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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Crashed when creating a partition - now missing drive space!

Just a couple of hours ago, while I was taking a GNU course, I decided to create a partition on my SSD to have ubuntu installed, meanwhile the disk utility was doing that, suddenly it just crashed and ...
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Install Bootcamp on external drive where OS X installed

I have 128G SSD internal storage. And wanted to install Bootcamp on external drive (USB storage). Found out that Bootcamp could not be installed on the external drive. So I thought to install OS X ...
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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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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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Is it possible to use diskutil to manipulate the read/write buffer of the SSD portion of the fusion drive?

Has anyone been able to use diskutil to manipulate the Core Storage LVM into increasing the size of the read/write buffer of the SSD? Currently the Fusion Drive keeps 4 GB free for new reads/writes. ...
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Continuous Volume with different disk models

A) Can I retroactively add a disk to a continuous volume? B) Is there a problem with using different kinds of disk models in a continuous volume? They are all SSDs. I am thinking since it is not RAID ...
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My MacBook 2012 has sleep/wake problems with SSDs as internal drive

Whenever I have an SSD (crucial mx100 or samsung 850) as my internal hard drive, my macbook has problems with sleep/wake. If I unplug my macbook and let it sleep, the hard drive does not wake up. It ...
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How can I restore user accounts from a Time Machine backup to different volume?

I have a mid-2011 iMac, running El Capitan. Everything (OS, Applications, Home Folders, and data) was on a single volume, a 1.0TB HD which failed. In addition to replacing the HD with a new 1.0TB ...
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Did something wrong with partitioning my SSD

I tried to make a partition for Windows on my Mac by using Apple's Disk Utility, because bootcamp already showed me that it didn't work for some reason. But now I'm stuck with a 70 gb hard disk, and ...
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My SSD just disappeared

I have a mac mini, with two ssd, both internal. They worked fine for over a year. The secondary (not system) ssd has just disappeared. While I was copying a folder on it, a popup appeared, saying it ...
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Mount some partitions without NTFS-3G

I have a portable UASP SSD that NTFS-3G doesn't support so it doesn't mount them. Is it possible to mount some partitions using the normal read-only NTFS driver in OS X (make NTFS-3G ignore them and ...
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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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Installed SSD in Macbook Pro 2011 and now the DVD player won't read disks

I just installed a SSD (Crucial MX200 2.5" 500 GB) into my late 2011 Macbook Pro (running 10.8.5). The DVD player will accept a DVD (which works fine on another computer so it's not the DVD), and the ...
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Convert case-sensitive HDD to journaled insensitive?

Like everyone, I've search everywhere in the web about getting my brother's HDD converted to case-sensitive journaled. I have a back up HDD that I can transfer to, I have no idea why iPartition is ...
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Having windows virtual machine (Windows 7, run in Parallels) run from installed SSD

I am upgrading my 2011 iMac with an SSD. I have sized this ssd to store everything but the data in my User folder, and will be following the setup (not installation) instructions found here. My ...
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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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I have an SSD installed on a mac I do not use, how do I use it on another desktop?

Do I have to format an SSD from OS X in order to re-use it on an Windows desktop? Or Is there no limitations to where to format the drive?
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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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Move HDD from a MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) model to another MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) model

I have a HDD from MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) model: OS: Yosemite; The content in the HDD is important to me. I want to know If I can buy a MacBook Pro of the same model, Mid 2012, and simply hook the HDD ...
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Is it worth upgrading to SSD or just to buy new?

I'm deciding whether or not to upgrade to SSD's in my Late 2011 15" MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz i7, or if its finally starting to come to that time where I need to just fork out and buy a new MacBook. I'm ...
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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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Macbook booting up in Recovery Partition by default after dual-SSD/HDD

I've installed a SSD, and cloned my earlier HDD OS X to it using Carbon Copy Cloner. Now, whenever I boot-up, the MBP by default boots to recovery partition. How do I correct this? How do I ensure it ...
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Available SSD disk space shrinking within seconds

My SSD's available disk space of my MacMini Late 2012 is shrinking within seconds. CleanMyMac says 'Others''s size is increasing. I have no idea what is happening and am wondering why there is so few ...
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Swapping internal hard drives

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro into which I had installed an OWC data doubler SSD (removing the optical drive). I originally placed the SSD in the original HDD bay and moved the HDD to the data ...
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Samsung SSD 830 disappears

A Samsung SSD 830 installed on a MacBookPro 2011 with Mavericks 9.5 was chugging along nicely until a file save action generated the coloured beachball ... and nothing else was active. I initially ...
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Disable boot volume

I would like to know how to stop a volume from being bootable. I've recently installed an SSD into an iMac by replacing the DVD drive with an SSD. The original hard drive is still in the iMac and is ...
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Cannot open/save files on El Capitan. Is this a permissions problem?

