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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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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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Upgrade iMac 2009 HDD to SSD using transistor for thermal sensor replacement [migrated]

I plan to upgrade a HDD to a SSD in an iMac 2009. I found several solutions online to deal with the lacking thermal sensor connection for SSDs, which might cause the fan speed to go to maximum. ...
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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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Strange SSD read error rate

I just get smart error then I get this stange report: Other number looks OK, My question is how can only 255 read error get to worst. Since its SSD don't have mechnical part, so it doens't really ...
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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 ...
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Safely Wipe Mac OS SSD

In order to sell my Mac (running High Sierra), I would like to know if there is an absolutely secure way of wiping all data preventing any recovery possibilities from the next owner? I've read many ...
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Tell age of SSD by using iostat?

I did iostat -Id disk0 on my MacBook Pro (MacOS Sierra) and found the total number of reads/writes done on the SSD. Is it true that this is indicative of the age of the MacBook? Should a new ...
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Mojave requires OS reinstall on restart or power on. MACH Reboot type 14 = page fault. Screenshot

SPECS: Computer: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) MacBookPro11,3. Memory: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 HD: 1 TB APPLE SSD SM1024F Apple_APFS GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB Intel Iris Pro ...
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Do I need to enable Journaling on a Mac Pro M2 SSD?

I am booting from an M2 SSD (PCI) on my Mac Pro 2012. Running Mojave. I tried to run the Boot Camp Assistant but it doesn't run and I've seen solutions saying that you have to have Journaling enabled. ...
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Will my 2014 Mac Mini boot an SSD that already has Linux on it?

I have an SSD from another computer that has Ubuntu Linux installed on it and fully working. It's a standard UEFI Ubuntu install using the GRUB bootloader, and the entire SSD is used (i.e. there are ...
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Any way to repeatably assign a disk ID for a Fusion Drive hdd?

When mounting my fusion drive at boot time, sometimes the hdd is assigned disk0 and ssd is assigned disk1; other times these assignments are reversed. Is there a way to ensure that the id assignment ...
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Test a USB-drive/SSD for bad sectors/blocks?

A pretty expensive (Samsung) USB-drive I have causes weird errors. The problem might be a computer I have connected it to (this computer's SSD broke down in a similar way) but to rule out that it is ...
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Restore Time Machine backup to a new MacBook Pro

I own currently a 2012 13'' MacBook Pro with 2 SSD (one of 2 TB and one of 256 GB). I'm thinking to by a new 13'' MacBook pro with one SSD of 2 TB. Knowing the fact that I've an external Time ...
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Different recoveries can (cmd+opt+R) and cannot (cmd+R) find new ssd

I bought the SSD Transcend 850 to replace my old stock ssd and I was trying to install it. Now, if I press cmd+opt+R utility disk lets me see the new ssd and initialize it but I can't install Mojave ...
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mSATA SSD via IDE-adapter in PowerBook G4 12”

I have a beautiful PowerBook G4 12” 1 GHz PowerPC ((A1010 (EMC 1986)) here with a dead hard drive which I want to replace with a SSD. Is there any reason why a mSATA SSD (with mSATA to IDE adapter) ...
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Reclaim unaccessable harddrive space on mojave

I installed Mac OS Mojave on a new partition for a clean system. As I tried to merge the APFS container of the old Mac OS with the new APFS container with mojave (following the top comment of this How ...
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Connect an external SSD (USB Type-C) to Mac Mini (mid 2011)?

I have a Mac mini (Mid 2011) and I want to use an external SSD (Samsung Portable SSD T5) with it. Now the problem is that Mac mini (Mid 2011) only has: Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps) (not ...
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Will my Mid-2012 Unibody MBP boot from an SSD containing Linux?

I have an SSD from another laptop that has Ubuntu Linux installed on it and fully working. It's a standard UEFI Ubuntu install using the GRUB bootloader, and the entire SSD is used (i.e. there are no ...
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Resize APFS Container

I've just been able to reassign the correct format to my SSD to APFS, see this question. however I notice that my Container isn't set to the proper size. I assume this is because the drive previously ...
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Macbook air 100 GB hidden space + error when verifying volume

I used DailyDisk to analyse my Macbook Air (Late 2014, 256GB SSD). Result: 100GB of hidden space => No idea where this is coming from What I tried: - tmutil listlocalsnapshots / => I have no local ...
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1 To OWC Aura Pro X SSD in a MacBook AIr 6,1

Since I installed the OWC Aura Pro X SSD in the MacBookAir 6,1 it goes booting up and immediatelly reboot for finally start normally. I did format the SSD and do clean install. Under High Sierra 10.13....
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How to improve Parallels disk access on PCIe SSD?

