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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Accidentially broke a header - but do I really need to worry?

I was upgrading the memory, SSD and optical drive (modded a blu-ray drive with the original upper shell from the SuperDrive) in a MacBook 2010 White Polycarbonate a1342 when I realized that one of the ...
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macOS not installing properly on A1502 Macbook 13 inch

I'm trying to install macOS Catalina on a new SSD and the hard drive is showing up in my installation however, once the installation is about to complete the computer restarts and goes back to ...
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How can I delete the extra CoreStorage logical volume from the Terminal on my Hackintosh?

I am running main OS on SSD, I also have a few other sata HDD, recently I can't even open the 3TB drive. When I want to go to Disk Utility to repair the disk I get this error: "A CoreStorage logical ...
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Creating a bootable Sierra image on Catalina

I received a MacBook7,1 a few days ago and wanted to use dosdude1's Catalina patcher to install it on my system. The first attempt actually yielded a result that constantly showcased weirdness. When I ...
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How to install Ubuntu on original APFS Mac SSD?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro 12,1 and I replaced the original 128GB SSD with an OWC Aura X2 1TB SSD. I was able to put the original 128GB SSD in an enclosure that they provide. I would like to use this ...
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How can the internal SSD be cloned onto an external 1 TB SSD (for swapping)?

I want to clone my internal 500 GB SSD onto a new 1 TB SSD which is going to replace the internal 500 GB SSD in my MBP. Currently the 500 GB SD is partitioned like the following: /dev/disk0 (...
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Late 2011 MacBook Pro SSD Install - Error 3403F

Im installing a new SSD on a late 2011 MacBook Pro and keep getting the error 3403F. After researching the error code, it seems that it’s my internet connection. Booting via command+R prompts a ...
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How to upgrade SSD from HDD for my mac book pro

My mac book pro(13 inch mid 2012) has become very slow and I approached apple service centre they found out my HDD has become faulty and that's the reason , my laptop is very slow. Unfortunately HDD ...
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DiskUtil seems to have accidentally erased my external SSD while trying to add a partition. Help?

I'm running macOS Sierra and I have a 1TB external SSD that I've been using, which just had one big macOS file system partition. I wanted to add a second 80 GB partition to the drive so that I could ...
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Incredibly slow user interface and incredibly high disk writes

My late-2013 Macbook Pro 13" has been increasingly laggy and slow for the last several months. Replacing the SSD helped a little, but now it is beach-balling even opening a single new tab. Overall CPU ...
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Moving an SSD from a MBP 2014 to a 2015

If I want to transfer a 256 SSD with everything on it (OS Catalina) from a mid 2014 Macbook Pro 13" to an early 2015 Macbook Pro 13", will it work? Or should I reinstall it?
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External SSD drive, problem restarting Mojave

Here is a situation: iMac 5K from 2014 with Fusion drive, fusion drive is formatted as APFS, volume is called DATA and there is nothing on it. Firmware password is set. External USB drive (SSD) is ...
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How to free up space on Macbook Air for iOS update By keeping files only in iCloud?

I have a Macbook Air with 121gb of storage on a SSD. I use iCloud and have approx 1.5TB of data in the cloud. I have clicked optimise storage and I now only have 8GB lefton my SSD, so not enough ...
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Can Mid 2012 Macbook pro be upgraded using nvme ssd using an adapter

I'm looking to upgrade the storage on a 2012 macbook pro, and moving to an ssd. I know that I could just get a 2.5 inch drive in the optical drive bay, but I would rather keep the optical drive. Is ...
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I have been facing a strange problem with my MACBOOK Pro SSD

When booting my Macbook Pro, a question mark inside of a folder is displayed. I try to go to recovery mode (which happens to be online) and I don't see my Machintosh HD in disk utility. After ...
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SSD on MacBook Pro - Strange capacity reporting in Finder

This is less of an issue and more of an 'enquiring minds would like to know' type question. I have a 1TB SSD in my macBook pro. I've been utilising the space to sort through years of duplications of ...
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MacBook stuck in Internet Recovery Mode

