iMac SSD &; HDD
I'm looking to install a SSD Samsung Eco 2 TB and a normal digital black among Westerners of 6 TB HDD, can I ask people their advice? I try to have ssd as my boot drive and the 6 TB for backup and the files.
(a) problems with the selected material
(b) it is useful, wise money for example I should save a little more and buy a new iMac
(c) are there alternatives
looking to make a TI takes forever to go start cold.
I have a mid 2011 iMac i7 (12,2) with the last what OS X installed.
Cheers in advance,
RK based in the United Kingdom
The major issue that you will have is that the 2011 iMac is not a disk controller capable of working with a 3 to or more large internal drive. Furthermore, what is the point of this large an SSD? If the Samsung Eco models are cheaper SSD, while they are cheaper because they are made with older chips may not correspond to current levels of performance. Do you really need a 2 TB SSD for a boot disk? A smaller and better quality SSD may be a better choice.
I want to know. Mounted iMac SSD (new), it connects via SATA and PCI-E?
If ordered or purchased with SSD is PCI-e.
How to: move BONES (windows7) of the factory to new SSD HDD? Thank you
A clean install to an installation DVD. I have not tried the following, but they can help you to:
JEG har netop kobt WD Black Dual Drive SSD/HDD invaaf som en for mit C: VAC, da den var begynder at both megget langsomt.
Problem of mit er dog PC kan ikke finde HDD delen.
SSD delen kore WIN Med fint
JEG har kontaktet WD siger min skal undrstotte SATA BIOS og for debt fa til at fungerer.
Den skulle til SATA mode "AHCI" men kan ikke finde muligheden Langst I have BIOS.
Kan I hjaelpe?
I've tried everything as directed by the video on installing the new SSD/HDD.
The only thing I can't do is change the BIOS, because it's very limited opt for Setup on the disks.
I contacted WD without a bit of luck.
Proberly need to talk to the seller of this problem, but he said that it is compatible with all PCs, not excluded,
Yes. I read that and frowned. I'll be back without a doubt it. People have experienced a similar problem with the desktop and hybrid hard drives.
Hello. I have a Dell PowerEdge T310 with SAS 6/iR Server adapt including two 300 GB hard SAS 15 k Raid 1 drives. I just bought two 400 GB of SSD SAS Enterprise grade drives. I'm looking to replace hard drives with SSDS. What is the easy/more fastest way to get there?
Can I delete a hard drive and leave the table rebuild on the SSD and then finished on the first SSD, repeat for the second?
Backup/restore. You cannot mix SAS/SATA or SSD/HDD in a table.
I put my 2010 middle level 21.5 "iMac with a 1 TB Samsung Evo 850 SSD. I'll use the OWC data backup kit to replace the optical drive in the iMac with the SSD. To feel pretty comfortable with the facility itself after having looked through the iFixit guide and various You Tube videos. My issue is with how best to configure the installed SSD.
I use mostly the iMac for Lightroom CC and I'm under El Capitan.
My 1 TB HARD drive and is full of about 80%. I want to use the SSD as boot obviously drive and also use it for all my applications. I just want all my old music files and RAW files on the HARD drive that I don't need to access often. There are about 300 MB of old RAW files, I can move on the HARD drive, then once as it is setup, I hope that I'll have to say 500 MB on the SSD and 300 MB on the HARD disk. As my RAW files grow I still move the old files on the HARD drive to keep the SSD to become too full.
I had planned to restore all my files for the SSD from a Time Machine backup and then format the HARD drive before joining former RAW HARD drive files. But:
-which is the best way?
There's an easy way to achieve the same goal without keeping all my cruft?
-going to have my HARD drive plugged complicated issues when restoring to the SSD?
-should I use carbon copy cone instead?
Any advice or suggestions appreciated.
How to use an SSD with your HARD drive
If you want to use an SSD as boot with your existing HARD disk drive, as the disk 'data', here is what you can do.
