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Theoretically everything is fine with your Fusion Drive. Fusion Drives look like this. Disk0 is your SSD with 121 GB and disk1 is your HDD with ~1 TB (~1.121 TB summed up). The larger parts of your SSD (disk0s2) and your HDD (disk1s2) are pooled to a CoreStorage LVG (Fusion Drive: disk3) with a size of 967.8 GB. The rest is reserved for EFIs, a Recovery HD ...


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This is a problem that quite a few people have experienced in the past and it seems to come about for a variety of reasons and hence has a variety of solutions, here's a few you should try: FIRST - try resetting PRAM by restarting your machine and holding command-option-p-r immediately when the machine starts booting up. Keep holding all four keys until ...


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Put it in an external caddy, USB etc, then use something like Carbon Copy Cloner to duplicate it. It will then be bootable when you swap.


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Every user account on OS X has a public drop box folder inside its Public folder (path is /Users/USERNAME/Public/Drop\ Box/). So what you can do is download the file into Guest's Download folder and then copy it (via Terminal or Finder) to /Users/ADMINNAME/Public/Drop\ Box/. You will get a warning about not being able to access the file after the copy, just ...


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Ages ago it was just 'fdisk', but now Microsoft suggests this: Start/Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Mangement/Storage/Disk Management/Format Ref: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-format-hard-disk-partition#create-format-hard-disk-partition=windows-7


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You have one SSD (disk0) with 251 GB containing one visible volume 'Macintosh HD' (disk0s2) with a capacity of 250.14 GB of which ~54.3 GB are used and 195.88 GB should be free. Additionally you have 2 devices attached: probably a thumb drive (disk1) with one volume named 'NO NAME' (disk1s1) and the size 8 GB a Canon SD-Card (in an attached camera?) ...


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Cathryn, From all the information you've given us, your machine has only a 256 GB SSD. If you believe that it should have had 500 GB, then you should check with Apple. You should be able to get support from them to at least verify the machine details from the following location: https://www.apple.com/support/contact/. But, to sum up: Your Apple Model ...


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I use MacTheRipper to copy DVD and Handbrake convert to suitable formats for viewing on iPad etc. I do not know how it would handle copy protection.


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I'm not 100% sure this will work in your case since I think your partition map got erased (or something similar) but try this TestDisk tutorial. I also used to know the site of a really nice walkthrough that helped me fix something similar on a flash drive a little while ago, but unfortunately the tutorial was only for Windows. Here's a site I found with ...


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I replaced the drive with a new one.


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I use a app called OmniDisk Sweeper. It allows me to find all files and delete the one I do not want. In case of a application I use the AppCleaner application that not only deletes the app but all associated stuff with it.


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I prefer to get size information from the command line, especially when I have an administrator account on the computer and I'm logged in with that user. Open a terminal (either cmd-spacebar/Spotlight and then type "terminal" or through Applications->Utilities). Type: sudo du -sh /Volumes/Feynman 3.0 and hit enter You will be prompted for your admin ...


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Things to check for. Some Raid devices are set/Fixed for only one type of Raid 0 or 1. You should check the box and see if this can be used for anything other than Raid 1. Also there maybe software from WD on the drive that will change the Raid for you. If the WD is not hardware locked to be only a Raid 1 and you are unable to find WD software you can try ...


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You can try boot your mac in recovery mode (hold command+R while booting), open Terminal, and running fsck to rebuild the btrees that hold the information of your files and directories structure. To rebuild the catalog btree: fsck -d -r /dev/disk0s2 Rebuild extents btree: fsck -d -Re /dev/disk0s2 Rebuild attributes btree: fsck -d -Ra /dev/disk0s2 ...


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Personally, I would steer clear of Yosemite for a few more months. Look at all the complaints about it in the App Store review section. I've never seen anything that negative before. Your disk could be failing, but it probably just lost some linked files. I use Scannerz to test my drive periodically because I'm paranoid, even with Time Machine in place. ...


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You could use rsync like this: rsync -av --delete /Volumes/DiskA/ /Volumes/DiskB --delete option is for delete files in DiskB that was previously deleted on DiskA. If you want to schedule it to execute periodically, I suggest you to read How can I run/stop/relaunch an application automatically, at boot/login/some other time?.


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rsync is certainly one way to go. The other is to use something like SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner which can do drive cloning/mirroring. Also, ChronoSync might be an option as well, if you need to keep track of deleted contents for any reason.


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I use DropSync and have done for ages - does what you need and more and costs $8 http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/33071/dropsync


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re 1: hard to say - if you can spare the Money you should go for the 850 bc. of a (probably) better Garbage Collection (see #3), else go for the 840. re 2: The best tutorial for replacing the optical drive with a harddrive (or SSD) can be found at iFixit.com, f.e. this one. You should search for the Tutorial for your model, the link i posted is probably not ...


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I have installed quite a share of SSDs in older Macs to give them second breath so to say and can answer your questions from my perspective. What would be the best SSD to get for my Mac? Just buy cheapest big manufacturer brand. I have been installing Intel 320 (40GB), Micron M4(64GB), Kingston V300(60&120GB), Toshiba OEM(Marvel chip I believe, ...


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This RAW value means nothing to you disregard it. Here is on understanding SMART attributes. From there: PLEASE completely ignore the RAW_VALUE number! Only Seagates report the raw value, which yes, does appear to be the number of raw read errors, but should be ignored, completely. All other drives have raw read errors too, but do not report them, ...


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Fixed following @bruno-buccolo suggestion to run sudo rm -rf /.MobileBackups.trash


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If you run around naked there is no static build up. But that is not always a option. So it is the clothes that charge up. Some clothing materials are worse than others. Siting on a chair with wheels is not good, but then you can have a static discharge mat under it. Dry air amplifies the problem of static charge The key is your shoes, or no shoes. ...


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You don't even need to move it to another slot. Install your SSD, set it up the way you want, then go to System Preferences -> Startup Disk and choose the SSD. This isn't Windows, and it isn't 1993. You can have as many bootable volumes online as you have disk space for, Macs boot the one you want booted.


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Set your Disk utility in to Debug mode. Now you should be able to "see" the hidden partitions like EFI and the Recovery HD. To enable the Debug mode use your Terminal: Enter the following command at the Terminal prompt: defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUDebugMenuEnabled 1 Needless to say, there is a reason for those partitions to be hidden, so do ...


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First: do you have a good backup? If not, make one before doing anything else. If you have one, make sure it's up to date (but don't delete the old backup history -- it's possible you'll run into other disk errors, and you don't want to overwrite your last good backup with a corrupted one). Multiple independent backups are also a good idea. Testing your ...


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Yes - copying any of the folders will use the hard link to make a full copy of that moment in time. The hard links only work on the same filesystem, so you can test things if you are copying to the same volume but most instances where I do this, I'm copying to another volume (compressed disk image or physical/logical volume). In a nutshell - using Finder ...


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Hate to say it, buddy, but if disk0 and base system are all you got, and if base system is part of disk0, your MacBook Pro isn't seeing your hard drive. Reset the SMC if you can (Shift+Control+Option+Power while plugged in, then press power again after releasing all keys.) But if that doesn't work, it's either the SATA controller, the connection to the ...



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