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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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Your computer is currently set to mount and show hidden partitions, which is unusual. To get control of this feature, you need to activate the Debug menu in Disk Utility which then gives you the option of viewing and mounting hidden partitions, or indeed, making them hidden again. Try reading this article which gives instructions: ...


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I have found that using Recovery Partition Creator 3.8 works for me. I use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the other partitions but Recovery Partition Creator for the Recovery HD partition. It appears to handle the issue of removing partitions after the Recovery HD partition properly, and also works if you have left free space after the volume that the ...


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IN DISK UTILITY SELECTED PARTITION THEN MADE 1 PARTITION ADDED A NAME FOR THIS SSD PARTITION AND APPLIED. THIS DID THE TRICK. NOW I CAN SEE NEW SSD IN FINDER AND CAN LOAD INDIVIDUAL FILES AND ALSO SEE IN CARBON COPY CLONER FOR FULL CLONE BACK UP.


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Before you can clone your hard drive with CarbonCopyCloner, you need to create a partition on the drive and format it appropriately for use with your Mac. Most external drives come pre-formatted for use with Windows machines. You can use Disk Utility for this purpose. You'll find Disk Utility under /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility on your machine. In ...


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I used to run this exact configuration in a 2009 MacBook Pro. It works fine and never had any issues booting from a drive in the CD bay. I used the MCE Tech OptiBay drive bay kit for the second drive adaptor.


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Thanks Heiko ! Unfortunelly, my MacbookPro has only one thunderbolt port, the same for my Hard drive... Anyway, do you know any TB hub with three ports ? (one to connect to the computer) I've been trying to find unsuccessfully... Maybe Apple is controlling the third-parties to prevent its own market...?!? Glaucus


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Thank you for your reply. That said, I did get it fixed. I opened the seemingly faulty drive with MacDrive in Winblows on my bootcamp partition. All the sudden, we were good! The drive opened and could be read and written to. Not sure how that happened but it’s fixed and honestly, that’s all I care about! ;)


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Unsigned kexts are no longer allowed to run by default in Yosemite. Solutions include... upgrade to one of the [paid] NTFS apps that still work - Tuxera or Paragon Requires you to fully uninstall NTFS-3G first disable the Mac's kext policy - easiest way might be to install TRIM Enabler, which will do it for you [though I don't know if it would ...


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It looks like you a part of wide problem for your model as reported elsewhere. 2011 Macbook Pro Graphics Card Defect In some cases Apple will replace your logic board free of charge even if it is out of warranty, but that you need to discuss with them. Take Action


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I see some issues with your plan... Dropbox is a 'share once, download many' solution. Providing your own 'file-server' is a 'share every single time' plan. If your new connection is going to be 200Mb/s both ways & you also have a no-limit plan, then that may be all fair & good, but most domestic connections are 10:1 - that is, for every 10Mb ...


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You can surely do this but please not that doing so will void your Apple warranty with the Airport Extreme. What you need to do is: Pull the HDD out of the Time Capsule (take it apart) Install the HDD in an enclosure or caddy Connect the enclosure to your Mac Use Disk Utility to create a 100GB partition Reinstall the HDD in your Airport Extreme and you ...


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Nothing that I can think of. My own experience was just - clone, test for a few days, decide all was good. Then, eventually retire the old drive for good. You might want to check that the new drive has the correct Recovery Partition in place before making the final swap. Disk Utility can tell you if the partition is present, if you set the Debug menu to ...


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This cannot be done in Disk Utility, or even while running the OS in the active partition. I normally backup the partition to an external HD, then restore to the Mac. This is easier if you have another OS, but you should be able to do it from the Recovery mode. Another option is to remove the HD, and do it on another Mac. There may be 3rd party utilities ...


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Finally I found a serious hardware error (failure of main board) was preventing installation of Yosomite. The reason I saw Virtual Box error was just a matter of chance, it printed out the lost error message before the computer crashed due to the main board error


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With the encryption process included in Yosemite there is a duplicate drive created in the space after the drive that was encrypted. If I'm entirely honest I don't know how that works or what its purpose is I just know that every encrypted machine in this situation has it. That being said you can see using diskutil that your ssd does have a recovery drive on ...


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You are safe to upgrade you HDD to a new SSD. The problems with unsigned kexts will only affect users with third party SSDs, upgrading from a lower OSX version to Yosemite, and having enabled TRIM using Trim Enabler. You have nothing you worry and, in case you decide to install Trim Enabler after the hardware upgrade, it will disable kext-signing checks ...


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Simple way: Download Yosemite from App store (5,12 Go) Downloading you will asked where to install Yosemite. Replay (after connect) on the external SSD. It need between 20 and 40 minutes At the end the soft ask you if you want to import your data and from where You reply from your HDD The best way is now to installe SSD in your MBPro


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If you're running OS X on a HDD then I don't see how TRIM enters the equation, since TRIM is only for SSDs. If want to do a fresh install on the SSD, simply install it and proceed with your bootable USB, I do not see the problem. What I did when installing the SSD was to put it in an enclosure, connect it via USB and use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the OS ...


