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Questions tagged [hard-drive]

A hard drive is a device for permanent or long-term storage in computers.

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External HDD No Longer Accessible (ExFAT formatted)

I have an external HDD Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB HDD in an external enclosure. Recently it suddenly no longer accessible. When plugged to a Mac, it will prompt "The disk you inserted was not readable by ...
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Recover Deleted Data from Malfunctioning Hard Drive

I deleted some data accidentally on my Macbook a while ago, and then a couple weeks later the hard drive failed. Now my Macbook can't start normally. I took it to an Apple store and they told me they ...
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Macbook Air 13 - Stuck mid-bar at login, after reinstalling system stuck on apple logo

My Macbook Air 13 has crashed today. I've been playing some games on it and the screen suddenly got stuck. After waiting for about 15 minutes I turned it off the hard way (power button hold), ...
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OS X stopped auto mounting external drivers

My MacBook stopped auto-mounting external hard drives this week. I have to mount them in Disk Utility, which works fine. This has happened with three different drives (which all had Time Machine ...
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Older Mac (2012) Fails to Boot, any ideas?

Guys I'm running out of steam here... how do I copy files from a hard drive in recovery mode to an external hard drive on an older mac. First few things I did: boot into recovery mode and run the ...
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Recover data with file structure HFS+ on Mojave

I'm desperate and trying almost everything. That's what happened. I was having problem with Time Machine. One file was not letting time machine finish the backup. But to discover this took me a while. ...
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Suggestion for software to recover data after formatting [closed]

I have an external hard drive which had two primary partitions one ext4 and one fat32. I have recently bought a macbook and I emptied the fat32 partition of the external drive to use it as a Time ...
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How to recover data after Bootcamp utility crash HFS+ Encrypted?

There is internal SSD: 1/4 - HFS+ - Secondary System Volume with macOS Sierra Audio HD 1/4 - HFS+ - Shared Volume between two systems Shared HD 1/2 - APFS - Main System Volume with macOS Mojave Mac ...
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Large external storage stops working after being connected for a long time

I have a 4 TB LaCie RUGGED USB-C external hard drive, and when it's connected to my MacBook Pro (13-inch mid 2014) for a long time without being used, it stops working. I do allow drives to sleep when ...
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MacBook Pro A1297 will not startup

I have tried all sorts of things. I have reorted to single user mode but dont know enough to fix anything. I have tried fsck and it says things are fine but i continue to have this error among others ...
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New SSD Fitted but Disk Utility Still Showing Old Disk

My 2013 Mac Mini with 1 TB Fusion drive was starting to run really slowly. I got a brand new 1 TB SSD fitted and am trying to restore from Time Machine, now. The restore can see the Time Machine ...
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Why does my macbook only allow me to start up in internet recovery mode?

My macbook only allows me to start in internet recovery mode. I need to go through 2 internet recovery modes before i am allowed to enter normal recovery mode. Then the disk utility shows that my hard ...
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How to fix MacBook Pro Display which is not working [closed]

I guess the reason you clicked this question is that you thought it was the backlight issue but it is not. This problem puzzles me. ISSUE: My display does not work. What MacBook do I have? ...
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How do I free up space on my Mac?

I'm confused regarding what options I have to be able to keep working on my work computer. According to DiskSweeper, this is how my 500GB disk space is used: Besides from things that cannot be ...
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Replaced SSD won't boot

I have cloned the HDD from an old MBP (Early 2011) to a Kingston A400 SSD. When booting from USB it all works fine, however once installed internally when booting it shows a no entry sign 🚫 (I assume ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 - New SSD, can't install macOS

I installed a 500GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe M.2 into my MacBook Pro 13" 2015 (128GB). I followed instructions in a youtube video. (Boot-Stick created, case opened, battery disconnected, SSD removed,...
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Why has my hard drive started spinning-up each time I eject it?

