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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Should I upgrade my Mac 2015 a1465 to 250gb or 500gb? [closed]

I have a MacBook Air Early 2015 (A1465). I have some issues with my Mac's limited storage. I want to upgrade it to 500GB with a third party SSD (970 EVO Plus) but, on Apple's web site it says it can ...
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MacBook 7,1 randomly shutting down (shutdown cause -102)

I have a MacBook 7,1 (mid 2010) and sometimes it randomly shuts down. This only happens when I am doing something very resource intensive (like gaming). After the shutdown I can use my Mac for "...
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Pages stuck during opening file

I had a crash of my Mac right in the middle of saving a Pages document I was working on. It turned out that SSD broke. I had the computer repaired, the SSD replaced, and I have also recovered the ...
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How to format a Time Machine SSD so it can also host the backup for external booting

I want to split an external 1TB Nvme SSD into 500/500 partitions - so one partition can be a target for Time Machine backups, and the second partition can be used as a target to be an external ...
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S.M.A.R.T. Error MacOS 11 Big Sur Beta Installer

Mid-2014 MacBook Pro 13" lowest spec. I recently upgraded the SSD to a 500GB WD Blue NVMe M.2 drive. I suspect the given issue may be something to do about this upgraded SSD. I have three ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) running Mojave (10.14.3 (18D42)) is does not recognize external boot drive

I just got a new Macbook Pro, I was previously using an MBP (13-inch, Mid 2012) running Mojave. I have a 1TB SSD that has a partition with a Windows 10 installation (I followed this tutorial: https://...
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iMac has two internal drives, what is the best setup? [duplicate]

My iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2014) has a permanent internal 120GB drive on the main board and I just added a 2TB SSD internal drive as well. I'm essentially starting over with a clean system. I'm ...
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Use an External USB SSD before logon (daemon)

I noticed that after a system reboot my new USB SSD (SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD) attached via USB-C to an MacMini 2020 is not available until the first user has logged on (interactively using the ...
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Macbook Late 2011. Swapped HDD for SDD. Now I have read-only access

I have a MacBook late 2011 and some time ago I replaced the HDD with a SSD for a Windows partition. The HDD with macOS went to the place where the CD Drive was. I had this configuration for some ...
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Should there be a problem making a Time Machine Backup with a sparse disk image containing a bootable installer on my current drive and volume?

I am trying to make a virtual machine using VirtualBox. I have been following the comment David Anderson made for me here on this post (his comment I am talking about is at the bottom): Install macOS ...
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MacBook Pro SSD filling up with empty space

I've had an issue on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) running Catalina (10.15.5). For months now, I've been struggling with the issue of having my SSD filling without apparent reason, to the point where ...
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Recover after ssd upgrade

27” IMac crapped out with no recent backups. After research settled on it was hard drive related. Swapped out hard drive for ssd and can get to Os Catalina screen where I select the ssd to install the ...
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Boot Question Mark. Unable to write to last block of the device

I am having trouble with my MacBook Air a1465. Turning it on displays an image of a folder with a question mark inside. Looking for how to solve the problem, I tried to clean the NVRAM, with ALT + CMD ...
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Raid 0 on two SSDs on Macbook pro Mid 2012 (non retina) running Catalina?

I am using Macbook pro-Mid 2012 (non-retina). There are two SSDs, one 850 EVO (250 GB) and 860 Pro (256 GB). Both have Catalina installed and running perfectly. I can switch easily using startup disk ...
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2017 MacBook Pro starts with a question mark folder when there is less charge and when it wakes up from sleep

My 2017 MacBook Pro reboots with a question mark folder when the charge is below 50%. When I connect my charger, it starts normally. I also noticed when the Macbook goes to sleep and wakes up, it ...
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Any way to know if a USB attached drive to a Mac is HDD or SSD?

I'm very puzzled that when you click "Info" for a SSD drive connected with USB in Disk Utility, it says: Solid State: NO Any way to know if a USB attached drive to a Mac is HDD or SSD? Best ...
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How to clone my HHD to SSD on my mid-2009 Macbook Pro [duplicate]

I'm trying to clone my 680GB HDD to a new 500GB SSD, trying EaseUS and Carbon Copy Cloner. The goal is to replace my HDD with the SSD, so I need to boot from it. There's only about 100GB of used disk ...
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I'm taking my 2010 iMac in for SSD installation. What is best way to secure my iMac?

