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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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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Reading, possibly out of date info, elsewhere OS X seems to limit the maximum process size according to the total RAM and a fixed proportion of the available disk.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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External SDD (exfat) shows different size from mac os disk

I have an external ssd with exFat filesystem. I've copied some files from mac to it, no other operations. When I go checking with disk utility it shows: about ten times the size of original mac os ...
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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 ...
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iMac cannot boot from an external SSD but MacBook can

I have recently bought an SSD (Crucial MX500) and an USB enclosure (EE25-F6B). I wanted to use it instead of my internal drive in iMac(Late 2012). I tried installing macOS Mojave on it from a usb ...
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Boot windows bios from second internal drive MBP Mid 2012

I'm facing a little big problem concerning my windows partition: State of the art is, that I removed my CD-Drive and replaced it with a second SSD. Therefore I thought of moving windows 10 to one disk ...
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iMac doesn't see external bootable SSD on startup

I have an iMac 2013 with HDD and I recently upgraded it with extarnal SSD connected via Thunderbolt. It works pretty well but sometimes when I turn my iMac on, it shows a black screen with text like "...
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About this mac → Storage not showing anything

The storage information is not shown under About this mac → Storage, but the same is available in Disk Utility. I tried to turn my MacBook off and on again, but to no avail. I have a mid 2012 ...
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Can't stop the “Disk Space Almost Full” message

I am trying to silence the annoying notification about free disk space running out. I have a 128GB SSD and 12GB seems to be the minimum that Apple wants free. I tried this: defaults write com.apple....
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How to diagnose slow file transfer performance?

I just bought a brand new MacBook Pro and am transferring files from a brand new external SSD hard drive. Performance is much lower than I expected. The picture is showing ~44 MBps, which has been on ...
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Need help recovering my main partition and back up partitions after downgrading from Mojave to El Capitan

I have three partitions that contain important data than I can no longer read after downgrading from Mojave to El Capitan. The identifiers are disk0s4, disk4s2 and disk4s3. Below is the output from ...
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Everything is noticably slow, restored to new 1tb ssd

Everything on my computer is noticeably slow. Before I thought that my hdd was dying (which it may have been) and (regrettably) bought a 1tb ssd to restore all of my data to. Before, my computer was ...
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PLEASE HELP ME RECOVER MY DATA FROM AN FFFFFFFFFFFFFF PARTITION :( [duplicate]

i had mojave on my macbook pro and my work softwares weren't too compatible so i decided to downgrade WITH keeping the mojave partition that has 367 gb and use a usb stick to boot into recovery mode ...
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How to choose a compatible SSD replacement/adapter for Macbook Air mid-2011 13"?

What parameters should I consider when choosing an after-market replacement for an original SSD in Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 A1369? Looks like there are third-party adapters available now (eg QNine). ...
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Compatibility of SSD with macbook air

does MacBook Air7,2 early 2015 support PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 NVMe1.3
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Flash firmware without CH341A programmer

In this Answer, user @y-h-wong commented that he flashed the bootrom without using a programmer. I'm guessing this was done from terminal somehow. Not sure if this is done from within OSX or from ...
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Aura Pro X SSD upgrade for MacBook Pro Mid 2014 issue

I have recently upgraded my MacBookPro with an OWC SSD after the original SSD crashed. I have not seen any issues with the system performance after performing the SMC & PRAM reset after the ...
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iMac hard freezes intermittently after booting off an external SSD

I have hooked up an external USB3 Samsung T5 SSD to my iMac model iMac14,2, formatted it as APFS, and installed macOS High Sierra on it, to use as my primary system drive. I can use the system for a ...
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What Is The Smallest Partition I Can Use Disk Utility to Add?

