SSD shows as HDD is System Profile

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Constantine1337, May 18, 2011.

  1. Constantine1337 macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2009

    this is just a question, not an "issue" per se:

    I have OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD to which I cloned my OSX via CCC recently. In System Profile the type of storage is shown as "HDD" not "SSD". Is this something I should be worried about, or is it normal because I did not install my OSX the normal way but cloned it?
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    If the performance is there, why worry at all?
  3. MartyF81 macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2010
    Chicago IL
    Can you give a screen shot of what you are referring to? I went in to system profiler, and I do not see it say SSD or HDD in the profile at all?

    The only thing that I see that is even close is in Serial-ATA in the individual disk information it says "Type" with Solid State for my SSD and "Rotational" for my Regular Platter disk.

    In either case, it doesn't matter.... and SSD is an HDD.... it is just a different type. Kind like a CD player and a DVD player are both "Optical Drives"... the system profiler could call it a Hamburger.... as long as it works...
  4. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
  5. Constantine1337 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2009
    Yes, the "Type" is what I was referring to. Like said, it is not important, but I was wondering. I will do a SMC reset tomorrow and report what happened (can't reboot my mac right now)
  6. Constantine1337 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2009

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