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The partition disk2s5 has the wrong partition type. It should be 53746F72-6167-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC instead of FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF! To solve this boot to Macintosh HD (disk0s2/disk1), open Terminal and enter: to get an overview: diskutil list below I assume the external disk has the disk identifier disk2 sudo gpt -r show /dev/disk2 ...


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Time Machine and OS X is tuned to throttle the IO and possibly the CPU usage of the backup task. You can do a few things to modify that behavior - but from the speed benchmark and my experience - a 12 to 48 hour initial backup is not abnormal or indicative of slow backups once you have a few intervals backed up. You could log out and minimize other apps / ...


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The speed you see there is not unusual. I have seen various USB3 external harddrives vary from about 60 MB/s to about 120 MB/s. These speeds can be expected from ordinary hard drives - you'll to buy an SSD to get much higher speeds. However please keep in mind that these speeds are the bulk transfer speed. I.e. if you transfer only one large file without ...


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If you don't have view permissions it will report itself as taking zero space to the directory that encloses it. This is especially visible with the "Users" folder. Take another User's folder. Notice how oddly small this folder appears. Yet it is reporting a valid file size, as I have read permissions to the folder. Now look at the contents of this ...


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This is as close as I can get to an answer. It would appear the transfer rate for the bridge is 150 MBps (1.5 Gbps). This would indicate conformance to the SATA I standard. The drive has a transfer rate of 300 MBps (3 Gbps). This would indicate conformance to the SATA II standard. Even though the connectors appear to be the same, these two standards are ...


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People are saying that all 2014 Mini have the connector for PCIe, but the HD-only models are missing the flex cable that has the SSD slot on the other end. Read this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-pcie-flex-cable-part-number-for-mac-mini-2014.1807145 I using an SSD-less Mac Mini at work, and personally I'm waiting for OWC to offer an ...



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