Questions tagged [ssd]

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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How can I avoid an error preparing macOS Monterey installation on a Mac with an OWC Aura Pro x2 SSD?

I have a 1TB OWC Aura Pro X2 on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) model. I'm currently running macOS BigSur 11.6.1. When I tried to upgrade to macOS Monterey the update fails with a generic ...
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Is it possible to replace an iMac Fusion Drive HDD with a bootcamp partition on it with an SSD using migration instead of reinstalling Windows?

On a late-2015 27" iMac, I have an SSD and a 2 TB HDD as a Fusion Drive, and Windows installed on the HDD with bootcamp. I'd like to replace the HDD with a 2 TB SDD. Is it possible to e.g. ...
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Can't get into recovery mode - Macbook Pro Mid 2014

Yesterday I encountered serious problem with my Macbook. Morning I've been able to work on him like everyday, then I closed the lid to do some other stuff. When I opened it back, it was turned off. In ...
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Best way to upgrade SSD in 2014 Macbook Pro running Big Sur?

I have a Mid 2014 Retina Macbook Pro (MacbookPro11,1), running latest Big Sur. I want to upgrade to a 1TB SSD. I bought a compatible SSD from OWC, so my question is what's the best way to get all my ...
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MBP 2011 Samsung SSD not mounting after erasing Ubuntu partition [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on my Mac 2011, and then erased partition, then my Mac (high Sierra)was not booting up to desktop. I reset NVRAM and managed to get to desktop after fresh installation of lion. Now ...
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How to clone HDD to SSD with FileVault enabled?

I use an Apple MacBook Pro 13'' mid-2012 with a 1 TB HDD. FileVault is enabled so the disk is encrypted. I'm using macOS Mojave 10.14.6. I purchased an 1 TB SSD (Crucial MX 500, CT1000MX500SSD1). I ...
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How to mount internal disk that is not visible in terminal

I have somehow deleted/unmounted an internal disk drive from my macbook while wanted to freshly install macOS. I had bootcamp with windows before and then I deleted that partition. I boot from USB key ...
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Can I Format/Erase This Disk?

I purchased an iMac (Catalina) from a guy on FB a few months ago and I recently found some of his old files on an internal Crucial 250GB SSD. I got in touch with him and asked if he needed any of them ...
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Unable to reinstall MacOS, Prohibited sign after booting to bootable USB installer [duplicate]

So I have this very old Macbook Pro, this was given to me and it's 7 years since then. I don't know the specific model but the previous OS installed is OS X El Capitan 10.11.4. CREATION OF BOOTABLE ...
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MacBook 2012 13" non touch bar not turning on after trying to replace SSD

I bough a new SSD (2242 type) along with an adapter to replace my existing Apple SSD 128GB. I removed the back cover, disconnected the battery connector. inserted new SSD. But Mac did not recognized ...
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SSD APFS Corruption

I'm using a Mac Book Pro mid 2012 running 10.15.7on Samsung EVO 1TB internally. It was not possible to boot the computer last Friday. I tried to boot in recovery mode, the SSD was not identified as a ...
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Performance has been decreased significantly after connecting via HDMI (M1)

Currently, I have some sort of performance issue with my MacBook Pro late 2020 (M1, 256, 8). I inserted not the original (very cheap) multiport adapter into the machine and connected it via an HDMI ...
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Velcro external SSD to back of screen of MacBook

I have seen some people velcro an external SSD to the back of the screen of their MacBook. Is there any risk to the MacBook itself, other than minor cosmetic problems? Specifically, I was wondering, ...
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Problem with 1.33 GB hard drive and Disk Utility on Macbook Air 11 2015 a1465

I have a Macbook Air 11 2015 a1465 (Apple A1465 MacBook Air 11 "(Early 2015) (i5-5250U | 4GB | 128SSD)). Deleted the hard drive via Disk Utility. In the process, some unplanned process took place....
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Where are the files located after downloading from iCloud?

I have a very limited storage of 256 GB on my MacBook Air and out of which the iCloud downloads the data on my local disk. However, I have an external SSD of 1TB and would like to store all the ...
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Why does my mac report different free space on the internal SSD for different users?

