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If you are trying to figure out which model of Macbook Pro that is, you can use the serial number from the screenshot. Just enter the serial number on a site like EveryMac's Ultimate Mac Lookup and it will tell you about the Mac. For example the below link tells you that this is a Late 2013 Macbook Pro. ...


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There are other places in About this Mac, that can give you a hint, like Install date for applications. Flash storage means SSD. Apple started selling MBP with 1Tb SSD from 2013. You can check your specific model using the serial number at Apple. I did the check on Apple web site and it say you have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) Here is the ...


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Install the custom VIB from virtuallyGhetto.com.


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You probably tried to manipulate a CoreStorage volume with Disk Utility. Core Storage volumes are built after enabling File Vault 2, creating a Fusion Drive or often after updating to Yosemite. If you don't have a second internal hard disk attached, disk0 is usually mounted to /. In your case disk1 is mounted to / which is a typical hint for Core Storage ...


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To rebuild your Fusion Drive almost non-destructively you have to convert your main volume (the HDD) to a Core Storage Volume Group first, then add the SSD as a physical volume and expand the Logical Volume to the full size of the now expanded Volume Group. All data on the SSD (volume: Untitled) will be erased, so back it up. Backup your main volume and if ...


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As of writing there is no software that natively supports working with FileVault 2 encrypted drives within Windows. There are ways to access the content of a FileVault 2 encrypted volume on other platforms including Windows (for example libfvde), assuming you have the passkey and sufficient patience, but none that allow an encrypted volume to be used as a ...


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I had the same problem "an error occurred while preparing the installation. Try running this applications again". When you run the installer again, instead of trying to install to the SSD, install the Mavericks OS onto the usb drive (hopefully you have a big enough usb drive to contain mac os and installer) and then reboot with the USB Mavericks OS. Computer ...


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The first thing I'd try is resetting the NVRAM: Shut down your Mac. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command (⌘), Option, P, and R. Turn on your Mac. Press and hold the ⌘+Option+P+R keys immediately after you hear the startup sound. Hold these keys until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for a second time. Release the keys. ...


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This sounds like your hard drive failed entirely. I see that it's a typical SATA drive in that model. You should be able to open it up and remove the drive, then wire the drive to a desktop and see if it is detected. If it is not, that confirms that the hardware failed.


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I understand that you're running into issues, so this is going to be more for others looking for info on this topic. Encrypting non-boot volumes should be a relatively easy process in OS X 10.8.x and later. To encrypt a non-boot volume: Right-click on the volume you want to encrypt Select the Encrypt… command When prompted, enter a password and ...


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I like to do things a little differently and this involves separating the problem into two distinct parts - OS and Hardware. Let's look at hardware first. I like to use Ultimate Boot CD as it has a number of great utilities to test out your Mac. It runs on Linux so it completely eliminates OS X from the equation. And if you are wondering, yes, this will ...


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A locked hard drive is a hard drive that is encrypted. When you unlock the drive you are telling the system how to interpret the encrypted data. Unlike permanent decrypting, the data on the drive stays encrypted, you are just telling it how to read the encrypted data on the fly. On its normal computer information will have been saved into the system's ...


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Install and use SSD Fan Control that also supports S.M.A.R.T. and it doesn't cost any money.


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While we (and possibly you yourself as well) do not know what type of Mac Mini Server hardware you have, you can check this at the following Apple websites by using the serial number of your computer found at the underside: Check Your Service and Support Coverage Tech Specs (click on "Browse by product") Respecting that you stated that you have a slow ...


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In disk utility via safe mode, you should be able to format it completely by wiping the disk. Then after wiping the disk, boot into a DVD or USB of OS X and reformat from there.


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I recently ran into this issue as well. I originally suspected a damaged SATA cable, but swapping the SSD into the optical drive bay and the HD into the primary hard drive bay solved the issue for me.


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In the off chance it is not a hardware problem with the cable, try creating GUID partitioned disk (GPT) with no partitions. This can not be done using the Disk Utility alone. To do so, follow these instructions. Open the Disk Utility. Highlight the disk and click on the Info button. Determine the Disk Identifier. In the example below, I used disk2. Close ...


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The problem was with Hard Drive Cable – it worked okay with SATA 2 devices, but can't recognize SATA 3 devices. On the similar MacBook Pro with stock cable everything worked fine. After I replaced it (https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+13-Inch+Unibody+Late+2011+Hard+Drive+Cable+Replacement/7655), everything also started to work.


