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Bad Block Handling in SSDs on Macs

I have a question about SSDs and bad blocks. I use a Mac and an acquaintance has an SSD installed on his Mac too. He used Scannerz (http://scsc-online.com/Scannerz.html) to confirm that the bad block ...
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MacBook Pro still boots slowly after installing SSD

I've recently exchanged the old HDD from my MacBook Pro with a Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD, but the boot time didn't actually get faster. I've already selected the SSD as my boot volume, I've already ...
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2 hdds, 1st OSX, 2nd Windows, No Bootable Device, remove 1st windows boot

desired scanario: 2 hdd: 1st - ssd - OSX (Mavericks) (has two internal partitions - MacOSX & OSX_Data) 2nd hdd - 500gb hdd in optical bay. want to install windows 7 on second hdd, via bootable ...
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MacOS - creating continous space for partitioning

I have 80 GB free space, but disk utility only shows about 14 GB available for partitioning. My understanding is that this could get fixed by defragging the disk. But MacOS has no defrag-tools and the ...
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277 views

Disk Utility does not seem to recognize the free space on my Mac

I have recently deleted a large number of files on my Macbook Pro. But Disk Utility doesn't seem to notice, and is preventing me from installing World of Warcraft (because it doesn't think I have ...
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Upgrading new Mac Mini to SSD

Brand new MAC user. I started it, runs slow, I already knew I'm going to upgrade to SSD. Model: A1347 After reading some documentation I was under impression that system have "BIOS" which will allow ...
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iMac with Windows on SSD

I have an iMac with a fusion drive as hard drive. Over bootcamp, I have installed a Windows 7 next to MacOS for my daily windows tasks. Now time has come and I realized I run out of space in windows ...
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71 views

What is the best way to image MacBook Pro hard drive?

I am thinking about upgrading my mid-2012 MacBook Pro by replacing its HD with an SSD. However, I have four partitions (2-3 for Mac OS X, the rest for windows). So, I was wondering: what is the best ...
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How do Fusion Drive's on Mac's really work?

I asked this question on the Apple web site and didn't get any answers from anyone. One guy gave some decent opinions, but no real answers, so I'm posting it here. One of our systems is a 2009 ...
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118 views

2006/2007 iMac SSD fresh OS X installation

Today I replaced the 2x512MB sticks with 2x2GB sticks of DDR2 RAM and replaced the crumby slow 250GB hard drive with a 90GB Muskin SSD. We ran out of time because the OS X installation DVD only ...
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Input error while cloning Mac HD to external ssd

I just downloaded Lion's latest to my 2009 Mac. Everything went great. Now, I just bought a Seagate SSD and I've been trying to clone my current HD and while I'm in recovery system going through the ...
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191 views

Upgrade to SSD without Re-installing OS [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro with a 750 GB HDD and am planning to upgrade to a 240 GB SSD. I know with Windows if you have 2 hard drives you can do a sector by sector copy if your new drive is larger than ...
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2010 Mac Pro beachballing/freezing

My machine is a 2010 Mac Pro 2 x 2.66 6-core intel xeon with 32 GBs of ram running Mac OS X 10.8.3. Just the other day it started to beach ball after about an hour of use. It doesn't make any ...
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1answer
62 views

Changing boot drive on Mac OS

I'm in the process of adding an SSD into my Mac Mini alongside the already fitted HDD (which currently has the OS). Can I keep the HDD connected to the system while installing the new OS on the SSD? ...
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2answers
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Upgrading to SSD, Clone HDD or Fresh Install?

I have just received the SSD I ordered for my Mac Mini, I would like to know would cloning the existing boot drive from the HDD have any issues? Or would it be simply easier and less headache to do a ...
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3answers
147 views

Large downloads corrupt. Possibly because of failing hard drive. Anything I can do?

