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If you can, plug the SSD into an external case with USB out. Plug the USB (external SSD) into the Macbook. Boot into Recovery mode, go here for instructions. Using Disk Utility you can format the external SSD to MacOS Extended Journaled*. Now shut everything down, install your SSD in the Macbook. Boot up the Macbook into Recovery mode ...


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You can purchase Snow Leopard from Apple for $19.00US and install it from a optical disk reader. Once Snow Leopard is installed, (it needs to be v.10.6.8,) upgrade to Yosemite through the App Store. Make sure your MacBook is not too new to run Snow Leopard, though.


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The basic TimeMachine recovery procedure boils down to: 1) boot from Recovery/Installation media 2) make use of the Disk Utility (I recall under the tools menu option of the installation USB/DVDs) to format/partition the new disk 3) Then select/choose the Restore/transfer option where you can then select the TimeMachine (Or Migration Assistant) to restore ...


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I wanted to mention that this process will not work on your Flash drive as it comes formatted as a FAT Partition. You will need to reformat the drive to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) then when you enable the Encryption it will be be converted to Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) You will be able to reformat your flash drive using Disk Utility found in ...


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I agree with Jens Erat for method 1. For a detailed tutorial, read this topic: INCREASE DISK AND PARTITION SIZE IN OS X Make sure that you understand what you are doing, take the time to write down the output of "gpt show dev/diskN" on a sheet of paper and double check it. Be careful that if there is a hidden recovery partition after the "Macintosh HD" ...


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Executing /sbin/fsck -fy in Recovery Mode will verify/repair your recovery system (Base OS X System) instead of the corrupted CoreStorage Logical Volume: … ** Checking volume information. ** The volume OS X Base System appears to be OK. Unlock - if necessary - and mount your main volume (Macintosh HD) first, then verify/repair it with Disk ...


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The reported error is minor. You haven't told us what kind of Mac or what disk it has. I suspect there are a couple of bad sectors, which have been removed. Try rebooting, and see if there is still a problem.


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If you can see your external drive in the disk utility app, there is no reason that it won't show up when you hit 'diskutil list'. If you still can't see it after 'diskutil list', try unplugging it then 'ls /dev/disk*' then replug it and redo 'ls /dev/disk*' and see if another disk appeared. (It should be disk2s2 or disk2s1) then 'diskutil mount ...


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The sparsebundle is a disk image file and probably contains your Time Machine files. If you double-click it, it should be mounted. If not, launch Disk Utility and open it from there (File > Open Disk Image...). In order to delete backups, enter Time Machine, select a snapshot (time) and right-click in the Finder window. From there you can delete the ...


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Please don't use any apps to do this, just open the terminal. Try taking ownership first: sudo chown -R LCLindley.admin /Volumes/Little\ Travel\ Buddy then try fixing permissions so you can actually read and write it: sudo chmod -R 755 /Volumes/Little\ Travel\ Buddy


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Here I will assume you are using the BIOS/MBR legacy boot method for Windows. This means you are using a hybrid GPT. Idea 1: You could delete disk0s3 so you only have 4 partitions. I would first copy the contents disk0s3 to a flash drive. The application needed to do this can be found here. It works with Lion through Yosemite. I have not yet tested with ...


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So, just to be clear, you replaced the optical drive in your iMac with an SSD and I am assuming a drive caddy. In the process, you removed the optical drive temperature sensor: When this sensor is absent, the fans will spin up to full speed. This is the "fail safe." So, you are using a software utility to control the fan and essentially override the ...


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If you want better answers, try refining your question. Also, post a comment after my answer, so I will be notified. Question: 1) Recovery HD is visible, which, I could be mistaken, but this shouldn't be visible OR mounted in Disk Utility Answer: In the MBR partition table, the id should be AB and you have AF. In the GPT, the partition type should ...


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I had this problem with my mid-2009 MBP after upgrading to a Crucial 500GB SSD. With the OS version I was running (I think it was Mountain Lion) it was very bad, beachballing constantly. I upgraded to Yosemite and it got a bit better, working smoothly for 10-20 minutes or so after start-up before starting to beach ball (heat issue??), but it was still ...


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I just put my Windows 7 DVD in my 2006 Mac Mini Core Solo, held C during boot and installed without any issues. Sound is not working yet, but I believe you can get it working with the boot camp support software.


