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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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 ...
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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 ...