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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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If your important external drive is mounted on the following mount point: /Volumes/important_disk Then you can protect it against an accidental removal by locking this mount point as opened. For this one very simple method consists in opening Terminal and doing this basic command: $ cd /Volumes/important_disk To get rid of this locking, you might type ...


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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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Simply Turn indexing off for the drive and erase the contents of the journal on the volume. To do so, open Terminal and enter the following command: sudo mdutil -Ei off "/Volumes/Name_of_Drive"; exit You must run this procedure as an admin. Enter your password when prompted. A reboot may be required. Alternatively, as suggested by Simon White, just ...


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If you can’t disconnect a drive for any reason, you can simply Shutdown the computer. When the computer is off, you can safely disconnect the drive. Then start the computer. This will not only enable you to safely unplug the drive, but it will ensure that the mds process restarts in case it is actually hung. If you have decided that you don’t want to use ...


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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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