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Make a time machine backup of the new mac, then disconnect the external drive. Next, use the migration assistant and a network cable or wifi connection between the two to transfer everything from the old mac to the new one. Next, use the migration assistant on the old one to import the time machine backup from the external drive.


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You could open up the cases and swap the HDD. This is probably the fastest way, if you don't mind using a screwdriver.


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You could use Migration Assistant to move from the old to the newer, although OS X seems to have its own ideas about which OS are acceptable. Time Machine is also a good way to transfer files to a new installation. If these work this is probably the easiest. The ultimate tool is to use the command line tool rsync which can transfer files and also ...


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I had the same situation two days ago, not on a RAID although I doubt that matters, and I ran Verify Disk in Disk Utility on the drive and it said "Volume bitmap needs minor repair for orphaned blocks" so I then ran Repair Disk and it cleaned it up and my free space was what it should have been after emptying the Trash and it wasn't at the time. Note: I ...


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I would suggest, that assuming you can physically--and safely(!), taking note of the comment about voltages and CRTs--removing the hard drive and taking it apart. Most times you can get the actual platters/discs out without too much trouble and carefully smash them. Most are, I think, a metal coating on glass of some sort, so watch splinters wear eye ...


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The MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) originally shipped with a Mac OS X 10.5.7 DVD and if you have the Mac OS X DVD that came with your system, or one that's compatible with your system, you can boot it from the Mac OS X DVD and see and test using Disk Utility and Terminal.


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I have the exact same problem with a WD My Passport Pro 4 TB. When formatted in Raid 0, it mounts as a 4 TB disk and stays mounted as expected. When JBOD'd as two 2 TB disks, they mount, and then unmount 3 seconds later, remount and re-unmount until they stop mounting. Disk Utility sees both disks and will remount them, but won't mount them durably. ...


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You can find out what's using the volume with the command: sudo lsof +D '/Volumes/volumename' Note that sudo will prompt for your admin password, and it won't echo as you type. The first column will list the name(s) of the processes using files on the volume. In my personal experience, the culprit is usually "mds" and/or "mds_store". These processes are ...


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I got the machine to boot by starting up in recovery mode and turning off encryption on the drive in mention. Not sure what the implications of not being encrypted is though... useful links: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201255 https://derflounder.wordpress.com/2011/11/23/using-disk-utility-to-unlock-or-decrypt-your-filevault-2-encrypted-boot-drive/


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If you have bootcamp installed, i would recommend running the Magician tool provided by Samsung there. Works like a charm and much more intuitive than working with the bootable usb drive or a bootable dvd method. The Magician software also checks if you need to do any additional things other than updating the firmware, so it could save you a lot of time. I ...


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The difference with method 1 is that, with method 1, you're not actually converting anything. You're erasing the existing data and replacing it with an encrypted partition. With method 2, a conversion process begins, which doesn't erase data, but does take more time. The thing to keep in mind: any drive which is converted from a normal drive (HFS+) to a ...


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I had the same problem. Restart, and while machine is restarting, hold down Command key and the R key simultaneously. Hold down until the Apple icon appears, then release both keys. Four options will come up-- choose Disk Utility. Continue with Erase Free Space procedure as usual. First attempt worked for me, after 6 months of frustration. Best of luck! ...


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It looks like it's the SATA Flex cable used in the MacBook Pro that has died. I have the same laptop and it's died as well. You can either go to the Apple Store to have it replaced for a nominal fee, or do it yourself by ordering this part.


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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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Oh! It's same things happen to me. I could use it by JBOD format after few weeks. But recently It suddenly start 'UN-mount' behavior. I use iMac5k 2014 with OS X 10.10.5 (14F27) I tried another TB cable, but fail.


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Try using Migration Assistant. Go to Applications > Utilities. Migration Assistant allowed you to import files settings from a Mac or Time Machine backup or even from a drive (dmg) that you specify. See this Apple Support document. See also this thread.


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The simplest thing is to delete the "Data" partition and resize the Mac partition to take the whole area. At that point, you are one click away from running BootCamp Assistant. Options are to use Disk Utility to make an image of Data to an external drive (or perhaps to Macintosh HD if there is space). Another option is to clean as much files off Data or ...


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Depending on your MacBook model, removing the hard drive may void your warranty, so it might be better to prediscuss this with the store or ask them for other options. They may also offer you a way that they can do the backup for you (at extra cost maybe) or give you the old hard disk back after getting your MacBook working again.


