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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Does moving my home folder to an non-boot drive decrease performance?

I'm going to get an SSD, making that my boot drive and moving the existing hard drive to the optical drive bay. I will keep my data on the original hard drive. MacPerformanceGuide.com says "If the ...
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Turn off encryption on filevault2 second HDD

I have an Early 2011 MBP on which I installed an SSD (in the SuperDrive's bay). After that I enabled FileVault2 encryption on both the SSD (which has the ML 1.8.2 install) and on the original HDD ...
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Problem after cloning a Mac with dual boot

I bought an SSD to upgrade my MacBookPro (late 2011) and have cloned the HDD with CloneZilla. I have dual boot with OS X Yosemite and Windows 7 Pro. However, now on the SSD, I can't boot into the ...
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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 ...
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Disk Utility reading disk incorrectly; viewing ext4 as JHFS+ and seeing Recovery HD

This is imported from Superuser, I felt like I would have an easier time getting an answer here than in Superuser - it is copy pasted, as below. So, I have some strange issues in Disk Utility and ...
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Performance of Virtual Machines on MacBook Pro with and without discrete graphics

I am trying to decide between MacBook Pro 15" with and without Discrete Graphics Card. My work involves running 2-3 Virtual Machines using Virtualbox at a given time with Chrome, Microsoft Outlook ...
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Trouble with SSD/HDD in Macbook Pro Mid 2009

When my original HDD crashed I wanted to change it and choose a Samsung HDD (I don't not the exact model anymore). The problem with this one was that the system often hanged for several seconds until ...
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Booted from Cloned drive works slow

situation is, i have to give up the Mac... Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013), 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM/Memory, Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB graphics, & a 1 TB ...
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Yosemite upgrade process stuck for hours - Cmd-L not working

Today I started the upgrade of my Mid 2011 iMac 27 from Mavericks to Yosemite. Initially it got stuck at the end of the first part of the installation. I could however pull up the installation log ...
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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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“Unable to unmount volume for repair” message from reformatted SSD in “Option/ALT startup” using bootable USB

I am trying to reformat a Samsung 512GB Pro with bootable USB, and I have manage to get through the prep for the USB. But after the "Option/ALT startup" i click on the USB to begin with and when the ...
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Should I put the SSD in the Optical or Main Bay when replacing Optical Drive?

I have 2010 MBP. Wanted to put SSD in optical bay (and use it as main boot drive) because main bay has SMS (motion detection) that HDD would use. The only problem is that optical bay in my computer ...
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Word damaged files after hard disk clone

I tried to clone a hard drive to a new SSD. Something went wrong, and the old hard drive wouldn't work with me and was now called disk2s2. The new SSD seemed to have all the data, but wouldn't boot. I ...
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OS X install on SSD hangs every time

I've got an early 2011 13" MBP with a 120GB SSD, formerly part of a DIY Fusion Drive, that I'm trying to install Yosemite on. Every time I try to install from my bootable drive, it hangs at the exact ...
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Using Yosemite installer from iMac with new SSD for MBP, will it work?

The SSD that I installed myself about 1-2 years ago went psycho, and I had to connect it to my iMac for getting through and erasing everything on it. I remember that the whole switch was a bit ...
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Type of SSD for iMac 21.5" (mid 2011)

I have heard that a specific type of SSD is required if you want to use an SSD in an iMac 21.5" (mid 2011). Which type of SSD would this be?
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Which upgrades to my iMac 2011 will improve performance the most? [closed]

I have started a job that will require processing of large datasets using python and ArcMap (separately and in conjunction with ArcMap). I have a 2011 27" iMac with the 3.1 Mhz i5 (3rd generation I ...
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MacBook Pro, Mid-2014, SSD replacement

I own a MacBook Pro, Mid 2014, and its 256 SSD started facing problems almost 8 months after I bought it. I've been looking to replace it. I've read over at iFixit that you can replace it, But ...
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Can I upgrade my 121 GB Flash Storage SSD?

Is it possible to upgrade the 121 GB Flash Storage in my MacBook Pro 13" Retina? If so, can Apple do it for me or would I have to go to somewhere else to get it upgraded?
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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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Can I install OS X on a failing SSD?

I have a failing SSD in my Mid-2009 MacBook Pro (5,4) that I'd like to install OS X on. It's only temporary because I'll be ordering a new SSD in a couple of weeks. The OS X installer rightly alerts ...
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How to mount PCIe SSD from MacBook Air in another computer

I got this SSD out of an Apple laptop that's broken from liquid damage. What is this connection called and how do I mount this storage device to retrieve data from it? It looks like PCIe. Does Apple ...
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MacBookPro 5,4 won't boot with SSD

So my HDD in my MacBookPro 5,4 (2009) would click sometimes, and once it'd done that the laptop would just lock up. Can't really do with getting a new MacBook at this time, so thought I'd buy an SSD ...
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Are there any advantages to partitioning a SSD on a Mac?

I have a Macbook Air with 128GB SSD. It's used to be a best practice to put the OS on a separate partition from data. Does that make any sense? What are the advantages to partitioning an SSD?
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MacBook Pro updating to SSD

I have a 15-inch, Late 2011 macbook pro, i mainly use for programming, and occasionally watch a movie or two. Its getting a bit sluggish, and i reckon its time to update the HD to a SSD one. So my ...
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MacBook Pro SSD boot issues

So I have a MacBook Pro (Late '12), has run seamlessly with all OSes that I have put on it, (not to say that this problem is due to the OS). (I'm trying to be as detailed as possible so bear with me.) ...
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How to rename (main) hard disk back to default? And is the disk default really LVG?

I recently reinstalled OS X, when it asked me to erase the disk I just left it Untitled, since there's no instruction to rename it to whatever on this Apple support page, after restoring with Time ...
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Mac slow because of ssd

I bought used macbook pro 2012. The hdd was already changed to 120GB SSD (SPCC Solid State Disk, S9FM01.8). It was working fine on Yosemite until I wiped the disk and did an internet recovery. ...
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Installing OS X on secondary SSD

I have a MacBook Pro 17" Late 2011. Today I removed to optical drive and installed a SSD (where the HDD was) and moved the HDD to the optical drive location. Now I want to make the SSD my primary ...
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Yosemite on SSD boots from USB but not when the SSD is installed internally

In another thread I have explained the issues I have with a clean install of OS X on a SSD. Now the situation is: Yosemite installed on SSD. Boots from SSD attached via USB . Does not boot from SSD ...
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Upgraded my HDD to SDD. Can boot successfully via USB but will not boot when in MBP

I have a late 2011 macbook pro. I decided to upgrade to SSD. Here are the steps I took: Connected SSD via USB Formatted using MAC OS Extended Journaled (using disk utility) Cloned HDD to SSD using ...