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SMB Sharing of a USB Mass Storage Device

Okay so I am a bit confused about SMB, it doesn't seem to play well with USB Mass Storage Devices. My "server" is a mac mini intel machine running OSX and the client in this case would be a Linux (or ...
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How do I reformat my encrypted key drive to ExFAT on my MAC?

I have a 32GB key drive that I had formatted with the OSX extended encrypted FS. I wanted to reformat it as ExFat so that I could use it between Mac and Windows. The Disk Utility on the MAC will do ...
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How to check whether there is bad sector on a USB harddisk on OS X?

How can I check whether there are any bad sectors on a USB Hard Disk Drive?
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Customize an icon for a USB stick on Mac and automount a dmg file

I want to make a custom icon to a usb stick on mac and show that instead of the ugly blank icon that exists by default As I have to compile a presentation I want the users to be able to quick access ...
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Does Mac OS X park the head of a USB drive?

I was wondering if Mac OS X tells my USB hard drive to park its reading head or to spind down or something similar when I unmount it (i.e. press eject in Finder). Any ideas?
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OSX: can I dd a usb thumb drive into a file?

I have mounted a usb thumb drive into my MBP. Here is the partial output from mount /dev/disk2s1 on /Volumes/KINGSTON (ntfs, local, nodev, nosuid, read-only, noowners) When I tried $ dd ...
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USB Drive showing 1.46GB Available on OS X

I have a Flash Drive which shows only 1.46GB of space available on Mac OS X. It was having problems on Windows, so I ran an HP utility. (I can't find the original SU question) What could be wrong and ...
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How to prevent spotlight from searching external hard drives

I have an external hard drive connected to my Macbook Pro that I always leave on. When I use spotlight to search for something, it always searches this drive. I don't want it to do this because ...
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A failsafe method of adding a picture to a USB drive background?

I'm struggling to get a background picture to 'stick' on a USB drive i'm setting up. In OSX i open the USB drive, place the picture file on the drive, adjust my window size etc & set the View ...
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Sync FAT32 usb thumb drive with folder on HFS+ Mac OS X

I have a couple usb thumb drives that I use on both a Windows desktop and my Macbook. I want to be able to sync the files from the usb drive(s) with corresponding folders on my Macbook (i.e. one ...
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Time Machine Backup stalls out writing to WD external USB drive

I'm new to Mac and have been using my MacBook Pro (10.6.4) for about a month, so I figured it was time to get backups working. I am using about 150 GB on my HD, but a lot of that is Parallels 5 ...