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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Samsung EVO 480 *and* stock hard drive not recognised by Snow Leopard installer

A friend of mine came to me with her Macbook Pro 8,3 (17 inch, 2011). The hard drive had failed, and booting into the recovery disk didn't show a working hard drive. I went out and bought her a ...
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MacBook Pro freezes after being woken up from sleep mode with Samsung 850 Pro SSD

My MacBook Pro freezes after it's being woken from sleep mode. I can move the mouse but can't click anything and the password form courser is not blinking too.I recently installed a SSD and did 2 ...
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When I want to install TeamViewer 10, why can't I select my system disk as the destination?

Seems it happened when I want to install other softwares before (but I can't remember which). I have a 128G SSD as the system disk, but it doesn't even appear as an option in the installer. How can I ...
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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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SSD is not recognised with the internal SATA cable (13" 2010 MBP)

It's pretty weird, seeing that HDD's are recognisable, and that SSD works when in an enclosure (Crucial M500). I've read somewhere that it could be an issue with the cable, but I bought a replacement ...
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Installing an SSD in a MacBook Pro mid 2010 but OS X is on an external USB HDD

The HDD in my MacBook Pro failed so I followed some online instructions, and as I had a spare external USB HDD I ended up with the latest OS X Mavericks on the external HDD. It was all done by Apple ...
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Macbook pro stuck on 'About a second remaining' for an hour

I'm trying to upgrade my Macbook pro late 2011's hard disk to an SSD from Corsair. I have inserted the USB stick with the OSX Mavericks installer, and everything went great: I made a GUID single ...
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Orphaned inodes in SSD in MacBook Pro Early 2011

I have a Macbook Pro 15″ Early 2011. Last year I changed the disk to put a new Samsung SSD (Evo). Recently my computer was really slow. I rebooted on the recovery partition, and tested my disk with ...
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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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Where can I buy a replacement Mac pro 2013 SSD drive?

Having acquired a second hand Mac Pro (A1481) I want to upgrade the internal SSD drive from 256GB to at least 500GB. I have spent hours searching online, and can't find a provider other than OWC The ...
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How to stop my SSD “ejecting” from my iMac when in standby?

I recently purchased an SSD drive for my 2009 27" iMac to replace the DVD Drive. Everything installed fine, performance is good etc. However when the device (SSD) is put to "sleep", OS X sees it as ...
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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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MBP SSD upgrade - which settings to change?

After replacing the harddisk drive in MacBook Pro with a Solid State Disk I am wondering which settings I should change and how. Thinking of things that are supposed to protect the SSD like ...
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MacBook Pro SSD - Very High Wear_Leveling_Count Value?

I have a 512GB Samsung SSD in a 2014 MacBook Pro that I purchased new around 2 months ago. I installed Smartmontools via Homebrew to take a look at some of the SSD health / SMART data. Everything ...
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Consequences of disabling kext signing

What are the consequences of disabling Kest Signing on OS X Yosemite? I have disabled it to keep TRIM enabled on my aftermarket SSD. What are the security issues I could run up against? If I install ...
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OS X Internet Recovery Globe stuck

I've deleted my recovery disk or you can say, I've erased by mistake my SSD completely. Now, my only option is to recover my internet, but the globe on internet recovery keeps on spinning and stuck at ...
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Copy Crucial SSD Firmware Update ISO to Bootable USB

I want to start with the Crucial SSD Firmware Update and copy the ISO to a bootable Mac USB stick, using a minimal set of tools. I hope that means using only built-in Mac software, such as Disk ...
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Cannot format MacBook Air SSD, stuck at waiting for disks to reappear

I have a Macbook Air with 128GB SSD and 4GB RAM with OS X Mavericks. I was using my Mac normally but suddenly Chrome got stuck. So I held down the power button and force-shut down the Mac. When I ...
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Unusually long boot time in non-verbose mode - early 2008 MBP + SSD + Mavericks

Inside my early 2008 MBP (15", C2D 2.4, 4GB, GF8600M) I installed a used Samsung SSD (128GB), did a clean Mavericks install and at first startup, I restored the Applications, Desktop, Documents etc. ...
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Finding an SSD that's compatible with a late 2007 MacBook?

I'm planning on upgrading my 120GB HDD to a 128GB SSD but I'm not sure which SSD will be compatible with my MacBook. My specs: MacBook late 2007 / Santa Rosa 2.2GHz / 4GB RAM Preferably, I'd like 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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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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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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Enabling AHCI for SSD under Win7 BootCamp on Macbook Pro 2011

I've just installed a new Samsung 830 256GB SSD and have configured BootCamp with Lion and Windows 7. Under Lion, I have installed Trim Enabler. Under Windows 7 I have installed the Samsung (Wizard) ...
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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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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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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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SSD formating trouble and mysterious disks

Two days ago suddenly Apple services started to fail on my Mavericks machine. I couldn't shut down (logind - or something like that - crashed but could not be force-quit). I shut down twice from ...
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28 pin SSD adapter or enclosure needed for Late 2014 MBP

I've been trying to find an adapter for a Late 2014 MBP Retina SSD. Standard msata didn't fit, and from a few consumer reviews of other enclosures and adpaters, it seems to be uncertain if one exists. ...
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Is “flash storage” the same “SSD”?

I'm looking to see if the two are interchangeable and if not what the differences are. If the two in fact have a difference, perhaps adding devices or cases where each are normally used over the ...
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Flashing folder with question mark appear when reboot macbook pro

I substituted a MacbookPro 13" HDD with a Corsair SSD and upgraded the RAM to 8GB. I did a fresh install of OS X Mavericks but when the machine reboots (restarts), it shows a flashing folder with a ...
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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 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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Should I install firmware for Samsung SSD 850 EVO?

I've a Mac Mini Late 2012 model that I've recently replaced the HDD to Samsung SSD 850 EVO. Everything works fine(except damaged IR Sensor) and my Mac startup speed is fast. I've been searching around ...
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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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How can I get my 3rd party SSD to boot El Capitan?

I have a Mid 2012 13 inch MacBook Pro that's been running successfully with a hybrid drive (3rd party) for the last few years. Recently, the operating system crashed and the hard drive is no longer ...
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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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MacBook Pro refuses to boot/recover, hangs at “white screen”

I am somewhat new to caring for Macs, but one has been left in my care and I have not been able to restore it to working order yet. Here are the symptoms: The MacBook Pro would hang with a "white ...