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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Can Time Machine restore from one large hard drive to two smaller ones?

I'm about to put a SSD (60GB) into my MacBook Pro, the disc drive is coming out and the current drive (320GB) will sit in a bracket in its place. I'd like to use the SSD as the main drive for the OS, ...
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To TRIM or not to TRIM on a non Apple installed SSD in Lion

According to a source in OWC they do not recommend enabling TRIM on Mercury Extreme SSD as TRIM is only supported by Apple on Apple installed SSDs. They suggest that I am better off using the build ...
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Which SSD to choose for a white late 2009 macbook [closed]

Currently there are many reviews on SSDs, and different types of SSDs as well. What I would like to hear is what cost effective SSDs that exists that aslo has TRIM support and will work well with ...
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Upgrade SATA connection on MBP 3,1

When replacing my HDD in my MBP 3,1 with a SSD (SATA3), I noticed that the SATA1 cable can be fully removed. Thus I thought, that it might be possible to replace the SATA 1 cable by a SATA 3 cable in ...
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Compatible SSD for Macbook Pro (replace HDD)?

Any special compatibility concerns when replacing the HDD on a MBP with an SSD? I am running Parallels with XP Pro and Ubuntu and have been disk bound for some time. Not too concerned about size, ...
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OWC SSD freezes regularly

I installed a new 115GB SSD with a clean lion install in my MacBook pro (2010) with the data doubler containing my old seagate hdd. The install took over five hours, which made me pretty suspicious ...
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What is the quality of SSDs included on a Mac?

Are the SSDs used by Apple high in quality in terms of Speed and longevity (which is a particular issue with SSD). If not would you recommend buying a separate SSD and installing it after purchasing a ...
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Solving a problem on a MacBook Pro 5,1 with an OCZ Agility 3 SSD

I installed Mac OS X lion on an SSD (through USB) after checking the firmware was the latest version (2.15). When I transferred the SSD into the MacBook Pro (like i usually do after an install) but it ...
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Carbon Copy Cloner and FileVault Volumes

I am about to get my SSD back from an RMA process. I currently have my backup HDD and I'm considering utilizing FileVault's full disk encryption. I'd like to minimize the number of writes before I ...
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SSD Boot drive and encrypted HD

Have an SSD installed in my MBP's optical bay. All works well other than being unable to directly log on to my main home folder, which I think is due to the fact they this folder (still on the HDD) is ...
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Does FileVault 2 interfere with TRIM when using an SSD?

Let's assume I have an SSD that supports TRIM-supported drive, and I create a single encrypted partition that fills the entire disk (minus the obligatory GUID and recovery partitions). Is FileVault 2 ...
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What is the best way to migrate from HDD to SSD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I move my data to the new harddrive? I would like to purchase an SSD drive online to keep the cost low. What is the best method and software to use to transfer ...
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What's the best way to move from an HDD to an SSD on a Mac Pro?

I've read many SSD postings and web sites but not gotten help on a particular scenario. I have a 2009 Mac Pro with a single 400 GB HDD installed. I want to add a 128 GB SSD for faster booting and ...
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Would an SSD make developing in Eclipse (much) faster?

I'm developing a lot of Java software with Eclipse. My MacBook running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 with 4GB RAM and Core 2 Duo is very slow. Would it help to use an SSD and upgrade RAM to 6 or 8 GB? I've ...
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Optimize macbook pro for internal SSD+HDD drives

I upgraded my MacBook Pro by replacing the SuperDrive with an SSD. I'm now using the SSD as the boot volume and have all my applications. My home folder is on the HDD. My question is how to best ...
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Will changing my harddrive to a SSD void my MBP 2011 warranty?

I want to upgrade my harddrive to a SSD. Does apple offer this service? I was going to do it myself, since its easy. Does this void my warranty?
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can you add an SSD without removing the original HD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Replacing SuperDrive with secondary storage? I just bought my first Mac (MBP) and Id like to add an SSD drive without pulling or replacing my original factory drive. Is ...
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iMac SDD+HDD - noise?