I have a mid-2010 iMac running High Sierra and I'm taking it to a local shop to get my fusion drive replaced with an SSD. I of course have sensitive info in the Notes App and elsewhere on my computer. ...
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Which MacBook Air models use an SSD compatible with my mid-2013 11" A1465?

I got a damaged MacBook Air for free a few years ago with the screen not working and the SSD missing. I got it fixed and working with a USB3 external drive and it's been great for years. Now I'm ...
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Booting iMac from External SSD & UASP support in iMac, Docking station or USB to Sata Adapter?

I have Late 2013 iMac which has 5400 RPM HDD and I find it really slow. So, I purchased a Crucial MX500 SSD. I have now cloned my HDD to SSD using superduper and then booted from it. It worked. But I ...
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External NVMe Sabrent SSD not recognised by Catalina Macbook Pro 16" over USB-C, only USB-A

I recently bought a 2TB SSD hard drive, placed it in a USB 3.1 enclosure and formatted it to Mac OS Extended (Encrypted). I began to do a straight copy from another SSD (Sata), both connected via USB-...
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MacMini 2009 fan sensor goes to zero after 1500RPM

This might be pretty obvious that the sensor is bad and I need a replacement, but this sensor is very hard to get here in Brazil, so I'm hoping there's a way to fix the RPM sensor of the MacMini Late ...
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How to resolve Issue with SSD with Folder with Question Mark Issue?

I am using the A1502 with 256GB SSD. I am getting the Folder with Question Mark Issue as soon i am booting my machine. After going through the recovery option (Opt + R) the mac is not detecting the ...
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External WD Drive showing read only

I have WD External SSD Drive and macOS Catalina. The drive is formatted in ExFAT Initially, I used my external drive 2-3 times and it was working fine. Suddenly today I am not able to write anything ...
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macOS Catalina: Install Slows and Errors on MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012)

For around 6 months I had intermittent issues with my MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012) where it was randomly ending up on the folder with a question mark icon, or the no-entry icon. It used a 250GB ...
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Format disk in mac with a lot of reading and writing

What I want to do is Format my SSD disk of my Mac Book Pro (2019), but I want to do it in a VERY safe way. So that there is no trace of the deleted files and nobody can access them anymore. That's why ...
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How do I make an HDD as fast as an SSD?

I have a really slow iMac that I bought 2 years ago. I've been so annoyed about how I have to wait for the rainbow circle to stop loading. I did some research and found out it's about the hard drive. ...
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I cannot restore my external 1TB HDD Drive

I was running out of space on the APFS partition "Mass HDD" I have another partition that I recently formatted back to APFS too but I am unable to now get rid of it so I can restore the &...
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Triple boot Macbook (Arch Linux and Ubuntu) from an external SSD

I have a 2015 MacBook Air and plan to triple boot MacOS, Arch Linux and Ubuntu by installing Arch and Ubuntu onto my SSD. I have looked at this thread and read about installing rEFInd onto the SSD so ...
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Internal SSD not showing up in disk utility or under diskutil list

When I started the laptop is was showing the icon with the ? within the folder. I tried to install the OS but was not able to find the hard drive disk in disk utility or in terminal after using ...
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What form factor, connector needed to replace SSD in 2015 Macbook Air?

I want to upgrade a macbook air from 2015. I have done lots of drive replacements (and watched the videos for macbook air) but I'm not sure what form factor and connection specs to search for on ...
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Reuse of Apple SSD in a PC [duplicate]

I have a spare 256GB SSD from my 2015 Macbook Pro that I would like to re-use in my PC. I have an Acer laptop that comes with an M2 slot. Are adapters available that would allow me to reuse this SSD ...
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Is using the rm -P command safe on Macs with an SSD

I read that secure deleting a file on any kind of SSD was dangerous because it could hurt the reliability and longevity of the SSD. Therefore, if I removed files using the -P flag, would hurt my SSD ...
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What is the expected durability of a Mac mini (2020) flash storage?

