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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How to recovery data from the internal SSD?

My external drive got unplugged by accident while moving files from the internal SSD to the external drive, resulting in some files getting deleted on the SSD and not getting written on the external ...
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Data loss due to lost connection when transferring from Mac 10.14 SSD to External HDD [on hold]

I did a cut and paste (Comd+C then Comd+Opt+V) on my Mac 10.14’s Finder to move some .mov files from my internal SSD to my WD My Passport External Harddrive (connected by USB 3.0 with a USB-C to USB ...
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Force unplug SSD without eject and SSD partitions gone

I was working copy my photos to my external SSD hard drive from my iPhone. I created a new photo library on SSD(USB connected) and start import from iPhone. But SSD partitions were unmount by itself ...
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SSD drive partition showing as FFFF on my MacBook Pro 2010

About three years ago I replaced my original hard disk on my 2010 MacBook Pro with SSD drive to make the system run faster. It did work fine until now. Regrettably I'm in this position now as my ...
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MBP TB 2016 Failed to format and crashes. APFS Container damaged?

Hy everyone! I need help restoring my MBP. 2016 MBP15TB I made a USB stick with Mojave, restarted with Command+R, went into disk util, and wanted to erase my SSD to start the install. The computer ...
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How to resize (grow) APFS partition that is at the end of the drive?

[new info below post] -- I'm having trouble resizing an APFS partition on the 240Gb SSD in my Mac. I want to make all space available to the system partition "Macintosh SSD". Output of diskutil list: ...
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Cloned SSD After prohibition symbol - files lost?

After getting a prohibition symbol about four weeks ago I cloned my internal SSD to an external APFS drive and got the error message "APFS inverter failed to invert the volume - invalid argument". I ...
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Macbook pro 2015 PCIE NVME HP EX920 M.2 Mojave Disk utility doesn't see drive

As the title says, if more specs are needed. As for right now no matter what I do, I can't get computer to read the nvme disk. What have I tried? 1: Moving around the drive in the socket 2: Trying ...
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Changing from FusionDrive to SSD + SSD on iMac 21.5" 4k (2017, A1418, EMC3069)

I've got a 2017 iMac 4k in 21.5" with a 1TB FusionDrive (HDD + NVMe SSD). I plan to open it to max out the ram as well as swap out the HDD for a SSD. However, I'm a bit at loss what to do with the ...
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Problems with bless tool

The computer is an early 2015 13" MacBook Pro. Two weeks ago we sent my spouses 15" in for battery recall, and bought an OWC Aura Pro to replace my internal 1GB SSD (we SuperDuper'd her 15" MacBook's ...
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Do I need to allow free space as an over provision on MacBook Pro's built-in SSD?

I have a 2017 15" MacBook Pro with a built-in 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 with the built-...
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Why Apple partitions the SSD drive this way, and which partition should I removed?

I am planning to reformat both of my drives in my 27 Inch iMac (mid 2011), and I have a question about the way the SSD is partitioned by Apple. Why are there are three tiers in my SSD? I don't want ...
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Cannot resize APFS partition - “The new size must be different than the existing size”

I have a 1TB SSD on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 with the following APFS partitions: $ diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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EFI missing, Question folder appears, Mac SSD appears and disappears, what do I do?

Setup Macbook Pro retina 13 A1502, SSD 128Gb Running Yosemite, but currently doing the update for high sierra. Problem: Question marked folder appear after I left it for 2 days, battery run out (left ...
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Question about adding SSD to my 2012 MBP (non-Retina)

I'm planning to add a 120 GB Kingston Hyper X Fury to my Non-Retina 2012 MacBook Pro. Currently I have Bootcamp and the HDD is split in two partitions for maxOS and Windows 10. I'm planning to put ...
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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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Data recovery from 2012 MacBook Air SSD using 2011 MacBook Air

Unfortunately my 2012 MacBook Air came off second best with a cup of coffee. Everything toasted except the SSD! As luck would have it, I have access to a 2011 MacBook Air (El Capitan) which I am now ...
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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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Partition external SSD (Win10 already installed) for Mac

My situation: I successfully installed Windows 10 on a Samsung T5 external SSD (size of 1TB) which I can boot into using my MacBook Pro 13" (2017 model w/ 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports). Under Windows, the ...
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Increasing a user's home directory size, external drive?