If the new 2011 iMac is equiped with SSD and HDD at the same time, is HDD running (so fan on) even at times when HDD not used for a longer period? Context: I need the computer to be really silent ...
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Why would I disable swap file in Mac OS X?

I came across a thread about installing an SSD drive in MacBook Pro. Someone in the comments also recommended to disable the swap file but didn't say why: sudo launchctl unload -w ...
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How to migrate data to new iMac with SSD + HD?

I just got a new iMac with 256G SSD + 2T regular HD. The data on my old computer is bigger than 256G Not only that, but the Migration Assistant seems to want to migrate-to the SSD only. Advice? ...
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Can I configure an SSD and HDD to be one logic volume in Lion?

I recently purchased a 120GB SSD that will replace my optical drive in my MBP. It also has a 500GB 7200RPM hard drive. Is it possible to have a single logical volume that uses both physical disks in ...
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Are there any specific configurations for SSD's on mac?

A couple of months ago, I bought an SSD for my MBP. At that time, I remember to have stumbled upon a blog/article suggesting a few options to activate/deactivate. I cannot find that page again. What ...
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Apple SSD TSC 128 GB on Windows desktop

My MacBook Pro 2011 is having problems. When I turn it on, I hear the chime but the screen is black. I am planning to send it off to Apple since I have AppleCare. But before I do that, I need to ...
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What's the best after-market SSD for my MBP? [closed]

I've been researching various SSD's to put in my 2011 MBP, and I've come across quite a few reviews and threads indicating various reliability and performance issues, even with the popular models. ...
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How do I connect an internal SATA drive to Mini-SAS?

I have a SATA III SSD which I would like to connect to an ATTO technologies' SATA II card in my Mac Pro. The SSD uses the typical internal SATA interface while the ATTO card uses Mini-SAS both ...
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Speeding up iMac (early 2006

I have an early 2006 iMac, the first with Intel CPU and now I am looking for speeding it up a little. I maxed out the RAM (2G) and my only other option is to install an SSD drive there. First of ...
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I upgraded to Lion. Where's my TRIM support?

I upgraded to Lion a couple of weeks ago, looking forward to the promised TRIM support on my 2009 MacBook Pro. It seems that the upgrade hasn't enabled it. There doesn't seem to be any way of doing so ...
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Second SATA drive stopped working (after lion upgrade)

Since I upgraded to Lion, my second SATA drive stopped working. The issue occurs only for reading files, not writing. I can unmount it, but I can't rename nor delete files. I have two SSDs installed ...
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Is upgrading an iMac to an SSD over USB 2/FireWire an upgrade?

I bought the smallest 21" iMac model of the 2011 update cycle. I was planning on having the HDD replaced with an SSD later on. Turned out this would not be an option. So I'm either stuck with the ...
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How to determine what type of SSD drive is supported for a Macbook?

I am leaning towards getting a SSD for my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53GHz, Mid 2009), since this is my first journey into SSD I was wondering if there was anything I needed to consider as far as drive ...
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Do MacBook Air's SSDs fail?

I have seen many discussions describing SSD as fail-prone. I have read Jeff Atwood's warnings. Portman Wills' experiment looks alarming: Super Talent 32 GB SSD, failed after 137 days OCZ Vertex 1 ...
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Does downloading torrents to an AirDisk affect my internal SSD?

I gathered that it's not recommended to download torrents using an SSD (due to the high number of write operations, the SSD will be worn out pretty fast). I've changed to an AirDisk connected through ...
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How can I best use an SSD?

I have a Mac Pro, and I've added an Intel 80GB SSD to improve performance in LightRoom and Photoshop. So far so good. But after moving all of my current work, catalogs, etc. to the SSD, I still have ...
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Will FileVault 2 wear out my SSD faster?

