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Ok, lets work on it. When a battery is dead them Macs cut the CPU power in half. So that's a reason 1 for slowness. Next would be the Apple Hardware Test. It is possible it is not installed, so you need to get it first. Here is one possible place to find it for your model (it has to be specific to your model) Fans running at max speed, so what is ...


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There are only two causes of repeated I/O errors: A logical failure of the drive due to a corrupted Filesystem A physical failure of either the drive or a periphery component (connecting cable). S.M.A.R.T. Status is not a reliable indicator for drive failure and is prone to false negatives. Remember, it’s a firmware function built-in to a drive ...


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I would recommend installing everything fresh. I have done this and ran into a few different problems. First problem is that I'm flat out unable to clone the drive because it's not the same size. 2nd problem I've run into is that the extra space goes unallocated and may even become inaccessible. When working on PC's/Mac's and upgrading hard drives, I always ...


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For anyone else that has this issue, the guys over at AskUbuntu solved it for me. You can find the answer, along with other good answers, here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/563054/how-do-i-change-permissions-of-folders-on-a-hard-drive-from-a-booted-usb-drive


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Another simple option is to eject it through Disk Utilities.


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Well, while newer iMac drive will work in older one, there is no guarantee it will boot. There was a limitation during the times of Classic Mac OS on size of boot partition which has to be below 8GB. You have Mac OS X 10.3.9 on that drive so I can't say if it still applies. And maybe if it does apply you might had it partitioned just the way it need to be ...


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The problem will lie with the dock disk-controllers and the method they use when translating the hard disk layout. I recently serviced an HP NX7400 laptop and the BIOS has two different modes for dealing hard disk translation - LBA Assist and Bit-shift. Both work, but if a drive is formatted using one method it will not be recognised if the other option is ...


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You could do a PRAM (http://support.apple.com/kb/PH18936?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US) reset on your mac: 1) turn your mac off 2) turn it on while pressing ALT - CMD - P - R 3) Your mac should automatically restart I use this technique at my work when a client's mac is slow. Sometimes it helps. As previously mentioned, fixing disk permissions is also ...


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Just to give a correct interpretation of the SMART Data and the benchmark and clear up the misunderstandings revealed in some answers, comments and the question: The SMART Data shows a normal degradation of an approx. three years old hard disk. The benchmark shows the normal behavior of a spinning hard drive. Usually the linear density of magnetic areas ...


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Disk1 is a "virtual device" which resides in disk0s2 (the Apple_CoreStorage Volume Group which actually contains a FileVault volume). You have only one 'physical device' indeed. Disk0s5 is probably an old Bootcamp installation. The clean way (get rid of the 2 Recovery HDs): Make a complete Time Machine backup of Macintosh HD. Start to Internet Recovery ...


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OS X Yosemite includes a recovery partition, the main one and a further one whose use i do not know but these are important so don't delete them. Sorry, you'll just have to work around it.


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Chances are, it's just a folder created randomly by some app or another at some point to use as a mount point and it was never deleted. It should be perfectly safe to rm -rf it, especially if it is empty.


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Having exactly the same problem, i fixed it using the advise and command mentioned above: diskutil eraseDisk JHFS+ name disk0 The tricky part in my case was that the name of my SSD was not listed doing diskutil list command so the command would not accept simply disk0 (disk0 was my SSD). I tried to use"unidentified" and it worked: diskutil eraseDisk JHFS+ ...


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Okay, now that we have clarified what the issue is, here's how to solve your problem. Open System Preferences Select "Time Machine" Click "Options" Macintosh HD will probably be listed under "Exclude these items from backups:". Click it and click the "-" button below the box and then click "Save" Make sure that Time Machine shows the correct disk in the ...


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Your logic is sound. Just something to keep in mind is that while yes swap is much faster on a SSD, it is still much slower in respect to RAM and both should probably be upgraded. But yes she would see the most improvement by going to a SSD Just as a side note 10.10.1 will try to pre-cache as many things as possible in RAM so apple uses 'memory pressure' to ...


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Basically your CoreStorage Volume Group got corrupted. Usually a simple CoreStorage Volume Group looks like this: CoreStorage logical volume groups (1 found) | +-- Logical Volume Group 9D2BA4BA-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx ========================================================= Name: Macintosh HD Status: Online Size: ...


