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How do I get my MacBook Pro to connect with external hard drive?

I have a 1TB hard drive almost full of my data. I was previously using it with Windows 7 operating system. Now I have switched my operating system to Mac. My MacBook Pro does not recognize my ...
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SSD Drive - external vs Internal [closed]

I have 2 computers, a faster iMac at work (i5) and an old macbook (C2DUO 2.0Ghz) at home. The macbook at home has a SSD drive in it, I upgraded it and it's performance is really great. Now I was ...
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Toshiba external hard drive is read-only on MacBook [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Copy Mac files to external NTFS hard drive? I have a Toshiba external hard drive that works fine when connected to my Dell Windows 7 laptop and also to my Ubuntu ...
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External hard drive won't mount on Mac

Anyone had problems mounting an external hard drive on a mac? It shows up (dimmed) in disk utility and all is fine according to first aid, but it just refuses to mount. It simply says "The disk My ...
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Copy OS X from MacBook Pro to USB External Hard Drive

How can I copy my OS X to an external hard drive, so I may use the USB hard drive to start up my daughter's MacBook? Her MacBook will not boot up, but instead shows a solid blue screen.
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Can I boot Windows 7 on a USB drive attached to by MacBook Pro? If so, how?

I have a mid-2011 Core i7 Macbook Pro that currently is dual-booting a File-Vault encrypted OS X Lion installation and an OS X Snow Leopard installation. Unfortunately I need to keep both of these on ...
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Why does my Macbook lock up while my external hard drive spins up?

Why does my MacBook lock up while my external USB hard drive spins up? It comes right back after a click or two post spin-up. It's pretty annoying since finder often sniffs the drives but the USB ...
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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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MacBook Pro not recognizing external HDD

My hard drive is about to flake out, and I'm trying to back everything up before it dies. However, it is now not recognizing my LaCie external hard drive. I can see the drive in Disk Utility, and I ...
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External disk repair error on a MacBook Pro

I have my MacBook Pro backed up with Time Machine on a WD external passport drive. Time Machine no longer recognizes the drive and I cannot open any other files that are on it. I tried disk repair, ...
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How to dual boot Fedora 14 on Macbook Pro 15" without CD/DVD, ie. .iso file bootable from external HDD

I have done quite a bit of looking around and have not been able to find a single walkthrough for doing this. I have: MacBook Pro 15" with 20GB partition (of 500GB) which I want to install fedora ON ...
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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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How could I copy my laptop's hard drive onto an external drive or separate computer without booting into the OS?

My laptop's video card is dead, and while the Apple store says they'll give me a replacement, I'd like to grab some things from my hard drive before I take it in. Is there some way I could connect my ...
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How can I boot Ubuntu 10.04 on my MacBook Pro from a USB hard drive?

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 to my MacBook Pro (not the latest gen with i7, but one before that) on an external, USB harddrive (GRUB installed to the external as well). When I hold down the option key to ...