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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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Windows 10 on external drive through boot camp

I've installed Windows 10 on external drive (SSD through USB) on a previous Macbook pro and it was working fine. I bought a new one now, but that same external drive doesn't boot anymore. Instead it ...
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Stuck during clean install on a new SSD on a late 2009 iMac

I hope you might be able to help me out since I am completely stuck in my attempt to perform a clean install of High Sierra on a late 2009 iMac (model number A1311 – does not have Internet recovery) ...
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Mid 2015 Macbook Pro 15", Samsung 970 Evo 1TB SSD, Sintech Adapter, issues on boot

I recently updated my old Apple SSD to a Samsung 970 Evo 1TB, as I needed extra space for school and work. I also needed to run bootcamp, as I cannot run solidworks effectively through MacOS. Since I'...
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What do I need to update a late 2012, 27" iMac to SSD?

I know I need this thermal sensor from OWC. I want a 2TB SSD disk. My question is: will any SSD disk fit inside a late 2012 iMac? Do I need any special frame to make it fit? I will be replacing ...
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Should the internal disk of a Mac be erased?

I saw this post which said that the internal disk of a Mac should not be erased, but it doesn't explain why. Does anyone know?
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What's the best way to use SuperDuper to back up multiple hard drives to partitions on a single drive?

Here's the setup I'm setting up: Mac HD (500GB SSD) Media HD (2TB SSD) Daily Backup HD (3TB HDD, partitioned into a 2TB Daily Backup Mac HD, a 500GB Daily Backup Media HD, and an irrelevant 500GB ...
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Recovering files from SSD of MacBook Pro that won’t boot due to water damage

Before you start lecturing me on making backups, I'm happy no announce that 90% of my data is backed up. I did exclude some non-essential folders because my internet is garbage. Losing these are an ...
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Hard Drive Corrupted [duplicate]

I Erased my hard drive from mac utilities from the recovery mode, but now i am not able to install Mac OS Mojave as it doesn't shows my mac hard drive to install and when i checked it in utilities, it ...
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Using Time Machine with 2 internal drives

My sister's 2012 MacBook is running terribly slow, so I adviced her to install an ssd. Since there are budget constraints, the best option would be to install de HDD in the optical bay place for ...
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SSD 860 evo slow format/write/read

MacBook Pro 13 early 2011 Coming from a 850 evo Booting from High Sierra USB Installed 860 but disk info and gpt show take a couple of minute to complete. Had problem with sata cable but now my 850 ...
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disk drive about full. Library folder has over 100 GB

I have an old iMac running High Sierra. I have an internak 250 GB drive and a 4 TB eternal hdd. My internal drive is about full. I was going to clear up some room but I noticed my library folder has ...
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Ejecting external SSD or sparsebundle disk image doesn't complete (macOS 10.14.x)

I use an external SSD for Time Machine. The SATA SSD sits in a dock which is connected via USB3. The SSD mounts correctly and is used by Time Machine correctly. If I eject the SSD from Finder (by ...
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How to get my old disk back that contains personal data?

I was not able to power on my MacBook Pro 2015. It was getting stuck on the Apple Logo. I took it to the Apple Service Centre, they diagnosed it and replaced the SSD. The kept my old disk with them ...
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Where is Time Machine restoration software installed?

I am seeking to upgrade a MacBook Air MacBookAir4,1 (11-inch, Mid 2011), running OS X El Capitan and Office 2011. The SSD is documented here. If a Time Machine backup is made, does the new SSD need ...
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SSD compatibility with adapter

A Sintech M.2 NGFF SSD 18Pin Adapter Card adapter was purchased for Macbook Air MacBookAir4,1 (11-inch, Mid 2011). It is unclear to me which of these drives is compatible: Amazon indicates that ...
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OSX Installation to MBA (Macbook Air Model A1370) SSD upgrade

Is it possible to install an unformatted M.2 SSD and install OSX? Update: I have an M.2 adapter. I do not have an M.2 enclosure, that would be necessary to ghost the current drive over to the ...
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External SSD drive not detected as SSD drive

I've got a Sandisk Extreme SSD drive as an external drive for my MacBook Pro. It has no problems with connecting to the MacBook or being recognized as an external drive. The problem is it is not ...
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SSD Partitioning upgraded MBA (Macbook Air Model A1370) SSD

I would like to 'ghost' a 128GB to a larger M.2 SSD. Based on my experience with upgrading a Macbook to a larger SSD, MS-Office will shutdown. The PC is a MacBook Air "Core i5" 1.6 11" (Mid-2011) ...
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Upgrade MacBook Pro Mid 2012 system to Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB (Mac OS Mojave)

I have different information related to installation new SSD. If we will try search through Amazon help it shows that the disk Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB will work fine with MacBook Pro 13 inch Mid ...
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Does APFS reduce the needed free space on SSD's?

