A storage device attached to a computer, but not enclosed within the computer's casing

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External hard drive disconnected during reformat: now will not format

Using disk utility, I was erasing and re-formatting to FAT. During that process, the usb cable was removed. Now, the hard drive will not format. When recognizing the hard drive, a window shows up ...
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How to share mount from a Parallels Ubuntu guest to host?

If I have, say, an external USB drive mounted inside my Ubuntu guest in Parallels, how do I share the mount point back to my OS X host? The Parallels docs talk about making OS X folders visible from ...
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How do I force Spotlight to stop corrupting my external hard drive and destroying my time machine backups?

I am at my wits end with this horrible technology. I've been through this cycle over and and over again. I explicitly tell spotlight not to index my external hard drive. It ignores my wishes and ...
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Alias to folder on external hard drive disappears from sidebar when the hard drive is ejected

I've made an alias to a folder on my external hard drive and added it to Finder's sidebar. Whenever I eject the external hard drive the newly added item to the sidebar disappears and doesn't reappear ...
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Cannot copy from MAC to Pendrive

I attach pen-drive to my Macbook-air. It is detecting and I can also copy from my pen-drive to my Hard disk. But I cannot copy data from Hard disk to pen-drive. I tried with different pen-drives, but ...
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Finder won't search external hard drive now that I've updated to 10.7 Lion

I recently updated from 10.6 to 10.7 and now Finder won't search my network attached sever. It worked fine up until the update. I have tried re-indexing the Spotlight Search, but that doesn't work and ...
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Problem with kextunload SD card remount

So I got one of those SD card flush mounts, but it occasionally self ejects. I'm trying to solve that via kextunload given on this page Entering: sudo kextunload -b /System/Library/Extensions/...
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When I try to move the folder, the copying process begins

Why, when I move (using mouse) one folder into another, instead of moving, copying process starts? How to fix it? OS X El Capitan Folders are located on an external drive, GUID partition scheme, ...
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Unmounted hard drive times out ejecting or mounting

I have a Drobo connected via Firewire to my MBP which is causing me some issues. Here is the diskutil info: Device Identifier: disk2s2 Device Node: /dev/disk2s2 Whole: ...
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Drive stays mounted for just a couple of seconds

I have an externa WD My Passport Pro disk configured as two individual 2 TB disks. After I erase it (Journaled, Encrypted, Case insensitive) it is mounted and immediately unmounted. Disk Utilities ...
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Inherit Time Machine backup after changing source hard drives

I am using Time Machine to backup an external HDD (A) (2 TB) linked to my computer to an external 6 TB HDD drive. I now had to shift the data from HDD (A) to a new 3 TB one (B). Is there a way to ...
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How can I safely clean up open files left by spotlight on my external hard drive?

Spotlight decided to index my external hard drive that I use for backups without asking my permission. This made it impossible for me to safely eject the external hard drive without potentially ...
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How do I export photos from my iPhone 6 to my Western Digital external hard drive for backup copies?

How do I export photos from my iPhone 6 to my Western Digital external hard drive using my Mac? I need to clear up space on my phone already and can't believe how frustrating it is trying to figure ...
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Create EFI partition on external HDD for rEFInd

How can I install Ubuntu and Windows onto my external HDD which already has OS X installed on it? I want to install it using rEFInd boot manager. If I can create an EFI partition for my drive then I ...
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Western Digital - My Passport Pro 4TB Drive won't stay mounted in JBOD Mode

I have a WD My Passport Pro, currently having issues as I need to encrypt the drive in order to protect the data I am going to store on it. I am aware that this will not be possible with the drives ...
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how safe is an HDD encrypted with filevault?

I have a macbook pro and I want to encrypt the whole system with filevault. My question is now, how secure are my data for removing hard disk from device and mount it in an external case? For ...
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What about copying using the Finder?

From this link, How can I speed up SD card writing speed (using /dev/disk*) on a MacBook Pro?, it implies the SD card might be alright... just because the software is using the buffered version of the ...
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External drive is damaged and freezes my Mac. Any way to recover?

I'll explain everything in a clearer way. I have a WD My Passport Studio external hd, since a while it's impossible to read it and here's the symptoms: When I mount it and try to open the main ...
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Unmount disc (partition) on connection [duplicate]

When I connect my external harddrive, I don't want my "Dual Boot" partition to show up.
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External disks are recognized as internal ones by my iMac

When I connect portable USB disks to my iMac via a USB hub, my iMac always recognize them as internal disks. Like this, However when they're connected directly to the USB ports on the back of my ...
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How do I create a browsable index of my External Hard Disks?

I have 7-8 External Hard Disk Drives. I would like to be able to know the content of each of the drives (files and folders) without having to connect them to my system (cumbersome). Is there and ...
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External Drive icons missing on Apple

I am running Mac OS 10.11.2 and have Toshiba (1TB) and WD (1 and 2 TB) external drives that mount but are read only. I tried the terminal script LABEL=DRIVE_NAME none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse which ...
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I have an old usb camera, and I want to get photos off of it

When I plug the device in (the device is an old Oregon Scientific credit-card camera- OSI DS6681) It appears as "Digital Camera" in the System Information panel, but it does not appear in finder nor ...
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How do I backup and external hard drive (iPhoto Library) to another external hard drive?

