Apple's built-in disk management utility for the mac. Erases, formats, and restores volumes and drives.

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System Formatter Failed While Erasing External Hard Drive Mac

I have been trying to erase my external Hard Drive "My Passport", however there was a problem and then the Hard Drive disappeared from the Desktop and could't be found. Only Disk Utility would see it ...
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Backing up Macintosh HD via Disk Utility (error -5344)

I am trying to backup the Macintosh HD, to my external hard drive via disk utility. I created a blank image and tried to restored my MacintoshHD to that image, but the error pops up, "Restore Failure: ...
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Boot stuck at Prohibitory screen

I'm using Macbook Pro 2012 running Mac OS X 10.10.3 and earlier today, I was trying to install Linux on a USB drive through Terminal. I first converted the format with this: hdiutil convert -format ...
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How can I reformat a USB

I used by USB to add as iso file into it. sudo dd bs=4m if=my.iso of=/dev/disk1 Now I want to get the USB back to normal. but the erase button in Disk Utility is disabled. How can I reformat this
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Replaced OWC Mercury Accelsior E2 that I am using as a start up disk and it keeps disappearing

OWC replaced my Mercury Accelsior E2 because it stopped being recognized on my computer. They said the old one checked out ok even though I did their tests at home before I sent it in. When trying to ...
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Logical Volume Group “Available Space”

Can anyone help explain why there is 17gb worth of free space on my LVG I can't seem to do anything with this space. Is there anyway to fix this? I have already reformatted the disk then cloned the ...
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Accidentally used dd on my main OSX drive

I've made a bit of a balls up... When attempting to create a bootable Ubuntu usb drive I accidentally ran dd on my main system drive :( sudo dd if=/path/to/image.img of=/dev/rdisk1 bs=1m I ...
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Disk Utility Weirdness: Macintosh HD Cannot Be Repaired But Then Has No Problems?

Earlier today, I decided to clean up my hard drive of extraneous files and other materials that might be taking up space. After doing some looking around, I found an application, OnyX, that was ...
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How do I repartition my Mac to get rid of my dual boot setup?

I setup dual boot on my Mac (with Ubuntu) and want to get rid of it. The Disk Util GUI shows me: However attempting to remove the disk0s4 or disk0s5 partitions results in: Could not unmount ...
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Unable to be Repaired & Further Problems

I'll start off with some information about my USB. I use a SeaGate external hard drive USB with 1 TB. About ~250 gb of it is partitioned and formatted to create a Time-Machine compatible partition. ...
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Split Macintosh HD into 3

At the moment I have 1 250GB partition on my mac (Macintosh HD). What I want to do is split my hard drive into 3 partitions. This is because I want to dual boot with Windows 8.1 and make a reserve ...
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Formatting Boot Drive As Encrypted For Clean Install

I don't know if my google-fu is broken today or something, but I can't seem to find any information about why I would or wouldn't want to erase and format an internal boot drive and/or partition ...
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Disk Utility works forever at trying to repair partitions

My computer froze yesterday while I was using a browser. I restarted and never got past a plain white screen. Finally was able to boot from a different drive and ran disk utility on my main boot drive ...
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ExFAT partition on External HDD not showing up on Bootcamp Windows 7

So I partitioned one of my external HDD's for my bootcamp windows, just so I could install some Windows files without having to resize my partition by erasing it and reinstalling. Using disk utility ...
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Slow Internet Mac Yosemite Recovery Doom (MacBook Air, Early 2015)

Product: MacBook Air(early 2015) with OS X Yosemite. The issue is, that I happen to have my Yosemite reinstalled, so I restarted my MacBook and at the sound of the chime(startup sound of Yosemite), I ...
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New securely erased drive not empty according to Disk Utility

Erased 32GB USB flash storage with Disk Utility's "Secure Erase" feature, one pass of zeros. Disk Utility now reports that there is only 26GB of my drive available. Not sure what is going on here, but ...
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No disk to erase in Disk Utility Internet Recovery