I have some issues with my file system on my MacBook; I am running OS X El Capitan with an SSD. For instance, if I make a screenshot, save the file on my desktop, and then immediately try to open the ...
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Hard disk space usage goes from 96% to 100% one minute after restart

I have a mid 2014 MacBook Pro 13" (MacBookPro11,1) with 128 GB SSD. I have a lot of applications that I use that won't work on a external hard drive, so I always have issues with space. But going from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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My SSD seems slow, could it be the link speed?

I just replaced my old HD from a late-2009 iMac with a new Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB. It was installed by an official Apple repair store but I am worried because it seems slower than my new macboook ...
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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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Missing SSD space on MBPr 13, El Capitan

I have the following problem: I had two partitions, one was ~190 GB, and another ~60GB. Then I wanted to delete the second partition and resize the first one. The deletion went well (I suppose), but I ...
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What 500 GB SSD for my MacBook Pro 13'' 2011?

I have upgraded OS X to 10.10 Yosemite. Now I'm choosing the best SSD for my MacBook Pro (2011) I'm thinking about this one: SAMSUNG - Solid State Disk 500 GB Serie 840 Evo 2.5" Interface SATA III 6 ...
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Is there any more way to squeeze out some performance out of my mid 2009 Macbook Pro 13"?

I still like my mid 2009 13" Macbook Pro. It's solid and running quite well. However, since Yosemite things are getting really laggy and slow, so I guess that my hardware is getting a bit old. ...
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Format a SSD from Mac OS Extended to NTFS

I have a SSD formated in Mac OS Extended, and I want to format it to NTFS because I will use it on Windows. To do it, I installed Paragon. I rebooted my MacBook. I checked if the driver was actived, ...
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SSD doesn't boot anymore when plugged inside Macbook Pro

I've got two hard-drives in my Macbook. A SSD (connected to the original hard-drive connector) and another drive connected to the optical drive bay with a kit. Since this weekend I can't boot from ...
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Time Machine Backup to New SSD

I have a mid-2010 Macbook Pro with a 320GB HDD, and I'm upgrading to a 500GB SSD. Does restoring a Time Machine back up to the new SSD also include the OS? Are there any better alternatives? i.e. do ...
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Use external hard drive to install applications to it

I have a 120 GB SSD on my Mac and it is almost 90% full. I have another 500 GB external hard drive and I want to install some big applications to that hard drive so it does not occupy space of SSD. ...
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Install a graphics card in a MacBook Pro 2015

If I buy the $1900 MacBook Pro, would it be possible to buy the AMD graphics card separately, and install it myself? I can't afford the $2499 MacBook Pro but really need a new MacBook Pro.
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Taking care of your Mac (put into a sleep or shutting down)

I have read this article but I would also like to know what are your thoughts and opinions on that point. I have my MPB with 16GB RAM and SSD drive. I would like to put my Mac into sleep rather than ...
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iMac 8,1: where to put thermal sensor after SSD installation

I'm installing an SSD in an early 2008 iMac (8,1) which has a thermal sensor taped to the current hard drive. After reading nearly twenty threads on the subject I'm having difficulty determining what ...
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Less RAM and an SSD vs. more RAM and an HDD?

This isn't a question about which part of my computer to upgrade. It's a question about what I should buy in my eventual new computer. I have an early 2011 13" MBP with a 500GB hard drive and an ...
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My hard drive is broken on my Mac, I have a new one, but how can I install OS X? [duplicate]

I couldn't figure out how to properly explain the issue in my title. Here is the deal: My HDD is broken in my MacBook, every time I boot it up it's freezing. I bought a totally new SSD, but I didn't ...
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Moving home folder or large folders to HDD

Okay so I know this subject has been touched on but.. my specific question is this. I recently bought an SSD and made it my boot drive, I bought a caddy for my super drive spot and put my old HDD in ...
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Is lowering my ODD fan speed dangerous after installing and SSD?

I've just installed a new SSD in my mid 2010 27" iMac. I put it in place of the disk drive (ODD) so now there is no optical disc drive in my computer. After I did the installation I noticed that the ...