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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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 ...
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Searching through a whole lot of PDFs on an external disk

I do have one Tera of Texts (mostly PDF) which is really really much (something like 100'000 documents). They are on an external USB3 and, of course, spotlight-indexed. When I look by text search ...
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Can I boot my recovered SSD as a Mac OS X installation

I recovered an SSD from an old, upgraded 2008 Macbook Pro with a broken keyboard in order to recover the data from it. Initially I was planning to put it in my other Mac Pro and simply copy the data ...
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Can one exchange SSD's in a single MBP for doing a back-up (delayed) on one of them?

My logic board decided to leave without saying good-bye, MBP Mid 2012. This only serves as a delayed backup. I did however run Time Machine to backup my stuff, unfortunately it was 180 days ago... ...
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Flashing Folder with question mark

Was getting this error and figured I had a bad hard drive, so I put a new Samsung SSD in my MacBook Pro 13. However when I try to install new OS X using internet recovery I can't find the SSD. The ...
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Does a M.2 2280 SSD fit in a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)?

I have a standard 256GB SSD right now. I would like to upgrade that to a 512GB or higher. When I was looking around I found this SAMSUNG 950 PRO 512 GB SSD that has a huge performance in write and ...
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Fusion drive is not working although the system can find the SSD

I own an iMac late 2013 with a fusion drive. Recently I installed Windows 8.1 using Bootcamp on a separate partition on my disk. After a few days, the booting process of OS X started failing and I had ...
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MacBook Pro suddenly started to freeze with any action (using SSD)

I'm having a trouble with my MacBook Pro (Mid 2012). I have upgraded it (5 months ago) to use a Kingston SSD instead of a SATA, and everything was perfect. Very fast and smooth...until yesterday. I ...
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Apple MacBook Pro “Core i7” 2.2 17" Early 2011 SSD [closed]

I have a Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.2 17" Early 2011 and would like to replace the HD with a SSD. Does anybody have any advise about a brand/type of SSD.
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How to be sure that I installed the fusion drive properly?

Hello guys I would like to know how to be sure that I properly installed the fusion drive because last night I bought an iMac but I had to reinstall el capitan for reasons but since I'm a newbie I ...
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Not able to get a partition that fills SSD

I installed a 512GB SSD in my Macbook Pro. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to get a partition over 256GB. I tried a couple of time to erase it in recovery mode but it does not work. I just want one big ...
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How do I copy my Mac library / iTunes / iPhoto to my Transcend Jet Drive

I just got myself the Transcend Jet Drive to upgrade my MBP 13" retina with another 128 GB. Read a lot of reviews on that, still can't seem to understand how it actually works. I am not a tech geek ...
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How can I upgrade MacBook Pro disk space?

I have a fairly new MBP with 256 GB of SSD as disk space. I am running out of disk space now. Most of it is being used by Pictures and Music and I have done all the cleaning I could. What's the best ...
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M.2 SSD Adapter for Mac Pro Tower

I'm in the process of buying an used 2012 mac pro. Now, I noticed that on ebay, many of them are offered with M.2 (Pci-e) SSDs, which indicates they have been equipped with a M.2-to-PCIexpress4x ...
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Does downloading big files reduce my SSD lifetime significantly?

I love downloading movies from the internet, and download files with sizes usually around 600 MB - 1 GB. I have a MacBook Pro with a Retina display, which comes with an SSD. Will downloading and ...
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What is it that prevents using a 3rd party SSD in a 2015 rMBP?

I bought an Early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina model with the 128GB SSD and have been wondering what to do if I need more disk space.. then I found out that it's currently not quite possible to just stick ...
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ssd is full on os x

How do I know where the other is and how to remove it? I watched the entire disk, all the files occupy about 50 gigabytes, which could occupy the remaining space on the disk? Please tell me how to fix ...
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I think I messed up the Fusion Drive on my 2TB iMac

I want to ask you how can I get back together my Fusion Drive (merge HDD and SSD together). I was installing Windows 10 and during installation it crashed and I was not able to boot in Windows neither ...
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Disk storage graphic and usage amount inconsistent?

I have a Macbook Air(6,2) with 120 GB SSD. When I checked About This Mac --> Storage, I see inconsistent information. It says 87.89 GB free but Apps take up 92.65 GB. So there should only be about ...
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Can I find information on whether the iMac with 250GB, 500GB, or 1TB of SSD storage differ in speed?

Apple doesn't say in their order or specs page, but I am wondering if there is any info on the iMac 27 Retina model, if the 250GB, 500GB, or 1TB SSD hard drive differ in speed? Such as the speed of ...
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USB Bootcamp: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

i'm on a late 2012 iMac (15C50) and created a Windows 10 Bootcamp installation which worked fine. I transferred it to a external USB SSD with Winclone 5 which basically worked. I can still select it ...
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CMD+R wil not start Recovery HD - Fusion Drive

I have recently my Macbook Late 2009 with a SSD crucial 500Mo (Data doubler). I made a Fusion Drive with no problems, then I re-installed el Capitan again with no issue (except I tried to re-install ...
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Install OS captain on a new SSD without USB driver

I have a hard disk and I would like to install a SSD on my macbook. However I don't have any USB driver for install OS captain. So is it possible to install the SSD and then install OS captain when I ...
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Issues booting mac from ssd

I had been trying to install samsung 850 evo ssd on my 2012 Macbook pro. I tried using CCC, installed a fresh copy of el captain using bootable usb; but for each of these, i was able to boot from ssd ...
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Can I upgrade the SSD on the Early 2015 13" Macbook Pro?