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Since your machine only shows that icon if something is not compatible with someyhing, I would say two possible things: Your CD that came with the computer is messed up. Try buying a generic Snow Leopard disk online. Your new drive is not compatible. I hope not, but it could be a possibility. If you can find any error messages by booting from the disk by ...


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The best way to install Mac OS X on a new drive is to clone the old drive. If I remember correctly the disk coming with Mac will not allow you to make full installation. Installing WinXP onto the drive without BootCamp will turn it into MBR and therefore unusable for Mac OS X, so you will need to reformat it.


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Probably TimeMachine local snapshots is enabled on your Mac. Local snapshots are basically backup files stored on your local hard-disk (as opposed to regular ones stored on the external TimeMachine volume). This is a useful feature for people who travel a lot, so they can revert files to recent versions even when they are not connected to their home ...


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Have you tried to boot to the recovery partition ..Boot with Cmd-R held down, and use disk utility to check/repair the filesystem In the windows PC the disk should spin up but Windows will not be able to recognise the HFS+ filesystem on it, and will offer to format it for you. Don't let it! Paragon Software produce a tool HFS+ for Windows which will allow ...


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This is more than likely a hardware problem with the SSD. Specifically, the SATA input/or SSD controller, based on the following: The problem occurred after swapping the drive out from one machine into another. You have connected the SSD to three different SATA cables (two internal, one external). None have recognized it. This rules out a bad SATA cable. ...


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Your screen backlight might need replacement. After you turn it on, try pointing a flashlight towards the center of the screen. If you're computer is working fine, you'll see the login screen without any backlight (you'll barely see it).


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I ran into somewhat similar troubles, and discovered that there were many bad blocks on the drive (also from Crucial). Using Disk Utility to do a 1-pass security wipe (choose "Security Options" from the Erase tab in Disk Utility while the drive is selected and ) solved the problem entirely. Do this while started up from another disk (or the Recovery ...


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To help explain what the numbers mean here is an extract from the Wikipedia S.M.A.R.T. article: Reallocated Sectors Count (Reallocs): Count of reallocated sectors. When the hard drive finds a read/write/verification error, it marks that sector as "reallocated" and transfers data to a special reserved area (spare area). This process is also known as ...


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It's been a while since I've done this, so I don't recall the exact steps, but you can mount the drive of your iPod on your desktop, and then run diagnostics such as Disk Utility on it.


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Run the fstab command and remove all the setting there, then write the command. What I had there was preventing my Windows BootCamp partition from mounting. After removing it everything worked fine. http://www.cnet.com/how-to/prevent-a-partition-from-mounting-in-os-x/


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Attach your thumb-drive and copy all contained files & folders to your external drive, then start Disk Utility. Copy Install OS X Yosemite to your external drive Choose your thumb drive in the left pane and repartition it to 1 Partition, click the Options-button, choose GUID Partition Table and OK, then Apply Quit Disk Utility and open Install ...


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Have you got access to another mac? Your best bet would be to connect other mac using target disk mode, either via firewire or thunderbolt. Your internal drive will show up on the desktop of the other mac for you to copy off your files. Other option would be booting up via an other system via an external drive, open disk utility and try to repair a couple ...


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Not sure if this will be helpful, but I just wrote a script to unlock and mount a core storage Encrypted Disk like yours for myself. I had the same problem where I could get the disk unlocked, but not mounted. I finally realized that I needed a command to mount it after it was unlocked. In terminal, you first have to unlock the Encrypted Disk and then you ...


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You could try booting off a Linux LiveUSB to back up your files. Once that is done, you can reformat your HD and then reinstall OS X. You should also keep an eye on your HD; these types of errors often suggest that your drive is corrupted or damaged.


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You should be able to delete the partition, and you would be able to re-use the space to create a new partition (of the same size). For some reason (not technical) OS X (lion or later) won't let you resize partitions on MBR disks. You could delete using gparted from a Linux live CD or many partitioning tools. You don't say what you are proposing to use the ...


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If you use CarbonCopyCloner (after reformatting the SSD) it will give the option of moving across the Recovery Partition before moving your 500Gb of data to the new 1Tb partition.


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The following diskutil cs resizeStack command is vastly undocumented and as such potentially destructive. Please backup your Mac OS X before proceeding. First you have to backup your Recovery HD: Start Terminal.app and enter defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUDebugMenuEnabled 1 press enter and quit Terminal.app Start Disk Utility and enable 'Show ...