Earlier today, my MacBook Pro 2013 went to the grey screen of death (folder flashing with the question mark) and now won't boot up. I started internet recovery all fine, but when I went to reinstall ...
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Can someone explain what 'diskutil cs revert' does?

so I was following some instructions to get my windows bootcamp partition to resize in disk utility, because after upgrading to Yosemite I was unable to resize my partition to give one side more space ...
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Bootable usb from dmg taking more space than it should

I have made a bootable USB disk using a DMG and restoring it to a partition. I planned on making this USB a multiple-version recovery USB for use at a repair shop, but I can't fit everything I want ...
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USB drive appearing as two different devices

I just plugged an empty flash drive into my computer, and it thinks there are two drives - the flash drive I expected, and a small CD-ROM drive. Here is the relevant section of output from running ...
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Seagate SSD doesn't work on MBP mid 2012

I have a MPB Mid 2012 and I bought a Seagate SSD ST1000LM014 http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Lapto...34057423&sr=8-1&keywords=seagate+sshd+1tb+2.5 My mac doesn't format the disk if it's connect ...
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No entry grey screen with spinner with new SSD

My hard drive bit the dust rather spectacularly on my 2011 15" MBP. Luckily, I have a model without torx screws, so I popped it open, put in a 240 GB SSD I had lying around, and did and Internet boot ...
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MacBook Air won't start up, won't enter secure mode and repair in Disk Utility

Unfortunately some data was downloading and my Mac got stuck, so I forcefully power it off. After that, I couldn't enter the login screen, because the loading bar was stuck. I tried to enter safe ...
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Cannot reclaim partition as free space

I'm trying to reclaim some free space for my main SSD but I'm having problem, the disk utility won't let me expand. Btw I checked for core storage and it said there wasn't any. I can't use ...
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Is there a disk space analyzer that lets you save the disk image?

I've seen there are a number of different applications for OSX that lets you visualize disk space and browse the category tree as an index - JDiskReport, DaisyDisk, Disk Inventory X, etc. I would like ...
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Is this S.M.A.R.T. data normal for a 2013 Macbook Air SSD?

I have had a Mid 2013 13" Macbook Air for a couple of years but have barely used it as I am more of a Windows person. However, one of the things that has bothered me a bit since owning it is that the ...
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Time Machine drive doesn't mount; exit code 8

My Time Machine backup disk is borked. Normally, I'd just reformat and re-run the backup, but that disk also has a folder of pictures separate from the Time Machine files that I need to recover. The ...
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Bootcamp - Your bootable USB drive could not be created

I'm trying to install Windows with Bootcamp using my USB drive (16GB). I've downloaded the original ISO (Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit), but when I try to create the bootable USB I always get this message ...
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Accidentally used dd on my system drive

As is wanted to write an image to usb stick, I accidentally used my system drive (macintosh hd) as target. Command used: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rdisk1 bs=1024 count=1 Where disk1 was ...
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Impossible deactivate the disk

Some time ago I split the hard drive (500gb) in two partitions (250 each), now I have first successfully erased one partition but I still have the second one (Mac HD 2, which runs Mavericks) but I can ...
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Macbook SSD Formatting Problem

I just got my Macbook here, and I got a USB with Yosemite 10.10. I opened up the Macbook, took out the old one, and put the SSD inside. My SSD fits perfectly (Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB). Then I ...
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USB Flash (Pen) drive vanishes after hibernation

I reboot my macbook (4,1 model + 10.6.8) very infrequently since I rely on the hibernation feature a lot. I also use USB flash drives a fair bit and there is usually one plugged in to one of the USB ...
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How to Recover a gone OSX (mavericks) on MacBookPro?

