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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Help! Have I Messed Up My Fusion Drive?

Last week my late 2012 iMac was running slow and generally not working well, I erased the hard drive to reinstall a fresh copy of Mac OS but somehow messed up the erase (Reading online I think the ...
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Overdrive the fans but fails to boot [on hold]

Hello for about 3 weeks i have a problem with a virus. I did contact an apple service and after changing the SSD the problem still persist. For the Macbook pro a1278 i have, i need to find the BIOS ...
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fsroot count invalid every time I install High Sierra

MacBook Pro7,1 2TB Crucial SSD High Sierra fsroot count invalid I have a MacBook Pro7,1 (13" Mid-2010). I recently replaced the 512GB hard drive with a 2TB SSD from Crucial memory. I'm trying to ...
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Recovery Mode can't see new drive but USB installer can

I'm having a lot of difficulty replacing a dead SSD in a 2013 macbook pro. Before the drive died the computer was running a fairly old version of OS X, seemingly Yosemite. I bought an OEM ...
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can “File system check exit code is 8” be repaired?

I have a startup disk from my old computer with error File system check exit code is 8. can this be repaired? I would like to use it to migrate files and settings to my new computer, it is an SSD if ...
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How to repair Mactintosh HDD

I have a MacBook Pro 2016 15" with 256GB running macOS High Sierra. When I got the MacBook used, I was able to log in. The MacBook did not have an iCloud account linked so I linked mine up and enabled ...
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External FileVault encrypted SSD can no longer be mounted

I have an external 4TB SSD, formatted HFS (MacOS Extended, Journaled, encrypted). It has one volume, called "Daten". All of a sudden (after installing 10.14.6 Supplemental Update) the volume no ...
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MacBook Pro cannot find its internal drive

Some months ago I bought an SSD upgrade kit (Transcend TS480GJDM855 JetDrive 855 SSD) and I’ve upgraded the internal SSD drive of my MacBook Pro 13” mid 2015 with this new one, then I’ve upgraded to ...
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OWC Envoy Pro Enclosure [with OEM SSD] MacOS Upgrade Problem

I have an Envoy Pro Enclosure (OWCMAU3ENPCIECS / OWCMAU3ENPRPCIU) [w/ OEM SSD - 512GB Mid-2015 Macbook Pro Retina SSD] that I use as a bootable external MacOS installation and it works fine. I have ...
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Disk utility free space doesn't match Apple > About this Mac > Storage [duplicate]

There's a difference of almost 6.14GB regarding how much free space both methods report. What's going on here? How much free space I actually have? (The mounted image is very small, non worries ...
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Stuck on partitioning disk using bootcamp with early 2015 model macbook air, 480 gb auro pro x2 SSD

I am attempting to create a 100 GB partition for windows 10 on my macbook air via Bootcamp Assistant. I have been stuck on "partitioning disk...", with the load bar completely full for some time now. ...
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SSD runs slow only in specific Mac

So I've had a Samsung Evo 840 in my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) for years now, but suddenly it became unusably slow, so I went ahead and tried to reinstall macOS. However it seems that it only ...
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Is it true that the SSD of a Macbook Pro (2018) cannot be swapped for another one?

Is it true that the SSD of a Macbook Pro 15-inch (A1990 EMC3215) cannot be changed by itself? This is one of the latest models which have a touch bar. I know for a fact that the SSD of a Macbook Air ...
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MacBook Pro 13" Mid-2010 - upgrade HDD to SDD with intermittent Prohibitory sign

Good morning folks, I can't wrap my head around this one. I recently upgraded a failing 250 GB HDD to a 1 TB SSD and transitioned the data using a hard drive duplicator. When starting from a cold ...
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What are my hardware upgrade options for a late 2009 iMac?

It is now July 2019 and I have this Late-2009 iMac. macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) Processor: 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics: ATI Radeon HD ...
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Selling water damaged MacBook Air 2017: Is it safe to simply remove the SSD?

I water damaged my Macbook Air 2017 and it will no longer turn on. I was thinking of selling the MBA for some money but wanted to make sure that my security is not compromised. If I remove the SSD ...
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How to recovery data from the internal SSD?

