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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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internal SSD crash. macbook retina early 2016. Mac OS X el capitan

My macbook crashed after an ongoing update. I get the "?" file when rebooting it. After several test i decided to reformat my SSD as it was impossible to install a new version of mac OS X on it. At ...
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Macbook pro (mid-2012) startup chime delayed (slow booting) after HDD to SSD conversion

I recently upgraded HDD to SSD on my mid-2012 macbook pro. After the SSD upgrade, the startup chime is delayed, causing slow booting of my mac. Any potential pointers ?
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Slow read/write speed (40MBps) with USB-C external SSD on Macbook Pro

I had a Sandisk Extreme Pro 500Gb PCIe NVME M.2 SSD. I got an USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 Enclosure for it. I have tried it on 3 different 2017 and 2018 macbook pros and an iMac. The Max read/write speed that I ...
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Concerns re: upgrading to an OWC Aura Pro SSD on my 2015 Macbook Pro 15" retina

Looking to upgrade HD space on my 2015 MBP 15" — considering purchasing the OWC Aura Pro 1TB drive, but am quite wary of the many negative reviews I've seen surrounding it (overheating, battery issues,...
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Macbook Pro (mid-2012) battery not identified (shows X) after SSD install

I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro (mid-2012) HDD to SSD. Once SSD install was complete, my macbook did not start, however when plugged into power, it started booting, and worked normally. The ...
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Can't reboot on external SSD with Bootcamp

a few months ago I bought a new Mac, since this machines are so pricy, I ended up buy a basic model with a small SSD and only 8GB of RAM, for this reason I have been trying to avoid running Windows ...
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PSA: Random freezes/kernel panic on 2013-2015 retina MBP

I've got a Late 2013 15" MBP (A1398) that has been experiencing random freezes/kernel panics for a while now. I was initially unable to pinpoint a cause.
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Macbook Pro 2012 MD101 cannot bootup, cannot reinstall OSX

Problem Description About 5 years ago, I upgraded the original HDD to SSD (Samsung 840 evo), everything was ok until last November. After a trip to an examination (4 hours drive, 2 hours out, 2 ...
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What explains intermittent I/O errors for all attached volumes?

Two external volumes that are both having I/O errors. This is a small bit of console output. One is an SSD and the other is a regular hard drive. Both are relatively new. default 18:46:56.035095 -...
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iCloud Disassociation for a Mac Computer

I had a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro that recently stopped booting. I narrowed this down based on troubleshooting of the boot device to likely the SATA/hard drive connector/cable no longer working for ...
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Install OS for new SSD [duplicate]

I bought a new SSD for my old macbook pro mid 2012. Can I clone my current OS on other Macbook to SSD and bring it to my old Macbook 2012? Thank you!
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How do I clone from a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) spinning hard drive to a new SSD on 10.13.6

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) with a 500GB spinning hard disk boot drive with High Sierra 10.13.6. Disk Utility reports the drive as "SATA Internal Physical Volume - Mac OS Extended (...
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2012 Macbook Pro second SSD

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro with a 500GB Samsung SSD running Mojave. I replaced the optical drive with a hard drive and everything worked fine. Recently, I replaced the old hard drive in the optical ...
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After replaced SSD (970 EVO) on MBP mid 2015, Mac didn't start after a workday but after changed back to orig SSD?

I have an Macbook Pro Mid 2015 with an 512GB SSD. Because I alway ran out of storage I wanted to upgrade to an Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB. For reasons I don't know I couldn't clone the system to that ...
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Do i need to allow free space as an over provision on an Macbook Pro's inbuilt SSD?

I have a 2017 15" MBP with an in built 1TB SSD. As i understand with SSDs the best practice is to leave a portion of them free as an "over provision". Do i need to do this the the SSD inbuilt to ...
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Installed a new SSD into MackBook. Flashing folder icon shown at startup

A1342 New SSD. Flashing folder icon on start up, no key commands working I’ve just fitted my MacBook A1342 with a 850 Evo SSD. The recovery mode keys and others will not work. I have managed to rest ...
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2014 Macbook Air 13 in SSD and Boot up Problems

I recently acquired a 2014 mac book air from a family member that supposedly had a bad hard drive. I did some research and settled on a Cruical NVMe M.2 500GB with the adapter that upon reviewing was ...
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upgrading drive of 2015 macbook air, such thing as too fast?