I am running High Sierra and a PCIe AHCI SSD and the latest version of Parallels Desktop 14 running Windows 10. My SSD benchmarks at around 1,060MB/s read and 800MB/s write on the Mac. However, in ...
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How to determine if an NVMe SSD is compatible with High Sierra?

I have learned that macOS High Sierra has built-in drivers for NVMe SSD. It's my understanding that one still cannot boot from NVMe drives in a Mac Pro, unless one takes additional steps. However, I ...
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Possible to boot Mac Pro from two PCIe M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD in RAID 0 on macOS High Sierra?

I have an M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD and I am considering purchasing a second one to install both in a 2009 Mac Pro in a RAID 0 configuration using Disk Utility similar to the setup in this video. I have used ...
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Internal SSD not recognized

I have been struggling with my internal ssd for 1month now. Config : MBP Retina 13’’ mid 2014 - 16gig RAM - SSD 512gig - High Sierra. Never opened the case, everything is original. The full story : ...
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Can MacBook Pro get slower after SSD is almost full?

MBP 13, 2015 with 128 GB SSD and 8 GB RAM. I have noticed, that after only some 20 GB of SSD was free my Safari browser was very slow. RAM was used 4-6 GB from 8. Is it general possible, that SSD ...
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Erased disc incorrectly now I have “Apple ssd ap0128J Media” instead of Macintosh HD and broken software

I was preparing my laptop for a sell and booted into recovery mode. I then went into disk utility, selected my Macintosh HD and erased it. When I rebooted I got stuck on a screen with a "prohibited" ...
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How many writes do I have on my 250GB SSD hard drive on my Macbook Pro High Sierra

I would like to know how many writes I have on my Mac's SSD hard drive? I would also like to know if there is a terminal command I can run to find out this information and how many writes I have left ...
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Windows 10 Boot Camp on Mac mini Fusion Drive is running very slow. How to replace HDD / upgrade disk to SSD without reinstalling OS?

Hardware: - Mac mini (late 2014) - Core-i5 - 8GB Logical drive: - Fusion Drive 1,15TB Physical drives: - 128GB PCIe - 1000GB HDD Partitions and systems: - 250GB HFS+ macOS High Sierra - 850GB NTFS ...
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MacBook Pro internal Hard Drive booting up in READ-ONLY Mode

I just recently replaced my mid-2012 MacBook Pro's HDD to SSD. I used SuperDuper! to clone my disk into the new SSD and everything seemed to have worked fine, until some repeated boot ups. What I am ...
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How to fix my corrupted APFS container?

I'm using MBP late 11 running 10.13.2 on Samsung Evo 850 250GB internally. Everything was fine for months but few days ago something horrible occurred. I'm so shocked and urgently need your help. ...
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install mac os el capital from SSD [closed]

I bought the 450GB SSD that already have mac os el Capital file for laptop, I also bought SSD USB to connect the laptop. Before installing it, how do I can install or set Mac os el capital from SSD ...
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Slow write speeds with APFS encryped external SSD

I bought an external SSD with a USB 3.1 gen 2 enclosure. I'm on macOS 10.13.6 with a MBP (late 2013). Using APFS I get write speeds of around 390–405 MB/s. So far, so good. However formatting the ...
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Boot partition missing:

My 2010 Mac Mini (High Sierra 10.13 and upgraded 500GB Intel SSD 840 EVO) won't boot into the mac side. I bootcamped it several years ago with a copy of Windows 7. It can still boot into the Windows ...
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External SSD with OS installed not working?

Four months ago I bought an external SATA case with USB-C compatibility so I can install my iMac OS there, did this because my iMac has built in HDD and was so slowww.. With the case I started using ...
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Multiple kernel panics caused MacBook Pro 13'' Mid 2010 13'' to not boot anymore

For the last months I have had a problem with my MacBook Pro crashing when I applied pressure on the back described here in more detail: MacBook Pro Mid 2010 13" freezes/restarts when applying ...
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Migrating data from old Mac to new

Potentially moving from a 2010 iMac with a 1TB drive to a 2015 with a 512GB SSD Drive. Even after I clean out some cruft, it'll be pretty tight, if I make it at all. Do I have to do this manually, ...
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Faster or Bigger? [duplicate]

I had my question put 'on hold' because someone deemed it opinion oriented, so I'll rephrase it - For video editing, is it better to have a faster hard drive or a larger one? I hope to learn editing ...