When I eject the hard drive, the disk starts to slow down but then the disk starts spinning at full speed about a second later. The hard drive is not mounted but it is still spinning. I’m afraid to ...
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Bootcamp - can't save Windows support software, not enough space on available disk

So I keep getting the above error at the following step, Downloading windows support software - OK Partitioning disk - OK Copying windows files - OK Saving windows support software - ERROR I have ...
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How to fix CoreStorage not mounting? Broken GPT, GUID, volume etc?

I have an external hard drive with two partitions, each one formatted as "OS X Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)". The second partition mounts and asks for a password, but the first one does not. The ...
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My WD passport spins, lights up and connects but doesnt show as an available drive [duplicate]

My external hard drive fell. After that I plug it in and it lights up but doesnt blink, the HD spins then stops. The WD icon in the top right of my screen shows it there as plugged in but it doesnt ...
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Partition Type: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF no backup [duplicate]

trying to delete a disk partition, the disks utility has given an error and now the Macintosh HD volume was not in APFS. But of course, being different, does not match anything with mine. It also ...
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Partition table error in external ARECA RAID

Thanks for trying to help me fix this problem. I have been having trouble with my external RAID, the error message that I got was that I have a partition table error. The RAID contains six 4 TB hard ...
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Cannot install Mac OS X Lion due to disk errors

I’m trying to install Mac OS X Lion after accidentally having erased my disk in order to reboot my iMac, which I did without backing it up. On a separate USB drive, I formatted and installed a Lion ...
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Blocking Disk Utility? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to prevent someone from creating a new partition on my hard drive in order to get around restrictions I've set. I've already tried setting an administrator account to no luck. ...
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No “Manage” button in Storage for my boot drive

I have two drives on my machine, Fast, the original 256GB SSD in my MP2013, and Bigger, a USB-attached 2TB drive. I'm trying to download XCode 10.2, but it complains there is not enough room on my ...
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I can't delete a partition I created on my hard drive

The reason I have came here to post a question is because it seems that looking for the answer doesn't work. After attempting (and failing) to install bootcamp, my disk has for some reason been ...
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Rebuild APFS Container Scheme using Terminal

I am having an issue with an internal HDD from my MacBook Pro Mid-2012 by some reason not sure why it change the file system from GUID to APFS. Right now I been trying to recover my data but there are ...
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Clone hard drive from 2017 Macbook Pro to 2012 iMac

My Macbook needs to be sent to the store for repair and I plan on making a block level clone of it to an unused iMac that I have. My question is will the iMac be able to boot and not crash due to the ...
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Can't resize APFS container

On a 120GB SSD hard drive in a MacBook only 68.68GB are available. The missing 51.32GB are not even shown as a free space. Here is what the output of Disk Utility looks like: As you can see on the ...
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Macbook Pro mid-2012 Disk Utility First Aid Results Interpretation Help

My MacBook pro mid-2012 has been acting a little odd lately (freezing, losing track of files). I've run first aid in disk utility multiple times, but always get the same notes which suggests it doesn'...
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internal SSD crash. macbook retina early 2016. Mac OS X el capitan

My macbook crashed after an ongoing update. I get the "?" file when rebooting it. After several test i decided to reformat my SSD as it was impossible to install a new version of mac OS X on it. At ...
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CoreStorage disk won't unmount

My roll-your-own Fusion drive has become corrupted somehow, and I want to start all over. However, it won't unmount. When I run (from another startup disk, of course) diskutil cs delete <Logical ...
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MacBook SSD failure

MBP 2018(13-inch) I got the Touch ID "reach fingerprint limit" problem. I ran xartutil --erase-all command in terminal recovery mode. After that, I cannot log into my account with the correct ...
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Failed paritiong resizing partition in Mojave via Disk Utility (Planning to add it to Bootcamp) [duplicate]

(Using Mojave 10.14.1 on MBP Mid-2012) I was trying to resize my AFPS partition to add it later to my Bootcamp partition (in Windows) but the operation failed. What I did was to use Disk Utility's ...
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No install location available in Mac Internet Recovery

