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Can't 'see' contents of USB hard drive in Max OSX 10.9.2

I used this external hard drive with my Mac before. Last time there was a sudden Mac automatic restart (kernel panic?) while this hard drive was connected (usb) to my mac and after that I am unable to ...
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70 views

Unable to create disk image using disk utility (Input/output error)

I want to create a disk image of source 100.03 GB Ext Hard Disk Media on destination 5TB Lacie ST5000DX000-1H2170 there is greater than 1TB remaining on the destination disk. The Disk Utility progress ...
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92 views

Seagate External Drive works on PC but not mac, sometimes

I've having some trouble with my Seagate USB External hard drive. It's formatted FAT32 and I use it primarily on my Mac (OSX Mavericks) Every now and then (it's happened twice now), It would stop ...
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48 views

external usb (backup) hard drive: is power down or sleep more harmful

I have an external usb hard drive on which I clone my mac's hard drive. I have it on a clock timer. It turns on about 30 min. before the backup process starts and turns off roughly 30 min. after the ...
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1answer
294 views

Trying to boot OS X snow leopard from external hard drive, but not showing up as a startup disk

As the title says, I'm trying to boot from an external hard drive, but for whatever reason it isn't showing up under System Preferences>Startup Disk. I saved about 211 GB of data onto my external hard ...
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286 views

1Tb disk formatted on Linux won't mount on windows nor mac

I have an external HD (western digital) with 1Tb. I use Linux but I wanted to reserve a cross platform partition on the disk. I decided to create two partitions and used the "disks" application to do ...
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1answer
140 views

Can't get rsync to sync two external harddrives

I'm trying to use rsync to copy files from one external HDD to another external HDD. I use the following commands rsync -rv --exclude=.DS_Store ~/Volumes/Backed /Volumes/Hero where Backed is the ...
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1answer
175 views

Sharing external USB drive via Mac Mini with server.app randomly disconnecting

I've got a Mac mini running server and a few people connecting. This is working fine and no issues so far. I bought a sharkoon USB external 5 bay RAID box and connected to the server and setup shares. ...
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417 views

Windows C Drive --(transfer to)--> Mac OS Extended (Case-Sensitive, Journaled, Encrypted) : Within Windows

I have an external hard drive whose format is Mac OS Extended (Case-Sensitive, Journaled, Encrypted), and I would like to copy my friend's entire computer--it's running Windows 7 Home Premium--to the ...
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111 views

Encryption of Time Machine backup went wrong

I use an (Mac OS - journaled formatted) external Lacie harddrive to back up my Macbook Air via Time Machine (The external harddrive also contain other data besides my backups). The OS is Mountain ...
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1answer
582 views

How do I make a external drive appear as an internal drive?

I'm running OSX Mountain Lion, and have a firewire drive hooked up for storage. I would like to make it appear as if it's an internal drive as my online syncing software - sugarsync - doesn't allow ...
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76 views

Connecting a USB 3 hard drive to a Mac Mini

I've got a USB 3 external hard drive and a Mac Mini 2012 with USB 3 ports. If I want to get USB 3 speeds on the hard drive, I assume I need a special USB 3 cable with the blue inserts. They seem to be ...
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1answer
409 views

External HDD partitioning - Mac OS X

I'm a Mac OS 10.8 user and I have a 1TB USB HDD partitioned before from my Mac in 3 parts. Now, I want to add another back-up partition but I'm not able to do it : I can't do anything on the HDD, not ...
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2answers
368 views

2.5 inch vs. 3.5 inch drive reliability [closed]

A few days ago I started getting the famous "Spinning Beach Balls" when read/writing to disk on my Mac (this isn't really a Mac specific question but it will refer to Mac tools, FWIW). In any case I ...
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2answers
85 views

What could I use to recover lost/damaged files from a Mac hard drive? [closed]

We frequently use the software GetDataBack (for FAT32 and for NTFS) to recover overwritten or lost files, sometimes from a faulty hard drive. But is there something like this for Mac hard drives? ...
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1answer
122 views

Optimal way to share one external drive to multiple machines [duplicate]

