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How do I know if my MacBook Pro supports SATA III?

I have a MacBook Pro that I bought around 2011. How do I know what level of SATA the internal hard drive interface supports? This is the About This Mac: And this is what the SATA section of the ...
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How to install OS X on a brand new hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a new hard drive that I want to install into my MacBook Pro circa 2011 or so. Since the hard drive is blank and I have lost the DVD that came with it long ago... how do I install the latest OS ...
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When Deleting Files from External Drive I am Constantly Being Prompted for Assurance

I have the new Mac Pro with 10.9.3. The Home Folder is on a separate drive using magnetic links. Lately things have not been running normally. One of the main issues is that every time I want to ...
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Gray stop sign error when installing OS X Mavericks with Unibeast on a hackintosh

The Specs: cpu: i7 2600K (1155 LGA) mobo: Z68A-D3H-B3 ram: 6Gb Corsair Dominator (DDR2 or 3 I think, don't imagine that matters) disks: 2 SSD's, 1 HDD - SSDs have Windows 8 and Linux Mint ...
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Run Apple Hardware Test on Mac without SuperDrive

I suspect the hard disk in my Mid-2009 Macbook Pro is about to die. I am having unusual problems saving from Dreamweaver CS6 and Xcode 5 where it will simply not let me save, and then refuse to Quit ...
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external hd formatted for bootcamp setup drive now can't be found

I've recently setup bootcamp on my Mac (OSx Mavericks). Using the bootcamp assistant I setup an external HD with the bootcamp files as recommended and have installed IE 8.1 successfully. I've now ...
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Resize NTFS partition from Mac OS X?

I have an external hard drive that I used for backups of my Windows machine. I left that machine behind but took the drive when I moved to a new city. So far, I've only bought and used a Macbook in ...
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Is my MacBook Pro 2012's Hard Drive SATA Cable broken?

I dropped my backpack from my bed few weeks ago and my MacBook was in it. At first it wouldn't boot up at all, but I managed to boot it up using internet recovery. I checked issues with the drive and ...
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OS X Hard drive recovery

I am trying to recover data from a bad Seagate 1TB hard drive in a 2010 iMac. One day the iMac wouldn't boot (stuck at gray screen on startup). I removed the hard drive from the iMac and connected it ...
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Will an rsync copy operation “fix” issues with invalid file block counts, or does it preserve everything exactly as the source?

Here are the events surrounding my question, which may make things more relevant: I had a hard drive fail recently, to the point where neither Disk Utility or asr could fix the structure to a ...
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Attempted to reconnect old Time Machine backup; partition now completely inaccessible

I'm running Mavericks on a Macbook Pro Early 2011. I had the logic board of my Macbook Pro replaced by Apple. I have Time Machine backups on one partition of a 2GB external drive. As you may know, ...
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Advice on SSD performance bottleneck needed

I guess I need some advanced advice on SSD, SATA, in/out limits etc. I'm programming a video installation where I continously read and write quite a lot of data: To the first SSD, drive A, I write ...
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How to write to a NTFS partitioned drive from a Mac? [duplicate]

Looking for a good (preferably free) driver or way to enable read and write access to an NTFS hard drive from OS X 10.9.
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OS X: USB drive with FAT partition not mounting

I have an external USB 2.0 drive with a single FAT partition. My OS X 10.8.5 computer is not mounting it, even if the same computer originally formatted the disk and copied the files onto it. This ...
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Encrypt a 3 TB hard disk with Truecrypt

I just bought a WD Elements 3 TB hard disk and wanted to encrypt the entire thing with Truecrypt (7.1a - Mac), using AES-Twofish-Serpent, Whirlpool as Hash Algorithm and Mac OS Extended as the ...
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123 views

Synchronize files between 2 folders on computer and external drive

I bought an external drive and want to use it partially for store, partially as back up. What I would like to see is that some folder (named.. let's say "Sync") is always the same on my Mac and on the ...
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59 views

Trouble Partition Hard Drive

In my PC I currently have a 1TB hard drive that I am trying to make into three partitions: one for Windows, one for OS X, and one as a storage for movies and Steam games, just to keep them separated. ...
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1answer
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How to eject a disk from a Macbook when it is being used as the boot Disk?

