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Maybe a little bit different issue, but I also had a huge chunk of Space Occupied By Other Files And Folders On Hard Drive on my external disk. I found the culprit by using OmniDiskSweeper with root priveleges, as explained here. That means: sudo /Applications/OmniDiskSweeper.app/Contents/MacOS/OmniDiskSweeper In this case it was files in the trash bin, ...


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Yes, you can access the backups after changing the drives out. If you control-click or right-click on the Time Machine app icon, one of the items is "Browse other TIme Machine Disks..." from where you can select your Time Capsule backups. You can also re-associate your new drive to the old backups in Terminal with tmutil so that your backups will continue as ...


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I see that you already used some space discovery utilities like Daisy Disk and Disk Inventory (X?). Therefore I find it difficult to throw in another tool to try. Generally there are two ways of finding out where your hard drive space went: manual and automatic. "Automatic" are tools like you used including Daisy Disk, Disk Inventory X and WhatSize among ...


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You could try du -h in the Terminal app. This will show you info about how full is your filesystems. Then sudo du -h -s / will show you size of each directory in / so you can figure out which one is bigger than you would expect. But this might take a couple of minutes to run on the full disk.


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Only way for Yosemite Disk Utility to get 3 partitions I have found is to enter repair mode cmd+R and then manually erase Macintosh HD partition and after that it would be possible to get 3 partitions // Only you will need to reinstall OS X from internet recovery


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You are most likely suffering from a bad SATA cable. This is a very common issue with any MBP so far, and often presents itself when someone decides to swap out their drive. You can check this by plugging in both the SSD and an external boot medium and then booting up with option key pressed. If you can see the external medium after some time but not the ...


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While third party solutions might be or become available, you might want to use those with caution. Like many low-level integrations, there is a risk that any update from Apple might break the functionality (in a graceful or maybe in a really bad way, i.e. data loss) of that third party product if the developer cannot keep up with the updates of the ...


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Other World Computing announced a product to do this at CES 2015: Transwarp. From their press release: Utilizing any SSD as a removable, flexible cache, Transwarp magically brings the incredible performance of solid state drives to any high-capacity hard drive. Transwarp [...] is slated for release later this year. Key Features: ...


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For future reference incase anyone else hits this issue, I took the laptop in and the resolution is mechanical. The hard drive cable has to be replaced. Also, if anyone is more comfortable than I am with breaking into the guts of your laptop, that part is roughly $30.00 Thank you everyone for your help!


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iPhoto was built with this sort of flexibility in mind: it is possible and in fact iPhoto makes it quite easy. Find your iPhoto library. You'll most likely find it in your Pictures folder. If it's not there, open iPhoto while holding the option key, and you should get a window similar to the one below. The path to your library is displayed under the ...


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Hate to say it, buddy, but if disk0 and base system are all you got, and if base system is part of disk0, your MacBook Pro isn't seeing your hard drive. Reset the SMC if you can (Shift+Control+Option+Power while plugged in, then press power again after releasing all keys.) But if that doesn't work, it's either the SATA controller, the connection to the ...


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You state that you have a Time Capsule, so that would imply that you have current backups. If you have a current, complete backup of the system, the easiest solution here is to boot to recovery mode, open Disk Utility and erase the partition. With a fresh file system in place, exit Disk Utility and proceed to restore from the TC backup. Note: If you have ...


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First: do you have a good backup? If not, make one before doing anything else. If you have one, make sure it's up to date (but don't delete the old backup history -- it's possible you'll run into other disk errors, and you don't want to overwrite your last good backup with a corrupted one). Multiple independent backups are also a good idea. Testing your ...


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Yes - copying any of the folders will use the hard link to make a full copy of that moment in time. The hard links only work on the same filesystem, so you can test things if you are copying to the same volume but most instances where I do this, I'm copying to another volume (compressed disk image or physical/logical volume). In a nutshell - using Finder ...


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Firstly you should not need any extras to mount NTFS drives. You do not make it clear what you want to achieve. I have an old FreeAgent I used for Windows backup. I DON'T want it to automount, so I have the following in etc/fstab see edit detail below # # Warning - this file should only be modified with vifs(8) # # Failure to do so is unsupported and may ...


