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First thing I would like to comment on is "just reliable back-up of specific files." and you asking about Drobo RAID. RAID is not a BACKUP, RAID protects you against a physical drive failure, it doesn't protect against deletion, corruption, overwrites, etc. Just copying your files to a system with RAID (i.e. Drobo) isn't backing them up, it is just making a ...


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If you are trying to figure out which model of Macbook Pro that is, you can use the serial number from the screenshot. Just enter the serial number on a site like EveryMac's Ultimate Mac Lookup and it will tell you about the Mac. For example the below link tells you that this is a Late 2013 Macbook Pro. ...


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Hard linked files share the same inode (which kind of identifies the file in the filesystem). So what you can do is to get the path of two photos which should be the same ("Reveal in Finder" in the old application, probably something similar in the new), open Terminal and run ls -li /path/from/old/app.jpg /path/from/new/app.jpg to see whether the number ...


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You can check for hard links by selecting either the folder [possibly a bit excessive] or one sample file… You can access the contents of a Library file [which is really a folder] by right clicking it & selecting 'Show Package Contents'. Be careful not to actually play around in there, Apple would rather you didn't ;-) but looking through the folder ...


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You might check out Transporter. It lets you attach a usb hard drive (or comes with one built in if you get that option) to your network and gives you a "private cloud" to store your files. Think of it as a Dropbox or Box like solution where you control the physical storage. They even let you connect them so if you have friends or family out of state you can ...


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This happens when a application (like iTunes) or other try to modify your hard drive and install files on it, but your settings are such to prevent that. It is advisable to set that alert so to prevent applications installing without your explicit approval. The settings are in the system preferences - Security & Privacy - general tab. Here you can set ...


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I'm assuming that the port in your macbook air has been confirmed to be in working condition. Another consideration is that the hard drive's port has been damaged. Are you able (perhaps through a friend) to test the hard drive functionality on another mac or windows system? Even if you had to reformat on a windows system, that would (hopefully) get the ...


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I know this is old but if anyone else falls into this thread searching for this exact question I want to make sure they know their legal rights with upgrades. There is a little known federal law, ONLY APPLIES IN THE USA, called the "Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act" which says specifically that companies CANNOT require you to use only their service techs and ONLY ...


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If you have a backup, format the Mac's drive, taking care to protect the backup. If you don't have a backup, try some tools like DiskWarrior or TechTool on the Mac's drive. If those don't help, you'll probably have to format and lose your data. If you can't format the drive, it will need to be replaced.


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This sounds like your hard drive failed entirely. I see that it's a typical SATA drive in that model. You should be able to open it up and remove the drive, then wire the drive to a desktop and see if it is detected. If it is not, that confirms that the hardware failed.


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As of writing there is no software that natively supports working with FileVault 2 encrypted drives within Windows. There are ways to access the content of a FileVault 2 encrypted volume on other platforms including Windows (for example libfvde), assuming you have the passkey and sufficient patience, but none that allow an encrypted volume to be used as a ...


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To rebuild your Fusion Drive almost non-destructively you have to convert your main volume (the HDD) to a Core Storage Volume Group first, then add the SSD as a physical volume and expand the Logical Volume to the full size of the now expanded Volume Group. All data on the SSD (volume: Untitled) will be erased, so back it up. Backup your main volume and if ...


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There are other places in About this Mac, that can give you a hint, like Install date for applications. Flash storage means SSD. Apple started selling MBP with 1Tb SSD from 2013. You can check your specific model using the serial number at Apple. I did the check on Apple web site and it say you have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) Here is the ...



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