Pretty sure my Internal ssd is dead. Whats the best , inexpensive 1tb pci for MBP?

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  1. CharlieCrizzle

    CharlieCrizzle Ultrasonic

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    Man i feel like crying. My internal drive just seems to have stopped working. 2015 mbp. I had a clone that i was able to boot up an external hd , but its a challenge using it. Everything takes so fucking long to load, and im not able to access finder or anything besides apps in the sidebar or launchpad. I have an external ssd thats smaller but was wondering if i cloned the things that would perform better on a ssd, If my time using this set up would be easier on me. I dont even know if CCC will open up. Any time i try to access anything associated with my intenal drive i get the beach ball and everything freezes up

    What are the best, inexpensive replacements that i could get for my MBP?
     
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  3. Polomo

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    @CharlieCrizzle Wait, what? You had an internal SSD, from Apple, and it died within 5 years?
     
  5. Pinkman

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    No suggestions on hardware as I've seen many compatible models work as long as they are formatted correctly and have no idea about speed the end user ultimately got as I just formatted and installed the hardware.

    Not sure how comfortable you are doing this but:
    • unscrew the backplate
    • disconnect the battery connector from the logic board
    • unscrew and remove the drive
    • use compressed air at the connection (might as well get the fans and logic board too)
    • reconnect the drive and reassemble
    • SMC and NVRAM reset then boot
    I can't tell you how many hardware problems I've resolved on Apple devices just but disconnecting and then reseating the component.
    If the issue persists, it is an indication of either a failing component/connecting cable or worse, a failing logic board.

    Hold 'T' at boot to go enter Target Disk Mode and connect to another mac with thunderbolt, ethernet or firewire cable or if you have another machine or a drive reader you can connect the drive to and you can boot into recovery, you can try running Disk Repair.

    @Smoove Grooves Hey bud. I can't tell if that's sarcasm or a genuine question.
     
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  6. Smoove Grooves

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    @Pinkman Geniune question, to op. Suprised u of all peeps would get opposite reflection.
    I don't do sarcasm in these situations. I am a Mac person too and I am appalled by this.
    But it is more likely to be something like logic board as u said. An SSD shouldn't display problems as per op's.
     
  7. Smoove Grooves

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    Hang on.
    It's just occured to me that I would normally be appalled if an SSD supplied by Apple were to die within 5 years, but this is also the sort of time required to potentially go beyond write usage...if the op wasn't just using it as an OS drive!
    i.e. Lots of writes happening to it!
    That's the max amount of time the manufacturers offer for warranty etc, due to people doing lots of writes.

    External drives as scratch-disc for recording to.
    External drives for Kontakt libraries etc.
    Happy OS drive and computer, happy daw.
    At least 10, preferably 20% free disc space.
    OS needs space sometimes to make calculations.
    It's like more elbow room for it it work in.
     
  8. DoubleTake

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    Your comments are a bit confusing to me...

    Do you mean that: SSDs used as OS driver do NOT have lots of writes happening to them?

    Those 2 seem at opposite ends of write-use spectrum.
    Recording scratch-disk = constant rewriting
    Kontakt libraries (most libraries) very few writes- almost exclusively for access.
    Not sure what you mean.. (?)
     
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  9. Smoove Grooves

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    No. I mean you shouldn't write to OS drive with a daw! Especially if SSD. This comes from wisdom from way back, when only HDD existed.
    Of course! That's why you use a HDD as a scratch disc.
    None at all. Just reads.
    It says nothing in the following quote about SSDs. So I agree with you, you are confused!
     
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    OK that clears it all up. I was only confused because you did not state the types along with their uses.
     
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    I fried one a few years back on a 2015 MBP Retina by leaving it in the trunk of the car at the Dulles airport long term parking to bake in the sun for a week. By the time looked for it and realized where it was, it was too late to do anything about it. I got one from from Amazon from a brand called OWC, didn't need an adapter or anything else. Just open, clean, disconnect, connect new drive and reinstall OS.

    The most painful part of the experience was when I cross threaded a screw while putting everything back together and now it doesn't sit flush with the bottom of the laptop anymore.

    I think I found it by just looking "2015 Mac Book Pro SSD." It's been over two years and no issues to report or complain about.
     
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    Before you throw it away try this:
    https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download

    If it was your system SSD than put it to another working computer and run Testdisk.
    Google it how to use it.

    In my case: I got a very old laptop with a faulty drive in it at boot up windows was trying to fix it it lasted about 4 hours because of bad sectors/maybe other damages.
    After my Windows 10 started I was able to fix the shitty HDD which is 500 GB I was able to recover about 420 GB the rest of the drive is unfixable but I can still use "the recovered healthy part".
     
  14. Smoove Grooves

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    Yeah, they're great.
     
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