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 starts but does not respond anymore

My gf has a severe issue with her MBP Mid-2012 (serial number is C1MK9X6ZDTY3; it is a MacBook Pro 13-Inch "Core i5" 2.5 Mid-2012). A few months ago I replaced the internal HD with an SSD. Everything ...
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Does Macbook Pro have a hardware or software issue? (Constantly Stuck on White Screen)

My Macbook Pro Late 2011 (running on Sierra) has suddenly started having the white screen problem and I've tried the following: NVRAM, PRAM and SMC reset (could not get past loading bar after ...
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Is there a way to reuse old 7+17 pin SSD on PC? [duplicate]

I have Macbook Pro 13' Retina 2012 late (A1425) with 128Gb disk space. The small disk was always a problem so I ordered 1Tb replacement. The question is: can I somehow utilize the old SSD after ...
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Mac mini Problem - Won't boot after upgrading to High Sierra (Bless)

I bought a used Mac mini from a reliable source. He factory reset it, so we set about upgrading to the highest we can, High Sierra. I created a bootable USB on my iMac using the High Sierra installer. ...
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SSD HD problem with 2012 mac mini

I have a 2012 mac mini with a 250GB SSD and a 1 TB HD, both internal. I was using the SSD to boot but then it wouldn't boot so I did an internet recovery and Mavericks was installed on the the 1 TB HD....
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Macintosh HD is not visible on boot but is can be detected using Recovery on an installation USB

I've transplanted the SSD drive between two identical MacBook Air's - both are 13" Early 2015 models - as one of them had died. Upon moving the SSD from the dead MacBook to the other one, booting the ...
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Mojave: Macbook Pro (2011) loads endless after password

so I try to fix this annoying problem of a pretty aged Macbook Pro (2011) with Mojave. What I've done? I created a TimeMachine Backup to move from the old HDD to a new SSD. The creation and importing ...
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2017 MacBook Pro has no startup disk when updating MacOS beyond Sierra

My 2017 15" MacBook Pro gives a flashing question mark every time I try to update to a newer OS. The install process looks completely normal until it restarts for the last time and boots up to a ...
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I think my drives are in the wrong bays on my iMac

I bought a used 2011 iMac a couple years back. It till had the original HDD so I bought a 250gb SSD to use as the main/boot drive and a 1TB HDD. I brought it to a shop that does work on Macs and they ...
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How to boot from USB when no bootable drives show up?

I bought a 2012 iMac about 3 years and immediately upgraded to an SSD, but the read/write speads maxed out at about USB3 speeds, so I just booted it from USB the whole time. Fast-forward to about 6 ...
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Can you determine exactly when iMac was disconnected from power?

(This is not just question about when a normal power failure occurred) My 2017 iMac was stolen today during a break-in, but the internal hard drive was dead so it was running off of an external SSD. ...
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Disk utility stuck unmounting in recovery mode

I have a 2011 macbook pro which has been having some hard drive issues - first the hard drive failed and then the cable connecting the two. I replaced the cable and the the drive with an SSD. This ...
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Running Raid0 on MBP 2011

I have a higher end (i7, 2.5ghz, 16gb RAM) 2011 MBP with an older HDD that has been pretty unreliable for the last year or so. I have an unused/unopened 250bg SSD sitting on a shelf and was thinking ...
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MacBook Air 2013 SSD not bootable, only disk 1 visible, how to recover data?

My MacBook Air 2013 A1466 SSD (samsung 12 and 16 pins) is not bootable anymore, the operating system on the SSD cannot be found. In Disk utility I can only see Diks1 Mac OS X Base System. I put OS X ...
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How do I install Windows 10 on a Mac Mini that is booted from an external SSD?

I have a Mac Mini 2018 that is booted from a 2TB external SSD. I would like to install Windows on the internal 256 GB SSD. Preferably using the entire internal disk. When I run Boot Camp Assistant it ...
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MacOS High Sierra: An error occurred while verifying firmware

I have a Mid 2011 iMac currently running MacOS 10.12 Sierra. It’s not my main machine, but I would like to install 10.13 on it. Updating starts smoothly enough, but when it comes to restarting, I get ...
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Upgrade from Fusion Drive to SSD without breaking fusion first

I replaced my fusion drive with a 1TB SSD but didn't break the fusion first. I'm running an iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) 3.2ghz i5 w/ 8GB RAM with Catalina 10.15.3 I'm attaching a photo of my device ...
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Problem accessing external hard drive through Time Machine after plugging into my phone

I accidentally plugged my time machine backup drive into my phone. This installed a set up routine on the drive (which I didn't go on and set up) but now the disk is not visible to the time machine as ...
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MacOS install USB not listed in boot manager on startup

I have a 2011 Macbook Air (a1370) that was stuck on the boot screen with the spinning wheel. I booted into internet recovery and from Disk Utility wiped the SSD clean. When I then tried to reinstall ...
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Format a SSD from Mac OS Extended to NTFS

I have a SSD formated in Mac OS Extended, and I want to format it to NTFS because I will use it on Windows. To do it, I installed Paragon. I rebooted my MacBook. I checked if the driver was actived, ...
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MacBook Internal SSD Not showing up in System Information or Disk Utility

A couple days ago my MacBook, an early 2016, 12-inch, Retina model had a hard freeze, rainbow wheel and screen frozen. After a forced restart holding down the power button I was able to get to the ...
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Windows 7 bootcamp does not boot after cloning

I have recently upgraded my older SSD to a larger one. I successfully cloned MAC partition (from old SSD), resized it with Disk Utility - everything runs well on Mac side. Then, I created a bootcamp ...
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Disk corruption found in Disk Utlity in Safe Mode, but no corruption found if booting into Recovery Mode. How do I fix it?

