ZABYY) fits in the SSD slot of my Macbook pro retina, 15-inch, Late 2013 (MacBookPro11,2) to replace the default one? Thanks
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New SSD can't be initialized

I have an old Macbook Pro for which I bought a new SSD and replaced the HDD with the SSD. Can't go further, see below. I really don't know what to do. I could return the SSD which, finally, might ...
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MacBook Pro stuck on loading screen trying to boot from new SSD

So I recently bought a brand new SSD for my Macbook Pro Mid 2009 Unibody. I installed the new El Capitan operating system on the SSD by using a USB-SATA cable. After it finished installing, i replaced ...
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MacBook Pro Hard drive crashed

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro 15". I woke up one day, but my Mac didn't. I was getting nothing but a blank screen so I tried to shut it down a reboot it. Now it won't boot up.. I get the white screen as ...
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MacBook Pro mid 2012 13.3 HDD cable performance

I am helping a friend to fix her MacBook Pro 13.3 performance problems. It was barely booting, and terribly slow for disk seeks. Then I replaced the HDD. It was perfect with new SSD and El Capitan ...
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Kernel panic extra-dev-mode=1 after Mac OS X update

Today I chose to update my Mac OS X to 10.11.4. I had installed an SSD and I enabled trim with Trim Enabler (cindori). Now, after update, I'm stuck with a black screen with this message: ...
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Blinking “forbidden” and “question mark folder” symbol. SATA cable is the problem?

A couple days ago my macbook pro mid 2012 was running perfectly, with a SSD drive that I,ve installed about a hear ago (I also updated my ram up to 8 gb). The day after that I turned on my computer ...
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upgrade macbook pro from 1TB HDD to 250G SSD [duplicate]

I have a 1TB HDD in my MBPro but want to upgrade to a 250G SSD. How do I choose what to send to the SSD in order not to over fill it?
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When Mac OS freezes is it ok to hard shutdown?

I have a MacBook Pro Retina, so it has an SSD but no HDD. I use Dr. Cleaner and I've often noticed that when 99% of the app memory is being used, the OS X El Capitan freezes. At this point of time, ...
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Is TRIM enabled for FileVault encrypted disks?

On a stock MacBook Pro without FileVault, TRIM should be enabled out of the box according to wikipedia. Infosec experts warn against TRIM in conjunction with full disk encryption. When ...
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Samsung V-Nand SSD 850 EVO 1TB not working

I have a Macbook Pro Medio 2012, 15 Inch Non Retina. It was running on a normal 750G HDD, but i wanted an upgrade, so i bought the Samsung V-Nand 850 EVO SSD 1TB. I created a Bootable El-Capitan USB ...
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Mac OSX installed in 2 Hard Disks. Want to Remove applications and OS from one

I have a 13" Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) (El Capitan). Recently, I replaced my Optical Drive with a Samsung 250GB SSD. After some days, when I booted up my Mac, it showed white screen and quick google ...
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Installing El Capitan on a new SSD

So a week ago I was told on this website that if I wanted to make my Mac (MacBook Pro early 2011, 13") really faster, I should replace my HDD with an SSD. And I'm about to buy this Samsung SSD. But ...
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My Macbook 7.1 (Macbook white mid-2010) 10gb ram, 250gb SSD Samsung 850 EVO overheats with few apps open

My Macbook 7.1 (Macbook white mid-2010) with 10gb ram and 250gb SSD Samsung 850 EVO overheats with very few apps open. It overheats for no particular reason. It cools down for no particular reason ...
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Macbook Pro Early 2011 Filesystem Corruption, Weird SATA GPT Boot Issue

For the past couple of days, I'm experiencing filesystem corruption and a really weird switch of my SATA drive numbering on an early 2011 Macbook Pro (8,2). So I've got Linux, Lion, and Bootcamp ...
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MacBook Pro 17" Late 2011 - Does the Optibay support SATAIII SSD?

I have a Late 2011 MacBook Pro 17" with an SSD in the main drive slot and a HDD in the optibay. Yet I was interested in installing a RAID0. I have checked with system profiler to see that, of course, ...
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Macbook Air not Giving Enough Power to USB SSD?

My Macbook Air 2013-Mid has had already a new motherboard, and 3 new SSDs. Now, I feel that the power unit of the computer is not working properly because the computer does not detect external USB ...
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I can copy El Capitan installation on thumb drive but it is not visible when I hold option key on restart

I am using OS X El Capitan on Macbook 7.1 (Mid-2010). My thumbdrive is detected inside El Capitan and I can make it bootable and put El Capitan installation on it by using terminal command: sudo ...
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Can I use SSD Samsung 850 EVo , 250gb in Macbook Mid-2010 (Macbook 7.1) without mounting screws?

