If you know what we're talking about and don't care about the why then skip down to "Fix".
Since Yosemite was released (and continues in El Capitan) our repair technicians started to notice a funny problem, Mac's were showing up with a incorrect disk partition scheme: Logical Core Partition or Encrypted Logical Core.
What the heck is this?
These two partitions schemes do have a place in the apple universe, they are intended for iMacs that have a "fusion drive." These are custom ordered iMacs that have an SSD to give the user speed and a standard rotational HD that provides massive storage space, and apple created a special partition scheme that would marry the two together so the user would see one single drive. Nice right?
Not really. When Yosemite was releases we began to see Non Fusion drive Mac change to this partition type completely at random and for completely unexplained reasons. We saw it the most in Macs with stock SSDs like the MacBook Airs and Retina Display MacBook Pros but also in HDD Macs too.
Why is this a problem?
When the internal HD is in the incorrect partition scheme the performance suffers considerably. We have repaired this problem on 8 of 10 macs so it's very prevalent. This requires some terminal work, but its super easy.
The operation should only take a few moments and once finished your disk will be back to normal! Although we always recommend a backup before doing any work like this, this process wont erase anything, you can even run this directly from the system with the bug. **Thanks http://awesometoast.com/ for the image.
We're some guys and gals in San Francisco who fix macs. We can remote in and help you with stuff. It's like our job or whatever.
(five one zero) 761-6559
We charge $20 for 15 minute for quick fixes.