After installing a minor update to Mojave (did not try to update to Catalina yet), my iMac freezes during startup (progress bar stuck at about 90%). I can get to Safe Mode, where Disk Utility reports ...
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Samsung 860 EVO not recognized as solid state drive

iMac 2019 running Mojave does not recognize Samsung 860 EVO as being a solid state drive. Drive is attached via Thunderbolt 3 and installed Ineo USB C enclosure. Disk utility info recognizes the drive ...
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Macbook pro Mid-2012 not booting on battery. Not responding to power button

Macbook pro Mid-2012 - Keyboard not working (Space and Caps lock only works) - Doesn't switch on using battery, when I remove the battery connector from board and Plug on AC it boots. I had recently ...
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Drivers not working on Windows 10 installed (CLI process) on external SSD running on Macbook

I have a problem with the installation of Windows 10 (November 2019) on my MacBook Air 2018. I tried to use a virtual machine the first time, but some drivers did not work (trackpad, audio and ...
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Windows 10 Under Bootcamp + TRIM

I’m trying to understand how I can avoid wear on my expensive 2TB SSD I use Windows 10 under bootcamp for games on my 2019 MBP 16inch. Can I enable trim as supported by macOS, on Windows? Will ...
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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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Conversion of a 2011 vintage Unibody Macbook Pro to Linux

I've got a Late 2011 17" MacBook Pro that got as far as High Sierra 10.13.6. My thought was to remove the SSD that's currently installed, replace it with another SSD, then install Linux Mint on this ...
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Transferring OSX and Data by putting an SSD I had in my 2012 Macbook into my new 2015 Macbook Pro

As the title says, I have an old SSD that I installed in my 2012 Macbook Pro with all of my files on it and was running Mojave. I now got a 2015 mac, which is running catalina. What's the best way to ...
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Does the 2019 iMac use proprietary SSD controllers or connectors?

My old workhorse 17" MacBook Pro (circa 2011) finally gave up the ghost after 8 years of reliable service (may it rest in peace), and I'm looking into a 27" iMac to replace it. I want to buy the high-...
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MBP system reports 2 disks while About this Mac->Storage shows one HD?

MacBook Pro mid 2010 system reports 2 disks (320G and SSD) while About this Mac-> Storage only shows one disk. This Mac -> Storage shows only one disk: 320G. I have tried to use diskutil list, it ...
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Can I swap the SSD from mid-2013 Macbook Air and mid-2014 Macbook Pro?

I bought a Macbook Air with a 256 GB in mid 2013. I bought a Macbook Pro with a 128 GB in mid 2014. I'd like to swap the SSDs if possible. Are the parts compatible? I'm looking at these two guides ...
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Mid 2014 Macbook Pro. I think I overwrote the internal SSD with dd

I was attempting to backup my SSD to an external drive in a terminal in safe mode with the following command (or so I thought) sudo dd if=/dev/rdisk0 of=/dev/rdisk2 bs=1m conv=noerror,sync It ran ...
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Drive missing in Disk utility

I have a 2012 Mac Mini with an OWC disk doubler installed with the OS on an SSD and Time Machine on the original HDD. I was attempting to install a fresh copy of El Capitan from an installer image on ...
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How do I encrypt a built-in non-boot drive?

My iMac is a 2013 model with 7200 rpm internal drive. Needless to say, I boot from an external SSD. I found that you can easily encrypt an external drive by right-clicking and selecting "Encrypt..." ...
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Data recovery from Apple MacBook Pro with T1 and T2 & Customer Data Migration Tool (LifeBoat)

There is a lot of fuzz since Apple introduced non-removable SSDs in 2016. If you are spilling water or dropping the notebook it might be a problem to recover the data, as the SSDs are proprietary (...
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MacOS after change of Motherboard

If I want to change the motherboard of a MacBook with a new one and I install on it the same SSD I had on the previous motherboard that has installed the OS and everything. When I boot the Mac with ...
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What SSD can I install in a Macbook Air 11" Early 2015 without affecting its sleep functionality?

I want to upgrade the 128 GB SSD that comes with my Macbook Air 11" Early 2015 to a higher capacity. I've seen several options from brands such as OWC and Transcend, but I've read that after ...
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How to convert internal boot SSD from HFS+ to APFS?

Many web pages claim that when you install 10.13 on an SSD, you have an option to convert to APFS. Many others claim that when you install 10.13 on an SSD, you will be converted to APFS whether you ...
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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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MacBook Pro running slow, freezing?

The Background: I am a web developer & graphic designer, both professionally and as a student. This means that in a typical day, I have at least 2 Adobe Creative Suite apps open (Illustrator and ...
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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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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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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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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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