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You could probably go with your 1st option from an Apple Service provider or DIY, but Apple doesn't upgrade storage on any shipping Mac. The last one to offer that was the Mac Pro which had no-tool, user swappable hard drive bays. Your 2nd option will tie your laptop to the network providing the NAS for full operation. You would want an iSCSI initiator for ...


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Part of the issue is that low priority input/output-operations (I/O) now seems to get throttled heavily. You can check it via Terminal (can be found via Spotlight ⌘Space and entering terminal) then entering at the bash prompt: fs_usage backupd and look for the THROTTLED entries. If you see them, the backup is throttled. So if you have a ton of files, ...


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'Bird' is part of the iCloud structure. You would have a large cache if there are pending documents to upload or process. Over time, com.apple.bird cache is generally kept cleaner than your singing. Mine is 400 KB [that's K, not even M] You can diagnose this with brctl - which has a diagnose command and a log command. Unless you are sure you have a bug in ...


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All the files are still there, you just can't get at them since the mount point has changed the system's ability to resolve files in /Users/whatever (a.k.a.~) Going forward, try mounting the drive under /Volumes (as in sudo ext4fuse /dev/disk2s7 /Volumes/myDrive) You should probably reboot the Mac since many programs will have issues saving work to the ...


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You want to run diskutil coreStorage unlockVolume <UUID>, where the UUID is the Disk Identifier associated with your encrypted disk, /dev/disk3. You can get the identifier by running diskutil list in the terminal and looking for the output related to /dev/disk3. The identifier is a long string that would look something like this ...


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The method to repair your disk and recover the GUID partition table is related to my answers to similar questions: HFS+ invalid number of allocation blocks and Hard drive no longer accessible. Basically you have to find characteristic strings of JHFS+ volumes, use some simple math and common sense and have some luck to fix the GUID. And don't loose sight of ...


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hdiutil will show information about all mounted DMGs: hwd@hwds-iMac:~$ hdiutil info framework : 415 driver : 10.11v415 ================================================ image-path : /Users/hwd/Downloads/mountedImageOne.dmg image-alias : /Users/hwd/Downloads/mountedImageOne.dmg shadow-path : <none> icon-path : ...


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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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You can use the UUID instead of the volume label however a word of warning about using the built-in NTFS Write capability of OS X... It's not stable and I'd highly recommend using a third party utility. I use the paid version of Tuxera NTFS for Mac and enable/disable as needed. IMO it's faster and more safe then the built-in. Example: ...


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Hard linked files share the same inode (which kind of identifies the file in the filesystem). So what you can do is to get the path of two photos which should be the same ("Reveal in Finder" in the old application, probably something similar in the new), open Terminal and run ls -li /path/from/old/app.jpg /path/from/new/app.jpg to see whether the number ...


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Download the installer to the current system While it downloads, partition the SSD as GPT/OS X Extended Run the installer and install the OS onto the SSD instead of the current boot drive Use Startup Disk preference pane to set the new SSD as the boot volume default - NVRAM points to the SSD for all subsequent boots


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The maximum allocation block (or cluster) count for exFAT is 2^32 = 4,294,967,296. To get the minimal size of an allocation cluster on your partition divide the size of your partition through 2^32. Examples: for a 100 GB partition the minimal size is 100,000,000,000 bytes/4,294,967,296=~23.3 bytes. Since the smallest device block size is 512 bytes, the ...


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With Apple's OS X tools you can't expand the start sector of a partition to lower sector numbers. You have to choose another method. You may accomplish your objective if less then one half of the net capacity of your hard drive ((~disk size - size of Recovery HD - size of EFI)/2) or less then one half of the main volume is occupied. If you miss the ...


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Not possible. There's not enough room for a spinning hard drive to be connected inside any retina portable MacBook. That being said - hose drive would work well externally via thunderbolt or USB and internal non-OEM replacements are available. To install special SSDs. other than Apple branded look for resellers and online like OWC or RamJet.


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You can "restore" to a new Mac during setup from a Time Machine Backup. This would be the most straight forward solution, but it won't let you selectively pick and choose what to restore. An option still involving Time Machine would be to exclude locations that you don't want to backup and restore fully (such as the Applications folder) and just backup that ...


