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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Getting prohibited sign with apple logo on start up of Macbook pro 2012 non-retina

Background: My macbook pro start to become unpredictable in beginning, sometime really slow, unusable slow and sometimes it starts work normally. I tried first aid from SSD but nothing wrong. After ...
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Repairing Mac SSD from Windows when HFS/APFS viewers don't work

My friend's 2015 13" MacBook Pro had water spilled on it, and no longer works. I want to extract the files contained for him. I removed the SSD from the Mac, and connected it to my Windows 10 laptop ...
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Water damaged mid 2014 Macbook Pro - SSD question

My laptop got wet in my bag, and I want to try to retrieve the data from the hard drive. My old Mac computers used SATA II drives, and I have a cable that can plug right in. Is there something ...
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iMac 21.5" Mid 2011 - Stuck on white screen at boot

The problem is that the iMac displays the Apple logo then flashes black before getting stuck on white screen. What I've tried so far: Safe Mode (⇧) - not working, can´t get into Safe Mode, loading ...
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Any better way to move app library path to external drive than using symbolic link?

I am running MacOS 10.14.5. I used symbolic links a lot to free up my internal drive. My internal drive is almost full and I need to free up some spaces again. Normally, the symbolic links solution ...
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How do you clone an internal drive to an external one, and why?

I am trying to fix my hard drive so that it can be formatted as APFS. Another Stack Exchange post suggests I must do the following: Full clone of internal drive to external drive using ...
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How to upgrade to APFS from Mac Mojave?

I am trying to upgrade the Samsung EVO SSD I put into my MacBook Pro 2012 to APFS so I can upgrade to Catalina. I’m currently running Mojave. In Recovery Mode, the standard instructions on the ...
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Startup disk doesn't show my windows partition

Macbook Pro late 2011 running High Sierra (10.13.6). I have swapped my HDD for an SSD and placed my HDD instead of my optical drive. I would like to install a Windows 7 partition on my SSD using ...
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Can I replace a MBP 2012 SSD with the Flash storage from a MBP 2013?

My son's MBP (13-inch, Mid 2012) internal SSD has been acting strangely enough that I'm starting to wonder if it needs to be replaced (do SSDs fail?). I have a MBP (retina 15-inch, Early 2013) with a ...
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How to properly install Bootcamp onto internal SATA disk on Mac Pro (2019)

I recently got the new Mac Pro (2019) with 256GB SSD. The built-in drive is quite small to hold both macOS and Windows, so I installed a SATA SSD using some DIY-cabling solutions to the internal SATA ...
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Recommended disk format for external SSD running as system drive for a 2019 iMac

I'm setting up a new 2019 iMac with an internal Fusion drive. I have an external 1TB Samsung T5 SSD drive that I'd like to use velcroed to the back of the iMac as the main system drive in order to ...
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Install a new SSD but keep all the files and everything

I bought a new SSD for my Macbook Pro Retina 2014. I want to be able to insert the new SSD but keep all my files, setting and etc. I am not sure what to do how can I clone my existing SSD to the new ...
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Unable to mount a SSD hard drive on macOS Catalina

I attached a brand new Seagate USB SSD drive (Backup Plus Slim) to a MacBook Pro running 10.15.2. It mounted the first time, I could see it in Finder, and was able to run the Mac start up program on ...
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Kernel Panic, especially at boot or sleeping mode: Thread “x” crashed. CPU issue?

I encounter some problems with my MBP late 2016. I thought it was from SSD, I have ejected it (now running on external one) I thought it was from RAM, I have run memtest86, the result was OK I have ...
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DIY replacement of DVD drive with an SSD?

I have a late 2011 15" MacBook Pro. It has a 750 GB HDD and I'm about to upgrade the RAM from 2x4 GB to 2 x 8 GB. I am looking for do-it-yourself resources/guides to either (depending on difficulty): ...
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Touch ID needed when creating a file in external ssd

I recently bought an external ssd to put my files in it for my Macbook Pro 2019, at first I linked it at Time machine but I withdrew my decision. The problem is that I didn't use it before time ...
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iMac Core i3 mid 2010 hard drive removal and fan control

I'm thinking of adding an SSD. I'm getting conflicting advice as to what to do with the sensor cable if swapping the mechanical drive for an SSD. I think in these units, there is a sensor cable that ...
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Is 2017 MacBook Air SSD compatible with mid 2013 MacBook Air 11"?

I need to change the SSD of my MacBook Air 11" mid 2013 and I was wondering if the one of a newer MacBook Air 2017 would be compatible. I researched online and I think that the ports remain the same (...
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How can I reset SSD on MacBook Air

I changed the motherboard of a MacBook Air A1465 11" mid 2013 because the previous one had a problem with the RAM. I boot the device in recovery mode in order to install the OS but the SSD is not ...
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How can I evaluate which SSD adapter is functional with 2013 MacBook Air parts?

I need to connect my MacBook Air 11" mid 2013 SSD drive to another Macbook since I have to initialise it in the right format. I'm searching for an adapter that has at one side the right connector for ...
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iMac 21.5 Core i3 mid 2010 optical bay swap SSD

I've read a few suggestions that you get worse performance placing the SSD in a caddy in place of the optial drive rather than swapping with the main mechanical. Is this true? Can I have my boot ...
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imac 21.5 Core i3 mid 2010 - how many SATA ports available?

I've been looking to upgrade to an SSD. And I've read a couple of options: Swapping the mechanical drive for an SSD. Swapping the optical drive for an SSD. My question is, is there another SATA ...
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SSD not recognised by MacBook Air

I changed the motherboard of a MacBook Air A1465 because the previous one was faulty and the Mac didn't even start. Now the machine starts but when I try to install, neither the macOS installer app ...
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How to transfer keychain data from an external SSD?

I need some information about Keychain access. I plan to replace the SSD currently in my MBP with a larger SSD. The SSD currently in my MBP would be placed in an enclosure which will be essentially ...
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How to import photos library from a Mac SSD to Windows?

Following the death of my Macbook Pro, I have an SSD with all my photos on it, stored as a Photos library. How can I extract all the photos that are in it and transfer them to Windows? My photos are ...
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Bootcamp Partition Help - Container Disk issues? - Trying to get SSD to original state :)

I mistakenly erased my Bootcamp drive through Disk Utility, and now my partitions and SSD are partitioned incorrectly. Trying to get my SSD back to its original state - no partitions. data loss is not ...
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SSDs compatible with 15'' 2014 MacBook

I've to change the SSD of my MacBook Pro, and before purchasing I want to be sure of choosing the right components: SSD: Crucial P1 1TB SSD-adaptor: SSD M2 adapter How can I determine if these are ...
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How to fix prohibitory symbol on startup?

I have a Macbook Pro Mid 2012 with an SSD installed. The laptop was running a version of OS X 10.13 (High Sierra). The computer froze while I was working on it and I was forced to do a hard reset ...
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Use SSD as cache for HDD - Time Machine

I just bought Mac Mini 2018 base configuration for use as internal server in small company. (I need MDM, CI/CD for building apps and some other stuff.). I have 128 GB SSD and 2 * 1 TB external HDD for ...
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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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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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