Can I use SSD Samsung 850 EVO , 250gb in Macbook Mid-2010 (Macbook 7.1) without mounting screws? I got a brand new SSD but without mounting screws. There are mounting screws on my HDD currently, but I ...
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Bought a brand new SSD Samsung 850 evo, plugged in, restart macbook, hold option, and no disk utility screen

So I bought Samsung 850 EVO, 250GB, and plugged it into my Macbook (Mid-2010, Macbook 7.1). I installed it without mounting screws, because I don't have screwdriver to unscrew the ones from the old ...
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RAID 0 setup does not contain full disk space from slices

I just setup a striped RAID 0 on my 2012 MacBook Pro with two SSDs. One drive is 256 GB and the other is 500 GB, but my RAID disk is only 510 GB. Disk2 is my RAID disk, with disk0 and disk1 being ...
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Upgrading SSD on mid 2014 MB: which SSD?

I have a pretty simple issue. The SSD of my mi-2014 Macbook pro (retina - MacBookPro11,1) seems to be too short (256GB). So I'm considering buying a 1Tb SSD for my Macbook, but I read, here and ...
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Display S.M.A.R.T. statistics for an SSD?

I purchased a couple of used Intel 320-series 160 GB SSDs. I attached one of the drives to my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8 using a SATA III to USB 3.1 cable. When I attempted to view the drive ...
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New SSD problem

I've just installed a new SSD replacing an HDD in my old (late 2008) iMac. When I switched it on all I got on screen was a question mark. On the advice of my son I tried cmdR during switch on with ...
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Mid 2012 Mackbook Pro performance problems

I bought an used Macbook Pro Mid 2012 and it has performance issues. Basically it hangs from time to time even when its not under heavy load. I started to inspect the possible causes and I found out ...
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How to partition 128 MB space on El Capitan?

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu with El Captain MacBook Pro mid 2012 following this guide: How to Dual-Boot OS X and Ubuntu I want to partition a 128 MB space called Ubuntu Boot Loader along side my ...
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I want to clean install OS X (El Capitan) on my MacBook Pro with two internal hard drives

I have a MacBook Pro Late 2008 with two hard drives in it. (I replaced the CD drive with my original drive and I added SSD 60 GB on which I installed the OS X Yosemite. This happened some years ago.) ...
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Macbook Pro Mid2012 Lags

I have a macbook pro mid 2012 and recently I upgraded it by changing the RAM to 16GB and HDD to 500GB SSD. It was fine for a while but now it lags a lot whenever I play any games or even when I am ...
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Need help fixing hard disk partition map

I have a 500GB Samsung 840 PRO SSD drive. Until recently it was the primary hard disk in my Macbook Pro (late 2011 17"). I got a 1TB SSD which I decided to use as my primary drive instead, and put the ...
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After installing SSD

I replaced my internal drive in my macbook pro 2010 with a new SSD. I started the machine, then pressed alt/option to access Recovery Mode in order to use Disk Utility. So, I opened Disk Utility and ...
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DIY Fusion drive with 3 drives

Is it possible to build a DIY Fusion drive using 3 drives - 2 HD's and 1 SSD? Will the Fusion machinery optimise on three levels i.e. SSD, then fast HD, then slow HD? I have a mid 2011 27" iMac, ...
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Mid-2012 MacBook Pro Restarting Because of Problem After Installing

I installed a Samsung 850 Evo (250 GB) in my mid-2012 MacBook Pro recently. I also took out two 2 GB RAM modules and put in a single 8 GB module. Now if I put my machine into sleep mode it will ...
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New SSD and how restore backup on it

iMac 2009 HDD failed so I installed a new SSD. I have a TM backup on an external drive, but now I can't figure out how to get the system up and running. I tried cmdR to bring up the recovery mode but ...
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Why can't I format my blank SSD from OSX Recovery?

The SSD in my Macbook Pro died suddenly. I bought a blank one, installed it as the internal drive, and booted into recovery mode by holding Command + R. After letting it connect to WiFi and download ...
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Finding suitable SSD for my MacBook Air

I have a MacBook Air (mid-2012, MacBookAir5,2). I'm really far from terminology of this subject, I have no idea what is flash memory and don't know if all MacBook SSDs must have a flash memory ...