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It all comes down to your convenience. The MacBook Pro (MBP) uses a proprietary interface for their SSD; PCIe 2.0 x4. This is why they are so expensive as you have noticed. Upgrading the SSD in the MBP to a larger SSD, whether you get it at time of purchase or you get it later on, is going to be an expensive proposition and the only reason that you do ...
i like to do it this way. while true; do diskutil cs list | grep 'Conversion Progress' ; sleep 30; done will print out an updated progress every 30 seconds so you can just leave it running and glance over and instantly see where the progress is up to without having to run the command again.
I needed to format a partition to ext3 on my USB flash drive. The drive was already formatted, and had 3 partitions, and I wanted to convert partition 1 from FAT32 to ext3. install brew, visit http://brew.sh/ install e2fsprogs using brew install e2fsprogs figure out the name of your partition or drive using diskutil list -- in my case, my partition had was ...
You do not need Unibeast (a tool for hackintoshes) to create an external installer. Can you confirm you're only using it to run the createinstallmedia command provided by apple as per this page? Apart from that it seems you are confusing an external Mavericks installation with an external Mavericks installer. All you should have to do is double click the ...
You can't simply create a DIY-Fusion Drive with already existing partitions containing a system and data while preserving the data on both. You either loose both partitions (using the linked guide) or at least one using an undocumented diskutil command. diskutil cs create ... If you create your Fusion Drive with diskutil coreStorage create ...
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It should work, depending on the model of MacBook Air an external USB drive will be able to boot the system but it will likely be slower than an internal drive on the PCI/SATA bus. You should also have a Thunderbolt or mini display port for connecting a monitor. So it should work. Whether or not it will perform acceptably is difficult to say.
No, you can't just copy the files from one to another drive and assume that the new drive will install El Capitan. There is a special command to create such an install drive, called createinstallmedia which runs in Terminal Download the OS X installer from the Mac App Store. Quit the installer if it opens automatically after downloading. The installer will ...
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