I was considering upgrading the drive of a macbook air that i got and was amazed at the difference between some of the NVMe PCIe M.2 drives at around 3,938 MB per second and other SATA drives (which I ...
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How can I restore macOS on a MacBook if all the data on the hard drive is wiped/corrupted?

I want to be secure against a worst-case scenario because I'm about to start tinkering with my SSD (going to try installing Linux). What backup methods would allow me to perform a clean reinstall (I'm ...
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Unable to boot or do internet recovery

I have with me a Mac Mini Late 2012 model (Core i5, 6630M). It was running like a champ despite its age but recently while watching Netflix, the screen had a glitch and hung. I force restarted it. ...
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Macbook Pro Touch Bar 15 inch 2018 ssd Upgrade

Can i upgrade macbook pro (2018) ssd drive with a new one? When i google it, i found Samsung 970 Evo m.2 "NVMe" 1 tb may be supported. NVMe interface is required by macbook pro but is it enough?
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Is it a good idea to run MacOS off of a flash drive?

I have an old 2013 iMac and it is very slow because the hard drive is corrupted. I want to replace the hard drive with a new ssd, but before I do that I want to see how the computer would run with an ...
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Can't write to Seagate external hard drive on other macbook pros

I have a "new" 2gb Seagate external hdd. I used it to copy files off of my old Macbook pro, circa 2014, which worked fine. I just plugged in the drive into my new Macbook pro, circa 2018. I can ...
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cloning external 1TB HDD to internal 500GB SSD

2015 iMac, non-retina, OS 10.13, to remedy bad data transfer, SSD can be totally erased external HDD OS 10.14, 200GB total used, this disk was "professionally" replaced yesterday with the SSD but ...
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Procedure to Upgrade SSD without borking-up MS-Office License [duplicate]

I have upgraded a Macbook 500GB to a 128GB SSD. MS-Office 2011 detected the change and the licensing failed. I would like to avoid this problem in the future if at all possible. I would like to ...
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How do I upgrade my internal SSD using a third party if my current one is not recognized (failed)?

I have a Late 2013 MBP whose 1TB SSD (PCIe) decided to suddenly fail last week. I managed to wipe and reformat the drive via target disk mode, but I cannot reinstall macOS from target disk mode (I ...
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diskutil list don't see new Hynix NVMe SSD installed in late 2013 MacBook Pro

Trying to use a new 256 GB Hynix PC300 NVMe SSD in a late 2013 MacBook Pro (macOS Mojave installed via USB flash drive), using NVMe adapter. boot or diskutil don't see the disk. What could be the ...
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Macbook pro 2012 flashing folder question mark, goes to white screen after recovery

I have a MacBook pro 2012 which my friend gave me with the hard drive removed so they could keep their data. I have since bought an SSD and installed it but when I boot up I get a flashing question ...
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I removed another Mac's HD and reformatted it on disk utility, now it just shows blinking folder [duplicate]

So I removed a 2015 Macbook Air's HD from the computer and then using an OWC tool, I plugged it into my Macbook Pro and then erased it completely using Disk Utility. When I plugged it back into the ...
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How smoothly does Xcode 10.1 run on 2017 MacBook Pro base model (8 GB RAM/128 GB SSD)? [closed]

I am planning to buy a 2017 MacBook Pro base model (8 GB RAM/128 GB SSD) for iOS app development and I am on a budget. I would appreciate if I get answer to the following questions before I decide to ...
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How to use Time Machine to backup system from ssd

I added an SSD to my Mac mini and installed macOS Mojave on it. (it is already installed on the HDD) I notice that Time Machine is still backing up from the HDD. How can I change the source drive for ...
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Clean install macOS keeps restarting and returning to macOS Utilities

I'm trying to do a clean install of macOS Mojave on my 2012 13" MacBook Pro using a bootable USB. I'm doing it on a new 1 TB SSD that I've installed after my last one died. The problem I'm having is ...
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Macbook pro mid 2012 not working after upgrade from El capitan to Mojave

I have a 13" mid 2012 Macbook pro. I had upgraded my initial configuration to use a 512GB SSD(Crucial MX200 SSD) and 8GB Ram which was running on El Capitan perfectly fine. Last week I tried to ...
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Is there a way to update a Mac to High Sierra or Mojave if OEM SSD is unavailable?

