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Alt+Cmd+Backspace will permanently delete files, with a confirmation dialog warning that this action can not be undone. Cmd+Backspace simply moves files to Trash, without confirmation. Tip: whenever you want Mac app to do the same action but a little differently, try doing it with Alt button pressed.


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In a Terminal: grep "I/O error" /var/log/system.log This will output to the Terminal all lines in the system.log file that has I/O error in it. Output such as kernel[0]: disk0s2: I/O errors are indicative of a falling and or damaged HDD. Note disk0s2 is an example and depending on which disk and partition has bad sectors the disk number and slice number ...


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NTFS = Windows Only for Read/Write FAT/16/32 = Windows or Mac Read/Write HFS/HFS+ = Mac Only for Read/Write -- That being said, there is not a way to convert a drive to a different format without... well, formatting. There is, however, a workaround (at a slight cost). I use Paragon-Software's "NTFS for Mac" every day in my workplace environment (...


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This is as close as I can get to an answer. It would appear the transfer rate for the bridge is 150 MBps (1.5 Gbps). This would indicate conformance to the SATA I standard. The drive has a transfer rate of 300 MBps (3 Gbps). This would indicate conformance to the SATA II standard. Even though the connectors appear to be the same, these two standards are ...


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The following trick works with OS X El Capitan. I got the tip from here. Select your file(s) in Finder. Go to the File menu, and when you press the alt/option key, you will see the "Move to Trash" option change to "Delete Immediately...".



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