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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Varying performance with M1 MacBook Pro 512GB SSD

As I look around the web, I see the M1 MacBook Pro with 512GB SSD seems to attain 2800-2900MBps read/write speeds in BlackMagic disk speed test. On my machine, after a number of days and trials, I ...
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Reuse a SSD MZ-JPV1280/0A4 as external SSD

I have a 128GB SSD Samsung Model MZ-JPV1280/0A4 from my 2015 MacBook Pro Retina and I would like to reuse it in my new PC (ASUS Vivobook Pro, with Core i7 7th Gen, Nvidia GTX 1050, 16GB RAM) where i ...
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Why isn't Disk Utility is not giving me consistent reporting?

Disk Utility is not giving me consistent reporting (Mojave 10.14.6 on a Macbook Air, Early 2014). Most of the time (9 times out of 10) disk utility states there is a problem and I need to fix it in ...
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My external ssd disconnects mid-way through boot into the copy I made of my internal ssd

I have a Samsung t7 which I initially bought to install Windows but couldn't due to an error. I just recently found out my SSD always disconnects during boot. After I restart holding the Option key ...
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How to mount by SOFTWARE a USB SSD that shows not mounted on Mac?

How to mount by SOFTWARE a USB SSD that shows not mounted on Mac? System: macOS 10.12.6 (16G2136) Sierra. If the USB SSD is connected before rebooting or cold booting the Mac, then it shows. If the ...
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Does anyone REALLY knows what does Other actually contains on a Mac and how to clear it? [duplicate]

Please, don't mark this post as a duplicate! I already checked all the same posts about this topic on this website and can say that all answers really answer nothing. I have 256gb SSD, and 85 (!!!) of ...
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How to change allocation size for external ssd on mac?

I recently purchased a Sandisk Extreme SSD to work with Mac and Android. Is it possible to create 2 exFAT partitions of the drive? (Currently, I managed to do a combination of exFAT and HFS/Mac OS ...
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Issues with external SSD and internal HDD

I've been running Mac OS Mojave (iMac late 2013) on an external SSD connected via USB 3. Since I've had issues with the internal HDD randomly unmounting and also Mac OS telling me that RAM is ...
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Is my SSD fried or did I screw something up when attempting to wipe and reinstall OS?

I’m stuck and need suggestions about what’s wrong. 2011 MacBook Pro 8,2 >Replaced HDD with SSD in Feb 2018. It started yesterday when I was unable to login to computer user account after low ...
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Time Machine thinks the size of my backup is bigger than the source

I have a new MacBookPro 16" with a 500Gb SSD. Currently it has 332Gb of files on it. I'm trying to run the first Time Machine backup, and it keeps failing because there's "not enough space&...
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External SSD contains GBs of memory even after data is removed from it

Just bought a new Samsung T7 SSD 1TB which I'm using for my MacBook Air. Before I stored anything on it, space was 1TB, after storing around some files of around 2GBs, things were okay. But once I ...
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How to recover files from a Macbook that won't boot which has an SSD

My Macbook pro 2011 won't boot completely anymore (can't open it). In the recovery mode, I can see my disk (SSD) but when I want to download the last IOS on my mac, it seems my computer can't find my ...
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Windows installation through bootcamp and SSD error

I have a Macbook Pro 2017, and I've been trying to install Windows 10 on it for quite a while through Bootcamp, but I was advised to purchase an SSD (Samsung T7 500 GB). However, that also did not ...
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Can I upgrade to an SSD with the newest macOS from an old HDD with old macOS on MacBook Pro 2012?

As per the title, my MBP 2012's hdd with Mavericks installed had recently failed and I am looking to replace it with an SSD. I also have a MacBook Pro 2017 that I'm going to use to install macOS ...
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Recovering files from SSD and SSD life?