I tried to start my Mac & a folder with a question mark appeared. I researched on Google and discovered it was a problem with the Boot partition. I saw how to fix it. I used Opt ⌥ while booting ...
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moving solid-state drive to new macbook

I have a MacBook Air, model 6,2 with an Apple 500GB SSD. I want to upgrade to a new MacBook Air but I'd like to transfer the drive to increase storage on the new MacBook to 500GB. Is this possible ...
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Unable to manage my external hard drive

i am experiencing issues with my external hard drive; although it is recognized by my macbook air (2017, MacOs Mojave 10.14.3) i cannot access/modify it, neither with the disk manager app nor with ...
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Unable to delete folder with phantom sub-folders / files

I had a postgres database folder which I had sent to the trash. However, I've been unable to empty the trash because it gives me the following error: The operation can’t be completed because the item ...
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How to fix “error: no room for the backup header”

I have a MacBook Pro 2015, two days ago after I tried to dual-boot with Ubuntu I lost my access to my 'Macintosh HD' partition. Most especially I had a FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF partition, ...
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Mojave: warning using disk utility: invalid bsd_flags

IMac: Using the disk utility, I get a warning: inode_val: object (oid 0x176461): invalid bsd_flags (0x10) strong text I have tried to erase HD and reinstall Mojave twice. In vain. Tried to restore ...
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Lost connection to NTFS external drive in the middle of use, now it won't mount

Problem: I was watching a movie through iTunes and 20 minutes in the movie just stops and says it can't find the file location. I recently moved my iTunes library to my external drive, but I watched ...
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Bypassing the Failed Disk “Read Only” Mode

On macOS, if a disk is failing, you will sometimes get the message below. The OS will put the disk into read-only mode. You can get your files off of it but you can't write to it. My question is, is ...
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Concerns re: upgrading to an OWC Aura Pro SSD on my 2015 Macbook Pro 15" retina

Looking to upgrade HD space on my 2015 MBP 15" — considering purchasing the OWC Aura Pro 1TB drive, but am quite wary of the many negative reviews I've seen surrounding it (overheating, battery issues,...
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Unable to use disk removed from Synology NAS with a Mac - wrong partition size showing

I have 2 x 3TB disks I've removed from a Synology NAS. When I try to mount these disks on OS X, they show as only having a single 800GB partition. I've tried erasing in the Disk Util app, but it only ...
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CoreServices slow and crashing; possible hardware issues

I recently did a clean install of macOS Sierra onto a 500gb hdd, and the only menubar/always running apps are Finder, Little Snitch (v3.8), Launchbar, Macs Fan Control, Endurance, Airparrot 2, and ...
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Professional Data Recovery solution: what to use?

I have a LaCie P9227 2TB drive partitioned 500GB for Time Machine and 1.5TB for Archive purposes. Two days ago the disk started failing (DriveDx utility indicated it as Failing), the TM partition ...
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How do I copy files from macbook to external harddrive using single user mode?

My MacBook pro shut down due to an error, and now I can't log in again. I've tried creating an image using Disk Utility but it fails every time. I have my hard drive connected to my MacBook but when I ...
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Macbook Pro (encrypted disk) hangs during login after some “low hdd space near-crash”

My macbook almost crashed when it was low on HDD space. I emptied about 10% of HDD, but still there were some glitches (some apps couldn't start up and so on), so I restarted the laptop. Restart didn'...
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diskutil mac error 69519

I needed to delete my bootcamp partition but bootcamp wouldn't let me, so I deleted the partition and also the recovery partition of windows from diskutil. The problem is when I try to add the free ...
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Partitions - Apple SSD [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Air 13" 2016 with Windows installed using Boot Camp. I want to install a version of Linux as well. In short: can I create an extra partition for this installation or will my Mac crash ...