I've seen recommendations for the minimum amount of free space one should have on an SSD that range from 20%—33%. For instance, this answer (Can MacBook Pro get slower after SSD is almost full?) ...
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Bootcamp error not enough space available on the disk [duplicate]

I have a problem when trying to install Windows on my MacBook Pro 2015 using Bootcamp, I am using MacOS Mojave 10.14. I have replaced the original SSD for a different one, bigger M.2 NVMe PCI-e SSD ...
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Mac SSD Partition Type Incorrect

I have been using an external SSD as my primary drive on my iMac for over a year. I'm not sure if it got unplugged or nudged while powered up but it now doesn't work. I can mount the drive but I get ...
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Help! kernel_task / Mac OS System eating hard drive space

I have a very unfortunate problem. My Mac OS System is eating free disk space right before my eyes till my system becomes unresponsive. I already deactivated and deleted Time Machine backups. Finder ...
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Deleted an APFS Volume, but it still shows as “Other Volumes” claimed space within the container

I have an older MacBook Pro running OS X 10.13.6, the last version supported on the hardware. It has an SSD which was upgraded to APFS a while ago. A few months back, unfixable filesystem corruption ...
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Why am I getting “An internal error occurred while preflighting your volume for APFS conversion”?

I have a Mac Mini 2014. I just installed a second SSD drive Samsung Evo 500GB and would like to use as the primary drive for OS. I formatted both drives with disk utility to OS Extended Journaled and ...
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How do I mount an SSD I got from an old Macbook?

I ripped a perfectly fine SSD out of a Macbook with a broken display. So far, all my attempts to access the file system on the SSD have failed. I've tried to put in a nearly identical Macbook. This ...
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Is it possible to put Windows 10 onto an external SSD and boot it through VirtualBox/VMware?

I am getting a 13-inch Macbook Pro (possibly the 2019 model) on my birthday. I am wondering if I can put Windows 10 onto an External SSD and boot it with virtual machine software on my Mac (ex. VMware,...
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Can't update to Mojave with an external SSD

I have a 2014 Mac Mini. I've seen a number of these issues but haven't found anything that could help. When trying to upgrade to Mojave, I get: you may not install to this volume because the ...
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OSX 10.14.4 now Requires Reboot to see External USB Drive

ENVIRONMENT I'm running OSX 10.14.4 on a mid-2015 MacBook Pro. Plugged into the MBP is the MagSafe power cord, and a Thunderbolt 2 cable connected to a 27" Thunderbolt monitor. That monitor is ...
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Replacing HDD with SSD; what about non-APFS/APFS?

iMac 27-inch, Late 2013, macOS up-to-date I would like to back up my internal HDD (non-APFS) with Time Machine. Then erase the HDD. Then have the HDD replaced with a new internal SSD. Then restore ...
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Replaced SSD won't boot

I have cloned the HDD from an old MBP (Early 2011) to a Kingston A400 SSD. When booting from USB it all works fine, however once installed internally when booting it shows a no entry sign 🚫 (I assume ...
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Can't format drive to APFS on older machine prior to 10.13 install

I have a Mid-2012 15" MacBook Pro that I've just put a new SSD into. I didn't format the SSD prior to putting it into the computer, my plan was to boot into "recovery mode" (not sure of Apple's term ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 - New SSD, can't install macOS

I installed a 500GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe M.2 into my MacBook Pro 13" 2015 (128GB). I followed instructions in a youtube video. (Boot-Stick created, case opened, battery disconnected, SSD removed,...
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Can you use a bootable macOS USB created on a MacBook pro, to install macOS on another MacBook Pro?

So my friend has a 2011 MacBook Pro. The laptop's hard drive crashed and no longer works. He bought a new SSD as a replacement, but he doesn't have a way to install macOS on this new SSD, because he ...
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Different ways to update to SSD with a time machine

I have a MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion. I am updating to an SSD without a SATA to USB cable. , just sticking the SSD in an installing the OS. I have a recent time machine I have done some research ...
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Windows 10 - installed on external SSD , gets stuck on Windows logo after installing bootcamp drivers

I installed windows 10 on an external SSD, on my Macbook pro. I saw this method from a 9to5 mac video. I followed each step, and it all worked flawlessly, i was even able to use windows 10, but then i ...
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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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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 ...