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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Upgrade a MBP(8,1) dual i7 to 16GB RAM from 4GB or to a SSD?

I currently find my new computer a bit slow when it comes to my number crunching requirements. Also, I find my computer painfully slow when it's running VirtualBox. My budget is around $500. Newegg ...
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Should I upgrade my mbp internal hard drive (160 gb) with a 64 gb SSD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Does the use of SSD give one a dramatic performance boost? Replace MacBook Pro hard disk with SSD Should I upgrade my mbp internal hard drive (160 gb) with a 64 gb SSD? ...
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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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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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Installing El Capitan on a new SSD

So a week ago I was told on this website that if I wanted to make my Mac (MacBook Pro early 2011, 13") really faster, I should replace my HDD with an SSD. And I'm about to buy this Samsung SSD. But ...
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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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Can I use SSD Samsung 850 EVo , 250gb in Macbook Mid-2010 (Macbook 7.1) without mounting screws?

Can I use SSD Samsung 850 EVO , 250gb in Macbook Mid-2010 (Macbook 7.1) without mounting screws? I got a brand new SSD but without mounting screws. There are mounting screws on my HDD currently, but I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MBP SSD impending failure

Configuration: Late 2014 MBPr - Loaded (1TB SSD, etc.) Mavericks Bootcamp with Win7 Paragon NTFS driver I think my SSD may be failing. Recently, some files have started to go missing. ...
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Can't partition SSD

Hello I tried to install Windows 10 on my Mid 2012 13' MacBook pro with a Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB installed. In Boot Camp it won't partition my SSD. I also tried it in disk utility but it doesn't ...
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Updating SSD firmware in old Macbooks

I'm upgrading the HDD in a MacBook7,1 (the white 13" unibody one) to a SSD. I read somewhere that it's important to be able to update SSD firmware, but that some SSD makers don't offer update ...
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How can I learn which SSD model compatible with my 2010 mid MacBook 13" Unibody (White)?

I guess this one (Crucial BX100 500GB) is compatible but I need features of it to search for the proper one. Could you guys help me?
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Connect MacBook Pro 13 late 2012 SSD to SATA?

I have an SSD hard drive from MacBook Pro late 2012 (A1425). Is there a possibility to somehow connect it to a normal PC through SATA, PCIe etc.?
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Yesterday I had 6.5GB free; today I have 4.3GB; what happened?

I have a 256GB SSD in my 5,5 MacBook Pro running OSX 10.10.1. It's mostly filled up, mostly with music. When I get close enough to "full" I usually delete the less-important stuff to free up a good 5-...
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SATA cable problem?

I have a MacBook Pro 8,2 (15 inch, early 2011) running Yosemite (with encryption enabled). I have a strange problem that seems to relate to my boot drive (Samsung 840 Pro SSD). The system runs great ...
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How to replace internal HDD with SSD in Mac Mini?

I'm a complete nube to Mac (bought Mac Mini 10/Apr/15). So far I have cloned OSX from Internal HDD to USB SSD which is to become my Boot Disk. The HDD is solely to hold a recovery partition, and Data ...
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Fully upgraded MBA or MBP (13")? [closed]

I'm looking to buy my first macbook and I am unsure which one to buy. I will use my laptop while travelling mostly next year on my working holiday visa for general purposes (web browsing, watching ...
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SSD on Macbook mid2010

I've just installed a new SSD on my old Macbook mid2010 in the CD unit, so i took away the cds, to upgrade to this new extra Hard drive. On the other side, I replace my old HD for a new 1tb HD so I ...
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Can I preset the hibernation file size on a Mac so that it can always hibernate?

The short version of the question is: is there a way to preset the hibernation file to be 8GB so that the Macbook Air can always hibernate? My Macbook Air only has 256GB of SSD space, and right now ...
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Installing SSD using time machine & external hard drive

I am wondering if someone could help me with the following: I have a 15" macbook pro late 2011 and I am trying to find a way of changing to an SSD. I have backed up my machine using time machine onto ...
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Waranty and Apple Care plan after exchange of SSD?