My external drive got unplugged by accident while moving files from the internal SSD to the external drive, resulting in some files getting deleted on the SSD and not getting written on the external ...
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SSD drive partition showing as FFFF on my MacBook Pro 2010

About three years ago I replaced my original hard disk on my 2010 MacBook Pro with SSD drive to make the system run faster. It did work fine until now. Regrettably I'm in this position now as my ...
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MBP TB 2016 Failed to format and crashes. APFS Container damaged?

Hy everyone! I need help restoring my MBP. 2016 MBP15TB I made a USB stick with Mojave, restarted with Command+R, went into disk util, and wanted to erase my SSD to start the install. The computer ...
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Cloned SSD After prohibition symbol - files lost?

After getting a prohibition symbol about four weeks ago I cloned my internal SSD to an external APFS drive and got the error message "APFS inverter failed to invert the volume - invalid argument". I ...
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How to resize (grow) APFS partition that is at the end of the drive?

[new info below post] -- I'm having trouble resizing an APFS partition on the 240Gb SSD in my Mac. I want to make all space available to the system partition "Macintosh SSD". Output of diskutil list: ...
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Macbook pro 2015 PCIE NVME HP EX920 M.2 Mojave Disk utility doesn't see drive

As the title says, if more specs are needed. As for right now no matter what I do, I can't get computer to read the nvme disk. What have I tried? 1: Moving around the drive in the socket 2: Trying ...
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Changing from FusionDrive to SSD + SSD on iMac 21.5" 4k (2017, A1418, EMC3069)

I've got a 2017 iMac 4k in 21.5" with a 1TB FusionDrive (HDD + NVMe SSD). I plan to open it to max out the ram as well as swap out the HDD for a SSD. However, I'm a bit at loss what to do with the ...
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Problems with bless tool

The computer is an early 2015 13" MacBook Pro. Two weeks ago we sent my spouses 15" in for battery recall, and bought an OWC Aura Pro to replace my internal 1GB SSD (we SuperDuper'd her 15" MacBook's ...
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Force unplug SSD without eject and SSD partitions gone

I was working copy my photos to my external SSD hard drive from my iPhone. I created a new photo library on SSD(USB connected) and start import from iPhone. But SSD partitions were unmount by itself ...
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Why Apple partitions the SSD drive this way, and which partition should I removed?

I am planning to reformat both of my drives in my 27 Inch iMac (mid 2011), and I have a question about the way the SSD is partitioned by Apple. Why are there are three tiers in my SSD? I don't want ...
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Cannot resize APFS partition - “The new size must be different than the existing size”

I have a 1TB SSD on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 with the following APFS partitions: $ diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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EFI missing, Question folder appears, Mac SSD appears and disappears, what do I do?

Setup Macbook Pro retina 13 A1502, SSD 128Gb Running Yosemite, but currently doing the update for high sierra. Problem: Question marked folder appear after I left it for 2 days, battery run out (left ...
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Question about adding SSD to my 2012 MBP (non-Retina)

I'm planning to add a 120 GB Kingston Hyper X Fury to my Non-Retina 2012 MacBook Pro. Currently I have Bootcamp and the HDD is split in two partitions for maxOS and Windows 10. I'm planning to put ...
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Data recovery from 2012 MacBook Air SSD using 2011 MacBook Air

Unfortunately my 2012 MacBook Air came off second best with a cup of coffee. Everything toasted except the SSD! As luck would have it, I have access to a 2011 MacBook Air (El Capitan) which I am now ...
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Partition external SSD (Win10 already installed) for Mac

My situation: I successfully installed Windows 10 on a Samsung T5 external SSD (size of 1TB) which I can boot into using my MacBook Pro 13" (2017 model w/ 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports). Under Windows, the ...
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Increasing a user's home directory size, external drive?