I'm afraid my hard drive is probably shot, so I was trying to access disk utility via the original install disk, but now I want to eject the disk, but the only way the computer starts up into a usable ...
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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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Bad Block Handling in SSDs on Macs

I have a question about SSDs and bad blocks. I use a Mac and an acquaintance has an SSD installed on his Mac too. He used Scannerz (http://scsc-online.com/Scannerz.html) to confirm that the bad block ...
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NTFS connection restarts Mac

I'm running Mavericks 10.9.2. For some reason, I have this external drive that is NTFS formatted. I have Paragon for Mac so I can write to NTFS. It's always worked fine. Then this past weekend, it ...
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Imac G5 fan running very high

I have an imac G5 24" 2.66 Ghz intel 640 GB hard drive with WD 1TB external 2 core duo. I had damage the unit in a move took it to best buy geek squad service and they replaced the lcd with one I ...
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CPU fan sounds like jet engine

I have imac G5 24" intel 2.66 Ghz early 2009 model A1225 Running Mac OSX 10.9.2 version Mavericks The unit was damaged in a move. Replaced the LCD and Hard drive temp sensor, have to start in safe ...
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35 views

Hard disk space utilization anomaly between two methods

Issue I have an external hard drive formatted as NTFS with a single partition, for which, when I check for properties of disk space it shows, 450 GB used and 6 GB free. If I try to write a 7 GB file, ...
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1answer
183 views

How to delete .Trashes/* on NTFS drive on Mac?

I installed Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2013.2 on Mac OS X 10.9. I find that /Volumes/<some NTFS drive>/.Trashes/* on a NTFS drive I mounted on Mac cannot be deleted. Any idea? Things I tried in vain: ...
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1answer
35 views

one-way sync from common folders on various computers

I'm not sure if this is a duplicate, but I'm having a really hard time finding a precooked solution. I have a desktop with 1TB hard drive and 3 laptops with 256GB each. I download a lot of music to ...
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281 views

Is there a way to bypass the MS-DOS(FAT32) drive format to copy large files without reformatting?

On OSX, I'm trying to copy a 7GB file to an external drive whose format is MS-DOS(FAT32), and am getting the Can't be copied because it is too large for the volume's format. message. According to ...
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1answer
49 views

Recover Time Machine partition that turned MBR only instead of GUID

I have one drive that has a NTFS partition, a TimeMachine partition (I guess HFS+) and empty space. The other day, I did one partition more from Windows 8 (bootcamp) and since then, I can't see the ...
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SanDisk SSD only sporadically appearing under Disk Utility

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro who's HD recently failed. I had an extra SanDisk 120 GB SSD in my Windows Desktop, and decided to install it in the MacBook. Installing the SSD was uneventful, and when ...
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1answer
189 views

Can you install OSX Mavericks directly onto an external drive?

I have an iMac running Mavericks and I am upgrading my Macbook pro's hard drive. I have a USB3.0 mounting dock and am wondering if there is a way to load Mavericks onto that drive from my iMac so that ...
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Is there a fast test that can definitively say if your macbook harddrive is physically broken?

My friend's MacBook Pro won't progress past the apple icon. My feeling is that this means the hard drive will not boot. Are there definitive steps that can be taken to diagnose the boot process and ...
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1answer
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Using Windows 7 clone an OS X mechanical drive to an SSD

Situation: client with Apple laptop buys an SSD to upgrade. Installer disc isn't working and waiting another FULL week for "two day shipping" is not really an option. I can easily hook up their two ...
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Is there a way to see what is on the two disks I turned into a Logical Volume Group on Mac?