I managed to wrongly format my SSD into MBR (Master Boot Record), since then my Mac is stuck starting in Internet Recovery Mode over and over again and I also can't run the Terminal command for ...
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External SSD no longer bootable

I have a Mac Mini (late 2014) with its stock internal drive and an external SSD via USB. The external drive has Sierra and this is what I always boot from. The internal is a clone of the external just ...
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Create firmware partition for macOS to be installed

Here is what I did. I removed my internal SSD from my MacBook and now I am using an external SSD (a Samsung SSD T5) with macOS on it. Currently I have Mac OS X 10.9.5 installed on it. I want to ...
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SSD has missing size

I tried installing windows with boot camp. it went wrong! it said it had an error, it stopped and restarted my mac. the problem is - I have a 128GB SSD. but now, it shows I only have 83GB instead. ...
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Turning on FileVault with a symlinked directory

Running Mojave (10.14.6). There's not enough room on my SSD for my Music, Pictures, and Movies. I have those on an external drive. I have not yet turned on FileVault. If I create symlinks for those ...
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Time Machine issue: How do I restore email originally backed using Mohave to Catalina?

Last month, the hard drive on my 2013 iMac died. Luckily I have a full backup on Time Machine (backed up with Mohave 10.14.6 (18G103)). However, I have a problem now. I took my iMac to a certified ...
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How to tell macOS to move things to the cloud and free space on my laptop?

I use iCloud Drive and I see sometimes macOS keep files on the cloud and locally on the laptop there is only a link to the file. Whenever I need the file just click the link and it downloads. So far ...
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How to investigate very high kernel writes: 850GB of data in 44 days?

This is what my current setup looks like: It WROTE 850GiB onto my poor 128 GiB disk in 44 days. I'm not quite sure what to make of that, especially since I use this machine for light browsing. It ...
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Any way to connect to 2015 MacBook Air Toshiba SSD externally?

My sister recently started having issues with her early 2015 MacBook Air 11" (A1465). She took it in to an Authorized Apple Service Provider and they told her that it appeared to be liquid damage and ...
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Error Log file when trying to load OS from Recovery back on OWC Electra SSD

Initially my computer was freezing every time it would go to sleep. I tried to reset the PRAM, but no fix. I booted from recovery and tried to install a previous version(s) of Time Machine backup, ...
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How can I free up space from com.apple.cloudphotosd?

This folder seems to use up a lot of space on my MBP SSD drive. Is there any easy way to release space from this directory?
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DriveDX Won't Load On MacPro5,1 Internal SSD on PCI Card

DriveDX Won't Load On MacPro5,1 Internal SSD on PCI Card I have a license. Dialog box says won't load because not allowed to run DriveDX from an external drive. OSX does flag my internal SSD on PCI ...
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Retrieving data from Mac PCI SSD using windows PC?

My MacBook Pro Retina (model no A1502) recently died so I have taken out the SSD to try and retrieve its data using my windows pc. I slotted the SSD into a PCI-e 4x adapter and installed it in onto ...
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Boot Camp assistant “Needs more drive space” even though i have enough

Trying to get dual boot for my mac and I ran into this issue. And when I look at my drive status, this is what I see. So maybe im doing something wrong but it doesn't seem right that I need "at ...
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Samsung SSD with Catalina or Mojave

I have High Sierra installed from a USB bootable drive on a Samsung SSD (Samsung MZ-76E500B/EU 500 GB 860 EVO Sata III 64L V NAND Solid State Drive) but I need XCode and that needs to be on Mojave 10....
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Hard drive swap between two macbooks

i tried swapping my mid 2010 mb pro ssd into my wifes 2012 macbook pro to see if it would boot. It did not. I swapped my ssd back into its original computer and now it wont boot. It just gives me the ...
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Disk Utility - Secure Erase is not working in terminal

I'm trying to securely erase my SSD by using diskutil in terminal in the recovery mode (restart --> hold down command+R --> terminal) I first use diskutil list to find the disk name, which is disk0: ...
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How to name new hard drive without conflict?