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That's how companies like Prosoft (Data Recovery), Micromat (Tech Tool), Cleverfiles (Disk Drill) & Alsoft (DiskWarrior) make their money. They each have different ways of protecting or recovering your data. Data Rescue & Disk Drill are designed to recover files after the type of incident you mentioned. Tech Tool goes further, by cataloguing each ...


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Start up the computer holding the option key, which takes you to the Startup manager; that will show you your boot options. It should show at least the recovery hd, possibly even the main drive. If the main drive is an option, select it, then before hitting enter, hold down both the Cmd key and the "S" key. That will boot you into single user mode, which ...


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First thing I would like to comment on is "just reliable back-up of specific files." and you asking about Drobo RAID. RAID is not a BACKUP, RAID protects you against a physical drive failure, it doesn't protect against deletion, corruption, overwrites, etc. Just copying your files to a system with RAID (i.e. Drobo) isn't backing them up, it is just making a ...


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Windows 7 does not natively support USB 3.0, which is what the Seagate® Expansion Desktop 1TB USB Drive - Specs interface is. To work around this Windows 7 native limitation, if no USB 3.0 3rd party driver for this device is available, you should be able to get it work by either plugging it into a USB 2.0 Port or into a USB 2.0 Hub before attaching it to ...


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Your router needs to forward the required ports to your NAS. AFP: 548, 427 SMB: 445 Then you can connect to your NAS the same way you do now, but you'll have to use your EXTERNAL IP. If your external IP is dynamic (regularly changing), I'd recommend using a service like dyndns (which keeps track of your IP and binds it to a domain).


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You might check out Transporter. It lets you attach a usb hard drive (or comes with one built in if you get that option) to your network and gives you a "private cloud" to store your files. Think of it as a Dropbox or Box like solution where you control the physical storage. They even let you connect them so if you have friends or family out of state you can ...


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Plug it into the PC, make sure it mounts and you can read and write to the drive, make a note of the drive letter. Open a command prompt as administrator and issue this command chkdsk x: /F /X the "x:" is the drive letter of your drive. /F tells it to fix any problems and /X tells it to dismount the disk so it can work on the drive. When that is done ...


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Press the power button then hold the spacebar down. If the keyboard is working, the system firmware will interpret that as a request to force eject the CD/DVD before continuing to start the OS. Unless the firmware or hardware are faulty - then you might need to disassemble things to rescue the CD.


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There are many options – and at least three different approaches to this: Use a third party application to find (and remove) duplicate files. Probably the most convenient option – there is a variety of different apps like Duplicate Detective available – but you'll have to buy a license. There used to be a free demo version of Gemini, if you just want to ...


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If I remember correctly these files belong to the VisualC++ redistributable. When the installer runs it extracts these files to the root of a drive and then installs to the correct folder. Once the install is complete, these files can just be deleted. This isn't really anything to do with Boot Camp.


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Have a look at Controlling the fan speed in Mac models after an SSD upgrade. Extracted from that article: Download the app “smcFanControl“ Install smcFanControl into your Applications folder Open Automator Create “New Application” Go to Utilities > “Run Shell Script” and delete the word “Cat” Copy the following code into the Shell Script: ...


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You may want to take a look at this answer to a very similar problem affecting 2012 13" MBPs. It's highly unlikely it's your SATA controller - if your MacBook can read DVDs or CDs then it's definitely not your controller as it's the same one that the HDD/SSD will be connected to (Intel Series 7 Platform Controller Hub). As for why these cables fail I've yet ...


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You can use ioreg to test if your lid is closed or open: ioreg -r -k AppleClamshellState | grep AppleClamshellState No= Lid is open Yes= Lid is closed You can use diskutil unmount /dev/<mydisk> to unmount the TimeCapsule. Use diskutil list to find the disk location of the TimeCapsule. Using if statements you can automate the job: if [[ $(ioreg -r ...


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These are local snapshots. They should be on your external hard drive if it has been connected. Switched Time Machine off will remove them, but new backups will be created, unless you disable them. The following answer contains links which explain this very clearly http://apple.stackexchange.com/a/178718/19086


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SuperDuper specifically says it copies files, and not even every file. The OP is asking to copy the entire image of the hard drive sector by sector. So far the only method I've found is DD. Even Acronis for Mac doesn't seem to do a raw image.