After installing the SSD, you need to partition and format the SSD using disc utility disc. Then install OS X on the SSD. Once installed OSX boot from SSD. Startup disk preferences to set up the SSD as the boot volume.
Open the preferences users and groups. Click the lock and authenticate you. Or CTRL - RIGHT click on your username account list in the sidebar and select Advanced Options in the context menu. You will see a field called "Home dir: ' on the far right, you will see an Edit button. Click on it. In the file dialog box, navigate to the location in house now located on the HARD disk (disk HARD/users/user_name /.) Select the folder, click the Open button. Restart the computer, as shown. When the computer starts, it will now use the home located on the HARD drive folder.
Another more technical method involving the Terminal and the alias is discussed in depth here: using OS X with a SSD and HDD - Matt Gemmell configuration. It's my preferred approach because I can choose which records of the House, I want to on the HARD drive and I don't want to. For example, I like to keep Documents and library files on the SSD because I frequently access their content.
Make sure that you keep the bootable system entirely on your HARD drive where you need it.
Note that if you open the computer Apple won't provide any additional support if you need it. Make sure that you don't damage anything. Learn how to do what you plan to do before you start. It's a bad idea to try to learn along the way. There are small tablecloths at the back of the monitor that must be removed in order to access the disk space. There is also a special thermal cable required. I suggest you visit OWC where provide it a kit to add another disk to an iMac.
You cannot copy OS X of your HDD to the SSD while leaving everything else behind. After installing the SSD you partition delete it, then install Snow Leopard top of your OS X disk installer supplied with the computer. After that, you can go to El Capitan if you wish.
Clean Install of Snow Leopard
1. start the computer using the Snow Leopard installation disc or disc 1 that came
with your computer. Insert the disc into the optical drive and restart the computer.
After the ring, press and hold the "C" key. Release the button when you see
a small gear appear under the dark gray Apple logo.
2. once the load setup program select your language and click continue
button. When the menu bar appears select utility drive in the Utilities menu.
After loading disk utility, select entry Out-dented the SSD in the list on the left.
Click the Partition tab in the main window of disk utility. Set the number of
partitions to one (1) from the Partitions of the dropdown menu, click on the Options button
GUID, click OK, and then select define the Mac OS Extended format type
(Journaled), then click on the apply button.
3. once formatting is complete utility of disk and return to the installer.
Proceed with the installation of OS X and follow the instructions included with the installation program.
4. Once installation is complete your computer will restart in the Setup
Assistant. After finishing Setup Wizard will complete the installation, after which
you will use a new installation of Mac OS X. You can now begin the process of updating
at the opening of updated software and installing all recommend updates to bring your
Download and install Mac OS X 10.6.8 v1.1 updated Combo.
How can I set the BIOS to start multi os ssd and HDD?
I want to boot from an OS SSD and other bones of the HARD drive,
When I try to do, I've got windows error?
Can you help me
I guess you want to install the operating system (which one?) on the internal mSATA SSD 32GB?
This mSATA SSD is used for caching (hybrid boot) to start Windows faster 8.
I recommend you to install the second operating system on the HARD drive.
To do this you must create the new partition that could be used for the installation of the OS.
Then boot from the Windows installation disc and install the OS 2nd on the new partition.
So I finally finished putting my double drive on my MacBook Pro late 2011. I ended up putting the SSD where the optical drive has been, since research told me that the end 2011 MBP is the lucky model with an optical drive that supports Sata III. If anyone can give me a reason to spend my SSD and HDD, please let me know.
Anyway, now I ask to help with setting up my macbook pro to use two disks. I copied everything on the SSD and the SSD drive is set to start my computer to the top. I can already tell that this thing is so much faster now. However, I basically just have two exact copies of my all my stuff on the two disks. How can I configure my computer to know which drive to use? I want a few things to use my HARD drive and other things to use my SDD, not all at once. Where are these settings and how to do?
Thank you in advance!
I have a Macbook Pro 2011 start.
I installed a 500 GB Samsung 850 EVO instead of HD.
