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Time Machine performs versioning backups at specific time intervals and keeps making backups until it runs out of space on the drive, then it starts to prune away older backups to make room for the new ones. The only way that I know of to control the amount of space that any one Time Machine Backup uses is to set up a partition on the drive in Disk ...


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I don't know what happened with your drives while installing OS X Yosemite, but I have the same Fusion drive as you but ostensibly without "glitches". First let's compare your and my Fusion drive, though mine is not filevaulted, but that shouldn't make a big difference. Your SSD: Apollo:~ arronvoce$ sudo gpt -r show /dev/diskO start size ...


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Please take a look at this article. It clearly describes all steps.


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It is possible to do but install at your own risk until Apple issues an update for Boot Camp. Assuming you have the Windows 10 ISO run the bootcamp and follow the standard procedure. Make sure you allocated minimum 20 GB, 30 or more is better. It might take over a hour to complete.


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So I know this was asked a very long time ago but for the sake of people landing on this page, here's what I know: If it shows up in system utility and your drive is spinning (as mine is), that means your hard drive enclosure is functioning and the logic board inside is working as well. However, if it's not showing up in the disk utility then there is still ...


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I have the exact same problem and to the best I can tell, it's the chipset used in the OWC Mercury Elite Pro minis. Very disappointing. My 500GB 840 EVO works fine in these enclosures, but I've bought and returned two 850 EVOs thinking they were DOA. Suspicious after the second one, I spoke with Samsung support on 5/12/15. The rep immediately acknowledged ...


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As far as I know, the recovery partition is always created with the exact size of 650MB (1269536 sectors), regardless of hardware and OS X version. As disk utility will refuse to copy just the recovery partition, the next obvious option is to dd the stock 10.9 recovery from another machine/disk with 10.9. How to go about this largely depends on what ...


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exFAT is not optimal for your situation probably, but unfortunately there isn't really a no-brainer solution for using an external drive frequently with both OS X and Windows, reading/writing large files, and with really low risk of data loss. exFAT is not a journalled file system, so there is higher probability of data loss than with NTFS or HFS+. exFAT ...


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This is the result of excess force squeezing the wrist pad against the internal components. In your other question asking about heat stress is a no go. Aluminum doesn't weaken or deform that way in temperature ranges where plastic won't melt and batteries don't catch fire. The bulge in the other question is really compression bending the case inward and ...


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I doubt that the Mac would get so hot internally that the metal would warp before the Mac shut itself down. There are thermal sensors throughout the unit designed to keep it from thermal overload. Did this actually happen to you? How is it warped?


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This situation has been a common experience for those who first installed Yosemite on a secondary volume to try it out before committing to using it full time. It has also been noted by those who consolidated former Boot Camp volumes (via repartitioning) into free space on the startup volume. I assure you the solution is simple and non-destructive, with ...


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This describes how to clone a drive using Disk Utility. In essence, you mount both drives on your system, select the new drive and choose restore, then select the old drive as the source and make a cup of coffee (500 GiB could take an hour or two, depending on you exact setup).


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The answer appears to be a qualified yes. A post in the Apple discussions link says that there would be firmware logs (note Target Disk Mode is activated in the EFI before the OS loads) in /var/log/system.log: kernel: hfs: mounted YourDiskName on device diskXsX Note this looks like a kernel log to me, so I'm not sure I believe it, but it may well be the ...


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So, having verified the drive is, in fact running at SATA-III speeds, it looks like this post describes doing what you need. Be aware it requires a DOS environment to run, so you'll likely want FreeDOS with the .iso loaded already. I haven't used this, so I am unable to verify results. Attempt at your own risk.


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Start from the original disk, open disk utility and reformat the disk. Then reinstall.


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I'm assuming you have nothing on the new disk and essentially want to mirror what is on the old disk to the new disk. You can use the following command line, substituting the proper names for Source-Disk (old) and Destination-Disk (new). rsync -xavH /Volumes/Source-Disk/ /Volumes/Destination-Disk/ Note: The slash at the end of each path has significance, ...


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Sory to say that it looks like you had a major disk crash of some sort. If Disk Utility can't fix it and Diskwarrior also can't repair it it is likely that some or all of your data is corrupted/damaged or just plain gone. The file names you mention "file000001.png" and the like are indicative of some serious issue and the files on your drive have been ...


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What you currently are doing is correct. In this case it is a good idea to quickly restore EVERY file you can find through a file recovery program. You are very lucky that the data was not completely erased. DO NOT WRITE anything else to the disc, as you risk loosing more data. In my personal experience restoring lost data, I usually: 1. Backup ALL Data I ...


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If you can replace the hard drive from your iPod classic with another hard drive from another iPod classic 120GB, then you should be fine. The OS will automatically be on there. If not, it'll download automatically through iTunes. The same case happens if the replacement hard drive has an older version of the firmware.


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If the hard drive replacement method has continued to fail, I'd guess that either: A) The hard drive is not actually broken, or B) The computer somehow makes the hard drive go bad. I've taken that model of iMac apart before, and the inside is fairly cramped for space. That leads me to think that your processor may overheat and "hang", causing it to go black, ...


