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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.


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 ...


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 (...


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 ...


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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