I'm on a macbook pro (10.8) with an SSD. Large downloads are ending up corrupt. I suspect that this is because the SSD is failing. Spotlight indexing is taking a very long time as well. I plan to ...
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318 views

Will connecting a SSD drive using USB 3.0 to SATA connector achieve the same speed if it is connected to internal SATA port?

I have old CORSAIR F40 SSD that has theoretical speed of 280 MB/s for both read and write. I bought this USB to SATA connector - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005OMXBN2 as USB 3.0 interface has ...
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2answers
277 views

Macbook air SSD connection to PC [closed]

I wonder if the SSD with the connector shows below can be plugged it into my PC.
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1answer
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Installing Mountain Lion on a fresh SSD

I just bought a late 2012 Mac Mini and had the reseller change the hard drive to an SSD. Our deal was that she would change the drive but I will have to install the OS. Question is… How do I go ...
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791 views

Connect SSD with USB, install new Windows/Mac OS, and then replace hard drive; is that possible?

I just get my fist ssd and I wonder if I can install it in an easy way. So I want to connect the new SSD via USB to my computer, and install Windows or Mac OS first (so the SSD here is not the primary ...
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1answer
280 views

Mac os - detect if SSD is failing/reaching its end of life and its write count

One of the laptops in my care is equipped with 256GB SSD as a main drive. The usual use is many quick-and-dirty bash scripts to pre-process data, meaning that the drive is being fairly frequently ...
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528 views

How to see whats taking up space on your hard drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Visualize files and directories Im thinking of switching to one of the macbook pro retinas with a 256gb ssd, im making the move from a 512gb hd, which at the moment is ...
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How can I find out how many hours a hard drive has been running (powered on hours, or POH) on Mac OS X?

Where can I view hard disk usage stats on Mac OS X? Specifically it's a SMART enabled SSD (Crucial M4). But hopefully this command and/or app will not be so picky with drive type. CrystalDiskInfo ...
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1answer
995 views

Is there a utility for Mac that shows the information of an SSD like the health etc…?

I am wondering if there is a utility for the Mac that allows you to see the details of an SSD like the health of the drive, TBW (total bites written), how many running hours etc... In researching ...
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640 views

Would replacing my Mac Mini's HDD with SSD speed it up for ios development?

I do iOS programming using XCode and of course the iPhone Simulator, I am using a 2009 Mac Mini (upgraded to 8GB RAM) While it is not super slow, if I create a blank project, then compile and run it ...
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1answer
806 views

Using the same cable for HDD and SSD

I would like to know if is it possible (compatible) to use the same cable of a 3.5" HDD for a 2.5" SSD, or in other words, just swap one for another?
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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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768 views

Are there any benefits to ejecting my internal hard drive?

I have an SSD in my MacBook Pro as my boot drive. It also houses all of my applications, documents, etc. I replaced the optical drive with a mount for the original hard drive, which I only ...
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1answer
237 views

Connecting to a 2.5" laptop drive using USB

So I swapped my MBP hard drive with a SSD drive, and I want to connect to my old hard drive. I bought a nextstar 3 external 2.5" drive enclosure that has a USB 2.0 interface. I watched an online ...
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336 views

OS X 10.7 and 10.8 continuously going corrupt on several machines, disk unable to repair, requires clean install

I'm managing about a dozen iMacs varying in age from 3 years to 6 months. Every iMac has an afterparty 256GB Crucial M4 SSD, which have all been installed since roughly the beginning of the year. ...
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External (SSD) became read-only and it seems irreversible

I know that it sounds too much drastic but something very annoying happened to my new SSD disk. I bough a Samsung SSD 830 drive for my macbook late-2008. I mounted the new disk with an external case ...
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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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How big is PATA throughput on original Macbook Air (Rev A)?