My mum has an iMac with a 3TB fusion drive in it and she's running out of space. She loves photo and video editing. She's good with final cut but not with managing separate storage. SSD's do not go up ...
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Why do I have 2 drives with the same used space?

this is a weird one. I just bought a 2nd hand macbook retina and turns out that when I re-installed macOS, the storage dialog showed up a 2nd drive. The very first thought was that the main drive is a ...
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Run iMac from external SSD - Transference Process

I've purchased a Samsung external SSD with the intention of using it as the boot disk. I've formatted it Mac OS Extended (Journaled), and I've been told that I can 'restore' it from the Time Machine ...
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Start from external disk only if connected to iMac

I have Windows installed in external SSD; I can choose to start Windows 10 if I press option key and selected that external SSD. Some days ago I was able to start Windows without having to select the ...
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Formatting disk to Mac OS Extended Jorunaled, Encrypted taking very long. Is it normal?

so long story short, my newly purchased external SSD got corrupted a day after formatting it and wouldn't erase. I read somewhere on this site that if I tried to format it to Mac OS Extended (...
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iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7 with fusion (SSD and HDD)

I have replaced the internal SSD with a 2TB and also replaced my HDD (which had died). I would like t: run bootcamp on the SSD and then run the MACOS on the HDD as separate drives .. OR .. use the ...
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Time Machine backup will not restore to my internal HDD drive

I had a major hard drive failure, so I have replaced the HDD on my MacBook mid 2012 13" model with another 1TB. I was running latest version of "Mojave" MacOS. I go to restore from the time machine (...
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MacBook doesn't turn on after SSD switch

I have Mid 2012 MacBook Air. I decided to clean it from dust, but I totally forgot to shut it down instead put it into sleep mode. I removed the SSD while it was asleep, I think this is the issue. ...
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Windows 10 on external drive through boot camp

I've installed Windows 10 on external drive (SSD through USB) on a previous Macbook pro and it was working fine. I bought a new one now, but that same external drive doesn't boot anymore. Instead it ...
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Stuck during clean install on a new SSD on a late 2009 iMac

I hope you might be able to help me out since I am completely stuck in my attempt to perform a clean install of High Sierra on a late 2009 iMac (model number A1311 – does not have Internet recovery) ...
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Mid 2015 Macbook Pro 15", Samsung 970 Evo 1TB SSD, Sintech Adapter, issues on boot

I recently updated my old Apple SSD to a Samsung 970 Evo 1TB, as I needed extra space for school and work. I also needed to run bootcamp, as I cannot run solidworks effectively through MacOS. Since I'...
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What do I need to update a late 2012, 27" iMac to SSD?

I know I need this thermal sensor from OWC. I want a 2TB SSD disk. My question is: will any SSD disk fit inside a late 2012 iMac? Do I need any special frame to make it fit? I will be replacing ...
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Should the internal disk of a Mac be erased?

I saw this post which said that the internal disk of a Mac should not be erased, but it doesn't explain why. Does anyone know?
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What's the best way to use SuperDuper to back up multiple hard drives to partitions on a single drive?

Here's the setup I'm setting up: Mac HD (500GB SSD) Media HD (2TB SSD) Daily Backup HD (3TB HDD, partitioned into a 2TB Daily Backup Mac HD, a 500GB Daily Backup Media HD, and an irrelevant 500GB ...
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Recovering files from SSD of MacBook Pro that won’t boot due to water damage

Before you start lecturing me on making backups, I'm happy no announce that 90% of my data is backed up. I did exclude some non-essential folders because my internet is garbage. Losing these are an ...
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Hard Drive Corrupted [duplicate]

I Erased my hard drive from mac utilities from the recovery mode, but now i am not able to install Mac OS Mojave as it doesn't shows my mac hard drive to install and when i checked it in utilities, it ...
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Using Time Machine with 2 internal drives

My sister's 2012 MacBook is running terribly slow, so I adviced her to install an ssd. Since there are budget constraints, the best option would be to install de HDD in the optical bay place for ...
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SSD 860 evo slow format/write/read

MacBook Pro 13 early 2011 Coming from a 850 evo Booting from High Sierra USB Installed 860 but disk info and gpt show take a couple of minute to complete. Had problem with sata cable but now my 850 ...
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disk drive about full. Library folder has over 100 GB

I have an old iMac running High Sierra. I have an internak 250 GB drive and a 4 TB eternal hdd. My internal drive is about full. I was going to clear up some room but I noticed my library folder has ...