I have an MBP and I took out the optical drive and slapped in a 840 pro 120GB SSD to go with the 512GB HDD. I then set them up as a Logical Volume Group, i.e. a fusion drive. Now that I have 500GB ...
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Macbook air HDD seems to be dead

My macbook air stopped working just a few days ago, when I press the power button I get the startup sound and a white screen, nothing more.. No loading indicator, no apple logo. As holding the option ...
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How is my mac full? OmniDisk and disk utility show hardly anything

I have a macbook retina with a 120 GB hard drive. I have a few applications, but I have hardly any videos or music to clog the thing up, but I have only 3 GB available it says. I know there could be ...
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External Hard drive Filesystem

I've got a Linksys EA6900(AC1900) router. And I have a 3TB WD External Hard Drive connected to it via USB 3.0 port. My Vaio laptop running Windows is connected to the router via an Ethernet cable. ...
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Regain access to older harddrives via Macbook Pro / Hard Drive toaster

Its been a while since I have backed up to these 4 drives I have. Which I have all connected via a toaster (external hard drive reader). I believe all the drives are either universally compatible ...
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HDD shuts down when writing files

Every time I'm writing big files (or a lot of small ones) to my HDD it shuts down after some time (10-20 minutes) (happens when downloading big torrents or unpacking big files). A popup then shows ...
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Input/output error in OS X but not Linux on NTFS external hard drive

My external hard drive contains a directory. On my Mac I can't see this folder, neither in Finder nor with ls -la. But I know that it exists, since there is no problem with it on Linux. Because I'm ...
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1answer
136 views

Consistent RAID 1 or equivalent solution across Windows, OS X, and Linux?

I just built a new computer containing a 256 GB SSD and two 1 TB Seagate hard drives. I'm trying to find a good solution for having the two 1 TB drives mirrored, and keeping this mirroring working ...
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1answer
424 views

Resume interrupted file transfer to harddrive

I was copying my whole user folder over to a harddrive for backup, but I had to plug out the disk because I had to leave. I got about 160 of 220gigs transferred, and now the file is sitting on the ...
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Safe option to handle NTFS on Mac

What are the risks associated with the following methods and which one is the less likely to damage the OS or the drive? Tuxera/Paragon OSX "native" NTFS support (via terminal tweak) Windows Virtual ...
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1answer
696 views

Disk Utility does not seem to recognize the free space on my Mac

I have recently deleted a large number of files on my Macbook Pro. But Disk Utility doesn't seem to notice, and is preventing me from installing World of Warcraft (because it doesn't think I have ...
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330 views

50GB missing from Hard Drive but no files can be seen or found

I have a Mac laptop and a Win desktop. I wanted to backup data from my Mac to my Win Hard Drive so I connected my hard drive through an external case and connected it via USB to my Mac. I copied 40GB ...
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Diagnose external hard drive to see if it still works

About 3 years ago my husband dropped my connected Western Digital external hard drive from the desk and now it will not connect to the computer. I plug it in and I get an error message The disk ...
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Mac mini and USB3 5-bay RAID box issues

I run a entry level Mac mini (the 2012 model but bought recently) with OS X Mavericks and Server installed. I have connected a SSI 5-bay external USB3 RAID cabinet to the Mac mini with 5 750GB drives ...
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Tried restoring a saved .dmg image of the contents of a particular hard drive partition and getting cannot mount errors in Mac OSX Disk Utility

When I made an image of a particular partition of a hard drive on my computer using Mac OSX Disk Utility and New Image, I was not able to get that image to restore back to the same or other hard drive ...
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292 views

Mac Hard Drive full message when it's not

For the past week or two I've been having an issue where apps will say that my Hard Drive is full (not the startup drive, the one where my home directory is). iMessage is saying "Disk Full. Messages ...
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How to fix external USB NTFS hard drive that stopped working in Windows but works in Mac Os X?

I have an external USB 1 TB hard drive which is formatted in NTFS. After copying of large amount of small files it stopped working. Meaning when I connect it to Windows XP or 7 the OS starts to lag ...
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How to install an OSX Leopard ISO on a hard drive through another mac?

I have an OLD PowerPC-based Mac G5 on which i am attempting to install OSX 10.5 Leopard. I only have an ISO and no DL DVD to burn it onto. Moreover the tower doesn't recognize an OSX installation ...