I do not want to go to Apple to upgrade the SSD on my macbook pro 12,1. Is there a third-party SSD that would work with my Macbook Pro? I currently have the 128GB model, and it is running out of ...
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Transcend Jetdrive vs OWC Aura

I've just bought a used 2012-era MacBook Air (model MacBookAir5,2). I'm considering upgrading the SSD using a Transcend Jetdrive or an OWC Aura. Going by their specs, both devices are the same. ...
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Can I install an HDD in a MacBook Pro 13" 2015

Is it possible to install my old MacBook Pro HDD into the latest 2015 model? My understanding is that the 2015 model uses PCIe Flash Storage. Perhaps there is a slot for an HDD... Alternatively, can ...
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Any way to adapt a custom SSD from MBA to internal SATA?

I did upgrade my MBA (2012 model); and since I have no use for the old SSD as external memory; I didn't purchase the only USB enclosure that seems to support this strange SSD format. Now, I would ...
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Use SSD partition on Mac Mini Fusion Drive through Windows Bootcamp

I've been checking through so many questions here, a lot of forum posts, and I can't get a clear answer to what it is I think I want to do. I bought the fusion drive because well...SSD...I added a ...
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Can't erase SSD on main bay

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2011. I've installed a SSD on the main bay, removed the optical drive and installed a caddy with the a regular HDD on it. The OS was installed on the SSD. This setup works ...
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Switching MBP from hard drive to SSD

I have a mid 2010 13" MBP that I am wanting to last me a couple more years. It was suggested I get a SSD to replace my hard drive, so I bought it but need to know some stuff before switching to it. ...
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MacBook Pro 13-Inch Retina Mid-2014 slowing down badly

Recently I started facing issues with the web surfing and some features in the Mac OS X. For the most of the web surfing I use Google Chrome, and a few websites like Facebook lag a bit on my ...
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Crashed when creating a partition - now missing drive space!

Just a couple of hours ago, while I was taking a GNU course, I decided to create a partition on my SSD to have ubuntu installed, meanwhile the disk utility was doing that, suddenly it just crashed and ...
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Install Bootcamp on external drive where OS X installed

I have 128G SSD internal storage. And wanted to install Bootcamp on external drive (USB storage). Found out that Bootcamp could not be installed on the external drive. So I thought to install OS X ...
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Recover deleted files from MacBook Retina's SSD

I need to recover deleted files from my MacBook Retina. The files were deleted by an app update and didn't make it into the Trash. Is it possible to recover files from an SSD? I have used programs ...
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Will it do any harm to cannibalise an old hard drive as an SSD enclosure?

I have an old G-Tech Mini portable hard drive (FW800, bus-powered) that I don't need any more, so as an experiment I took the actual hard drive out and replaced it with a 512GB Crucial M4 SSD. I would ...
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Is it possible to use diskutil to manipulate the read/write buffer of the SSD portion of the fusion drive?

Has anyone been able to use diskutil to manipulate the Core Storage LVM into increasing the size of the read/write buffer of the SSD? Currently the Fusion Drive keeps 4 GB free for new reads/writes. ...
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Continuous Volume with different disk models

A) Can I retroactively add a disk to a continuous volume? B) Is there a problem with using different kinds of disk models in a continuous volume? They are all SSDs. I am thinking since it is not RAID ...
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My MacBook 2012 has sleep/wake problems with SSDs as internal drive

Whenever I have an SSD (crucial mx100 or samsung 850) as my internal hard drive, my macbook has problems with sleep/wake. If I unplug my macbook and let it sleep, the hard drive does not wake up. It ...
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How can I restore user accounts from a Time Machine backup to different volume?

I have a mid-2011 iMac, running El Capitan. Everything (OS, Applications, Home Folders, and data) was on a single volume, a 1.0TB HD which failed. In addition to replacing the HD with a new 1.0TB ...
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Did something wrong with partitioning my SSD

I tried to make a partition for Windows on my Mac by using Apple's Disk Utility, because bootcamp already showed me that it didn't work for some reason. But now I'm stuck with a 70 gb hard disk, and ...
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My SSD just disappeared

I have a mac mini, with two ssd, both internal. They worked fine for over a year. The secondary (not system) ssd has just disappeared. While I was copying a folder on it, a popup appeared, saying it ...
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Mount some partitions without NTFS-3G

I have a portable UASP SSD that NTFS-3G doesn't support so it doesn't mount them. Is it possible to mount some partitions using the normal read-only NTFS driver in OS X (make NTFS-3G ignore them and ...
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Running OS off RAIDed drive?

I recently asked about bottlenecks in the Mac architecture (The Mac Pro 12 core 2010 model) to try to create a set up that optimizes performance. It was my intention to take 2 SSDs and RAID them on ...
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Installed SSD in Macbook Pro 2011 and now the DVD player won't read disks

I just installed a SSD (Crucial MX200 2.5" 500 GB) into my late 2011 Macbook Pro (running 10.8.5). The DVD player will accept a DVD (which works fine on another computer so it's not the DVD), and the ...
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Convert case-sensitive HDD to journaled insensitive?

Like everyone, I've search everywhere in the web about getting my brother's HDD converted to case-sensitive journaled. I have a back up HDD that I can transfer to, I have no idea why iPartition is ...