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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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3rd-party SSDs: enabling TRIM without disabling kext signing

Before reading this long question, please note that it is mostly outdated in light of the more recent developments reflected by the top answer. Unfortunately Apple has decided to create kext signing ...
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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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How to install Windows 10 on external SSD that currently runs OS X?

I made the mistake of purchasing a MBP w/ only 128 GB of storage. When I ran out of space on the internal drive, I purchased a 512 GB external SSD, transferred all the data over to the SSD, and now ...
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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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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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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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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 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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SMART disabled on new MacBook Pro 13 Retina (ForceTouch)

I just wanted to see some of the SSD parameters on my freshly purchased MacBook Pro retina and found out that SMART support is obviously disabled by default. Is this intended and if so, why? I'm ...
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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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Cannot format SSD in optical bay

I tried to install a new SSD with higher capacity in the optical bay. But OS X cannot format the SSD. I also tried to swap with an HDD but same problem with HDD. Failure format or something like this. ...
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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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El Capitan fails to boot after installing on external drive

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro that has a failed drive. I bought an new SSD and am trying to install OS X El Capitan on it. I am using a bootable USB to do the install. If I have the new SSD installed in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Problems installing OSX on SSD

I've tried four different SSDs over the last few months, on two separate Macs, and have been unsuccessful in getting OS X installed on any of them. The first was an OCW, the second and third were ...
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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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SSD drive does not boot internally 13" Late 2011 MBP

I have a late 2011 macbook pro 13" on which i used a kingston 60gb v300 ssd in my primary slot and in the secondary slot i used the 500gb toshiba hdd the macbook pro came with. i've had the ssd since ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can OS X be installed on the ssd part of the fusion drive?

I am looking at purchasing a mac mini and need to decide on a storage option. I want either an ssd or the fusion drive however I am not sure whether OS X can be installed on the SSD part of the fusion ...
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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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Is there a way to securely erase an SSD on my MacBook Air?

I have a late 2011 MacBook Air with an SSD and Lion. I used it for a while and then I activated File Vault 2. Now the data is encrypted, but I need to securely erase it so I can sell the computer. I ...
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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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Mac OS X cannot find the hard drive (anywhere)

I suspect this is a dead hard drive issue: blinking question mark folder at startup resetting PRAM has no effect single user mode not available with Cmd-S When I get to Internet Recovery mode, the ...
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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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MBP with Serial ATA hard drive vs PCIe-based flash storage

I am not sure how much logical my question is but I am planing to purchase MBP for the first time and looking at the options I have in place, I am all confused. I am looking at these 2 options ...
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Should I enable TRIM with a third party (non-Apple) SSD?

I have an Intel 320 Series 120 GB solid state drive installed in the optical drive bay of my 2012 MacBook Pro 13". I'm not sure whether to use TRIM Enabler to enable TRIM. I did enable it before on ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...