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Your response indicates that you can boot into the recovery partition so I am making that assumption for this answer. If you can boot into the recovery partition (accomplished by holding down Command+R while your computer is booting), there are a couple things that may work. Either using Disk Utility to create a disk image (easy but time-consuming) or using ...


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Occasionally a disk image will unmount but not release the space. If you are Terminal-fluent, kill diskimages-helper. Or reboot (cold, full-power-down reboot. Good time for software update too.)


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I recommend you scan your Disk with 'Daisydisk' and locate the files that are eating up your Diskspace.


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Did you emptied the trash after removing the image file (if it was removed in Finder). Check in About this MAC > Storage, if this 500 GB is not used by Backups. If it is, that means that it might be local snapshot of time Machine backup including this file. See http://support.apple.com/en-us/ht4878


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All newer Mac OS X systems are capable of reading all common Windows file systems (FAT/FAT32/NTFS) right out of the box. So it shouldn't be a problem to access the contents of the internal HDD connected to your drive dock, given that the Unitek is working with your Mac. Since you didn't use any special backup software (generating unaccessible file ...


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I have done this myself with no issues whatsoever, however my only difference is I formatted the drives using Mac, now this might be speculation and I don't Know how much time you have but if you're able to reformat the drive using Mac


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I haven't tried this myself as I haven't had this similar problem, but I read that it is the cluster size that you select during formatting which is the issue. If you plan to use with Mac, format the drive using a cluster size not more than 1024. The problems I have are kind of different with exFat and mostly when the drive is not ejected properly under ...


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As of today there is no known way to downgrade from Yosemite to Mavericks without erasing the drive. Booting to the internet recovery mode altcmdR means that you boot to a netboot image containing a basic system downloaded from Apple/Akamai. You don't need the Mavericks installer. If you reinstall a system the system originally shipped with your Mac will ...


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The solution may be actually easier than you think! If you get Error erasing disk error number (-69888, 0) A error occurred erasing the disk. message when trying to create a bootable USB, make sure the USB drive is not currently used by the system or your apps (think open Finder windows or current directory in Terminal).


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I've solved this way... https://beshoy.girgis.us/2013/11/solved-error-disk-utility-cant-repair-disk-backup-many-files-possible/ Tried multiple times to repair the disk...


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The volume of the disk is damaged and you should repair the disk.


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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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This is normal behaviour for Yosemite for users with FileVault enabled (i.e. Your Mac's primary disk is encrypted). The authentication process is done earlier because without authorisation from the user the OS cannot access the rest of the disk. This is a good thing, and I think you are (mostly) mistaken that it takes longer to boot up — since now you are ...


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Clone your drive sector-by-sector using a tool (eg ddrescue) that knows how to work around bad sectors, and then use data recovery software on the clone. Data Recovery From Hard Drive


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I recently had a similar issue. OS X has a "safety" feature where, if the system detects a problem with a volume, it can then set a flag in that drive's partition table that forces OS X to run "fsck" (a unix disk utility) on the volume before it can be mounted. What I have observed is that if you are booted into the Recovery partition of that machine (or ...


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I can say it's not memory. I have a new MPB since 1 week, with a SSD under WIN64 8.1 and 16gb of memory and exactly the same behavior, instead maybe it's not permanently, maybe 100% during 10s every 5 or 10 minutes.


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If the HDD is damaged, and you try to format, you will lose all of your data and operating system (unless this is a multi-drive computer and the damaged one is not the one with the operating system, in which case it should boot up fine) However, It appears that the latest GParted can create HFS+ partitions. You can look up tutorials on how to install and ...


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gvb found the application that kept filling up his drive by running: sudo fs_usage -f filesys (at my suggestion) in a Terminal. This command allows you to monitor file system usage, such as reads and writes by different processes. In his case, "Avid App Man Helper" was filling up the drive continuously. Once this application was removed, his hard drive ...


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Running the command   /sbin/fsck –fy   initiates a file system consistency check utility which should scan your system and attempt to repair any issues, this scan is documented to take approximately 15 minutes and should not be interrupted. You should restart your computer, press the power button, and then immediately press and hold ...


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It depends on two things. 1) Is the drive encrypted by design? i.e Kingston SSDNow Drives. (hardware encryption) 2) Was "filevault" turned on? If not, then backups aren't encrypted at all.


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they can definitely access it (unless you used encrypted files or some non-standard protection).


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I really doubt that the Update Software(Performance Restoration Software - ISO file)/Firmware file will help much. I don't think the necessary driver for the thunderbolt interface is included in the isolinux provided, at least i couldn't find any traces in the iso. Additionally Samsung advices to backup all your data on the SSD before updating the ...


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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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You might lose them. According to this thread on Adobe's forums, other users experienced issues with restoring an entire drive from Time Machine. It looks like, from some cursory research, that the plist files or FlexNet folders don't get restored (even if they are present in the backup), and that Adobe's recommendations are to delicense before restoring and ...


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So I made a Mountain Lion boot stick, wiped it, reinstalled fresh, and it's blazing fast again. Either Yosemite / Mavericks beforehand had slowed it down, or the drive itself had just become very fragmented / clogged / heavy. All good now, I'd forgotten how nippy the thing can be!



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