I've got a 2019 Macbook Pro 16" with a 1 TB internal SSD running MacOS Big Sur. I have three user accounts - one for me, and one each for two of my kids. When I "Get Info" on the SSD, ...
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Thunderbolt 3 versus USB Type‑C external SSD, is there difference for MBP 2019?

I want to purchase an external SSD for MBP 2019, 16" and occasionally run it from an external SSD. I understand that Thunderbolt 3 is much faster in data transfer than regular USB Type‑C, but can ...
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You may not install to this volume because the computer is missing a firmware partition

I have a 13 inch MacBook Pro 2015 model. The Mac had Big Sur installed on the internal SSD. This internal SSD died and thanks to macOS Recovery over the internet (Option-Command-R), I managed to ...
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Access files with OWC Envoy Pro Enclosure

My MacBook Pro 2015 13" stopped booting. My last backup is too old so I bought and OWC Envoy Pro Enclosure to retrieved data. The only other Apple machine that I can use is an iMac 27" 2012. ...
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Just bought an iMac with 2 solid state drives. How do I use it?

I just bought an iMac with internal 2 solid satte drives - 128 GB Flash Storage and 1 TB SSD. The modification was the previous owner's idea as it was sold new with a 2TB Fusion Drive. What is the ...
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Can I install MacOS and Windows 10 on the same external SSD without an internal drive?

I have a MacBook Pro 13' 2017 with 250GB of storage. The internal SSD has died unfortunately. Occasionally, it will show up and be able to boot from it but leaving the MacBook on sleep for more than ...
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Can I upgrade MacBook Pro mid-2012 with PCIe gen 4 using a SATA adapter?

My MacBook Pro's performance has gone down and sometimes files are unreadable and sometimes MacBook is unable to boot up, so I am thinking to upgrade my MacBook with a PCIe gen4 SSD and use an adapter ...
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SSD dismounts randomly and doesn't mount at startup

2TB external SSD that dismounts randomly and will not automatically mount when my M1 Mini starts up. For it to mount the cable must be unplugged and then plugged back in. It is directly connected to ...
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macOS fails to load on Mid-2010 MacBook Pro with SSD upgrade

I have a mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro that I'm trying to upgrade by swapping the HDD with a 1TB SSD, and it's giving me trouble. I installed the latest version of High Sierra, the last OS officially ...
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How to improve Catalina/Big Sur and USB SSD transfer speed

Recently I bought SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD. It is advertised as delivering almost 2GB/s read and and write speeds. Of course, such speeds are only achievable with compatible hardware. I have ...
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New SSD does not show in Disk Utility

I wanted to upgrade the internal SSD of my Mid 2013 MacBook Air. I bought a normal M2 SSD and an adapter. The ssd is not shown by diskutil ls. The output of the command is shown in the screenshot. ...
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Virtual Machine of real bootcamp that's on external drive

So I have a Bootcamp / dual boot setup where my iMac has a bootable Windows installed on an external SSD. I would like to be able to boot that SSD using VMware or something similar whilst natively ...
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I am looking for assistance with achieving remote management bypass on a MacBook Pro 2020 13 inch intel

I have referred to many threads on the internet. Essentially it comes down to this. I have purchased a MacBook Pro through Offer up. I went to activate it and it has a remote management lock on it. I ...
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Can the hard drive on MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) be replaced to bigger size

I currently have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014, 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3). The current internal drive is 128 GB SSD, but I need a bigger internal drive. I have contacted a ...
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Find Boot ROM Version in Big Sur

I swapped a failing SSD in my MacBook Pro 15" retina Late 2013 model, which had High Sierra v10.13.6 installed, with a NVMe ssd and directly installed Big Sur v11.5.1 from a bootable usb. It ...
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Killed my old MacBook Pro. Any recommendations to help extend the life of my M1 Macook Air internal SSD?

I recently killed my old (2012) MacBook Pro's hard drive by doing something I didn't realize was a problem. I've now purchased a nice little M1 MacBook Air to replace the old workhorse MBP, and it's ...
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external SSD with bootcamp partition in another macbook?

I already have an external SSD with a bootcamp partition (Windows 10) that works with my iMac. I need to boot windows 10 with another Macbook Pro. There is a way to do this without creating another ...
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SSD's "Used" space growing after each Erase / Format & ejecting!