I have a late 2013 Mac Pro that had been running Sierra before its internal SSD died. I'd like to replace the internal drive, but OWC's site indicates the following: "macOS 10.13 and later versions ...
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Testdisk show unusual media descriptor (0xf8!=0xf0) on hard drive

Running TestDisk 7.1, I'm getting a "Unusual media descriptor (0xf8=0xf0)" error on what was a perfectly functional hard drive. Please see the attached photo. How do I diagnose and recover from ...
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11" early MacBookAIR Firmware Partition issue

I have the above MBA upgraded from the original 128GB Flash Drive to the present OWC AURA SSD, some 2 years ago and it has been working fine with macOS 10.12.6 Sierra. It is also encrypted upon power ...
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Can I use the whole internal SSD for Boot Camp on a T2 based Mac (Mac mini late 2018)?

TL;DR Can I safely install Windows 10 on the entire internal SSD on a T2-based Mac (mini) rather than splitting the drive space between macOS and Windows? Is there a particular method for this that I ...
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How willl a Mac Mini's SSD effect the maximum process size when use swap?

Reading, possibly out of date info, elsewhere OS X seems to limit the maximum process size according to the total RAM and a fixed proportion of the available disk. The new 2018 Mac Mini is very ...
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Macbook Pro early 2007 SSD to the new Macbook Air 2017 install?

I would really appreciate your advice on this matter. I have a macbook pro early 2007. Its old i know and last year i replaced the HDD with a 420GB SSD as the HDD failed. It was a fairly ...
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Making 2013 Pro SSD work on another Mac - Computer closes after entering the password

My 2013 Pro Mac is broken and I extracted its SSD and mount on an another Mac. The opening screen opens and I see the background image that I have used before and correct username on the screen. ...
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Macbook Pro internal hard drive issues, any way to get this working?

Apologies for myself, I'm a new member and clueless about Macs in general. I have inherited a 2010 Macbook Pro and I've been hoping to use it for some light work. The old password to the computer ...
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Unable to partition mid 2014 MacBook Pro SSD on Sierra 10.13.6

Just trying to partition my 500GB SSD so I can dual-boot linux and my MBP doesn't want to let me do it. I've watched countless videos and no one seems to be having my problem. I attempt to the ...
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Dual boot install of OSX and Ubuntu on my 15" Macbook Pro 2011 which already installed with Ubuntu.

My 15" Macbook Pro Late 2011 have a crooked GPU and won't finish any reinstallation of OSX. tried to verbose it in installation and it hanged in hardware validation or something that make me believe ...
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trying to erase external SSD that is only seen in terminal

I have a SSD drive that was removed from a MacAir and placed into an eclosure. I must have screwed up the directory by deleting files from the drive and not dismounting it because the drive is ...
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Is it normal for 2018 Mac Mini to make screetchy noises?

I have just purchased a new 2018 Mac Mini with a SSD drive. Sometimes when reading or writing, it makes a quite screetchy noise. It's not loud, but however it's quite sharp which made me cautious. I ...
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Where can I find original macbook pro batteries?

I have 2011 13" MacBook pro. I have replaced battery once, replaced charger two times (because it wore off/tore up). I have replaced original drive with SSD and pumped up RAM so my MacBook runs pretty ...
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How can I get my 13" MacBook Pro to detect the NVMe m.2 drive that I installed?

Today I installed a Samsung 970 Evo 1TB on my 13" mid 2014 MacBook Pro. I used an adapter that is not the small sintech one that everyone else seems to be using but is a different sintech similar one ...
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Multi-Boot Windows 10 & Various Linux Distro on External SSD

Running Mojave on MBP 2014. Just purchased a Samsung T5 SSD 1TB drive and want to run Windows 10 and various other linux distros (Elementary, Mint, Parrot Security, Kali) on it so I could take the ...
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Mid 2015 retina MacBook Pro: Startup slow after SSD Upgrade

I've recently upgraded my Mid 2015 retina MacBook Pro's original 500 GB SSD to a 2 TB Samsung EVO 970 NVMe M.2 coupled with a recent model Sintech SSD adaptor. I am running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. ...
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About This Mac → Storage suggests more space in on the SSD than is actually being used [duplicate]

I've got a 480 GB SSD in a MacBook Pro running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6. I have recently reformatted the drive and clean installed the OS. I have very limited programmes installed on this machine and ...