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As far as I can see both MacBook's using different SSD's. Take a look on iFixit.com and the image taken from the tutorial MacBook Air 13" Mid 2012 Solid-State Drive . MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 SSD MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 SSD Replacement MacBook Air 13" Mid 2012 Solid-State Drive Replacement I guess it would be much easier ...


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I found this worked perfectly (from the terminal): diskutil eraseVolume ExFAT MyName diskX You'll need to change diskX to whatever the number is for your drive. You can find that out in disk utility, select the drive, click info, and look under 'BSD device node'


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If you are not using a SD Card every time : http://www.amazon.com/TarDisk-256GB-Storage-Expansion-MacBook/dp/B010R82CP0 or you have a lot of really fit usb drives http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-128GB-Flash-SDCZ43-128G-G46/dp/B00YFI1EBC/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1451481182&sr=1-1&keywords=ultra+fit+usb


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If you replaced your HDD in your iMac with a new SSD and you try to boot, nothing is going to happen. I am assuming you are getting something that looks like this: That means your iMac can't find anything to boot off of because your new SSD is completely blank. (You just took it out of the box and exchanged it with the old one, right?) Command + R ...


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It all comes down to your convenience. The MacBook Pro (MBP) uses a proprietary interface for their SSD; PCIe 2.0 x4. This is why they are so expensive as you have noticed. Upgrading the SSD in the MBP to a larger SSD, whether you get it at time of purchase or you get it later on, is going to be an expensive proposition and the only reason that you do ...


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Boot to Recovery Mode (hold cmdR while booting). In the menubar open Utilities -> Terminal. Now change your working directory and go to /Volumes: cd /Volumes List all volumes: ls -l Move to your main volume cd name_of_main_volume Now you can move forward to a directory to remove files and folders with cd folder_name. Appropriate paths to remove ...


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exFAT is the only format which will work for you as it will allow files greater than 4GB and work on Windows. Disk Utility can format using exFAT.


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It is possible to create a Logical Volume Group spanning over more than two disks. I doubt that it will differentiate between fast and slow HDD. The SSD part should work though. To accomplish this put all drives in your iMac and boot to a Mavericks or Yosemite bootable installer thumb drive. Partition all drives as simple volumes with Disk Utility. Then ...


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The drive enclosure may be broken, but it could also be the drive itself, being the logic board or head. It's more likely the drive is broken if it was powered on when it fell. Since it's your backup drive, you hopefully haven't lost anything critical. I'd start thinking about getting a second backup drive to reduce your exposure to loss. Most USB externals ...


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Please try the following: Get the disk identifier of your external 3 TB drive diskutil list Below I assume the disk identifier is disk6 unmount the disk: diskutil umountDisk disk6 Overwrite the first 40 blocks: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk6 bs=512 count=40 Create a new gpt: sudo gpt create /dev/disk6 Check the disk info with: diskutil info ...


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This is not an answer, but rather an example of how to extract the GPT partition information from the data you presented. The secondary (backup) GPT partition entries were used because you did not post the contents of the primary GPT partition entries. The document "GUID Partition Table" was used to interpret the data. Last usable LBA can be found in the ...


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Running the VM from a USB drive is definitely possible, but far from optimal. I use VM for running Project and Visio on my mac (never from USB though), and it made a huge difference when I switched to SSD. Some numbers: A decent internal SSD will have a speed (sequential read/write) of around 500 MB/s while a fast external SSD will do around 300 MB/s, and ...


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This can even be done in Time Machine: Choose the 5 TB HDD as only Time Machine backup drive (OK, my disks are smaller 😉 ): Then exclude your internal drive by adding it to the excluded items - the backup drive is excluded automatically: The final result: You get a folder Backups.backupdb with one folder vm (the name of my Mac) containing folders ...


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Windows' Disk Management has overwritten the GUID partition table with something unknown. This usually only effects the partition table but not the content of your disk (though it seems to be gone)! A proper GUID partition table has to be restored. The particular obstacle here is: the OP neither has a thumb drive nor a second Mac. Preparation: Backup the ...


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Make sure you have version 14.0.382, previous 14 versions had that problem. I had this problem with the version I downloaded from the Paragon free upgrade link. I solved that problem by downloading the 14.0.382 from their website. Strangely the new version didn't show up clicking the "check for update" button on Paragon NTFS preference pane.



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