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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Boot iMac from Macbook

The new MacBooks are the best But their processors are pretty anemic. Not a big deal when I'm out and about, but not great for serious work. What I'd like to do: Get an iMac with decent specs, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I swap the SSD from mid-2013 Macbook Air and mid-2014 Macbook Pro?

I bought a Macbook Air with a 256 GB in mid 2013. I bought a Macbook Pro with a 128 GB in mid 2014. I'd like to swap the SSDs if possible. Are the parts compatible? I'm looking at these two guides ...
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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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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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Can I upgrade the SSD on late 2013 retina Mac Book Pro?

Do the late 2013 models (13" - (ME864LL/A, ME865LL/A, ME866LL/A), 15" - (ME293LL/A, ME294LL/A)) support after market SSD upgrades? If so, is a drive that works with the late 2012/ early 2013 rMBPs ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How can I boot my MacBook Pro from a DVD to update my SSD firmware

I have a MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 (mid-2011 model) running OS X 10.8.2. I upgraded to an SSD which I bought from Crucial and works just great. Crucial sent an email recommending I upgrade ...
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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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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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Tool for determining performance bottleneck

I am using my early 2011 MacBook Pro for iOS development, Photoshop work, and the like, and it is at times quite sluggish. Is there a tool that I can just run for a day, and then look at the ...
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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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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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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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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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Mac Mini 2014 hard drives

Do the Mini 2014 mechanical hard-drive versions have an M.2 ssd slot on their mainboard? EDIT: Let me clarify: the fusion version have a M.2 SSD on the mainboard slot and a 2.5" mechanical drive. ...
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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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OS X Internet Recovery Globe stuck

I've deleted my recovery disk; or you can say more accurately, I've completely erased, by mistake, my SSD. Now, my only option is to recover via Internet, but the globe on Internet recovery keeps ...
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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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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 space....
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Can I keep the BOOTCAMP Partition on “secondary” drive when upgrading to SSD?

I have a Late 2008 MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz with 8 GB RAM and a 320 GB HDD. I'm running OS X Mountain Lion on the Macintosh HD (260 GB capacity, 100 GB used) and a Windows 7 on the 60 GB BOOTCAMP ...
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How to keep an SSD in shape on Yosemite?

As of OS X 10.10, Apple uses kext signing. Ever since it has become difficult and dangerous to manually activate TRIM for third-party SSDs on OS X. That means users with non-Apple SSDs will sooner or ...
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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 too....
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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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Cloning a half-full 500 GB drive to a 256 GB SSD drive

Before I buy a new SSD, I wanted to see if the following is possible: I have a 500 GB HD in my MacBook Pro that is using only 240 gigs. Can I clone this to a 256 GB SSD drive? (My goal is to replace ...
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Changing SSD's and keeping everything

I have a mid 2010 13" MBP. I have an SSD, its not big enough so I am upgrading from 128GB to 256GB. How can I take everything from the current SSD and then upload it to the new SSD - effectively ...
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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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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 ...