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I seem to have solved the problem, and FileVault is processing my new SSD as I write this. Because I did not find a complete solution online, I wanted to put my notes here. I followed the instructions at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-re-create-missing-recovery-partition-os-x-mattia, basically downloading the Yosemite installer from the App Store, ...


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The best thing to do, to avoid major data loss, is to: copy personal files and folders from the TM disk image (they do not have symlinks, so no problem whatsoever). Obviously choose the latest backup. from the TM disk image write down on a piece of paper an entire list of all the apps in the Application folder and reinstall them from scratch (depending on ...


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If booting to Internet Recovery fails, you are correct in thinking the next step is to back up any data that is accessible. Remove the HD from the Mac and read the files from another computer. Boot in to target disk mode and access the files from another computer. Bring a USB drive that you know is bootable by your hardware and boot to it. Bring the Mac to ...


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Did you do anything special before the problem showed up? Like performing an osx update? I'm asking because I experienced my SSD going completely dead after an osx update myself before. It might be the disk is broken, especially indicated by the disk not showing up in internet recovery. If you feel comfortable with it, I'd advise you to boot up a Linux ...


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Try resetting the PRAM settings. First, restart your Mac, and before you hear the "bing" sound press option key (alt) + command + r + p, it will restart your Mac, after you hear the sound twice just plug in your USB stick and press the option button and boot from there. It worked for me. Hope this helped you out.


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Absolutely - this is a good plan in general - having a bootable backup in addition to a Time Machine interval backup. I like to get a SD card / micro SD card and install an emergency boot OS with just enough tools to fix any situation. How do I make a bootable USB flash drive for a MacBook Air? I would do that before making any changes. Next, you will ...


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Not Necessarily. Check out the article at support.apple.com titled: iMovie '11: Copy or move a project to an external hard disk In particular: Note: To use an external hard disk with iMovie, it must be formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). iMovie doesn’t support network-attached storage or external flash memory drives. I was just surprised (just ...


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diskutil unmountDisk force /Volumes/VOLUMENAME


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What starsky_70 is saying is that it is likely that the external drive is formatted NTFS, and out of the box NTFS is read only on Mac OS X. But if you formatted it exFAT then it would be read/write on both operating systems without the need for additional software.


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You must install FUSE for os x to be able to make changes on a hard drive formatted in NTFS (Windows) https://osxfuse.github.io


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I'm guessing that OS X probably mis-partitioned it when removing the Bootcamp partition, and the old Windows partition is either free space or corrupt. Either way, you can try to go to Disk Utility or boot into Recovery(like @klanomoath said) and check to see how the partitions are setup. You can then resize the Macintosh HD to use any free space, and erase ...


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Sounds like your best recourse would be to pull the hard drive and test it in a Windows Machine, or dual-boot Windows on your Mac. Software that's actually useful, like Seatools, which does far more than Smart Monitoring, and is far better than the sub-standard disk utility built into Mac.


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You could use dd to clone the partition bit by bit. Be sure to use the rdisk instead of the disk (should be much faster). Example: sudo dd if=/dev/rdisk6s1 of=/dev/rdisk7s1


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Install a copy of the OS X Server app on a spare Mac with a pile of storage connected to it. Create a share for each Mac that you need to back up, and connect each Mac to its own share. That way, each Mac only sees its own backups. You can also limit the size allowed for each share if you like. Another advantage of having an OS X server on the network is ...


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You can backup multiple Mac's to a central Time Capsule. On each Mac: System Preferences > Time Machine > Select Disk. Choose the same Time Capsule for all your computers. Each computer will have a separate .sparsebundle on the Time Capsule disk. When setting up the Time Capsule disk you can set individual accounts which should solve the security issue: ...


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You can simply put an Apple Time Capsule in your network and select this as Time Machine backup volume. And you may choose an encrypted backup to ensure more privacy. This works perfect in my office with a dozen MacBooks. A more cost efficient solution may be a 3rd party solution like a Synology DiskStation containing a Raid 1or 5. Synology also offers Time ...


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Make sure your Mac is off (not just standby) and turn your Mac on like you always do, but hold the Option key at startup until you hear the boot chime. You'll see a bunch of images of HDs in a row, use the arrow keys to select the drive you wish to boot from and then press Enter. Your Mac should now startup using the selected drive this time, but to make it ...



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