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The drive cloner did exactly what it was supposed to do – clone the drive, right down to the original volume's capacity. Try reformatting the SSD with one 1TB partition and then doing a standard Time Machine restore.


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Is it possible the snapshots being deleted are local snapshots (see http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202301) and not on the external? Local snapshots start getting deleted when free space your internal volume (not the backup volume) drops below 20%.


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The solution above, Show Package Contents... will also fix an 'Unable to load Java Runtime Environment.' on OS X Mavericks with Version 1.4.1 of JDiskReport. Sorry but I can't upvote or comment yet.


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I would run basic permissions & disk checks, just to be sure, but it wouldn't be the first time I'd ever heard of someone [or their cat] accidentally renaming a drive by leaning on Return & a few keys, without being aware that the HD was selected at the time. If you find no disk corruption I'd work on that assumption for now - but I'd also make ...


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Here is a link to Apple's instructions on how to mount the drives on both sides if they don't seem to show up. How to mount a Time Capsule HD The only disk formats that the Time Capsules support are HFS (Macs default), FAT16, and FAT32. Supported HD for Time Capsule. Since you have a large HD you cannot use FAT16 as it is made for smaller HD's (<2GB). ...


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I personally can't tell you about SSD compatibility for MBP, but I went through the same process when I did a HD upgrade on my 2009 MPB. I found numerous reviews on sites like newegg, amazon, bestbuy and so on and many people said they used the drive to upgrade their MBP's. I ended up buying a HD from newegg that said it was for a MBP and it ended up not ...


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I would recommend you reinstall 10.10 on to the USB drive using following process. First restore your system with the old HD and OS to be able to do this: Connect to your Mac a properly formatted 8GB (or larger) drive, and rename the drive Untitled. (The Terminal command used here assumes the drive is named Untitled.) Also, make sure the Yosemite ...


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I have solved the problem connecting the disk directly via SATA, I didn't have a Macintosh to install a 3.5" disk into, so I connected it to a PC with Windows 7, installing the HFS+ drivers, which allowed PC to see the disk and read (but not write) the data on it. I was able to copy the data to another external disk which I formatted into exFAT, so it could ...


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you will void your warranty unless you have a certified apple technician do it. (many small tech shops are apple certified, not just apple store geniuses.)


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Done all the time. Apple does not make drives, so really all drives are non-Apple hardware. The TOS restriction is targeted at complete clones - main board, case etc. Various Apple models over the years have considered the drives to be user-replaceable - they just slide out without any tools. The pre-cylinder Mac Pro and XServes are good examples. Various ...


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error 22 is the EINVAL in libc error codes. Maybe your glibc is corrupted? I think you can reinstall it from Xcode based on this question http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9353444/how-to-use-install-gcc-on-mac-os-x-10-8-xcode-4-4


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So I tried running disk verification with the volume unmounted and verification occurred without getting stuck as before. You can unmount a volume from Disk Utility (don't eject it), but if it's your system volume then you'll need to boot into the recovery partition (hold Command + R during start-up) as the volume won't unmount otherwise. I still can't ...


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me again, Forgot the second reply... no, I do not have any back ups that I am aware of. I see that I have time machine but I do not know if it has ever been turned on, and I am not sure how to use it. I do have some files I would like to save/keep, mostly text files. Also, there is much space available on the HD space, so it is not a fullness issue. Thanks ...


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Thank you for your comments. I am using a public computer and I do not know how to (or can not) just normally add comments by logging in. Disk utility has reported more than once that the HD is ok, and I find it odd that the same problem (and the freezing) would be present when trying to boot from the recovery HD. Like I said, I can only get all the way into ...


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Try ejecting the external drive before you unplug it. You can either use the Eject icon or use Command + E when its selected int he Finder as mentioned by Tetsujin.


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You cannot erase the currently-running volume. Shut the computer down, restart while holding the option key, and choose the Recovery HD. Find Disk Utility in the menus and you will now be able to erase your internal storage.


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This seems like a lot of work to me since your swap rates are easily measured and generally not at all the bottleneck that needs alleviating on OS X systems I've managed. Losing swap will be highly destructive to data integrity so you should have your system backed up regularly and able to be restored and files reconstructed if they become corrupt during a ...



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