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128Gb is plenty, with the condition it it is only plenty if you do not have much media (pictures, music, video). I have set up plenty of company laptops with 128Gb SSD drives, none are in any danger of running out of space. If you have media, and can offload it to an external drive , then you are still fine. iTunes and Photos both allow the media library to ...


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Yes, it is possible to re-enable secure erase. All you need to do is to format the partition once again. Just make sure you select "Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)", with any password that you will remember (just in case). Once formatted, the "Security Options" button will be available again, and you can securely wipe out the partition!


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It appears to be possible. According to this iFixit tear down, the A1425 SSD It's a Samsung MZ-DPC2560/0A2 unit, rated at 3.3 volts and 2.39 amps. The serial number reads S0X5NYAC703706. Which appears to have an mSATA connector. There are lots of mSATA to whatever-you-may-need adapters on the market. mSATA to micro SATA (1) (2) mSATA USB enclosure ...


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Sadly for you, lots goes on in storage. Apple has several caching and thinning features that will proactively reclaim space when you run low. Unfortunately, you'll likely need to maintain more like 15 GB of free space if you wish to surf on the wave Apple has set for you. To solve this, you'll need to be specific about how you are measuring free space and ...


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I had this issue also but discovered that Carbon Cloner gives boot priority to the Connection used to clone the drive i.e. USB. (If You Clone the drive via usb it will only boot via usb) So I removed the main drive, inserted the drive I wanted to clone into the main slot, and cloned the old drive by connecting it to USB with the new drive in the main ...


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There is no software utility to check if a cable is defective. your symptoms are odd and could point to an issue with NVRAM that booting into the boot selector allows you to force EFI to pick a boot device manually. I would zap the PRAM (boot holding COMMAND, OPTION, P, R) and let it bong three times. Failing that try resetting the SMC (power off the Mac, ...


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You have to format the SSD without using it as your primary disk. If you're able to run Mac with the old disk, connect the SSD via external enclosure and format it (or make a clone of the running HDD). After this swap the disks, boot form installer and install OS on SSD.



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