I just bought a new Mac Mini (2020) with 512 GB flash storage. As the flash storage of this model is soldered to the Mainboard this means to me if the flash fails the Mac mini will be dead. As this ...
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Where do Macs from before 2011 store their recovery and startup disk menu?

To give some background, the reason I want to know this information is because, I recently bought a brand new SSD to place into a 2009 Mac mini, where I want to install Kubuntu. I know that PCs store ...
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Macbook pro missing the SSD after upgrading to 1TB

I have a MacBook Pro early 2013 A1398. I decided to upgrade the SSD from 250GB to 1TB using an adpater (M.2 NGFF M Key SSD to A1398). Everything was working fine and installed Catalina OS and all my ...
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corrupted files, fail checksum but , disk and FS checks with disk utility

A couple of files appear corrupted on the SSD drive on my son's MBP, currently on macOS Catalina. They are WAV files which refuse to play and if from a shell I run: $ sum -r <filename> I get "...
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NVME PCIe SSD to SATA adapter exist?

MB Pro 2015 have NVME PCIe SSD which are super fast. I was thinking to replace mine with a bigger capacity one. And then use the old one in a Windows laptop, if that's possible. Since my Windows ...
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Does macOS monitor drive health?

My 2017 15" MacBook Pro does not appear to support SMART on any drive. For its internal PCIe drive diskutil reports: $ diskutil info disk0 | grep SMART SMART Status: Not Supported ...
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Suddenly cannot mount Sandisk External SSD Extreme - APFS error 49218

After a reboot I am suddenly unable to mount an external USB-C SSD with Catalina 10.15.5 Disk Utility is recognizing the disk, I can see a "disk3" container with my APFS volume , but once I try to ...
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Would this loophole for stolen MacBook Pro Retina work, or can macOS detect this and stop it?

Imagine a Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro. It's got FileVault 2 enabled, it's been shut down (so the disk is encrypted) and the EFI Password is set, so they can't boot from another disk or reinstall ...
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How can I copy a working Mac Os X Tiger 10.4 install to my new HDD without destroying the Mac Os 9 installed?

I am restoring an ancient PowerPc iMac and I have a very peculiar situation. The iMac has a new ssd drive where Mac Os 9 is installed and works perfectly. I would like to install also 10.4 Tiger but ...
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Very large file located within ~/Library/Group Containers/group.com.lminhtm.tempmonitor/db.realm

I am on a Mac Mini with a 1TB SSD. After a few years my SSD is running out of space, while I keep all my user data on an external drive. My system is loaded with Multimedia Apps Photoshop, Final Cut ...
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“df -h” is showing about 1/2 “Available” disk that the “Disk Utility” shows for same internal SSD. Which is correct?

In mid-2012, I purchased a MacBook Pro, and replaced the internal HDD with a 256-GB Samsung SSD. I am starting a new project. Making sure I have enough disk space, I get conflicting results for the ...
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Samsun 840 SSD - errors using gdisk

I have an older Samsung 840 SSD which I have connected with a USB-C to SATA III cable to my (2018) MacBook Pro. In Terminal, I've tried erasing it and always get an error that it's unmounted, so I try ...
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APFS Container minimum size equal to current size

I've got a newly installed iMac with a fusion drive consisting of the internal SSD and a secondary SSD which I installed instead of the factory HDD. I'm now trying to install bootcamp and getting ...
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Different Free Storage Amounts on External SSD

This has really confused me. I recently bought an 1024 GB External SSD for my Mac mini, and put about 200 GB of files on it. However, whenever I click the space bar to see how much storage is left, it ...
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Am I able to partition my internal SSD safely without loss of data?

I'm new to the Mac. I am wondering if it's safely guaranteed that I can make a small partition on my active internal hard drive that already contains data and apps, and then delete said partition (...
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Formatting an External SSD for Mac

I know this seems like a basic question, but I’ve looked around online a bit and found different answers to this. I’m getting an external SSD for my 2018 Mac mini, and I’m using it to store music ...
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Cannot erase an internal SSD drive on Macbook Pro on High Sierra 10.13.6

I bought this Mac second hand a while ago and it seems that there is still some hidden files in the drive that take a lot of my space I have done my backup I want to completely format and reinstall ...

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