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The slot is proprietary, and it is not an M.2 or mSATA slot. I have seen no adapters on the market that will allow you to connect an ordinary SATA drive to the proprietary connector. Such an adapter would need to include an amount of electronics, as it is a completely different interface - i.e. it is not just a passive adapter. The only other supplier of ...


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I have an iMac 27 Late 2012 and I upgraded my SSD. The fusion drive is a misnomer - it's actually two drives. There is an PCIe SSD, probably about 128GB that attached to the logic board, then there's a 3.5" 1TB HDD. Technically, you could upgrade the PCIe blade SSD drive, but after some research, I found it wasn't really economical. All you need is a ...


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If trying one more time to format HFS non journaled fails, you may want to use the erase and install steps from: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204904 Hopefully it's not a hardware error and you can just fix this with a clean erase. Installing to an external dive may also help you determine if it's an issue with procedure or your installer vs the ssd. ...


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Could be anything. App updates, new apps, a virus that downloads stuff for you, automatically installed software, or a host of other things. If you did have an application on your Mac like Dropbox or Google Drive, (either of which could automatically be downloading stuff onto your computer) it could be that, but you do not. Here's what you should do: ...


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Every time you browse the web you are dowloading contents: HTML (text), images, video… Every time MacOS check for new updates, it is also downloading contents: content description, anticipated software updates… Here are a few recommandations for this kind of hidden disk scrounger: Install and run Malwarebytes. If your first disk state is 15 days sooner, ...


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Apple doesn't do upgrades or upgrade exchanges. OWC is the only option AFAIK. They have a good reputation and you can review the install video to see if you are comfortable with it. If you don't buy the kit, you should at least order the Torx T5 and Pentalobe T5 screwdrivers needed to do the upgrade. Make sure to double-check the model number as explained ...


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Yes, but I've heard Apple uses proprietary firmware on their SSDs (I could be wrong), however OWC does make SSDs specifically for the 2015 Retina MacBook Pro, so it appears they've figured out how to make replacements. Here's the link. I'm not affiliated with them, but have bought RAM and a replacement Mac battery from them, both of which work great.


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I did the trick by Trent Fitzpatrick's recommendation. Everything works. Speed doesn't changed. Probably it's because I've just made a Fusion Drive and there need some time, probably it doesn't affect at all. But Write 120mb/s and Read 380 mb/s really slow for Fusion Drive I guess. I'll wait some time and if speed doesn't will change I guess I'll replace ...


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Could not restore - Device not configured Means bad USB drive and need to replace it. If you drive encrypted you are not able to check this in another macbook because ist encrypted with your own and the UUID of the local system. If you able to open the drive at your current system, check the storage capacity of the drive it is very full you also get ...


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The outcome you're seeing is probably a (security) feature, not a bug. I would think that Disk Utility would prompt for a password to enable access to the encrypted drive before allowing it to be read in order to perform the restore. Before attempting the restore use the Terminal command string "diskutil corestorage unlockVolume UUID -stdinpassphrase" ...


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I have owned a MacBook Pro Retina since August 2012 and it gets modest use, with mainly web browsing and online video streaming as the main uses. As the DriveDX report shows, the SSD is rated at 90% after 3.5 years of use. My MACs seem to last forever, with an iMac 27" from 2009 still running fine - though I maxed out the memory and replaced the regular ...


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http://twocanoes.com/products/mac/winclone When deploying bootcamp, accommodate ever-evolving OS X capabilities with some research. Bootcamps are always temporary.


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You can sacrifice sound or sleep mode and use the AHCI (it is extremely fast), but there isnt way to make it fully functional so far. So now I am using bootcamp and IDE. Problem is with the emulation of the BIOS, its too old.


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If your MacBook Pro is non-Retina : open both, take a look, if the storage connecter identical then you can switch between them. If your MacBook Pro is Retina : simply NO :)


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Much Better way to do this, you don't need to format at all, as the drive can be reverted. Apparently a lot of the commands relating to this are undocumented? I have no idea really but I had to go through the same process to get disk utilities to allow me to do anything related to partitioning. Here ...


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I believe it will only show up as internal if it's connected to the internal bus on the motherboard. Anything else will display as external. You can change the icons if you want it to look like an internal drive from Finder.


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You can enable TRIM on the Mac, using either Trim Enabler ($10), or its newer sibling, Disk Sensei ($20), both from Cindori Late news: Apparently, Apple have allowed you to enable TRIM on any SSD since OS X 10.11.4 Using the Terminal command sudo trim force enable & acknowledging the big scary warning. The system will then reboot with TRIM enabled. ...


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Both of those tools seem to provide some basic diagnostic information about your drive. The Intel® Solid State Drive Toolbox (Intel® SSD Toolbox) is drive management software that allows you to: - View current drive information for Intel® Solid State Drives (Intel® SSDs), including: Model number, capacity, and firmware version Drive ...


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You can boot into OS X Recovery mode by pressing CMD+R at startup, after it boots and OS X Utility comes up, go to Application menu and them Terminal. Then you can execute sudo trimforce enable. You can also boot into single user mode and execute the command (If it doesn't work in single user mode them try taking out the sudo).


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I have ordered and installed the new SSD product from OWC for upgrading that specific model of MacBook Pro. The ordering process was simple, payment went through without problems and the drive was delivered 2 days later even though I'm in Europe. The package came with great instructions and even the necessary screwdrivers. On the other hand, the SSD is ...


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I've bought a number of OWC products include SSD's for older MBP and MBA models. Always been satisfied. That said, I recall reading a review that said there was a problem installing Bootcamp on the latest upgrades so I'd check with OWC tech support before ordering.


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First, Some Diagnostics While SSD's will give you a boost in speed simply replacing one with the hopes it solves a problem could get expensive. Let's verify that the problem is the drive in the first place and not something else. If you can log into your system, open Terminal and issue the command diskutil list You will get a listing of all your drives ...


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I have the same model of Macbook which was showing the same issues. After replacing the Harddrive with an SSD I still had the same issue. It ended up being the SATA cable connecting the hard drive to the logic board. Over some time the insulation had started to wear off and the cable was occasionally shorting against the base of the case causing IO errors. ...


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I have the same MacBook Pro. I did the following: I bought a SSD and replaced the hard drive disk. I installed OS X on the SSD. (240 GB - $100). I inserted 8 GB of RAM (replace the two 2 GB RAM) ( 2 x 4 GB - $50). Then I replaced the SuperDrive with .... the old HDD. You need to buy an adapter. (Adapter on Amazon - $30). Yes it's expensive, but it takes ...


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You will diagnose that you have a serious disk problem by looking at /var/log/system.log and more specifically with: grep disk /var/log/system.log These error messages will clearly show if your disk is producing I/O error on the same location, which will indicate a disk problem, or on multiple locations which will indicate a bus or logic problem. I ...


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The actual problem here was that I installed the OS while the SSD was in an external enclosure, not installed in the internal bay. When I wiped the drive, installed it in the bay and then installed the OS from the old HDD, now in an external drive, my problems were solved. I also tried another SATA cable before switching the positions, and that didn't help. ...



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