I moved the HD to the optical Bay.
Optical Bay has 3 Gigabit speed. HD space has a 6 Gigabit speed.
See the screenshots of my mac.
The old HD, I would reformat is not bootable.
I use my old HD for storage of movies, etc.
So for example, I'll download a movie and then move it to my old hard drive. I'll put it in a directory named for example movies.
On the SSD, I'll do an 'Alias' pointing to the movies on the old HD directory (on windows, it would be a shortcut).
In any case, hope this helps.
According to the control system L500-19th has a free SATA port.
Port 0: free
Port 1: HDD internal (1 TB Western D)
Port 4: DVD drive internal
Port 5: drive external eSATA connecting
I intend to connect an SSD on port 0.
Where can I find the port?
If this does not work, I would buy a HARD - setting for the tree of CD-ROM drive.
Does anyone have experience with it?
Thanks a lot for your answers
Internal second HARD drive or SSD can be added if the laptop has a second location of HARD drive and room for a second HARD drive. Is this the case with your laptop?
Check the underside if place to second HARD drive is available.
I have an iMac of end of 2013 with a 1 TB HARD drive. I'm looking to upgrade to an SSD because I believe that the HARD drive is really slow. I will use an external SSD as the startup disk with the existing as disk HARD drive "data". I wrote a question and got an answer on how to do it.
Now, I need to choose an SSD. Regarding affordability, I want to buy a 256 GB SSD, because I think it will be enough for now.
There are so many reviews out there and it's a little intimidating so I thought to ask here looking for personal experience of the population.
Looks like the Samsung 850 EVO PRO has excellent reviews. Also, did someone use Digital Monster USB 3.0 Mini Overdrive?
Thanks in advance
I used one of them for 3 years now: OWC (macsales.com); what I've read here, Samsung do not have the best record with the Mac, but I have no direct experience with that.
(Mine is internal; you can check with them on a bare internal drive and get an external enclosure for it)
My venus T420 with a 320 GB Seagate HDD (6mm high) who was quickly put on a 160 GB Intel X-25 (height 7.5 mm). Recently, I needed more space and tried an another upgrade to a 256 GB OCZ Vertex 4 (9mm height). The OCZ is uncomfortably tight and I'm afraid to damage the laptop, so I'm holding off trying to find an SSD of 7mm. What SSD others use to upgrade their T420 to 256 GB and more?
An alternative is to buy and connect a drive 256 GB mSATA and put back the old 320 HARD drive in the drive tray. But this raises the question of the limits of size of HARD drive. Most (all?) 1 TB drives are double tray and too big for the T420. So my second question is what is the largest capacity HARD drive that would fit in the T420 drive tray?
The mSATA option seems more elegant and offers a lot of total storage space. What I forget?
Gentlemen, first of all thanks for all these information on physical disk sizes and on the other hand, I thank you for the direction of me in the right direction. When I got my calipers out, I assumed the problem was of height of the disc. But your contribution suggested that my 9.06 mm high disk should work perfectly.
The culprit turned out to be the widthof the car. I used screws with heights of head high to mount the drive in the caddy. After the damper rubber on the screws, the set was too broad.
More small screw and life is perfect. Now cloning!
The title almost says it all, I want to buy a new SSD (preferebly samsung 850 evo pro 250 GB) and use it in this laptop, but I want that my hard drive in the laptop for storage reasons. There are 2 docks hdd or w/e they are called in this laptop? Alternatively, I can remove the optical driver (DVD-ROM) and put the ssd in its place? Perhaps a solution other than the two that I mentioned above? FYI, I want a SSD internal flash disk as the one I mentioned above, so don't suggest those external, since it is a laptop and must always be portable.