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The first rule of computer troubleshooting: "isolate and identify." Which basically means undo any changes you made recently. If you plugged a new mouse in, remove it. If you installed a new app, remove it, etc. In your case I would remove the drive in the optical bay and put the Apple optical drive back in and see if the issue repeats. User "n1000" hints ...


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It might make sense to make the entire drive FAT32 to ensure readability between systems, unless there is a need for having multiple partitions not described in your question. As for the specific answers, Yes, dependent on #2 The files MUST be moved on a Mac because a PC cannot read an HFS+ partition by default and even then, cannot read without special ...


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OWC Brittany C: there is a limitation on using a Thunderbolt device and Windows 7. Having a Thunderbolt device plugged in when trying to boot to Windows 7 will prevent boot. Also the machine will not detect a Thunderbolt device in Windows 7 unless it is plugged in upon start up. So basically thunderbolt devices are not going to work in Windows 7. You would ...


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If you are not afraid of using Terminal, you can run rsync -a --progress /PATH/TO/Pictures /Volumes/EXTERNAL/Pictures/


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See my answer here: Since the release of 10.10.4, Apple now provides a new tool called trimforce, allowing users to activate TRIM also on unsupported disks. So now you can do: sudo trimforce enable


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DiskInventoryX will allow you to view a diagram of every file of your Mac and parts will be larger relative to file size. You can find it here: http://www.derlien.com/ This should allow you to find what's taking up so much space on your Mac.


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You have two problems: FileVault whole disk encryption and the HFS+ filesystem. HFS+ is not difficult to deal with in Ubuntu, but I've seen no readily accessible tools to access a FileVault encrypted volume even when you know the password. It'll be far easier to use a Mac to turn off FileVault. Disk Utility can unlock and decrypt the drive. The folks at the ...


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First of all, as you already mentioned, the firmware can be updated on a mac, too. So you do not need windows for that. Here is a Manual. It does not mention 840 EVO, but it should be fine. (Maybe EVO isn't mentioned just because the EVO update came out 30 days later than the non-EVO update and the manual wasn't updated after that?) Secondly, not the cells ...


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I know this is a someway old question/answer, but I'm re-doing this right now in Yosemite and I added a little fancy detail to this configuration: since I'm on Yosemite I've been forced to apply Benjamin's "root instead of sudo" way, it's currently working as expected, but I didn't like having an icon for the snapshot volume, something that you shouldn't ...


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Two things. The spotlight process that catalogs files has stopped (perhaps due to low disk space) so they yellow information is incorrect. It should show you a warning IMO that the catalog process failed or needs to update. The "Other" is a catch-all so you're seeing that. Copy 20 GB of files to an external drive (photo library, movies, virtual machines ...


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I have a Samsung 540 EVO 1TB drive running with a Seagate Thunderbolt adapter - and the performance is stunning. Way faster than USB3. The Thunderbolt SSD option is very nice for loading and entire OS and using it on different machines.


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This is expected behavior. You specifically told it to not show up in your fstab file, with the "nobrowse" parameter. If you want it on the desktop to have a quick shortcut to it, create a symlink. ln -s /Volumes/VOLUME_NAME ~/Desktop/VOLUME_NAME


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have you tried verifying and repairing disk and permissions for your external HD by using disk utility? If not, open disk utility. Your external disk probably will be shown up at the left. Select it and first repair disk permissions. And also verify disk as well from here.


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If you are comfortable using Terminal.app, I recommend multiple partitions. Moving Home These questions explain how to move a user account to a separate partition: Is there a safe way to move the /Users folder to a separate volume/drive? How to make the Users Directory a different partition in Snow Leopard? Considerations, Benefits, and Choices ...


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I do not see any advantages to your proposal. On OS X if your Users partition failed to mount then the operating system would create a new home folder for any user who logged in on the boot partition. There may be an advantage to create an application swap partition if any of your apps allow the configuration.


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In response to your first and easy question, yes, your HDD is dying and needs to be replaced ASAP. Now is a good opportunity to change it to an SSD. Here is a good video on YouTube that shows you how. I am not sure why you would use dd to fix bad blocks/sectors when DiskUtility has a more robust solution. Boot into recovery mode by holding Command-R (or ...


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Disk Utility will not fix every conceivable disk corruption issue. For that you need third-party apps. I use Diskwarrior and have also had success with Drive Genius. However there is one way to do this without buying a disk repair utility. Back up your hard drive, partition/reformat it, reinstall the OS and restore your backup. Yeah it's more complicated ...


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It seems that after a little more research, I was able to recover my issue with a more aggressive fsck_hfs -drfs /dev/disk0s2 call.


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The "read only" status has to do with the UUID of the files on the drive no longer matching what is coming from your Mac. So, basically, you have to "orphan" those files. Here is a good writeup on how to do it, but note that this is an UNOFFICIAL method and not sanctioned by Apple. How to Enable NTFS Write Support in Mac OS X


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If you have two Machintosh HDs together, choose the second (indented) one. You may need to unlock it via the context menu. Then tell Disk Utility to create an image of the volume directly. In Disk Utility with the Macintosh HD volume selected, use New disk image on the toolbar or select New > Disk Image from "Macintosh HD" from the File menu. Bear in mind ...



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