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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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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External SSD for a 2010 iMac

I have a mid-2010 27" iMac. I want to speed it up some and I have decided to get an external SSD. I want to make this my boot disk as well as data storage. The SSD I'm considering is 3 TB. My ...
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Mid 2011 iMac 21.5 inch SSD Upgrade how to format disk in terminal

I was wondering how I can erase the SSD disk in terminal to make it show in disk utility. I went into Terminal and typed "diskutil list". The table is as follows: /dev/disk0 (external, ...
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Is there another way to boot into Recovery Mode without using the built-in keyboard?

I am getting the folder with question mark issue in my 2014 Macbook Air (Catalina) and I need to boot into Recovery Mode. Unfortunately my MBA's keyboard already had issues beforehand, and some of the ...
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Is there a downside on using APFS on a conventional HDD when using macOS 10.13 or later?

I'm using Superduper to make a copy of my system disk to an external conventional harddisk (HDD, not SSD). Superduper wants to convert the disk to APFS. Until now I've used HFS+. Is there a downside ...
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SSD with adapter is not displayed on startup disks list [duplicate]

I have a problem installing macOS Catalina on my Macbook Air (Mid-2013, model A1466). I created a bootable USB drive with macOS Catalina. Then I restarted my Mac from it and, in Disk Utility, I ...
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Should I upgrade my Mac 2015 a1465 to 250gb or 500gb? [closed]

I have a MacBook Air Early 2015 (A1465). I have some issues with my Mac's limited storage. I want to upgrade it to 500GB with a third party SSD (970 EVO Plus) but, on Apple's web site it says it can ...
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MacBook 7,1 randomly shutting down (shutdown cause -102)

I have a MacBook 7,1 (mid 2010) and sometimes it randomly shuts down. This only happens when I am doing something very resource intensive (like gaming). After the shutdown I can use my Mac for "...
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Pages stuck during opening file

I had a crash of my Mac right in the middle of saving a Pages document I was working on. It turned out that SSD broke. I had the computer repaired, the SSD replaced, and I have also recovered the ...
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How to format a Time Machine SSD so it can also host the backup for external booting

I want to split an external 1TB Nvme SSD into 500/500 partitions - so one partition can be a target for Time Machine backups, and the second partition can be used as a target to be an external ...
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S.M.A.R.T. Error MacOS 11 Big Sur Beta Installer

Mid-2014 MacBook Pro 13" lowest spec. I recently upgraded the SSD to a 500GB WD Blue NVMe M.2 drive. I suspect the given issue may be something to do about this upgraded SSD. I have three ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) running Mojave (10.14.3 (18D42)) is does not recognize external boot drive

I just got a new Macbook Pro, I was previously using an MBP (13-inch, Mid 2012) running Mojave. I have a 1TB SSD that has a partition with a Windows 10 installation (I followed this tutorial: https://...
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iMac has two internal drives, what is the best setup? [duplicate]

My iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2014) has a permanent internal 120GB drive on the main board and I just added a 2TB SSD internal drive as well. I'm essentially starting over with a clean system. I'm ...
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Use an External USB SSD before logon (daemon)

I noticed that after a system reboot my new USB SSD (SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD) attached via USB-C to an MacMini 2020 is not available until the first user has logged on (interactively using the ...
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Macbook Late 2011. Swapped HDD for SDD. Now I have read-only access

I have a MacBook late 2011 and some time ago I replaced the HDD with a SSD for a Windows partition. The HDD with macOS went to the place where the CD Drive was. I had this configuration for some ...

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