I'm considering using FileVault 2 when I upgrade to Lion. Though my understanding of it is weak, it seems as though it shouldn't really increase the number of reads or writes per disk operation ...
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Put Lion “Recovery HD” on USB

In an attempt to save some space on my ssd, I used SuperDuper to clone Recovery HD to a USB drive. But when I booted up my Mac holding the option key I only got the ssd and Recovery HD as ...
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What are the consequences of upgrading to OS X 10.7 Lion if I have a separate Boot Drive and Home folder drive in my MacBook Pro?

I have an early-2011 MacBook Pro 15" with a 128GB SSD. I replaced the built-in SuperDrive with a 750GB MCE OptiBay HD, so my boot drive is the 128GB SSD (speed!) and I have moved over most of my Home ...
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How to check if internal HDD spindle is off after unmount

I use SSD instead of optical drive in my Macbook MC516LL, so I have bunch of reasons why I wants to keep HDD's spindle off: Preserve HDD from shock Reduce energy consuming Reduce overall system ...
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SSD instead of DVD temperature

just installed Intel 320 instead of DVD in Macbook MC516LL. Does old DVD place is equivalent to standard HDD place in Macbook from temperature (thermal) perspective?
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Disk Space requirement for Xcode on a Solid State Drive (SSD)

I have a question on the storage requirement for running Xcode and working on Application development. I am planning on upgrading my Macbook Hard disk to a Solid State Drive (SSD) for an increase in ...
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Is it worth upgrading my MacBook hard drive to an SSD?

I have a mid 2007 white MacBook. I don't currently have the money to get a new computer (even though I'd love to). I was thinking with all the good reports coming out with the SSD performance in ...
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Strategy for storage on Mac Pro with SSD

I've switched my 2008 MacBook Pro to SSD, and love the speed increase. I'm now keen to do the same on my 2007 Mac Pro desktop. I've currently got 1Tb + 2*500Gb disks installed. My strategy is to go ...
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Snow Leopard Clean Install - Zero Out SSD?

I just upgraded from a 2010 13" MBP to a 2011 15" MBP. When I boot off the Snow Leopard DVD and go into Disk Utility to erase the drive, should I do a simple erase or should I also zero out the ...
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What happens at the user/OS level when an SSD finally wears out?

I have been reading up on SSD technology and don't know of any first hand reports on what happens when an SSD eventually fails due to over use. I am most interested in the SSD that apple includes as a ...
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What is the point with iMac + SSD?

The newly released iMac can be built with an optional 256 GB SSD. To complement this, the new iMac's also contains the Intel Z68 chipset: Z68 mproves performance by putting files that are ...
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Does the 2011 iMac have SATA 3 support?

I'm excited about the iMac 2011 refresh, but I'm troubled by the news that there are no SATA 3 connections. There's lots of confusion on Mac Rumors and OWC blogged that there is no SATA 3. I was ...
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Quick OSX startup

I am totally new to OSX so sorry for this beginners question. If I would like to reduce the startup time (from being completely without power to being able to use Safari) of a new (HDD only, no SSD) ...
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How can I add some SSD goodness to my MBP?

I have a decently modern (late-2010) Macbook Pro, with a 7200 RPM 500GB HD. I need this much space, but I'd like to have an SSD for compiling code, running the OS, and running games. Is there any way ...
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No bootable device — insert boot disk and press any key

um...i don't know what happened.. I just opened lid to wake up my mac then it freezed. I re-booted it and now i'm seeing "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key" i'm using intel ...
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Swap SSD between two MBP 2011 machines

I installed OSX on an 128gb SSD in a 2.3Ghz Core i7 MBP 2011 and i want to move the SSD instead to a 2.2Ghz Core i7 MBP 2011, all of the hardware is pretty much the same other than the different CPU. ...
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How to turn off spindle of internal HDD on MacBook from command line?

I'm going put SSD drive instead of DVD and move OS-X to SSD. Big capacity HDD I'm gonig leave to have some place for large multimedia data and archives. So I whant keep HHD in spindle off mode most ...