I use a shared MacBook Pro with Catalina; I've done some basic research into deleting files but worry deleting too often will shorten the life of the drive (this is for a machine bought in April 2020)....
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I have a 2020 iMac and I dont turn it off at night. Will this hurt the SSD

I have a 2010 iMac that I used until recently. It has an internal Fusion Drive. I seldom ever turned this iMac off. I just let the screen saver kick in. The iMac worked great for 10 years and is still ...
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Completely clean reset of Mac—does Internet Recovery reset Recovery partition

I want to completely reset my Mac by wiping the entire SSD. I plan to start up from Internet recovery and then use Disk Utility's Erase option to erase APPLE SSD AP0512M Media (my computer has a 512 ...
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iMac 27 How to restore a SSD made invisible after formatting a fusion drive from APFS to HFS+

I bought a used Imac 27 with APFS fusion drive mOdel Identifier iMac15,1 before discovering the previous owner had replaced the original 512 Gb SSD by third party one with an adapter. After formatting ...
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How to confirm that a cloned external hard drive is accurately cloned?

I've used Carbon Copy Cloner to copy one external SSD, which is currently about to die, to another one. I also have an online backup of the external drive, but I want to confirm that my cloned copy is ...
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T2 chip encryption benefits: “Your encrypted SSDs automatically mount and decrypt when connected to you mac.”

I just read the mac page about SSD encryption by the T2 chip here Always back up your content to a secure external drive or other secure backup location so that you can restore it, if necessary. You ...
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Sandisk Ultra 3.0 128GB USB can't be detected on my Mac or Windows 10 after removing it

I bought a Sandisk Ultra 3.0 128GB USB for my Mac, a few years ago, so I could move files to windows if I wanted. All was well and working fine until I accidentally unplugged the USB from my Mac while ...
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How to clone startup disk?

In the process of upgrading to a new SSD in my iMac 2017 Catalina. After setting everything up using Disk Utility, it is asking if I want to restore from “iMacintosh HD” or “Macintosh HD - Data” I ...
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SSD Not Showing Up In Recovery Mode

I have a 2015 MPB I'm trying to reset to give to my stepdad. Here's what I did: Made a time machine backup Started the MPB in recovery mode Erased the SSD and reformatted it as AFPS Journaled. ...
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SSD upgrade for iMac 2007

I'm looking to upgrade my slow 2007 iMac with a new 1TB SSD and looking for recommendations on which one to get. It seems fairly easy to install, I just want to choose the right SSD. I'm in Canada so ...
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82GB of “other” don't appear in OmniDiskSweeper or Freediskspace

I have a new MacBook Pro 13' where I installed a few programs and transferred my files from my previous MacBook. However, my SSD is already almost full, according to the settings (only 12.64GB left). ...
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Do not want to create a Catalina Fusion Drive but may have a HDD and SSD

I know in times past that installing the Mac OS from scratch had a habit of creating a 'fusion' drive if you had both a SSD and HDD in the same box and this could create some odd disk errors down the ...
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accessing data on a broken macbook pro

I have a MacBook Pro 13" (2017) which is not displaying any info on the screen. It's more than a broken screen. There's a problem with the logic board. I'd like to sell it for parts, but I'm ...
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Macbook Pro 2009 shows USB bootable disk but won't go any further

I am trying to install fresh OS on my Macbook Pro 2009. I installed Sata SSD. I have bootable USB from my other Macbook 2012. Macbook Pro will recognize bootable USB SSD but it will not go any further....
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2016 Macbook SSD not able to format

Laptop was working fine, then one day I turned it on and it booted up to the Question mark folder. In Disk Utility I tried to erase it just reinstall Catalina. When I try to erase it, it gets stuck on ...
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My Macbook Air 2014 is stuck in an infinite boot loop because the SSD is not registering

I wiped my Macbook Air 2014 and reinstalled Catalina. I sold it to a guy on swappa who returned it saying it was in an infinite boot loop. I thought that I would be able to easily fix this. But when I ...
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How do I ensure an external disk mounts before certain apps launch at startup?

I have an SSD connected to my iMac via USB, and I use it to store, among other things, my Dropbox folder, which is too large for my built-in storage. This generally works well, but sometimes (often) ...
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I cloned a Windows 10 laptop to an external SSD running on a pre-UEFI MacBook Air 2012

I have no audio on my MacBook Air under Windows 10. Also some other problems typical for pre-UEFI MacBooks. I'm going to try to fix through DSDT (whatever that is) following this tutorial. ...or using ...
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Once More an Issue with Fusion Drive

I asked about this a while back, and finally decided to go ahead and rebuild the fusion drive. The Mac is a Mini, it came with a fusion drive but the original hard drive failed so I swapped it out ...
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Is a SSD with the following First Aid report salvageable?