I have a MacBook Pro with a single SSD installed - the disc is called “my favourite name” I just purchased a new larger ssd which I want to install instead of my old ssd. When I format the new drive ...
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Installing bootcamp on internal SSD and MacOS on the second internal SSD

I am looking for help. I have recently upgraded my iMac 27 (late 2013 with fusion 3Tb) with SSD 1Tb drive. My old HDD broke, so I had to replace it with SSD. Now I have two internal SSDs: 120GB (old) ...
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MacBook Air frequent shutdown with shutdown with shutdown cause -128

I have an early 2015 13inch MacBook Air. Initially, One day after putting my computer to sleep, the display didn't turn on and there was no sign of computer working. Pressing power button also didn'...
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MacBook Pro 2013 NVME booting Issues

A while back I did an SSD upgrade on my 15" MacBook Pro 2013. The SSD I'm using is an ADATA SX6000 256gb. I purchased the Sintech adapter to use with this drive and I had no issues installing MacOS ...
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Issues with internal flash storage drive, time machine and spotlight

Anyone experienced similar issues that my internal drive, where OS X is installed is looking like this (About This Mac --> Storage). Also Finder can not see second partition of the drive. On top of ...
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External USB-C SSD not recognized on MacBook Pro

I am using a MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch (Mid, 2015) running macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta (19A558d). I want to use an external USB-C SSD drive (512GB) to use Windows To Go and store other files. Since my ...
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Fix fan noise and CPU throttling after imac SSD upgrade

I've replaced the original 3,5" 3TB HDD in my imac (27", late-2013, 3,4 GHz Intel Core i5, A1419, iMac14,2) with a new 2,5" Samsung 860 QVO 4TB SSD-drive. The system was equipped initially with a ...
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MacBook Pro 15" SSD Failure?

So, several months ago, I think my HDD failed. I'm only just now having the patience to try and get around to fixing it. I have included screenshots from disk recovery to hopefully get closer to a ...
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Using recovery key on erased FileVault encrypted SSD

My understanding is that with FileVault enabled one can restart a Mac into its Recovery System and erase the hard drive/SSD using Disk Utility. This procedure supposedly deletes the FileVault key, ...
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SSD with PCIe 3.0 compatible with MBA which uses PCIe 2.0?

Have 13", 2017 Macbook Air currently with Mojave OS. Is an SSD with "Ultra-Fast PCIe NVMe Gen3x4 Interface" (for example recommended SSD from Tom's Hardware) likely to be compatible with a Macbook Air ...
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Formatted APFS in Mojave shows file format in system report as MS-DOS

just fitted an ssd to my Mac Pro 5.1 Mojave enabled, working ok but when I looked at the system report it says the file system is ms-dos, is this a problem? the only option I had for formatting the ...
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Is Apple still using proprietary SSD connectors on 2019 iMacs?

My old workhorse 17" MacBook Pro (circa 2011) finally gave up the ghost after 8 years of reliable service (may it rest in peace), and I'm looking into a 27" iMac to replace it. I want to buy the high-...
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Installing new PCIe m2 SSD on MacBook Pro 2014

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2014 with a bad hard drive and recently found out that I can use a PCIe m2 SSD with it on macOS High Sierra. I purchased a Samsung EVO 970 and an adapter to use in the ...
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Thoughts about recovery MBP that has 2 months old Time Machine copy

I have an MBP late 2011 with High Sierra installed. Two disks are installed inside: an SSD with macOS and apps, and the second disk is a Macintosh HD with a home folder. The last backup of Time ...
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Macbook shows ssd but volumes are gone after failing partition

Okay so i had two volumes. One was 225gb osx and other 25 gb ubuntu. My ubuntu space was running low so i wanted to resize the partition. I clicked on osx volume and resized it. I gave ubuntu 100gb ...
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new SSD - APFS not in list of options for format

I just put a new SSD in my 2011 Macbook Pro. I booted into Internet Recovery (CMD+R), ran Disk Utility and followed the instructions to go to 'erase' and format as APFS. Unfortunately, the 'Format' ...
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External SSD Samsung T5 doesn't show up anymore

After I had got a new Samdung T5 external SSD (2 TB) I had formatted it with DiskUtilit, created 3 partitions and could make it work: 1. TimeMachine Backup to partition 1 2. Some important data backup ...