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I'm assuming you have nothing on the new disk and essentially want to mirror what is on the old disk to the new disk. You can use the following command line, substituting the proper names for Source-Disk (old) and Destination-Disk (new). rsync -xavH /Volumes/Source-Disk/ /Volumes/Destination-Disk/ Note: The slash at the end of each path has significance, ...


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This is the result of excess force squeezing the wrist pad against the internal components. In your other question asking about heat stress is a no go. Aluminum doesn't weaken or deform that way in temperature ranges where plastic won't melt and batteries don't catch fire. The bulge in the other question is really compression bending the case inward and ...


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exFAT is not optimal for your situation probably, but unfortunately there isn't really a no-brainer solution for using an external drive frequently with both OS X and Windows, reading/writing large files, and with really low risk of data loss. exFAT is not a journalled file system, so there is higher probability of data loss than with NTFS or HFS+. exFAT ...


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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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So, having verified the drive is, in fact running at SATA-III speeds, it looks like this post describes doing what you need. Be aware it requires a DOS environment to run, so you'll likely want FreeDOS with the .iso loaded already. I haven't used this, so I am unable to verify results. Attempt at your own risk.


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In response to your first and easy question, yes, your HDD is dying and needs to be replaced ASAP. Now is a good opportunity to change it to an SSD. Here is a good video on YouTube that shows you how. I am not sure why you would use dd to fix bad blocks/sectors when DiskUtility has a more robust solution. Boot into recovery mode by holding Command-R (or ...


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If you are comfortable using Terminal.app, I recommend multiple partitions. Moving Home These questions explain how to move a user account to a separate partition: Is there a safe way to move the /Users folder to a separate volume/drive? How to make the Users Directory a different partition in Snow Leopard? Considerations, Benefits, and Choices ...


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If you are not afraid of using Terminal, you can run rsync -a --progress /PATH/TO/Pictures /Volumes/EXTERNAL/Pictures/


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It might make sense to make the entire drive FAT32 to ensure readability between systems, unless there is a need for having multiple partitions not described in your question. As for the specific answers, Yes, dependent on #2 The files MUST be moved on a Mac because a PC cannot read an HFS+ partition by default and even then, cannot read without special ...


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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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This is expected behavior. You specifically told it to not show up in your fstab file, with the "nobrowse" parameter. If you want it on the desktop to have a quick shortcut to it, create a symlink. ln -s /Volumes/VOLUME_NAME ~/Desktop/VOLUME_NAME


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Two things. The spotlight process that catalogs files has stopped (perhaps due to low disk space) so they yellow information is incorrect. It should show you a warning IMO that the catalog process failed or needs to update. The "Other" is a catch-all so you're seeing that. Copy 20 GB of files to an external drive (photo library, movies, virtual machines ...


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I know this is a someway old question/answer, but I'm re-doing this right now in Yosemite and I added a little fancy detail to this configuration: since I'm on Yosemite I've been forced to apply Benjamin's "root instead of sudo" way, it's currently working as expected, but I didn't like having an icon for the snapshot volume, something that you shouldn't ...


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This describes how to clone a drive using Disk Utility. In essence, you mount both drives on your system, select the new drive and choose restore, then select the old drive as the source and make a cup of coffee (500 GiB could take an hour or two, depending on you exact setup).


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Start from the original disk, open disk utility and reformat the disk. Then reinstall.


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I have the exact same problem and to the best I can tell, it's the chipset used in the OWC Mercury Elite Pro minis. Very disappointing. My 500GB 840 EVO works fine in these enclosures, but I've bought and returned two 850 EVOs thinking they were DOA. Suspicious after the second one, I spoke with Samsung support on 5/12/15. The rep immediately acknowledged ...



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