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Download the installer to the current system While it downloads, partition the SSD as GPT/OS X Extended Run the installer and install the OS onto the SSD instead of the current boot drive Use Startup Disk preference pane to set the new SSD as the boot volume default - NVRAM points to the SSD for all subsequent boots


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If you boot to the Recovery Drive (restart holding Command and R) you'll get a window with an option to "Re-install MAC OSX". Choose this and then choose your SSD as the target. When installation is complete, go to System Preferences > Hard Disk and select your SSD as the boot drive. Alternatively, you can reboot holding Alt/Option and you will be asked to ...


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You can simply put an Apple Time Capsule in your network and select this as Time Machine backup volume. And you may choose an encrypted backup to ensure more privacy. This works perfect in my office with a dozen MacBooks. A more cost efficient solution may be a 3rd party solution like a Synology DiskStation containing a Raid 1or 5. Synology also offers Time ...


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Install a copy of the OS X Server app on a spare Mac with a pile of storage connected to it. Create a share for each Mac that you need to back up, and connect each Mac to its own share. That way, each Mac only sees its own backups. You can also limit the size allowed for each share if you like. Another advantage of having an OS X server on the network is ...


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Depending on your MacBook model, removing the hard drive may void your warranty, so it might be better to prediscuss this with the store or ask them for other options. They may also offer you a way that they can do the backup for you (at extra cost maybe) or give you the old hard disk back after getting your MacBook working again.


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The method to repair your disk and recover the GUID partition table is related to my answers to similar questions: HFS+ invalid number of allocation blocks and Hard drive no longer accessible. Basically you have to find characteristic strings of JHFS+ volumes, use some simple math and common sense and have some luck to fix the GUID. And don't loose sight of ...


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As a test, I formatted and external USB drive as exFAT (wrongly shown as ExFAT in Disk Utility) and then ascertained its UUID. Then ejected and unplugged the disk. I then added the following to my /etc/fstab file: UUID=402894E4-03EE-3CF7-80D2-A4EC74048C2F none exfat rw,noauto Note: Use the UUID assigned to the exFAT partition on your device. These ...


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You need to let the TC format the drive. If you can't make that happen using a reset + reconfigure from the AirPort utility, you might have an incompatible drive (i.e. Needs more power or cannot be used due to incompatible features). It's not going to work like an external drive that happens to be built in, the TC OS needs to manage the disk. OS X can read ...


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Time Machine performs versioning backups at specific time intervals and keeps making backups until it runs out of space on the drive, then it starts to prune away older backups to make room for the new ones. The only way that I know of to control the amount of space that any one Time Machine Backup uses is to set up a partition on the drive in Disk ...


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It may be as simple as the cable has become loose. If that is the case, it is a fairly easy fix. Sorry to see you don’t have a backup. If the drive has gone bad, that would have been your recourse. For future reference, a simple external drive connected via USB will work fine as a Time Machine backup disk. Even if you are not as regular in connecting it ...


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The 900MB speed is realistic, this is achieved on a few of apple's new mac offerings. An external Thunderbolt SSD would not be as fast, the only way to make it the same speed (or possibly faster) is if you have a multidrive thunderbolt enclosure running in something like Raid-0 with SSDs in all slots. The prior enclosure would be rather expensive ...


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Installing Windows on a Mac via Boot Camp you only have two choices, DVD or USB. You also need a Windows DVD (Full Install Media not Upgrade Media) or an ISO Image of the Windows DVD to create the USB Installer via the Boot Camp Assistant. Yes, you'll be able to use the USB drive to store other files after the Boot Camp Assistant has written the files ...


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I had the same issue. I was able to fix it in an interesting way. I have been testing El Capitan on an external drive. So, I thought, why not try Disk Utility using OS 10.11.x and (after the second pass) it repaired the drive. As the Beta was on a separate disk, and the Macintosh HD was unmounted at the time, it was analyzed and repaired. Just like ...


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You can backup multiple Mac's to a central Time Capsule. On each Mac: System Preferences > Time Machine > Select Disk. Choose the same Time Capsule for all your computers. Each computer will have a separate .sparsebundle on the Time Capsule disk. When setting up the Time Capsule disk you can set individual accounts which should solve the security issue: ...


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I'm guessing that OS X probably mis-partitioned it when removing the Bootcamp partition, and the old Windows partition is either free space or corrupt. Either way, you can try to go to Disk Utility or boot into Recovery(like @klanomoath said) and check to see how the partitions are setup. You can then resize the Macintosh HD to use any free space, and erase ...


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Try resetting the PRAM settings. First, restart your Mac, and before you hear the "bing" sound press option key (alt) + command + r + p, it will restart your Mac, after you hear the sound twice just plug in your USB stick and press the option button and boot from there. It worked for me. Hope this helped you out.


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I seem to have solved the problem, and FileVault is processing my new SSD as I write this. Because I did not find a complete solution online, I wanted to put my notes here. I followed the instructions at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-re-create-missing-recovery-partition-os-x-mattia, basically downloading the Yosemite installer from the App Store, ...


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It looks like it's the SATA Flex cable used in the MacBook Pro that has died. I have the same laptop and it's died as well. You can either go to the Apple Store to have it replaced for a nominal fee, or do it yourself by ordering this part.


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The difference with method 1 is that, with method 1, you're not actually converting anything. You're erasing the existing data and replacing it with an encrypted partition. With method 2, a conversion process begins, which doesn't erase data, but does take more time. The thing to keep in mind: any drive which is converted from a normal drive (HFS+) to a ...



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