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Where did you fail? Where ever you could. The disks are GPT. Windows thinks they are MBR. Apple/Microsoft set it up this way. This means you can not use anything from Microsoft to change the partitions on the disks. If changes are going to be made to the partitions, the software used must come from Apple. The only exception is windows can format partitions. ...


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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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Set your Disk utility in to Debug mode. Now you should be able to "see" the hidden partitions like EFI and the Recovery HD. To enable the Debug mode use your Terminal: Enter the following command at the Terminal prompt: defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUDebugMenuEnabled 1 Needless to say, there is a reason for those partitions to be hidden, so do ...


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Disk Utility should be able to burn an ISO with no problem. There are a couple of ways. open Disk utility and drag the .ISO file to the left pane of the disk utility window once it shows up there, click on it and click "Burn" If there is no Icon for Burn it should be in one of the Disk Utility Menus OR OPEN the .ISO from the Disk Utility File menu ...


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I recommend: Restart to Internet Recovery Mode by pressing alt cmd R at startup. The prerequisites are the latest firmware update installed, either ethernet or WLAN (WPA/WPA2) and a router with DHCP activated. On a 50 Mbps-line it takes about 4 min (presenting a small animated globe) to boot into the recovery netboot image which is loaded from an apple ...


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The generally accepted procedure for any Genius Bar visit is to use the store locator on the Apple site and then use the 'Concierge' web application to book an appointment. While Apple staff (at least in Japan) tend to be rather accommodating for walk-in client issues, having an appointment can ensure your waiting time is minimized. This is especially ...


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You don't even need to move it to another slot. Install your SSD, set it up the way you want, then go to System Preferences -> Startup Disk and choose the SSD. This isn't Windows, and it isn't 1993. You can have as many bootable volumes online as you have disk space for, Macs boot the one you want booted.


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Boot into Recovery Mode (hold down Command+R on startup) . Restore your computer or try to partion it through the Recovery HD.


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Fixed following @bruno-buccolo suggestion to run sudo rm -rf /.MobileBackups.trash


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If you run around naked there is no static build up. But that is not always a option. So it is the clothes that charge up. Some clothing materials are worse than others. Siting on a chair with wheels is not good, but then you can have a static discharge mat under it. Dry air amplifies the problem of static charge The key is your shoes, or no shoes. ...


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You may be seeing the difference between used bytes versus used blocks on the disk. If a tool iterates over the files on your disk and totals the file sizes in bytes, the total value will not match the used disk space. Try using other disk tools to determine the remaining disk space. The df tool should provide some insight df -h. Consider using a tool ...


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Boot into the Recovery HD by holding ⌘R on boot and use Disk Utility on there. This way you can guarantee the disk is not being accessed and can be unmounted successfully.


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yeah I can get rid of it by enter to disk utility and then click at Grey bar of diskOs4, then go to Erase and Erase it, then go to Main macintosh HD and go to "Partition" and look at that space and delete it. PS. I don't know you will success but I can.


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Same problem here. I have Macbook Pro, 15 inch, 2009 model. Was on Maverick, upgraded carefully (prepped and cleaned). Upgrade went fine, was able to use it a day, then no boot. I had installed an OWC SSD inside, put in a couple of years ago, and trim enabled. On trying to start, gray screen, no icon. Here is what I tried (along with help from Apple): ...


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The first thing I try is testdisk. Choose the advanced mode, I find my files all are there. Cheers! I copy them all out. Then I try further to get the disk repaired so that it show all files. But further try on testdisk results nothing. Then I google a little more. And find ntfs is more compatible in windows. So I mount the disk on windows and use ...


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I have finally solved the issue I was having with the drive and it nows shows up on my Mac desktop :) I installed Paragon HFS+ on my Windows 7 machine (it wasn't recognised on Windows 8 either). Then I copied all of my files to the PC hard drive so I could format the external drive. Once my files were safe, this is what I did; I deleted my Parallels ...


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Looks like it's available with MacPorts - https://trac.macports.org/browser/trunk/dports/fuse/mhddfs/Portfile


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It seems there is a workaround for this. One can buy an external Thunderbolt SSD, and set up a Fusion Drive. Since Thunderbolt is extremely fast, this is a low cost, low work solution that is very suitable for desktop machines like the iMac. There are a lot of guides online on how to set up the disks. It boils down to Backing up your machine using Time ...