My iPhoto Library is on an external hard drive. I want to copy it to another hard drive as a back up. It looks like Time Machine only backups the internal hard drive and selected externals. I don't ...
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Notify when external drive mounts

Is there an easy way to have my Mac notify me through a Notification alert (through the Notification Center) that an external drive (or any other means of storage, for that matter) has been mounted? ...
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My external drive won't mount on my iMac as the “partition map check failed because no slices were found”

Having a problem with my external drive a LaCie 2 TB drive that won't mount on my iMac. When I try to use Disk Utility to repair it it says "partition map check failed because no slices were found". ...
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Disk not recognized when plugging an external hard drive

Before I give up on my external hard drive, I wanted to give it a shot here. I was working on iMovie with the library being on an external hard drive. At some point during the editing of a project, ...
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Windows using Bootcamp won't read any USB memory sticks

I just installed Windows 10 on my MacBook (Early 2015, OSX El Capitan 10.11.2), and after everything set up I tried to plug in my External Hard Drive. I made sure this HD would and does work in ...
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Time Machine Backup Failing with Error 11

I've been trying to run a Time Machine backup for the last couple of days (OSX 10.7.5 and Porsche LaCie 2TB); however, it has been constantly failing. Console is producing the following crash messages ...
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External Hard drive are always readonly, even HFS+ and FAT32 format

I am running in to a peculiar problem. I have 3 external hard drives and few weeks back, I may have ejected one of them ungracefully. Ever since, they all are getting connected in read only mode. I ...
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Seagate External HD (GoFlex) Crashes Macs

Situation: My most important external Hard drive is crashing my computers. It had my time machine backups and random files stored. I've tried it on my iMac and Macbook Pro. It may be worth noting I ...
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Create bootable windows on external HDD

Hello I'm trying to create bootable windows on this external HDD http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0046A8MSM/ref=twister_B004DTS99S?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 but without success. I'm following this tutorial ...
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How to remount external drive in OS X El Capitan without rebooting?

I have a MacBook Pro 15 Mid 2014 with OS X El Capitan. When I accidentally disconnect the external USB disk (without clicking eject), I can't reconnect the disk. If I remove and plug the disk back in ...
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How To Perform External USB Disk Clone

This question is similar to this one: Partitioning Software I have two WD 2TB external USB disks. The first is formatted for use as a backup disk for a Windows 7 netbook. Mac OS Disk Utility does ...
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How do I relocate a existing VM with a OS already installed

I have a VM up and running great with Ubuntu installed onto it. I want to stick it on an external herd drive. How can I do that without breaking it? Do I just drag the files, or is there something ...
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photolibr is preventing my external disk eject

I have my Photos library in an external usb3 disk. Usually, photolibr prevents the disk from ejecting, even if Photos is closed: kukuruzasIII:yoAlcalde_mobile olmo$ lsof | grep DATOS photolibr 504 ...
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Mac OS X losing files on external drive

I've got a Macbook Pro running OS X 10.10.5, Windows 7 laptop and an external Seagate 1TB HDD (NTFS) which I use for storing files and backups, which I use with both laptops. Now one more time the ...
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Strange situation in making backup on an external disk

As the screenshot above shows, tonight, while trying to make a backup of the files on my Mac OS X, Version 10.7.5, Processor 2.4GHz Intel core i5, Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 laptop computer, I got this ...
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cannot turn off spotlight indexing on external drive

I know this question has been asked before, but the solutions suggested are not working for me. I just finished attaching a brand new external hard-drive and waiting for 14 hours for Time Machine to ...
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Backing up External Drive without Time Machine

I'm not too familiar with Time Machine. I cannot recall if Time Machine creates full version-controlled images, or just changes what's different since last time. I'm interested in the latter, I don'...
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Install Bootcamp on external drive where OS X installed

I have 128G SSD internal storage. And wanted to install Bootcamp on external drive (USB storage). Found out that Bootcamp could not be installed on the external drive. So I thought to install OS X ...
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NTFS external disc restore trashed items

I guess I deleted files on my external NTFS storage. I think I can see those files in hidden folder $RECYCLE.BIN on this drive. is it possible that the MAC NTFS writing stuff I set up before - so I ...
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Time machine: moving a source external disk to a new computer

I have two external 4TB disks, one for data and the other for TM backups. I recently moved from a MBP2010 (10.8.4) to a MBP2012 (10.10.5, fresh install). On the backup drive, TM adds a root folder ...
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Will it do any harm to cannibalise an old hard drive as an SSD enclosure?

I have an old G-Tech Mini portable hard drive (FW800, bus-powered) that I don't need any more, so as an experiment I took the actual hard drive out and replaced it with a 512GB Crucial M4 SSD. I would ...
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How to rename an external hard drive in Mac OS X?

I have 2 external hard drives supplied by the same vendor. They both have the same name. Using them with the mac is problematic when they have the same name. Time Machine, for example, tries to back ...
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LaCie External Raid Drive Disappears During Sleep

I have a MacPro with an LaCie external raid drive. About 80% of the time when my Mac goes into sleep mode the drive to just disappear; DiskUtility cannot see it nor can I see it in any utilities. I ...
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Splitting Partition On External Drive

I have a 1TB external drive with three partitions: FAT32 for extra storage (~500GB) Ubuntu (~499GB) Linux swap space (~1GB) I want to boot to rEFind and then to Ubuntu from any Mac; preferably ...
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Beachball on external hardrive

I have my LaCie external drive running snowleopard because I'm still using Appleworks. Everything has been working great for 10 months. After upgrading to Yosemite whenever I started up with LaCie, I ...
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Is there any way to have disk images open in a normal finder window?

Why do disk images open in a finder window without the sidebar? Is there any way to have disk images open in a normal finder window? I find this really inconvenient when I just want to drag ...
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Drive does not stay mounted

I created an encrypted RAID 0 disk following Why doesn't FileVault work on a RAID volume? on a WD My Passport Pro $ diskutil cs createLVG TimeMachineLVG disk5 Started CoreStorage operation ...