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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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Place a foot in the door. On each of your disks, create a text file, open it in TextEdit, add some line, and leave the file open unsaved. I think this trick will prevent ejection. Test this trick, try to eject the disk and come here tell us the result. This trick can easily be automated.


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Yes you can repartition without losing data. Using Disk Utility, perform a repair on your drive to make sure the drive is free of errors (even better, use Diskwarrior if you have a copy). Then unmount your drive but don't eject it. Select the drive in the left hand pane, then go to the Partition tab. On the Partition Layout section click on the "+" to create ...


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Restart your Mac into Recovery Mode by pressing cmd R at startup Launch Terminal from the menubar Utilities/Terminal Enter the following command at the Terminal prompt: defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUDebugMenuEnabled 1 Press enter Quit Terminal Start the Disk Utility and enable Show every Partition in the Debug menu After a few seconds ...


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Theoretically everything is fine with your Fusion Drive. Fusion Drives look like this. Disk0 is your SSD with 121 GB and disk1 is your HDD with ~1 TB (~1.121 TB summed up). The larger parts of your SSD (disk0s2) and your HDD (disk1s2) are pooled to a CoreStorage LVG (Fusion Drive: disk3) with a size of 967.8 GB. The rest is reserved for EFIs, a Recovery HD ...


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I just installed a new 500GB SSD on my MacBook Pro 17" (early 2011) and used Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the contents of my current hard drive to the new one. This works well if you have a working hard drive already in your Mac; and you should clone the drive before installing the new hard drive. You can connect the hard drive externally to your MacBook Pro ...


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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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With Yosemite, we're noticing an somewhat, but not totally, subjective slowdown to all aspects of the OS, despite the minimum 4GB RAM. At our school we are actively replacing any faculty member's MBP's internal HDD with a SSD if they complain of 'slowness' and they can demonstrate it concretely. This can be in the form of a slow startup; slow-loading apps; ...


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Your MacBook isn't the weak link in the chain, it's your external hard disk. The 2011 machines don't support USB 3.0 so you're either using Firewire 800 or USB 2.0 - the fastest throughput you're going to see on FW800 is around 95MB/s for RAID 0 HDDs and SSD devices. More RAM will help with overall speed, 16GB is supported, but fitting an SSD and using it ...


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You could do worse than to try dupeGuru, available from Hardcoded Software, I've had very good results with it. It presents numerous options for fine-tuning your search and will perform byte-checking comparisons. In addition to the standard dupeGuru there is a music edition as well as a picture edition for more specific media searches. It's free so give it ...


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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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It seems that i did it using this post Unable to Resize Partitions and your comment. Although it wasn't obvious for me, what I did was this: diskutil corestorage resizeStack LOGICAL_VOLUME_UUID 0G 0G to expand it to the maximum available space that is free. diskutil corestorage resizeStack can provide with info.


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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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If it's every time you log in, it could be in your login items. Check System Preferences → Users & Groups → Login Items for links to those volumes.


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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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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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Yes: This is totally possible and you should not have any problems at all. You should consider though, that every Mac has a minimum and a maximum OS X Version which is officially supported.


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I had this problem too, the best thing you can do is replace the harddrive since it will eventually break beyond repair. Macs are quite sensitive to faulty hdd's so there is a good chance you can still use the drive as external drive and get your data from it. so: Replace the drive yourself if you can (ifixit) or have it replaced Get a hard drive enclosure ...


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Quite simply, SSDs do everything faster. Their downside would appear to be a limited read/write cycle lifetime, but so long as you're comprehensively backed-up, I wouldn't see that as an issue. Adding a Samsung EVO 1TB as the boot drive to my Early 2008 Mac Pro has given it life I didn't know it had left in it.


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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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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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I have never, and I mean never, even back to the "classic" Mac O/S days (going back to system 6) partitioned a drive into smaller chunks. Performance gains were supposedly about different parts of a rotational drive being faster than others (EG quicker seek to sectors near the physical hub). There may also have been some O/S speed gains in some O/S if you ...


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Ok you've got iLife for free, and installed which means you have: Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iPhoto, GarageBand. I suspect that this adds upto just under 5GB. Delete them from the application folder if you don't need them. This is the link to grandperspective, it's free and really great. And as I said in the comments Xcode is big 3-5GB, the iOS Simulators ...


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Thunderbolt 2 supports data rates of up to 20 Gb/sec. The newest SATA spec, V3.2, only does 16 Gb/sec. There should thus be no difference in performance between an internal SSD (connected via SATA) and an external SSD (connected via Thunderbolt).


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Maybe: "750 GB SATA Disk" has one partition called "Macintosh HD" of that smaller size? Consult Disk Utility, "Partition" for that drive...


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Every user account on OS X has a public drop box folder inside its Public folder (path is /Users/USERNAME/Public/Drop\ Box/). So what you can do is download the file into Guest's Download folder and then copy it (via Terminal or Finder) to /Users/ADMINNAME/Public/Drop\ Box/. You will get a warning about not being able to access the file after the copy, just ...


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The device name is probably hard coded into the PCB or soft coded into the Service Area of the platter (aka hard drive firmware) and might be changed by the manufacturer but not by the customer. The partition name (green) might be changed easily, the device name (red) not.


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A clean install is not necessary, you simply need to reconfigure your NVRAM (nvram boot-args=kext-dev-mode=1) to disable the kext signing requirement for OS X. (After which, you can remove your TRIM enabler and reverse this change or leave it until the next time your NVRAM is changed/resets) A very clear explanation of OS X 10.10 Yosemite's new policy ...


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There are at least two approaches to solve your problem: One is potentially destructive, vastly undocumented and i don't know if it works (1) and the other one is for sure destructive (2). So please backup your Mac OS X and your Ubuntu partition if necessary. Requirements: USB thumb drive with a full working Mac OS X and iPartition installed or a Linux ...


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Once I ejected the hard drive from mac os, it was instantly recognized by the guest windows virtual machine.



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