ssd drive

  1. J

    upgrade advice for a late 2013 27-inch iMac

    With the "new normal" being working from home with ZOOM meetings my (late 2013 27" imac with 8gb of RAM and 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5) is doing ok. It also doubles as my home entertainment system - mainly HULU and NETFLIX and for this purpose it is doing ok. I also like the rest of those running...
  2. LA_LEE

    2019 iMac Fusion vs. SSD Question

    Couple of questions about the 2019 entry level iMac 27" machine. If I get the machine with the fusion drive can I swap out the drive for a 1 TB SSD myself? It's a major concern as I have changed all my drives to SSD and love them! I know ram is user expandable and I will do that myself. If not...
  3. J

    iPad Pro External SSD connectivity iPad Pro (10.5”)

    Weird one, and I’ll preface by saying I know iPadOS is in beta, so it COULD be a bug. Recently bought the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, with the intent of using my 10.5” iPad Pro with a Samsung T5 SSD. One of the more celebrated features of iPadOS is the support for these drives. But...
  4. lpretorius

    Fusion Drive Failed, Questions on SSD Upgrade

    Hey all, a couple of days ago my fusion drive in my late 2015 iMac toasted out on me... I received the dreaded prohibitory signal and after a long phone call with Apple support it seems as though the hard drive portion has died while the 128gb SSD is still ticking. After doing some extensive...
  5. R

    SSD drive for a iMac on 10.6.8

    I'm looking for an external SSD drive for my mid-2011 iMac running 10.6.8. I plan on using the drive for booting the iMac up each day. The SSD drive should be about 500 GB to replace the internal drive which will be used for my random files.
  6. S

    Macbook Pro No SSD- diagnostic QUESTION

    I have a 2013 Macbook Pro 15 inch i bought from ebay. it has no ssd. i bought a new ssd and it will arrive shortly, but when i turn on the machine, the fans kick on, the processor gets warm, but the screen stays black. In my previous experience, the screen turns white with a grey folder flashing...
  7. TomM1

    Free space, Mojave on an external APFS SSD

    I started booting my iMac from an external Samsung T5 SSD as it is a big speed improvement over the internal platter drive. I have noticed the free space diminishing daily on the Ex SSD. I do create some large files and download photos occasionally but I also delete files as often as possible...
  8. ACD0236

    External monitors and USB-C

    Hi there. So I have a Mid-2017 27-inch iMac, which has two Thunderbolt USB-C ports. I have two external Full HD monitors. Those monitors have HDMI or VGA input (they're very cheap), so I have two USB-C to HDMI cables, one for each monitor, plugged in each of the Thunderbolt/USB-C ports. Now I...
  9. S

    Problem with booting of Macbook

    Hello. I have macbook Air 13'' 2015 and got some problems with it. -First it was problem with kernel_task.... etg. my macbook got very slowly so i just bought new SDD -Installed Mac OS Mojave on the new SDD, installation took looooooong time to be finish ( about 4hours) -Kernel_task is gone but...
  10. Grape_Brotherhood

    Boot Mac Pro 5,1 (late 2012) from SSD ?

    Hi all, I hope this is the right place where to ask this. This is my first post on here! I have this Mac Pro: Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2012) (Silver Tower) 3,33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon OS: High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65) My Goal: - Clone the boot drive to a SSD Samsung Evo 860 drive (I have a 2,5'' to...
  11. P

    Recommendation on the SSD on Mac Pro 2006 and 2009

    Hello all, This is another topic that I have been looking into that I have some questions about. I remember that there was a SSD guide somewhere on this forum. But for the life of me, I can't seem to find it. I have some questions about SSDs in Mac pro 2009 and 2006 and I have a few items that...
  12. MarkCan1971

    Ssd types for mini

    i have Mac mini 2012 late bought specifically to help me learn to get into some coding. Internal has 2x2 ram and standard HDD drive. Can I use an external usb ssd drive as main drive to help speed up my machine.That is to install os and also use (as if it was internal drive?) and run everything...
  13. S

    SSD vs Seagate Firecuda for iMac Plex server

    I have a late 2010 iMac that needs a replacement hard drive. It will not be my primary computer but I am instead going to use it as a media server with Plex installed. I have a good, fast external 8TB drive with my media but am not against transferring the data to the iMac’s new internal drive...
  14. C

    Help an illustrator buy first iMac!

    Hello! I am an illustrator working mainly in Photoshop, but I also use Illustrator and InDesign for some of my work. I do a lot of traditional work too, so I'm always scanning at very high resolution. When I'm working I have Photoshop running working with pretty large files (I do most of my...
  15. R

    High Sierra 10.13.3 won't update after SSD installation.

    Hello, I have recently added an SSD External drive to my Mac Mini (Late 2014). I connected the drive via ThunderBolt II. I used Carbon-Copy to move the OS and data to the drive. I then renamed it and changed the system start-up disk using System Preferences. I moved a lot of the large data...
  16. alizxm

    SSD Stopped Working, Now it says "Disk is not readable" Please help.

    This is the first time I'm writing at any forums online in my life! So you can tell how desperate I am to get this issue fixed. I am somewhat in at the outset of a lawsuit and my SDD drive just stopped working. Here's a summary of what happened and what I did: I have a macbook pro mid 2012 and...
  17. K

    Imac 27 5k ssd upgrade

    Hi everyone, I just bought an used 2015 27' 5k Imac with 1tb fusion drive. I'd like to upgrade the Imac with an internal SSD, is it worth to replace the mechanical drive with the ssd and leave the original 24gb ssd in place? Should the speed be improved? I'm mainly working on lightroom CC and...
  18. J

    External hard drive buying drive advice

    I plan to buy a new iMac with a 256k SSD internal hard drive and move pix/videos/media to external hard drive. I don't need large size external... 1TB would be fine. I am torn between getting Samsung T5 SSD which uses USB-3.1 and any other manufacturer SATA HDD connecting with Thunderbolt 3...
  19. GuilleA

    High Sierra on SSDs in RAID0

    Hi everyone. I'm running a late 2012 Mac mini with two SSDs in RAID0, and was wondering if APFS will support this configuration upon installation. Reading up on the documentation for APFS it says it fully supports RAID, so I was just checking in someone here has tested this scenario. Thanks a lot.
  20. Silo25

    What remains if you install an ssd upgrade?

    I have got a Macbook Pro 13 inch from early 2015 with Retina Display, that was purchased late last year and has the OS Sierra on it, and it's got a 128GB storage, I am going to be purchasing an upgrade for it. What will still be there when I change out the hard-drive?