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You can follow the troubleshooting options here, and if it still does not work, please let us know. It's also sounding like there's a possibility of a failed HDD in that iPod. Using diagnostic mode, can you give us the details on the "Memory" SMART test?


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Try using one of the various temperature utilities to get the temperature of the hard drive. Perhaps the CD-ROM drive space isn't ventilated very well, and your hard drives have put out more heat than the original CD-ROM drive.


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Sorry to hear of your situation. The first megabyte will have included the drive's partition and critical structural information. If you can, dd all the remaining content to another drive as a back-up of sorts. Then I suspect your best choice is a professional repair service or a tool like DiskWarrior: DiskWarrior Everything just disappeared after ...


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An image copy (what you did with testdisk) is a block-level clone of your drive, not a file copy. it includes the directory, which does not include any of your files. EaseUS, Data Rescue and similar programs can usually recover files from a formatted drive. Yes, they cost money so get out your credit card. Some have a preview mode that can recover a small ...


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More people have problems with BootCamp trying to partition manually than any other way. This is what I would do: Boot into recovery mode. Get into disk utility Delete the partition you created for Windows Expand your Mac partition all the way into the available space Now (assuming you already have the BootCamp media created) Run the BootCamp.app and ...


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The drive will be bound by the speed of the technology in your computer. 1.5Gbps is fast enough for the cheapest SSDs money can buy, but anything better than that is going to saturate the bandwidth. You'll definitely see a performance improvement over an HDD, even with this limitation, but don't go buying a high-performance SSD.


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From the Tom's Hardware Forum: By default, the OSX disk utility creates a new partition as GUID. Windows can't read it. You need to create the partition type as MBR, which Windows can read. Then format as exFAT and both machines will read it.


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I highly recommend using: http://daisydiskapp.com .. Once downloaded and installed they have a "Test Drive" option you click that lets you use it for free. Please note that to see all files on your HD that all users own, you will want to use the "Scan as Administrator" option, which will prompt you to enter your password. There is also: Disk Inventory ...


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The Storage tab of About This Mac is based on Spotlight, so try reindexing the HD: HT201716 - Spotlight: How to re-index folders or volumes


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I recommend that you get a third drive (2-4 times the size of your non-Time Machine volumes). Your current Time Machine configuration doesn't really allow you to keep a snapshot of the backup dated 2015.06.11 (~900 GB) because none of your drives have enough free space to store it. After installing a 3rd external drive (with at least 2TB, the more, the ...


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Disk Utility repair functions are (from what I have heard) just a front end to FSCK, so that will likely give you the same results. You could try another disk repair utility (diskWarrior, techtool, etc...), or if you have a recent backup I would be tempted to wipe the drive and start over. If you have another Mac you could put that Mac into target disk ...


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Sadly for you, lots goes on in storage. Apple has several caching and thinning features that will proactively reclaim space when you run low. Unfortunately, you'll likely need to maintain more like 15 GB of free space if you wish to surf on the wave Apple has set for you. To solve this, you'll need to be specific about how you are measuring free space and ...


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ran into the same problem and found this article that fixes it a little easier Just run diskutil coreStorage list, find the logical volume uuid, and then run diskutil coreStorage revert (that uuid) in your case diskutil coreStorage revert 2F7B1893-07E8-4194-840B-F2552042E055 http://awesometoast.com/yosemite-core-storage-and-partition-woes/


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There is no software utility to check if a cable is defective. your symptoms are odd and could point to an issue with NVRAM that booting into the boot selector allows you to force EFI to pick a boot device manually. I would zap the PRAM (boot holding COMMAND, OPTION, P, R) and let it bong three times. Failing that try resetting the SMC (power off the Mac, ...


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That's a good plan. You can inspect the drive and see if it got wet, allow surface wetness to fry thoroughly before attempting to power it up. As long as it spins, you'll likely be successful in recovery and might not even need something like Data Rescue to perform an undelete or partial recovery if the catalog is damaged.


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You have to format the SSD without using it as your primary disk. If you're able to run Mac with the old disk, connect the SSD via external enclosure and format it (or make a clone of the running HDD). After this swap the disks, boot form installer and install OS on SSD.


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Every iMac from the mid-2007 release onwards can run Yosemite, and the last model that couldn't could also only address 3GB of RAM. So it's almost certain that your iMac will be able to run Yosemite.


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Some advice. I always back up my photos separately from Time Machine. You can save your images in a separate folder on the Time Machine drive and Time Machine will not overwrite them (used to do this with Apertures backup vault). Also, depending on the space on your Time Machine drive, you could use time machine to backup your external Photos drive as as ...


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If you are on a Mac, be sure you formatted the iPod's HDD as "Extended, Journaled". For Windows, use Fat32. It's named "untitled" as that is the default name used when reformatting any drive. You can rename it manually by clicking the drive icon in Finder. In iTunes, look for the iPod in the series of icons upper left, or try clicking the ellipsis (. . .) ...


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On my MacBooks over Wifi, the HDD attached to the Airport does not mount in the same way as directly connected or even NAS drives. Rather than the drive, I get the Airport Extreme in the 'Shared' section of Finder. Selecting the Airport Extreme shows the drive as a folder, and opening that folder effectively 'mounts' it. Even then, the drive does not show as ...


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The "read only" status has to do with the UUID of the files on the drive no longer matching what is coming from your Mac. So, basically, you have to "orphan" those files. Here is a good writeup on how to do it, but note that this is an UNOFFICIAL method and not sanctioned by Apple. How to Enable NTFS Write Support in Mac OS X


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Disk Utility will not fix every conceivable disk corruption issue. For that you need third-party apps. I use Diskwarrior and have also had success with Drive Genius. However there is one way to do this without buying a disk repair utility. Back up your hard drive, partition/reformat it, reinstall the OS and restore your backup. Yeah it's more complicated ...



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