I bought an external drive (WD "My Passport" 2Tb USB3.0) and am looking for the "right way" to share it between a PC and Mac. I am currently sharing a folder on the PC's HDD with my Mac over wifi ...
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1answer
221 views

diskutil mountDisk with password

I'm trying to mount a disk with password from the terminal, i try: diskutil mount Harddrive I Get: Unable to find disk for Harddrive This is because the disk isn't in Volumes until i entered the ...
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814 views

Accessing a Macbook Pro in Target Disk mode over Thunderbolt from Windows

I have a MacBook Pro late 2011 with Thunderbolt booted into Target Disk Mode, as well as a Gigabyte motherboard model number GA-Z77X-UP4 TH running Windows 7. The MBP has two internal disks formatted ...
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0answers
566 views

Why is my portable WD My Passport drive not recognized?

My Western Digital My Passport portable drive is not recognized in OS X. It used to be recognized, but not anymore. It does not appear in /Volumes. The hard drive is recognized by a Linux machine. I ...
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1answer
334 views

Connecting to a 2.5" laptop drive using USB

So I swapped my MBP hard drive with a SSD drive, and I want to connect to my old hard drive. I bought a nextstar 3 external 2.5" drive enclosure that has a USB 2.0 interface. I watched an online ...
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3answers
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Mac Finder: WD My Passport won't mount

I really need your help. I have a WD My Passport 650GB (with Firewire and USB). I'm using it for almost a year now and it always worked fine. While underway I simply plug it in via Firewire - at home ...
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2answers
412 views

My external disk made a clicking noise. What should I do?

I have a USB2+Firewire external disk that made a clicking noise, and Mac OS X immediately unmounted it and put up a dialog box saying that a peripheral is misbehaving. The disk made a clicking noise ...
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External hard drive only visible in System Profiler, doesn't mount, not visible in Disk Utility (Mac)

I have an external hard drive that does not mount to my Mac laptop, nor is it visible in Disk Utility. It is, however, visible in the System Profiler under the USB section. Any suggestions as to how I ...
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1answer
283 views

Can I use a USB attached Hard Drive on Win7 for TimeMachine backup?

I have a Western Digital external USB hard drive. I would like to use this as my Time Machine backup HDD for my new MacBook. After a bit of research I've found that I can't simply share the HDD via my ...
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1answer
982 views

formatted external hard drive (FAT32) is un recognizable in Windows 7

So I bought a new 500GB external hard drive. I have a Windows 7 and a OSX 10.5.2 Leopard (Which I'm very new to) I've heard formatting the drive to Fat32 would make it compatible with Windows and ...
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268 views

External HDD sometimes slows down MacBook Pro

I have an external HDD which I leave attached to my MacBook Pro for most of the time. Sometimes when the system is slow to response to a UI action, I notice that the MacBook is taking time to whir ...
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1answer
392 views

Trouble viewing files with non-English names on hard-disk

I have a problem that I don't even know where to begin looking for help (google isn't helping) I have an external hard drive formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). I had been using it with my ...
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1answer
675 views

Is it OK to install Xcode on a removable drive?

I have a MBP running 10.6.8 with a 120 SSD hard drive. I would like to use XCode on the machine, but that requires a decent amount of space so I was thinking about an external drive. How closely is ...
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1answer
923 views

Best Drive Format for a 2TB Seagate External HDD, which can be supported in all OS

I have a 2TB Seagate GoFlex Desk External HDD. I want to format it. Which is the best disk format, which will be supported in all OS, like Windows, Linux and Mac?
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2k views

NTFS and FAT32 Drive not Writable

I am using Mac OS X 10.3.3+, and an external USB drive. I have partitioned the drive into the following: 200gb - NTFS 32gb - FAT32 8GB - NTFS 40 - NTFS This takes up the entire drive. When I connect ...
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1answer
103 views

WD mybook Windows with Mac partition over the top. Is the windows information lost?

