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MacBook Pro (2011) with new Samsung EVO 840 SSD freezing (beach ball) on Yosemite

I've been using Yosemite for quite a while on HDD which came with MBP and it worked just fine. I also have MacBook 2010 with Intel SSD and also running Yosemite with no problem. Now, yesterday I've ...
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How to identify what type of SATA drive my laptop can take?

I have a 2011ish MacBook Pro. I want to upgrade its hard drive, but I am having trouble identifying: What would be compatible my laptop. For instance, this SSD is SATA III. How do I find out if my ...
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install debian based os on macbook pro

First I need to explain my situation. My MacBook Pro is a mid 2012 model. I use Windows 8.1 to replace MAC OS X. A couple of weeks ago, I upgraded my MacBook Pro. I replaced my optical drive with a ...
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How well does the MBP's SSDs fare against working with *many* small files?

I've read that the greatest weakness of solid-state drives is their R/W-cycle-based lifespan. I work with a large number (in the hundreds) of — generally very small — files many times an hour, ...
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OSX duplicated and re-numbered my Drive in /Volumes/

In a 2011 Macbook Pro, I have replaced the SuperDrive with an SSD. Now, I have an OSX partition for the OS in the SSD, and most of my data is on another HDD, connected by symlinks (i.e. Documents, ...
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MacBook Pro takes about 45 seconds to boot up with SSD, no faster than with hard drive

I have a month old 13 inch Macbook Pro (8GB RAM and 2.9 Ghz i7) and today I swapped the stock HD for a Samsung 840 Pro. I've shut it down and booted up several times with the SSD installed and it ...
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Do SSD-based Apple laptops contain accelerometers?

Do modern SSD-based MacBook Pro's have an accelerometer / gyroscope / sudden motion sensor? On my old 2007 MacBook Pro I used to see the Chrome logo shift and tilt on this HTML5 Rocks page, and I'd ...
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Cannot read/write a second drive in MBP 13

I changed my original HDD for a SDD earlier this year and I just got one more SSD for my MBP 13 (2012) that I used to replace DVD drive. I'm using Mountain Lion. The SSD looks to be recognized ...
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Mac Book Pro SSD

I have a Mac Book Pro (I7 and 8 Gig Ram). I'm a developer - do a fair amount of .net via VMware but lots of Ruby and NodeJs on the Mac. I'm looking to extract some more performance and i think a SSD ...
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Planning on a SSD, bought Mountain Lion. What should I do?

I own a MBP 13" mid 2009 running Snow Leopard. Now, I just bought Mountain Lion and haven't installed it yet. I am planning to get a new SSD to replace my optical drive. Here's the process that I ...
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Late Model 2011 Macbook Pro with SSD appears to be off somehow

Ok, I just got a SSD for my Macbook Pro Late-2011. The specs from what I read are that the laptop is capable of 6gbps, so I got myself a OZC Agility 240gb 6gbps SSD. Decided to join the club and speed ...
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Macbook Pro SATA to SSD upgrade with out OSX disc

Ok just got a SSD and I want to put it into my late-2011 model Macbook Pro. Swapping it out physically isn't the hard part as that's just a handful of screws. It's not having a disc for OSX that's ...
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Add more drive capacity to MacBook Pro an optimize for performance

I have a MacBook Pro (MacBookPro6,1) that came with a 500GB Seagate 7200rpm disk (ST9500420ASG) Having already maxed out the RAM to 8GB now I want to: optimize drives for performance add more ...
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Is SATA 6GB/s Supported on Mid-2010 MBP?

I am planning on buying the http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-vertex-3-sata-iii-2-5-ssd.html (240gb) and I just wanted to check that I could achieve the maximum read/write speeds of the SATA 3. To be ...
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Macbook Pro: CD Drive to SSD Drive [closed]

I'm looking to replace my DVD drive on my Unibody MacBook Pro with an SSD drive. What specs should I look for in buying an SSD drive (128 gig) for using it to host a Windows 7 VM (VMWare Fusion)
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Developing .NET on a 2011 MacBook Pro via Windows 7 VMWare Fusion Virtual Machine

I can't seem to find a duplicate question, so please excuse (and redirect) me if this question has already been asked. I just recently got a 2011 MBP. I am a .NET developer, and as such, am totally ...
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How to do a secure erase on a Macbook Pro?

I have a Macbook Pro with SSD and I would like to completely erase every single bits of data on it. How would I do that? On a PC, I would just run Darik's Boot And Nuke, but can I run it on a Mac too, ...
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Should I enable TRIM support in Mac OSX 10.6.7 for SSD with SandForce SF-2281 controller (Vertex 3)?

Recent articles in Mac Rumors and Life Hacker (which actually reference this question on SU) say that using TRIM will prolong the life and increase the performance of an SSD. I just got an OCZ ...
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Install a 2nd SSD harddrive on a new Macbook Pro in place of the DVD drive?

How do I install a 2nd SSD harddrive on a new Macbook Pro in place of the DVD drive? I want to remove the DVD drive and replace it with the SSD drive. That way I can have the original large hard ...
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Is it worth waiting/paying extra for Vertex3 SSD for my 2009 apple macbook 17" or if I should just get vertex 2 or crucial c300?

I am considering buying SSD drive for my 2009 apple macbook 17" dual core 2800mhz. I use it mostly for software development and have tons of browser windows, a Java IDE, database, various servers ...
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After adding a SSD to my MacBook, the HD never spins down

I added a SSD to my MacBook Pro 17 as the primary drive attached to the SATA controller. I moved the HD to the optical bay using the OptiBay from MCE Technologies which I use for my home directory. ...
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Migrating Dual Partition HDD to Solid state drive

My current Configuration is a Macbook Pro 15" early 2008 with a 100gb HDD and I'd like to replace this with a Solid State Drive. The tricky part is that I have an OS X partition and a Windows 7 ...
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Should I go for an OCZ-Vertex 2 drive in my Macbook Pro or wait for the new drives?

My question is not about whether I should get an SSD drive for for my MacBook Pro, it is more along the lines of whether the SATA2 interface on my late 2009 MBP is a limiting factor and whether it ...
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Upgrade Macbook Pro 2008 to SSD

I'm about to purchase a nice 120gb SSD for my Macbook Pro laptop. While installing the new drive is simple enough (physically), I've never installed Mac OSX on a bare drive. Are there any caveats or ...