I still have one of the original Macbook Air's that I use sometimes. It's got 2Gb of RAM and whenever it's filling up and starts paging, the whole things becomes barely responsive. I've heard SSD's ...
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306 views

MacBook Pro Early 2008 doesn't detect ssd

It is driving me nuts. I already cloned my system. If I boot the ssd using the USB enclosure, the system starts fine. But, if I connect it to the Sata adapter inside, it simply doesn't recognize ...
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Clean install Mac OS X Lion on new SSD

I'll be getting a Macbook Pro 13.3" (Pre-installed with OS X Lion) soon and I plan to replace the built-in HDD with a 128GB SSD that I already have. Since Lion doesn't come with any install disks, ...
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For complicated mathematic calculations, are extra threads or high-speed disk access more important?

Next semester, I intend to start doing research in combinatorics. I have used and fallen in love with Mac computers and Wolfram Mathematica 8, and I intend to get these for use with this project and ...
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3answers
388 views

Is there a way to use a bootable USB stick on a Mac?

I'm trying to upgrade my SSD firmware on my Mac, but it won't boot using the bootable USB stick that the Samsung SSD Magician software made since it's DOS. Is there a way to boot from it? I have ...
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994 views

Is it possible to upgrade a Mac Powerbook G4 laptop's hard drive to SSD?

I was not sure if the Powerbook laptops accepted SATA drives, am I able to use a SATA SSD on the Mac Powerbook G4?
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1answer
301 views

Does downloading torrents to an AirDisk affect my internal SSD?

I gather that it's not recommended to download torrents using an SSD (due to the high number of write operations, the SSD will be worn out pretty fast). I've changed to an AirDisk connected through ...
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1answer
768 views

Macbook Pro won't boot from DVD with SSD

Here's the timeline of events. Had a running MBP 17 Early 2011 Thunderbolt with OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD 115GB drive. Installed Windows 7 via bootcamp. I have done this multiple times before and ...
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1answer
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Mac mini [A1176] SSD in PCIe slot?

I have made some modifications to an old mac mini i picked up. I’ve omitted the optical drive and have two 750GB WD drives installed, maxed the RAM and upgraded the CPU for a core2duo. Now I’d like ...
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What to put on a MacOS X SSD?

This question clearly doesn't have one answer, so here are few assumptions: I want to add an SSD to my Mac, let's say a MacBook [Pro], with the primary goal of speeding up my workflow. The hard disk ...
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2answers
2k views

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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1answer
833 views

Using SSD as system drive for OS X, but using harddrive for data Users drive

I'm trying to get the goodness of SSD drive, while still being able to have lots of storage... My current Mac laptop does not support it, but suppose that it does (or suppose that I buy a hybrid ...
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Mac Pro powers down during starting-up from SSD

Today I installed an Intel X25-M SATA SSD (80GB) in my Mac Pro. Model Name: Mac Pro Model Identifier: MacPro3,1 Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz Number Of ...
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SSD Garbage Collection OS X

Does the SandForce controller have garbage collection and does it work with the HFS+ filesystem? Does garbage collection have a significant effect on new SSD controllers on OS's without TRIM ...
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564 views

Is an SSD on a Macbook Pro worth it?

I am about to buy a Macbook Pro, specific model unknown yet. I am very interested in upgrading to an SSD, as I/O latency is extremely important for my work. However, I have no experience with Macbook ...
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298 views

Are there special settings I should make for my SSD on the Mac?

I've got Mac OS X Snow Leopard with an Intel SSD. There are rumors that things like cache files are bad for SSDs. What kind of settings should I check out to make my SSD live long and well?
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Fix degraded SSD performance on Mac without full erase

I bought one of Intel's SSD a few months back. When I bought it I could easily reach the advertised speed but after a few months it has degraded very badly. Most any action that requires writing to ...
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2answers
461 views

Any limitations for putting an SSD in a Mini? How fast would an external HDD be via Firewire? Is Server Edition worth the extra?

I'm considering getting a Mini for web programming. I do a lot of text searches so I want to put a SSD in it. Does the Mini have any limitations that might effect the performance of a SSD? I'm trying ...