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You would have to do that at least a couple hundred times to even remotely becoming an issue. There was an article on hardware.info where these guys put some SSDs through some torture tests and ended up "writing" what equated to about 22 years of data. The bottom line is that the drive's reliability will outlast your ability to fill it up and buy a ...


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There is some "corruption" on some of your files. Since you already ran the Disk Utility and it came back clean it is telling you that there are no physical errors with your drive. That's the good part. You have a couple of options: Run fsck Do a clean install Running fsck. You will need to do so in single user mode (hold down Command-S during boot) ...


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Any SSD in a 2.5 inch form factor package will work. Pre-2013 models used standard drives, after that they went ssd-only.


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This is a history note for a bug report to Apple, made here. As discussed earlier with admins, this is ok, since this is one attempt for solution. Apple does not keep public those reports and does not send any documentation to users so we must keep them public, since they do not do it.


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Is external a suitable option for you? Thunderbolt 2 is very fast and there are SSD options available as well that are very useable. I have a dead hard drive and am running my entire system off of an external SSD connected via Thunderbolt until I can get it to the shop. It is noticeably faster than even the internal drive that died. I just moved all of ...


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The MacPro uses a proprietary interface - at least when it was first designed - for their SSD's It is a PCIe 2.0 x4 spec. It was called "proprietary" because no other "workstation class" computer used these types of drives. They typically went with SATA or SAS (enterprise class of course) The best price you are going to find for these drives is through ...


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As you likely known by now the Mac Pro uses a custom PCIe interface and drive form factor. This layout is unique to apple products and relatively new, so they are not readily available from third party manufactures. As you pointed out in your question OWC has developed a compatible drive. If you don't want to purchase the drive from them you will likely be ...


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I had the same issue with the Samsung SSD. The main issue appeared to be with spotlight indexing. After installing the SSD the drive would not index. If you click on the spotlight search does it show indexing with a progress bar and estimated time with no estimate? If so this answer will help fix your issue. I tried several fixes before I solved the issue. ...


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Does your system come up normally if you hold down the shift key while powering up? (That puts you into "safe mode".) If so, there's a simple software-only fix.


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Recently I came across DiskFresh which would somewhat accomplish what I was originally asking for. This Windows (Bootcamp partition required) tool will rewrite all data of partitions or an entire disk. This approach seems a little less painful than wiping my SSD and restoring it from a backup. However, it also comes with the downside of doing an additional ...


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If you are trying to figure out which model of Macbook Pro that is, you can use the serial number from the screenshot. Just enter the serial number on a site like EveryMac's Ultimate Mac Lookup and it will tell you about the Mac. For example the below link tells you that this is a Late 2013 Macbook Pro. ...


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There are other places in About this Mac, that can give you a hint, like Install date for applications. Flash storage means SSD. Apple started selling MBP with 1Tb SSD from 2013. You can check your specific model using the serial number at Apple. I did the check on Apple web site and it say you have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) Here is the ...


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Install the custom VIB from virtuallyGhetto.com.


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I had the same problem "an error occurred while preparing the installation. Try running this applications again". When you run the installer again, instead of trying to install to the SSD, install the Mavericks OS onto the usb drive (hopefully you have a big enough usb drive to contain mac os and installer) and then reboot with the USB Mavericks OS. Computer ...


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The problem was with Hard Drive Cable – it worked okay with SATA 2 devices, but can't recognize SATA 3 devices. On the similar MacBook Pro with stock cable everything worked fine. After I replaced it (https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+13-Inch+Unibody+Late+2011+Hard+Drive+Cable+Replacement/7655), everything also started to work.


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I have an iMac late 2009 (21.5") and just replaced the HDD by a Crucial SSD - MX200 with 500 GB. The instalation was easy because the connectors just fitted without issues. I had an bay bracked from Sabrent (model BK-HDDH) that makes very easy to fit. It will also work if you use a double sided tape to fix the SSD in place. I use the app SSD Fan Control to ...


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I don't think there is a way you can affect the size of the file /var/vm/sleepimage, which is the file created when the mac hibernates. You can move the location to which the file is saved to another drive instead of the boot volume using the command: sudo pmset -a hibernatefile /Volumes/OtherDrive/sleepimage This other drive can be an external HD or ...


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If you have an internet connection you can just install the SSD, then boot the mac on holding CMD+R to get to the internet recovery screen from here you should be able to select time machine backup and just follow the steps.


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I have 2 identical systems, except one with 2GB+SSD, and the other 6GB+HDD. I find the SSD system just as fast if not faster


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Using Repair Disk in Disk Utility on this volume did the trick.


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It is likely that the drive is toast. Disk utility is designed to see everything on any bus that looks like a drive. You could try zapping the PRAM, or as the kids call it these days, "resetting the SMC." Google will help you find instructions for that. Failing that you could try putting the internal drive in an external enclosure, which will mostly tell ...


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Have a look at Controlling the fan speed in Mac models after an SSD upgrade. Extracted from that article: Download the app “smcFanControl“ Install smcFanControl into your Applications folder Open Automator Create “New Application” Go to Utilities > “Run Shell Script” and delete the word “Cat” Copy the following code into the Shell Script: ...


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The question the OP is asking is will having extra RAM increase performance when the MacBook is using the SSD for the swap file. SSD is fast. Yes, RAM is faster but, come on, we're talking milliseconds here, so it's not going to be noticeable to the average user. So why fork out cash for extra RAM when you won't notice any difference?



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