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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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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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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Which 13" MacBook Pro 2011 is right for me? [closed]

I'm completely new to Mac (OS X) and I want to buy a 13" Macbook Pro 2011. I'm not sure if the "2,7 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7" is worth the +300€. I want to order one of the two with a 128GB SSD for ...
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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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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 manually force a file of a Fusion Drive to the SSD?

From what I understand, the implementation of the Fusion Drive is at the OS level (coreStorage). Yet, I want to know if it's possible to manually interfere in the management for a specific file or ...
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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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Macbook Pro Retina 13 (late 2012) SSD replacement, putting in a SATA 2.5' SSD drive?

Macbook Pro Retina 13 (late 2012) SSD replacement, putting in a SATA 2.5' drive? Before you jump in and say no it can't be done please read the below information to see it can be done. The late 2012 ...
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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 wiping and reinstalling OS damage the SSD?

Computer is new 13" retina MBP. 2.9GHz i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD. I have been working on some dotfile setup scripts for my new computer and thought I had them dialed in, but did not really work how I ...
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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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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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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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Mount external HDD readOnly option

I have the following problem: I used the optical bay to use a HDD in my mid 2010 13" Macbook Pro in addition to my SSD. It was working just fine until a few days ago, when it started to get "slower". ...
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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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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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Performance of MacBook Air SSD Targeted from iMac

I use a MacBook Air, but would like to put an iMac at my office for a performance boost. I don't want to switch between operating systems, so I'd like to target the Air's SSD (via Thunderbolt 2) when ...
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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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Ridiculously slow MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (I think mid 2012). About three months ago it started running really slow, so I renstalled the OS with a recovery partition. For a few weeks it ran very well with an overall very ...
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How do I install Windows 10 on MacBookPro5,1, with no optical drive (SSD+HDD)

I have a huge problem. I am not able to install Windows 10 on my late 2008 MacBook Pro with bootcamp. I have replaced the optical drive as it was not working with a 1 TB HDD and i have a SSD drive ...
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My MacBook Pro, gets stuck at boot screen and the graphics look weird

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro i7 and I have upgraded the memory to 8 GB and the HD to an SSD 500GB. The other day I had it running for 3 days non-stop and when I tried to use it it was frozen. I reset it ...
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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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Modify SATA link speed down (Mac won’t boot)

I have a MacBook Pro (Early 2011, MacBookPro8,2) which I cannot reboot, otherwise I have to reinstall Mavericks every time. Sleep mode works, luckily, but sometimes I need to reboot. In April my HDD ...
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Is there any way to partition the SSD portion of a Fusion Drive?

I'm looking at my next computer and am debating on whether or not to invest in a Fusion Drive. I'll be using Windows heavily on it though, and would like to take advantage of the SSD on both operating ...
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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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What is the connector used by the MBA's SATA drive?

I wonder what kind of connector is used in the latest MacBook Air for the SATA drive. SATA Express? When I first saw the gumstick SSD drive I thought it was using a SATA Express connector. But when ...
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How to upgrade firmware and reperform a Samsung 840 Evo on a Mac

i got one of these Samsung 840 Evo Basic 500GB on an iMac (used externally in a TB case - standalone, not Fusion). I know there's a firmware update out which is already available for Mac users too ...
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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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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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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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Configuring SSD over-provisioning on Mac OSX

I'm in early investigation stages of adding a SSD drive to my MacPro. Fragmentation problems can lead to serious performance problems on an SSD. There are a couple answers to this problem: TRIM - ...
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“Unable to unmount volume for repair” message about reformatted (and empty) SSD in “Option/ALT startup”

I am trying to reformat a Samsung 512GB Pro with bootable USB, and I have managed to get through the prep for the USB so I'm in no need there. But after the "Option/ALT startup" I click on the USB to ...
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Any way to change the location of Time Machine local backups (./MobileBackups) to another drive?

I am running an SSD boot drive and a HDD drive on my Macbook Pro 5,5 and I obviously cannot have Time Machine filling up my SSD. I was wondering if there was anyway to have time machine create local ...
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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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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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MacBook Pro 2013 hard drive upgradable?

My MacBook Pro late-2011 model was recently stolen when someone broke into our car. Luckily there weren't too many other items in the car and my computer was fully backed-up. I am looking for a new ...
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How to share files between OSX and Windows 8 dual boot?

I'll be getting my first MacBook Pro today. Late 2013 with 256GB of SSD space. For my development activities, I'll be needing Windows 8.1 running alongside OSX. I've done some reading on both ...
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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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BootCamp, can't partition SSD

I've upgraded my OS X to the latest Yosemite GM Candidate and cannot for the life of me figure out how to partition my SSD for BootCamp. Here are some screenshots of the problem: And when i try to ...
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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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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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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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JetDrive 725 - SHould I use TRIM enabler?

I just installed a JetDrive 725 and it is really nice! As I am using Yosemite, TRIM can not be enabled that easily, and the TRIM Enabler is needed. Now there is a certain risk when using it, as kext-...
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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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How can I do a fresh install of OSX Mountain Lion onto my SSD for my Macbook?

My macbook is sluggish and has so much stuff that I don't use anymore and just want to start over from scratch basically. I did a time machine backup just in case something goes wrong. New blank SSD ...