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You can press the option key to change the behaviour move instead of copy between different volumes copy instead of move on the same volume


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Yes! First get the UUID of the partition you want to prevent from mounting... You can get this in Disk Utility "Get Info". Now open your /etc/fstab file for editing: sudo pico /etc/fstab In this file add the following line (use your own UUID naturally): UUID=[your UUID] none hfs rw,noauto 0 0 And save the file. Restart for the change to take ...


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I'm assuming there is nothing on the USB stick you need to recover, since you were writing over it with dd. Plug it into your macbook and if it shows up with in /dev as a proper device, you should be able to use dd to clear the beginning and end of the stick to make it look like a brand new USB stick. dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk__ bs=1024 count=100 will ...


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One way to recover files from a "broken disk" without buying software, is to use the Target Disk mode. You will need a second mac to do that, to which you would transfer the files.


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This is an old question, but for the benefit of anyone who comes across it: Apple introduced this capability under the name Fusion Drive in late 2012. Officially you can only get a Fusion Drive as a build-to-order option on a new Mac, but many people have reported success with configuring their own using the diskutil Terminal command in OS X 10.8.2 or later. ...


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There are many web pages that will walk you through this process, here is a good one: http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/how_move_your_documents_folder Basically you create a symbolic link to a folder on an external drive. Here is information on how to use the console to create a symbolic link: ...


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The problem that I see with "almost every article" is that they're 3-4 years old. Some of them even mention attempting degaussing the drives as a means of clearing out data. That implies a lack of understanding of how Flash storage works in the first place. Seriously. Degaussing? "ATA Secure Erase" is a means of telling the drive to zero out all the blocks. ...


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On Windows, you need drivers in order to have everything working fine. In this case, the bootcamp should install it for you right after Windows installation. It installs all drivers: trackpad, graphic card, webcam, USB 3.0; as well as some bootcamp utilities that allow you to use the F10, F11, F12 as volume keys for instance. If you didn't get this part ...


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If the USB hub is bus powered (it doesn't have to plug in to a wall socket) then the problem is that your Hard Drives are drawing too much current. USB Standards state that each USB port needs to be able to output 500mA. When you divide that by four (assuming your USB hub is 4-port), you get 125mA, which isn't nearly enough to power two hard drives. I ...


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If Windows is having trouble opening various folders and is causing your drive to freeze, it suggests that the file system is corrupted or that the disk itself is failing. The first thing you should do is run chkdsk on the drive from a Windows system to correct any errors with the NTFS file system. If you still have trouble, I suspect that there's little you ...


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You would use a OHM meter, to test the wires. The cable and the plugs are 1:1 thus same pin on both sides. The meter should show full connection, thus no resistance at all. Some meters have the Audible signal for testing the connection. I know you know this but here it is anyway.


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Some drives have the sudden motion sensor (SMS) built-in. On my 2011 15" Macbook Pro the Toshiba drive has it built-in. I can confirm this because when I simulate a 'drop' I can hear the drive heads park. When I disable SMS through Trim Enabler and do the drop, there is no clicking. My Toshiba sits in the opti-bay. My SSD sits in the drive bay. I am ...


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I always recommend putting the HDD in the best shock mount and the SSD in the least best shock mount. So leave the HDD in the HDD slot. Unless you know for certain that you will have substantial time where transfers above 1.5 Gbps will happen, then there's no speed to be gained by placing an SSD on a port that negotiates to 3.0 Gbps. The Time you will ...


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If both the HDD and the SSD are running significantly faster when installed in the external enclosure rather than the internal bay, your SATA cable is likely the culprit. Both should run faster when connected via the internal SATA bus vs external USB 3.0 bus. You can run the Apple Hardware Test (which doesn't test your drive, but does test the connection), ...


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If you're seeing 50GB worth of sparse bundle bands, this suggests that the user has implemented FileVault encryption on the volume. To the very best of my knowledge, it is not possible to mount sparse bundles from Windows systems. You'll need a Mac system of equivalent OS version or newer to mount the drive and the user will need to supply the password used ...


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Similar to Linux. The preferred disk identifier a Volume UUID. You can use disk utility to find the Volume UUID or use diskutil: diskutil list get the disk indentifier, e.g. disk0s4 diskutil information disk0s4 In the row labeled Volume UUID: Volume UUID: XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX Edit /etc/fstab as root (it may ...


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If the original drive is in a good enough state to read from, Carbon Copy Cloner will make a bootable clone of it - https://www.bombich.com - it might even manage if the drive is struggling - https://support.bombich.com/hc/en-us/articles/202255528-The-Cloning-Coach-Expert-advice-for-common-error-conditions


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You can use one USB drive to back up multiple OS X Macs. Just connect the drive sequentially to each. You could cycle the drive daily, weekly, monthly or hourly. Each backup is kept separate and yes, anyone can read the backup files from either computer if they are an administrator of either Mac. You could also make use of Crash Plan software to back up ...



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