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I have 4 USB 3 drives plugged into my MBP via a powered USB 3 hub and two of them have multiple partitions and different filesystems and all work just fine however the Modbook Pro does not yet support OS X 10.10, so that may be an issue. From Modbook Support Center: YOSEMITE UPDATE OS X Yosemite Not Currently Supported on the Modbook Pro The newest ...


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I also had the exact same problem with a Toshiba Canvio 3 TB and my Macbook Pro Mac OS X Mavericks; and the hard drive would appear on another Mac. The solution was to delete the ".disk_label" and ".disk_label_2x" files in the hard drive root - actually I just moved the two files to a temporary folder to check. I did this on the other Mac. Now the hard ...


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You can try unchecking "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible" on System Preferences > Energy Saver (source). There's also an app that says it will give more detailed control called (appropriately) "Keep Drive Spinning". Here is a link to the developer site, the app sends you to macupdate for the download –be careful with bundled software on the ...


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You may try to unmount it from the command line: diskutil unmount /Volumes/MountPoint or with force: diskutil unmount force /Volumes/MountPoint If it's still failing, check what's using your disk: sudo fs_usage -w -f filesys | grep Volumes or using lsof: lsof | grep Volumes You may also temporary disable Spotlight by: sudo mdutil -a -i off ...


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The question does not mention a model, let's assume that the Mac is a model that gained a firmware update in connection with Yosemite. If so, then – for use with Mavericks (without Yosemite) – it may be desirable to reinstall lesser firmware. … Erased HD … – that would have erased an operating system without affecting firmware. A suggestion ...


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Unfortunately you may have hardware issues if yours is an "Early 2011" model, many owners have reported symptoms similar to yours with the culprit being failed ball grid array solder on the graphics processor. There's some info here. The article has a link for a utility that will allow you run solely on the integrated Intel HD3000 graphics so at least you'll ...


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We just has a similar issue last week at our office. Do you need to retrieve any of the data from the drive? If not: 1) Run Internet Recovery so the Macbook is not running off of the active drive (command+r at boot) 2) Open disk utility -> select drive -> partition -> 1 partition scheme, set format as appropriate, etc. 2.5) (if 2 fails) Go to Erase -> Name ...


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Just let it sit - I have the same EXACT situation and while I was researching online, it just "popped up" and was available. It seemed like my good computer was trying to fix the bad computer first, before it mounted as ext hd. Hope this helps.


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insert Guest Additions CD image.iso corresponding to your version number http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/ worked for me once I unmounted USB from host OS launched VB, went into settings adding the USB filter and pointed to desired USB, launched VB, logged in to windows, voila, right there in computer devices as Drive (E:)


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The issue persisted across multiple macs but Windows 7's Disk Management tool didn't seem to have any issues creating a new partition table. Afterwards the drive worked as expected on OS X.


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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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If disk utility does not even see it the electronics in the drive may have failed. System Profiler may show a drive there but if disk utility cant access it, well... "Houston we have a problem." If it IS an external you could try unplugging any other USB devices and/or trying another USB port and possibly even a different USB cable. If you can easily open ...


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I can speak from experience - I've got a 32GB USB drive, 8GB of which are a Yosemite installer and 24GB of which are normal storage. It works perfectly!


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The only conclusion I can draw at this moment is that OS X Yosemite does not support hard drives larger than 2TB. Very wrong. Yosemite supports drives up to 8EB (exabytes. Or 8 million terabytes. You could download the internet with some room left over). What it has problems with is proprietary file formats from other companies, esp. if the patent ...


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I read on another forum that there is an issue with Yosemite reading Windows formatted exFat drives. I don't seem to be able to find any workaround, so I am faced with the only viable option I can see: which is to copy stuff on disk to a Yosemite formatted hard disk. I don't know how Windows reacts to Yosemite formatted exFat drives, though.


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I had this same problem and it seems that the drive may have been underpowered. I may be wrong, but I got a powered USB hub and a new surge protector and everything worked out.


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I suspect Windows` chkdsk or another Microsoft tool to erroneously repairing the partition table of your device containing the EXFAT volume. The result of sudo gpt -r -vv show /dev/disk2 of my 4 TB device created in a VM and formatted with Disk Utility in comparison looks like this: gpt -r -vv show /dev/disk2 gpt show: /dev/disk2: mediasize=4000655081472; ...



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