This is the worst technological day of my life, First my macbooks harddrive crashes. I try to use my friends Windows formatted hard drive (1.1TB used of 2TB) to make a mac partition to backup an image ...
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1answer
664 views

My western digital harddisk does not get detected on my macbook pro and imac

I accidently pulled out my western digital harddisk and ever since its not getting detected on my macbook pro and imac. The error msg which pops up says "The disk you inserted was not readable by this ...
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267 views

Mac - External hard drive backups

I have two external hard drives, WD 320GB and a WD 1TB. I would like to backup my WD 320GB on a regular basis. Please could you inform me of a good application which could provide these needs: ...
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4answers
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Which is the best file system to use in an external hard drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What filesystem for shared (read/write) PC/Mac external drive? I've bought a Samsung S2 500GB External Hard Drive. The disk came with FAT32 file system, but I formatted ...
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485 views

cannot format HDD in OSX

I have a new 4TB external drive. If the device is on, my mac will fail to boot (blank white screen) and when the drive is turned off, reboot immediately resumes. I cannot boot to safe mode, single ...
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1answer
168 views

Why do firewire drives on Mac OS cause processes to go into uninterruptible wait?

I have a Western Digital My Passport Studio external hard drive. It works with either Firewire 800 or USB 2.0. I've noticed that when I have it connected to Firewire, after a few hours, processes on ...
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2answers
8k views

OSX Doesn't Recognize My External USB Hard-Drive Sometimes

After ejecting my external HDD, how can I get OSX to detect it without having to take it out of the USB and plugging it back in? Sometimes plugging back in doesn't work and I have to restart my ...
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2answers
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Can't access files on external drive after reformatting Macbook Pro

I recently had to reformat my Macbook Pro, and imported my account and settings from Time Machine via the Migration Assistant. Everything on the Mac itself is fine, but now I don't have permission to ...
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1answer
486 views

External HDD won't stay mounted

After turning time machine on and then off again for an external volume, the disk will spontaneously unmount and takes around 30 seconds to list directories. Disk utility can't find anything wrong ...
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1answer
687 views

I want to access the documents from my Mac that I backed up using Time Machine on my PC. How do I do this?

I can't take my iMac desktop with me to Colorado so I decided to take an old PC laptop I had. I backed up all of my Mac files using Time Machine onto an external hard drive. How do I access these ...
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73 views

How to operate several macs in different locations using one external hard drive

i operate from several different geographic locations ,regional and international and do not want to carry around a macbook everywhere, regionally i use a push bike so it gets too bulky with a ...
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3answers
387 views

Mac Time Machine drive is “too small” or “permanately damaged”?

I have a 80gb HD in my Mac Mini... but only about 30gb of it is in use. I thought an old 60gb HD would be MORE than enough space. (Since I don't need to keep many duplicate copies of old files. ...
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2answers
203 views

How to boot an MBP from an external HD?

I created a clone partition of my main drive with SuperDuper on an external (USB) drive. How can I boot from it?
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1answer
562 views

Can I resume backing up in Time Machine on my Mac?

I'm in the process right now of creating a backup in Time Machine, but I don't think I have enough time to fully make the back up. If I cancel now (Press the little X button next to the "Backing up x ...
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3answers
983 views

Would there be any problem having a Mac Time Machine backup on a multi-partitioned external USB drive?

Question pretty sums it up - should I expect any problems having an external USB hard drive with 2 or more partitions and using one of those partitions as my Mac Time Machine backup (formatted HFS+ of ...
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2answers
222 views

A little issue with a RAID setup

I have a Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II 2TB external hard disk drive. Internally, it has two 1TB drives configured in a RAID setup. I recently purchased a Drobo and no longer want to use ...
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1answer
315 views

Isolating external hard drive failure?

I have a fairly new (~1.5 years old) external WD My Book with a bunch of audio projects that I'd like to recover. I'm wondering if there are any clever tricks I can try before pulling the disk out of ...
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1answer
722 views

Programs keep waiting for external disk to spin up - how to ignore disk?

Like many Mac users I have an external Firewire disk hooked up to my Mac to be used by Time Machine. This works very well, backup-wise. The problem is that very often when I use a Mac application and ...
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8answers
104k views

How to read and write Mac drives on Windows

I have some external hard drives that are Mac OS Extended (Journaled) formatted. What software can you recommend for working with those drives when under Windows? Do you have any experience with this? ...
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3answers
552 views

increase performance of virtual machines on the 27" imac

I'm using a 27" iMac (i7, 8GB RAM) at work and normally run two or three virtual machines at the same time, which hurts the performance of each virtual machine. I've learned on these forums the best ...