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This RAW value means nothing to you disregard it. Here is on understanding SMART attributes. From there: PLEASE completely ignore the RAW_VALUE number! Only Seagates report the raw value, which yes, does appear to be the number of raw read errors, but should be ignored, completely. All other drives have raw read errors too, but do not report them, ...


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Put it in an external caddy, USB etc, then use something like Carbon Copy Cloner to duplicate it. It will then be bootable when you swap.


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There are three ways of dealing with it: OS X provides good userland access to any USB device, so if one wished to bundle hdparm with a USB storage driver, it'd be possible to use hdparm on USB-connected devices to perform secure erasure. Alternatively, you could write a kernel driver to expose this functionality to the userland. Finally, you can use a ...


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From the link provided: Supports eSATA Transfer Speed up to 3Gbps Supports USB 2.0 Transfer Speed up to 480Mbps For the 3Gbps transfer speed you will need the StarTech 6-Feet Shielded External eSATA Cable M/M (ESATA6) and the Thunderbolt to eSATA adapter


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Only you can answer that question. Ask your self: --are you creating (generating) new data files daily, that absolutely have to be saved on the external drive instantly/Daily? --beyond using the iCloud or Apples Time Machine or other online storage. YES- use the professional backup No- use the Disk Utility on occasion (few times a year)- detach the ...


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DiskUtility is pretty bare-bones when it comes to duplication. You can use it to create a clone, but you have to kick it off manually, and that's about the limit of its features. Both CCC and SuperDrive have a pretty similar feature set, which includes a lot of features required for convenient backups, like: Scheduling Filtering files Support for bootable ...


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If I'm not wrong, the dmg file is stored on the external drive. The source and the target should not be the same. So you could: Add an extra HD (let's call it ExtHDD2) and make sure you have an empty partition there. Then your screenshot is ok but the target should be ExtHDD2, and the clean partition in that hard drive. Once you restore the data, you ...


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No,You can NOT restore .dmg to the partition where the .dmg file resides. However you can restore to another disk, or another partition in the same disk.


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I replaced the drive with a new one.


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It think you want to open Time Machine (activate it via the menu bar). You will get a window showing the files of the backup. From here it is possible to select the files you want to place back on your new mac.


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Just in case anybody else comes across this question, the steps to solve the system time/date issue mentioned above are as follows. Click on Utilities –> Terminal When the terminal window opens, type date and hit enter. What you will notice is that the date listed will be wrong. That wrong date is what is causing the reinstall error. To correct the wrong ...


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This is a problem that quite a few people have experienced in the past and it seems to come about for a variety of reasons and hence has a variety of solutions, here's a few you should try: FIRST - try resetting PRAM by restarting your machine and holding command-option-p-r immediately when the machine starts booting up. Keep holding all four keys until ...


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Cathryn, From all the information you've given us, your machine has only a 256 GB SSD. If you believe that it should have had 500 GB, then you should check with Apple. You should be able to get support from them to at least verify the machine details from the following location: https://www.apple.com/support/contact/. But, to sum up: Your Apple Model ...


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You have one SSD (disk0) with 251 GB containing one visible volume 'Macintosh HD' (disk0s2) with a capacity of 250.14 GB of which ~54.3 GB are used and 195.88 GB should be free. Additionally you have 2 devices attached: probably a thumb drive (disk1) with one volume named 'NO NAME' (disk1s1) and the size 8 GB a Canon SD-Card (in an attached camera?) ...


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For some reason it wouldn't boot from my Time Machine backup. (Maybe I didn't partition it with a GUID partition table?) It just flashed a disk with a question mark after trying to boot from the partition with the TM backup. So I created a Mavericks install disk on my other computer, and booted from that disk. I was a little worried that it wouldn't ...


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Ages ago it was just 'fdisk', but now Microsoft suggests this: Start/Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Mangement/Storage/Disk Management/Format Ref: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-format-hard-disk-partition#create-format-hard-disk-partition=windows-7


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Things to check for. Some Raid devices are set/Fixed for only one type of Raid 0 or 1. You should check the box and see if this can be used for anything other than Raid 1. Also there maybe software from WD on the drive that will change the Raid for you. If the WD is not hardware locked to be only a Raid 1 and you are unable to find WD software you can try ...



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