I shutdown my computer for some reasons with power button (cold shutdown). Unfortunately, my OS i.e.,mavericksis gone at the moment and I have no backup from the Data and settings of that Hard drive ...
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Lost 32GB on my Macintosh HD

I created a 32 GB partition on my Mac where I installed Ubuntu, then I've deleted the partition from disk utility having errors, I restarted my mac and now I can't see the 32 GB space anymore. As you ...
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Partitioning a Hard Drive using “Logical Core Volume Group”

I have a series of scripts I use for repartitioning hard drives before a DeployStudio reimage. They're really simple: #!/bin/sh diskutil partitionDisk /dev/disk0 GPT JHFS+ Mac\ OS\ 10.10 100g JHFS+ ...
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Change drive “block size” to 4096

I just bought a 4tb hard drive and enclosure and attempted to encrypt it with truecrypt. I errored with a message saying the block size must be 4096 bytes for >2TB drive. How do i alter the drive to ...
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Impossible to join free space on main Machintosh HD [duplicate]

I've removed Windows deleting the partition because from BootCamp Assistant it gave me error that couldn't partition the disk. The problem is that now I have 100 GB of free space (which are from the ...
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Apple Hardware Disk Utility Unallocated Space on my Hard Drive

While trying to get bootcamp set up on my macbook pro 15 inch retina 2015 it asked me to partition my mac hard drive. Doing so I partitioned my 1 TB hard drive so that it dedicated 750 gb to mac and ...
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Expanding Flash Storage with SDXC

I see on a Macbook Pro, you can expand your current storage space with SDHC or SDXC. Being a Linux user I know you can use RAID to expand storage with 2 disk, so storage looks like 1 HD. However, most ...
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Can I build a VM and use the image on a MacBook?

We are going to have over a hundred MacBooks in our school. We would like to create a master image with all our base settings and applications so that it can be installed on every new MacBook that ...
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Lost partition on WD 1.5 TB external drive

My 1.5 TB WD drive failed out of nowhere and now it shows up saying "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer" This is how it shows up on Disk Utility This is what sudo gpt show ...
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Unknown disk found using diskutil, cannot delete

Using the command line, I wanted to see all available drives on my machine. So, I type diskutil list and besides Recovery HD and Macintosh HD, I notice this: /dev/disk3 #: ...
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Partition my HD with Disk Utility, cannot resize the partition WITHOUT installing Windows. WTF?

I am installing Ubuntu on my Mac to exist as in parallel with OS X Yosemite, version 1010.3. The screenshot looks similar to previous questions, e.g. How can I resize a partition with Disk Utility? ...
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Disk Utility won't let me create new partitions?

I had a 500gb HDD installed in my Mac running OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks. Being an older drive it started to have some issues, so yesterday I went out and purchased a new 1TB hard drive to replace the ...
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Fixing a broken hard drive's partition map

I have a drive that is corrupted. Disk utility could not repair the disk, so I attempted to follow some tutorials and repair the partitions using pdisk and testdisk, but things have gone south. Now ...
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How can i delete a partition in Terminal when I can't simply combine because 'The given partitions are not on the same whole disk'?

Before I partitioned my HD, the only one I had was "Macintosh HD". The partition created one called "Macintosh HD2" I used terminal to erase "Macintosh HD2" somehow, but it returned as "Untitled." ...
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Questions regarding disk format

I'm doing a fresh install of Yosemite on my mac, but stopped at format step: I noticed various options: plain format encrypted case sensitive So, I'd like to know: Is it possible to install ...
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Error with Android usb. Working Macintosh HD not repairable. Alternatives to backup?

I have to say first, I have almost zero experience is the use of Terminal, an usually I'm very careful with what command I use. I have tryed to create a bootable Android x86 usb and it was a success, ...
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Erase partition without recreating one?

I've got an external USB hdd that I wish to use entirely as a TrueCrypt volume. There was one pre-formatted partition, so I'm trying to erase that with Disk Utility. But no matter what I do or try, ...
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Volume encryption takes *hours*, is it possible to fix it?

I'm encrypting an empty volume. Internet articles say that is must be almost instant — but it's not the case. It's probably doing a kind of wipe (securely erasing free space), but if I really don't ...