I might have to bring my Early 2013 MacBook Pro Retina in for service as the screen shows some strange smudging (I just post it here as it looks quite strange...). But I replaced the internal SSD ...
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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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Third party SSD optimization Yosemite

Unaware of the current issues with Third-Party SSD support on Yosemite I went ahead and bought a 128 GB Crucial MX100 SSD. I hear a lot of problems about enabling Trim on Yosemite etc. I recently ...
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JetDrive installation with missing Recovery partition: Clone internal SSD to external SSD

I have accidentally deleted my recovery partition (Yosemite) - no problem so far. Now I have bought the JetDrive 725 and want to install it. I have to boot into the recovery mode and clone the ...
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Disk Utility not letting me partition my SSD or modify the current ones

Just yesterday I finally got my hands on a MacBook Pro in which I was planning to install Ubuntu and Windows aside from OS X for studying purposes. I was barely beginning by partitioning the disk, or ...
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Should I disable Virtual Memory on SSD in OS X Yosemite?

Should I, or do I need to, disable memory swapping when my OS is installed on an SSD? I run OSX 10.10.2 with 16GB of memory. Currently, Activity Monitor reports I have 16GB of virtual memory allocated,...
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Will I be able to access my Time Machine backups after changing Hard Drive

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro - I am planning on swapping out the Optical Drive for an SSD in the near future, and then re-installing OS X across the Hard Drive and SSD (in a Fusion Drive format). I have ...
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Convert Mac Pro internal boot drive into an external harddrive without wiping

I have a 2008 Mac Pro running Yosemite. I just purchased a solid state hard drive which I want to become my boot drive. I do not want to transfer the data from the original boot drive to the solid ...
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SSD w/ brand new clean in stall of Yosemite fails to boot

I've just installed a new version of Yosemite on a third party SSD (Crucial). When I boot it up it hangs on a gray screen. Steps that got me here: Connect SSD to Macbook Pro (with existing HD) ...
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Yosemite Grey Screen with 3d Party SSD not a trim issue

I have a MacBook 7,1 which i recently installed a PNY 250 SSD and added some RAM. The laptop was running awesome with OSX 10.6.8, lightning fast. Then I installed Yosemite. There was a bit of hang ...
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Incorrect free disk space on SSD after cloning Yosemite partition because of corrupt “.Trashes” folder

I replaced the Superdrive of my iMac with an SSD. Next, I trimmed down the partition of my existing HDD (2TB) as much as possible using Disk utility. This resulted in a 140GB partition. Then I used ...
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Trouble installing Yosemite on new SSD

I have a problem where the Yosemite install does not see 240GB Mercury 6G Electra SSD during an install from the USB drive. I'm using a USB thumb drive installer. It boots up fine. Except that when I ...
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ExpressCard SSD continusouly indexing

I've had a 48GB SSD in my ExpressCard slot on my '09 17" MBP for the last 8-9 months and haven't had a problem up until this past week. When I look at spotlight it says that it is indexing the SSD, ...
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Should I upgrade RAM or to a SSD? [closed]

Ok, I have a late 2011 macbook pro that I'm looking to upgrade. It's sluggish with basic tasks such as right clicking to open the little options menu thingy (like the copy and past menu) and ...
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Can I upload songs to Itunes from second HD?

I have 2 Hdd's one solid state and the other is moving parts. I have Itunes on my solid state and all of my music on the secondary. Is it possible to to have iTunes play music from that drive without ...
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OS X works perfectly fine on external HD but extremely slow with HD on MBP

Things get weird when I replaced my HDD with an SSD since my MacBook Pro (Mid-2012) slowed down horribly. I get beachballs everything I did on my MBP and it was so painful. I thought it was because ...
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External Storage Options for MBP non-retina

My system specs: late 2011 13 non-retina thunderbolt (1?) optical drive usb 2 sdxc @ 2.5 gt/s firewire 800 128gb ssd I am wrestling with a few options since I don't have USB3.0: USB 3 drive ...
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Compatible RAM and SSD drive for macbook pro 2012 MD101

I want to help a friend upgrading her macbook pro macbook 2012 MD101 from 4GB RAM and HDD to 8GB RAM and SSD. Since I am not a mac guy myself, I need to ask you guys what is the compatible RAM ...
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Drive speeds … PCIe vs external thunderbolt SSD

I have a new 2014 MacBook Pro with 1TB internal PCIe SSD. Blackmagic Disk Speed Test is reporting read/write speeds of over 900MB/s. I am debating whether to swap this machine for a 512GB one (saving ...
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Does any data go into SSD from bootable OS USB (besides OS itself)?

I made a bootable OS 10.6 in my external HD with Disc Utility's partition & restore functions (with the "source" (as OS disc) and "destination" method...) And I used that to do a clean OS install ...