Barely 2 months old Samsung NVMe M.2 SSD is not readable by my Mac anymore. This is an external disk in an enclosure. I purchased a different enclosure too to confirm that the problem is with SSD only....
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Investigation about read errors on my SSD

Definitely more than a year ago I replaced the internal 1TB Apple SSD in my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2015) with a Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB unit (and an adapter). Quick story, no problem so far - SMART ...
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iPadOS is corrupting files when copying from/to an external drive

I am a photographer and recently switched to a full iPad Pro 2020 setup. Since SD cards tend to fail, I would like to use my iPad Pro on the go, and backup the cards to an external SSD drive. A simple ...
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slow boot (and slow EFI?) in brand new MacBook Pro 16"

I have a very new Mac and it seems far too slow to boot in both Catalina and now Big Sur perhaps it’s worse. Device : MacBook Pro 16 inch (MBP 16.0) CPU 2.3 8 Core intel i9 16GB DDR GPU Intel UHD ...
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Macbook doesn't want an SSD

TL;TR: Macbook 2012 can recognize other disks except one SSD. But that disk works ok in other pcs or external cage. How can I be sure what is the problem? Really is the disk? Is the sata cable? Is the ...
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Finding a drive adapter to re-use the old hard drive from a Macbook Pro early 2015 13"

I recently upgraded the hard-drive on my Macbook Pro 13" early 2015 model. I'd like to use the old 128gb hard-drive as an external USB disk, but I'm having trouble finding the adapter to make it ...
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Merge “free space” with Mac OS Volume

Let me tell the story from the beginning: I installed Big Sur on an unsupported Mac using guidelines at Medium. In the guide it was stated that I should create a separate partition for Big Sur, and ...
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MBP late 2013 High Sierra unknown partition(ffff…) with suspicious MBR

So I’ve followed a lot of the instructions I was able to find through a lot of similar issues that klanomath has been a mastermind at solving. I got all the way up to figuring out what my actual ...
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Windows 10 USB installer not detecting Mac SSD on Macbook Pro 2016

I have been trying to install Windows 10 via a bootable USB on my Macbook pro (2016 running Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6) for some time now, but I continue to run into issues. The USB boots up just fine,...
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Hidden space used on mac drive? [duplicate]

Displaying folders ordered by size shows the following: So about 235GB in all. However when I inspect the "Get Info" for the same drive, it shows the following: So some 395GB in all. Where ...
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usb3 case with ssd: extremely weird behaviour

I have an iMac Retina 2017 (and a Mini, 2014) running Mojave and Sierra respectively. I had a spare Samsung 850 EVO (250 GB) SSD from another computer that is dying. I got a new USB3 case from Amazon (...
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MacBook-pro Internal PCIe Samsung 512g SSD no longer recognized on MBP (mid 2015 15" A1398) after crash and hard reset

Short version: Need help finding, diagnosing and fixing the internal factory installed Samsung SSD that has vanished after hard reset. Trying to retrieve data or avoid data loss with whatever options ...
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WD Blue SSD stuck in a boot loop

Stuck in a bootloop with ssd So I recently pruchased a WD Blue 500GB SSD to replace my HDD in my 13" MBP mid-2012. At first I wanted to clone my HDD to the SSD, looked up a tutorial on ifixit and ...
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2008 Macbook not recognizing bootable USB

I've recently bought a new SSD for my 2008 13" Macbook, wanted to perform a clean install of El Capitan, however after creating the bootable USB I am unable to boot from it. I plugged the USB ...
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Will there be problems trying to run bootcamp with third party ssd macbook air 2012 upgrade on Catalina 10.15.6?

I bought an adapter https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07NSFY5XM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and a 1tb ssd https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B073SB2MXT/ref=...
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Mac .dmg backup, files disappeared?

I was having some issues with my Mac so I booted into recovery mode and made an image of my internal SSD drive to a .dmg compressed format and then saved it to my external SSD. Then I erased the Mac ...
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are disk drill 3 dmg whole system backup images the same as macos disk utility dmg backup images? / would I need to create boot usb to use them?

I have a small and slow ssd on an old macbook, I want to upgrade the ssd one day, but keep my old macbook because I don't have much money and I like it. I have auto time machine backups to a usb and ...

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