I'm trying to add a new partition to my Macbook, in order to dual boot with Linux. I have a 250GB drive, with 70GB free. However when I try to use Disk Utility it says "This volume can not be split ...
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I have a 256GB Macbook Pro but only shows 142gb of storage

I have a 256GB Mac book pro but it only shows that I have 142GB of storage. on a macbook pro 2017 13 inch w/touchbar and my OS X is 10.14 Diskutil List shows the following: /dev/disk0 (internal): #: ...
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Has Apple finally included APFS support for traditional hard drives in the latest update for macOS 10.13.1?

macOS High Sierra comes with a new file system APFS, now according to official notes APFS for now only supports modern SSDs. My Mac runs on a traditional rotational hard drive and according to Apple ...
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MacBookPro 2015 not booting from a copy of the disk of my old MacBookPro mid 2012

I have a MacBookPro 13'' mid 2012, 2.9 GHz, which I have given to my partner, as I bought a second-hand MacBook Pro 2015 (beginning of 2015, 3.1 Ghz Intel core i7) Before giving the MBP mid 2012 to ...
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Does the “Put hard disks to sleep when possible.” option in macOS have any affect on SSD drives?

So, I completely understand the value of putting a hard disk (specifically) to sleep in some cases especially in the pre-SSD days of the past. It can save power, lower noise and such. But in the case ...
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Are Macs vulnerable to the recent SSD encryption vulnerability?

It was recently discovered that the hardware encryption of many SSDs is completely broken and cannot be trusted at all. Can this affect Macs? Does MacOS trust the hardware encryption of the SSD ...
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Installing SSD in Late 2013 15" MacBook Pro (A1398) [closed]

I have a Late 2013 15" MacBook Pro (A1398). I was wondering if I can install the Samsung Evo 970 SSD on my logic board + Sintech adapter without having any deep sleep, hibernation and battery drain ...
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Office 2011 asks for product key after upgrading to SSD Superduper

MS-Office has detected that the HDD has been upgraded to a SSD and is now read only until the Product Key is entered. Is the product key in one of the files, which can be read? How can the product ...
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Mac Pro Late 2013 OS 10.13/10.14 - quad monitor - jumpy mouse high lag and stuttering

I am running Mac Pro late 2013 32GB RAM, 3.5GHz 6-core Xeon E5, AMD FirePro D500 3072MB, 1TB SSD (OWC Aura Pro X). Every morning when I get in, after the machine has been running for +>24 hours, the ...
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Is memory or storage in the 2018 Mac mini replaceable by the user after purchase?

The tech specs of the Mac mini 2018 is unclear if the RAM or SSD can be upgraded by the user.
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Mac running slow on specific user. A lot of stuck processes found in top

SPEC I'm running Macbook Pro 13 inch mid 2012. i5 2.5GHz with 8G memory. Mac OS on the SSD and home path of the user account is at the other HDD. OS: Mojave v10.14 (Just updated. This problem has ...
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New SSD not detected on MacBook Air 7,1

I installed a new SSD (Transcend JetDrive 850) on my MacBook Air 7,1. I was starting the internet recovery using Option-R, and Disk Utility was not detecting my new SSD. When I’m doing an internet ...
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Firmware error from Sierra to Mojave [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro 13-inch mid 2012 with macOS Sierra v. 10.12.6 Some technician installed Samsung SSD 840 EVO 1TB for me on this machine. There was no problem until I tried to install MacOS Mojave. ...
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why wont my macbook pro mount my disc

I have been using my macbook pro since 2013. Around early 2017 I got a 275gb crucial ssd and installed it. It was working fine until about a month ago my macbook would no longer turn on. Took it to ...
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Macbook Pro Really slow after time machine recovery

I've a 2012 MBP. I recently upgraded to mojave and everything was fine and dandy in terms of speed and everything. However, my hard drive failed. Luckily I had just done a time machine backup a few ...
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My Macbook Pro won't mount my ssd

So my Mid 2013 Macbook Pro wouldnt turn on and I ended up having to swap its motherboard to get it to turn on. However once I did that it did not automatically boot using the ssd (that was working ...
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How to rebuild a GUID partition table in a APFS file system SSD?

I looked at other answers for similar questions but not one works for me (maybe because the APFS). I have an external 1 TB SSD with two APFS volumes. Somebody plug my hard drive into a Windows 10 PC ...