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I'd say don't worry. Apple have a reputation to uphold & allowing customers' data to leak wouldn't do that reputation much good at all. Assume they will safely recycle it.


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Apple Menu -> About This Mac -> System Report -> Hardware -> SATA/SATA Express For my MacBook Pro (Early 2015) this showed the Serial-ATA Device Tree, from which I was able to get the model number for my SSD. This related question, How to get serial number from Mac hard disks? might help if you think you have an HDD.


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I'm using the monitor USB hub as a connector, could it be an issue? Yes, that's probably the problem. Based on the speeds you're seeing, I suspect that the USB hub in the monitor is a USB2 device; connecting your drive through that hub is slowing down the connection to USB2 speeds. Connect the SSD directly to your computer, or use an external USB3 hub.


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The Time Machine backup can be restored once the operating system has been reinstalled. I would create a bootable usb flash drive with the macOS of your choice on it. There are other ways of prepping the drive but I like Diskmaker X. It's free/shareware and the developer has versions available for pretty much every (recent) version of macOS. There are ...


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Unfortunately, it is not possible to install an M.2 SSD into a MacBook Air (or Pro), because Apple SSDs aren't M.2, and (please correct me if I'm wrong) there are no Apple SSD to M.2 adapters, partially because (this is what I've been told) an M.2 SSD has to be directly mounted to the motherboard. Also, it's quite possible that M.2 SSDs are different ...


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I own multiple Samsung T3's and T5's. They are incredible. The cable is important, and unfortunately, it's impossible to tell which cables are intended for which purposes. Your 2018 MacBook Pro with Mojave (I have a 2017) does NOT need any kind of driver to use the drive. There's an encryption app on the drive that's worth installing so that you can secure ...


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If we assume that the Anandtech study's conclusions are correct, then no, there's no change in the needed free space when using APFS instead of HFS+. You would need no more and no less free space. It is important to note that the "free space" that Anandtech talks about is not the free space inside the file file system (i.e. part of the filesystem structure ...


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Here, I assumed "primary drive" meant a drive containing a APFS container from which you boot Mojave. I have not seen an recent posts referring to asr adjust. There is is no mention of adjust in the man page of asr in both High Sierra or Mojave. I would recommend avoiding the use of undocumented commands when other documented commands can accomplish the ...


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You are correct. Your APFS container doesn’t show a volume that the GUI does, so I would primarily make sure you are backed up. It could be a bug, so a reinstall of the OS or waiting for Apple to release and applying updates are your only path forward. It’s not super concerning, since you have a lot of room to grow and I’m presuming you have a valid backup ...


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