I bought a brand new Samsung T7 SSD, and I used macOS's Disk Utility to format (erase) it in APFS(Encrypted), scheme: GUID Partition Map. Before erasing (brand new), "Used" space was 108,5 ...
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Using Bootcamp Windows 10 on MBP finding very slow backup via C-Port to external SSD usb 3.1

Booting straight in to Windows 10 via Bootcamp on MacBook Pro 2019. Have 4 USB-C ports. Trying to back up to external SSD USB 3.1 C-port connection. Incredibly slow IE 39byts/sec. 59Gb backup takes ...
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Bootcamp - Windows 10 - No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

I have got a problem with booting into Windows 10 after changing Superdrive to SSD - "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key". It works if i leave only old hard drive, ...
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Further help needed to connect Samsung T7 SSD to new Mac mini

Read and copied to Notes the resolution that user davewy offered to the question asking for help on same issue. I tried all other solutions offered by YouTube videos, and they failed. How do I ...
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Cannot see drive when trying to factory reset

I'm currently trying to factory reset my 2015 macbook pro, but when I start it up, click cmd+r and try to erase it from disk utility, it doesn't show up. I also tried doing a diskutil list command, ...
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SanDisk External SSD formatting problem on MacBook Pro M1

I recently bought a MacBook Pro M1 and a SanDisk external ssd. The ssd was working very well at first. I could erase, reformat etc. . I tried also other formatting types and there were no problems. ...
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How to run bootcamp when os is on external ssd? [duplicate]

I have a late 2015 iMac, the internal drive was very slow so I erased it and am running everything from an external ssd. All my files I have are on the external ssd and the internal one is empty. I ...
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MacBook Pro Fin 2008 10.10 Upgrade issue

I have Mac Pro 17 Inch running 10.10 Yosemite OS, I've made some Hardware changes such as replacing HDD with SSD and increasing RAM slots, moreover, I'd like to upgrade from 10.10 Yosemite to 10.11 El ...
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Ssd won't show up

I recently bought a 2012 macbook pro retina 15 inch version. The ssd worked perfectly when i bought it and the seller reset the device. When i went home and tried to install the os via internet ...
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If a Macbook has TRIM support, does this mean it automatically uses TRIM command on deleted files?

Under SATA/SATA Express in my System Information, I have "Yes" for TRIM support, so I assume TRIM has been enabled for my Mac. Does this mean that every time I delete a file, the TRIM ...
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Samsung Portable SSD T7 Not Recognized in Big Sur

The Samsung T7 Portable SSD has an encrypted volume that only becomes visible to or usable by macOS when the drive is unlocked using the Samsung Portable SSD software. For an unknown reason (possibly ...
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Will a MacBook with less storage space have less performance advantages than those one with more storage?

I’ve been restored my current MacBook Pro (1 TB) from time machine successfully almost ~100 times by now. I’m looking to buy a new MacBook Pro with M1 chip, and started to think 256 GB storage is ...
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Late 2009 iMac won't boot (mb950b/a)

This one has me beat! I bought a used iMac a late 2009, mb950b/a. the story I got was it was all ok but after a fresh os install it stopped working, he has pics of it running an old os. it will start ...
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Macbook air 2017 not sleeping properly after upgrade to nvme ssd

I was running very low on storage on my early 2017 model MacBook Air, so I followed this iFixit guide to try to upgrade my drive. Unfortunately, it's been a few days, and I'm still experiencing an ...
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MacBook Pro 2017 stuck in strange half-bong sound loop, can't boot from anything

My MacBook Pro 2017 (which I enabled the boot sound on, very important later) is stuck in a strange boot loop. When I press the power button, you hear the classic Apple sound, but the Apple logo never ...
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Why multiple macOS installation share settings?

This question has materialized after this strange interaction: multiple instances of macOS, installed on different hard drives on the same machine, share settings. Example: I have this MBR 16”, 2020. ...
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Fresh Start with SSD

Looking for advice on the best way to reformat my SSD and start all over with my Mac. I've got an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) whose operating system has been upgraded every year for about five ...
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Big Sur access to internal SSD disk very very slow

I have a 15" MacBook Pro from 2017. I recently upgraded it to Big Sur and now, after a few weeks, I noticed that my go command is very very slow. For Go to have case-sensitive filesystem access, ...

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