Well you have an empty Bay on the side of your laptop? Where it looks like a cd rom drive, but is not? Its an empty space you can install a second data in and it will happen as well as your bed on the HARD drive when I get home, I'll post a picture of my friends to show you what I meant
This weekend I managed to install mSATA 80 GB Intel SSD on my older X 220 of 1 month. With the help of the Intel Data Migration Software my HARD drive 320 GB stock has been cloned on mSATA SSD 80 GB with the downsizing of the system partition main Windows7_OS (66GB instead of 287 GB) and the preservation of the windows loading partition SYSTEM_DRV and ThinkVantage Rescue & Recovery partition Lenovo_Recovery in place. Later, I removed the HARD drive to stay on the SSD system only for testing purposes.
While Windows loads fine, the BlueButton seems to be a malfunctioning now: instead of loading the partition of ThinkVantage Rescue & recovery it shows me the message of Windows loader telling me that it cannot find the target system more. What's wrong? Is there a way to remedy this?
NOTE: When I'm pulling HDD inplace and pushing the BlueButton then R & R support very well! It seems that ThinkVantage seeks R & R partition on the disk instead of SSD.
OK, answering my own question: Reinstall ThinkVantage Rescue & recovery could help as soon as it re - initializes the boot partition as well.
I know that this topic probably has to be put to death, but more I'm looking more confused I get. I'm a total noob to the time modern PC s Please treat me like a fool in this regard :)
I get a new rig built for me, especially for games. It includes Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit, an SSD 120 GB drive (which will be installed with OS startup disk) and a 1 TB WD Black HDD. I intend to put some games on the SSD and everything else on the disk drive HARD (music, movies, documents, other games, etc etc). Of course I have not yet, but basically I'm trying to anticipate the inevitable backups and partitioning issue when I get back to the computer.
I understand that following the instructions on the installation of Win 7 with regard to the choice of the backup drives and create partitions etc should be simple enough. What I am unclear of is as follows:
To create a partition on my SSD and HARD drive? If so the size should be partitions for each?
* When creating partitions for backup, should there be that a single backup partition and this partition should be large enough to hold the combined SSD and HDD data or are they mainly just for backup OS and important documents? I saw a tutorial here on how to include more than one disk in the backup process, so I think I can handle this quite well if necessary. Of course, I'm hoping to have the backup partition on the HARD drive has a lot more space for him.
* Is there an advantage in the creation of partitions/disks for specific things (one for the games, one for multimedia, documents, etc.) or is it OK to lump most of it in a player?
One of my main concerns is the right balance with regard to the partition backup size/quantity: I don't want to put too much memory for what could possibly leave me short, nor do I want to find my backup partition/s are not large enough to hold whatever it takes.
I will leave that for the moment, thanks in advance for your patience. As I said, I checked these forums for the info I get but I just more confused and end with more questions than answers accordingly.
Through the information provided in the links. This will permanently delete your doubts
My SSD (Intel 60Go) became too small to hold my system partition of Windows 8, so I found another use for this SSD and returned to the HARD drive. I transferred all SSD to HDD with Paragon Backup & Recovery 2013 free, and now the system boot to HARD drive.But Windows 8 is somehow always think that they are running on the SSD. For example "optimize the readers" (Ex Windows Defragmenter) shows "Solid State Drive" as the media type and probably because it cannot access TRIM, functions, he is unable to defragment the disk, so it is shouting that "optimization is not available:How to convince Windows 8, they run the HARD drive again?I tried to remove this disk "Drives" in the Device Manager, also I deleted/all reinstalled under "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" and "Storage controllers", without success.I don't know what else to do, so I ask you for help and suggestions.Thank you and best regards,IKS
Hey,.Thanks for sharing your experiences...Well reinstall Windows is a solution, but I prefer to use more time and solve the problem without having to reinstall... Even if the relocation is the fastest path to the solution... :)Well, I tried to reinstall/change all that tiny link to the features of disk and I always ended up dissatisfied because nothing has worked. Type of support remained as SSD...BUT then on top of all my frustrations, I noticed that Windows Experience Index for my HARD drive is always a score of SSD, so I re-run the assessment and voila, the disc got his correct score and media type under 'Optimize the readers' was successfully set. Damn. I guess I'll finally sleep happy once more...Kind regards
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