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If I read correctly you merely created a partition using bootcamp assistant, which essentially doesn't do anything but create an FAT formatted partition. OS X will only show you bootable partitions (meaning partitions it finds a system on). You will first need to copy over your data, either including the system or reinstalling and moving over only certain ...


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Did you install the second hard drive yourself? If so then your best bet is to swap your SuperDrive back in before taking it in for service. I cover this scenario in more depth with this answer: Apple's warranty (AppleCare) is specific about what components are user replaceable/serviceable. The hard drive on an older MacBook for instance is user ...


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Replacing your optical drive would seem a logic choice to me. No wires, fast transfer speeds and you have your disk always with you. If storage is your main concert, just go for an HD (And replace your SSD with a bigger one while you are at it...) It is not expensive at all. You need a philips screwdriver, a hard drive enclosure kit specially made to fit ...


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If the original drives does work in an external case but not internally than patrix has the right idea. We know the old drive is good as it works in an external case We know the SSD does not work at all because it doesn't work internally or in the Mac. In both of those cases drives are not working internally, one known bad and one known good. ...


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Unfortunately I cannot comment on the other answer. Ian is correct in that the drive inside the new rMBP's are solid-state drives, however, you can upgrade the drive to a larger drive yourself, but in doing so you may void the warranty so make sure that you verify that first, otherwise, you can take it into an Apple Store and they likely will upgrade it for ...


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The mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro is not user-upgradeable. The 128 GB drive in the unit is a solid-state, flash-based memory module, it is not a spinning disk. It is as fast as you can get when it comes to I/O performance in that laptop.


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You can upgrade using Samsung XP941 series drives. 128GB, 256GB or 512GB available. Very expensive at this time though.


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I found out that my problem was due to a failing sata cable. Since I have replaced it, I do not have this problem anymore.


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I just put a Crucial MX-100 512GB in a 2011 model and was impressed by the performance. Measured faster than the Samsung 840 in my 2012 model. It came with the spacer needed to fit the 7mm drive snugly into the 9mm space on the MBP. If you are going to the trouble to add memory, you might as well spend the extra $75 and go to 16GB.


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As long as you can confirm the laptop is indeed from mid-2012 (later models have the memory soldered in), then these specs should work for you with either a 13" or 15" laptop (Apple started soldering memory in 17" laptops after 2011): 204-pin PC3-12800 DDr3 1600 MHz type RAM (Found at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1270) As far as hard drives go, I'd ...


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So the fugly screen was the result of a burned out video card. I found a replacement (same exact model) online, and performed the surgery on my iMac. The patient lived and video problems went away. Repairing permissions on my SSD drive still don't work, but that's another problem.


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i've looked at external SSD's for my mac as well. they seem to be pretty pricey for their purpose. Regards the speed, thunderbolt delivers about 10Gb/s which is plenty. it seems at least as fast as an internal SSD, and a heck a lot faster than USB 3.0. If you have to absolutley get an external SSD, get one that supports thunderbolt, or even better to get one ...


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Thank you everyone for your answers. It turns out the majority of the usage was coming from /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common/Media Cache Files(several websites explained this folder can easily sneak its way up to 30gb) which had an Alias setup by another user. The alias was pointing to the other 1tb hard drive but for some reason the disc utility ...


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TRIM isn't enabled on non-Apple OEM SSDs in OSX. Perhaps garbage collection is not happening. You can find a lot of sites that explain how to enable TRIM in OSX. I haven't provided a link as they are plentiful and you may wish to use a site you're more comfortable with. Use keywords: "enable trim support OSX terminal" This link explains it but you ...



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