My mum has an iMac with a 3TB fusion drive in it and she's running out of space. She loves photo and video editing. She's good with final cut but not with managing separate storage. SSD's do not go up ...
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Why do I have 2 drives with the same used space?

this is a weird one. I just bought a 2nd hand macbook retina and turns out that when I re-installed macOS, the storage dialog showed up a 2nd drive. The very first thought was that the main drive is a ...
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How to know whether Mac has SSD or HDD installed

How do I know whether my Mac has a SSD or HDD installed without having to literally open my Mac? PS. Is there anyway to know it from Disk Utility?
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Run iMac from external SSD - Transference Process

I've purchased a Samsung external SSD with the intention of using it as the boot disk. I've formatted it Mac OS Extended (Journaled), and I've been told that I can 'restore' it from the Time Machine ...
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Start from external disk only if connected to iMac

I have Windows installed in external SSD; I can choose to start Windows 10 if I press option key and selected that external SSD. Some days ago I was able to start Windows without having to select the ...
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Formatting disk to Mac OS Extended Jorunaled, Encrypted taking very long. Is it normal?

so long story short, my newly purchased external SSD got corrupted a day after formatting it and wouldn't erase. I read somewhere on this site that if I tried to format it to Mac OS Extended (...
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Time Machine backup will not restore to my internal HDD drive

I had a major hard drive failure, so I have replaced the HDD on my MacBook mid 2012 13" model with another 1TB. I was running latest version of "Mojave" MacOS. I go to restore from the time machine (...
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iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7 with fusion (SSD and HDD)

I have replaced the internal SSD with a 2TB and also replaced my HDD (which had died). I would like t: run bootcamp on the SSD and then run the MACOS on the HDD as separate drives .. OR .. use the ...
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MacBook doesn't turn on after SSD switch

I have Mid 2012 MacBook Air. I decided to clean it from dust, but I totally forgot to shut it down instead put it into sleep mode. I removed the SSD while it was asleep, I think this is the issue. ...
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Move HDD from a MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) model to another MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) model

I have a HDD from MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) model: OS: Yosemite; The content in the HDD is important to me. I want to know If I can buy a MacBook Pro of the same model, Mid 2012, and simply hook the HDD ...
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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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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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New uninitialised SSD not showing in Disk Utility

I have bought a new Samsung EVO 850 SSD, it is yet unformatted. I have a SATAI/II to USB3.0 dock which I want to use to get the drive formatted, but it is just not showing up in Disk Utility (Recovery ...
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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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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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Where can I find original MacBook Pro batteries?

I have a 2011 13" MacBook Pro. I have replaced the battery once, replaced the charger two times (because it wore off/tore up). I have replaced the original drive with an SSD and pumped up the RAM so ...
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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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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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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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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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Turning off hibernate on a mid 2012 MacBook Pro with an SSD

I've been reading several articles on the Internet how to "optimize your Mac with an SSD". I'm not sure whether or not to agree with the articles because I think that Apple knows what's the best ...
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MBP refusing to boot from fileVault encrypted SSD after motherboard replacement

Changed the motherboard/logic board of a MBP 13" 2014 model. After the operation it just shows a blinking question mark when starting. I can however boot it from a High Sierra USB drive and when it ...
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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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What terminal command or program can list an SSD's Power On Hours?

I'm looking to script using the unix shell the retrieval of SSD (and HDD) data that disk utility shows in the information window. I'm immediately interested in the Power On Hours and Power Cycle, but ...
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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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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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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 ...