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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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Why does my mac not have free space even after I delete files?

Today I want to install Catalina but it requires 17 GB of disk space, and I only have 8 GB. So I started to delete files but only found out that the disk space was unchanged or even shrinked more ...
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One mac shows an EFI partition for my EHD, another does not [on hold]

like the title says, I have one mac that mounts the EFI partition on my external hard drive, and another that does not. I'm not sure how the EFI started showing up on the one mac, but I'd like it to ...
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Disk has multiple partitions but Disk Utility can only mount first one [duplicate]

View from Disk Utility: Output of diskutil (for this disk only): /dev/disk6 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
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MacOS Boot Error

I hope I am able to explain the problem accurately and with sufficient detail. The problem started with the flashing folder at boot up. I used the Command + r option to get into recovery mode. ...
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Trying to install OS X El Capitan, error of external hardrive needing GUID Partition Table Scheme

I have an old MacBook Air with Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63). I am trying to install the OS X El Capitan but having issues. First there was not enough memory on the mac (even though I have ...
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Seagate (Samsung) external drive USB 3.0 not mounting on High Sierra

Please redirect if i've missed a similar thread: Seagate 500GB USB 3.0 working fine last week, now won't mount. OS is High Sierra 10.13.6. I have tried a restart and a recovery mode restart, no ...
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Hard drive replacement iMac late 2013

I know almost nothing about computer repair. I'm an elderly woman who is partially blind. I did find a step by step guide on iFixit and have a friend with tools and nimbler fingers than mine. He's not ...
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Deleting my Recovery HD?

So I'm running the latest Mac OS Mojave version on my ~4 yo MacBook Pro. I have, and I had for a while now this "Recovery HD" that takes aout 70,3GB. So 3 questions here : I'm getting kind of narrow ...
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Mount a previously internal and encrypted HDD as an external drive

I upgraded the hard drive on my late 2015 iMac from the fusion drive that came with it to a 1TB Samsung SSD. My SSD has a fresh install of macOS and I planned on using my fusion drive as an external ...
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Bootcamp - Stuck on “Partitioning Disk…”

When attempting to add a Windows 10 (April 2018, build 1803) partition to my 2019 iMac, I get stuck on "Partitioning disk..." perpetually. When I look at Disk Utility, the OSXRESERVED and BOOTCAMP ...
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External HD (Time Machine) sleep issues

I have a 4TB WD external hard drive with three partitions on it, one being a Time Machine partition. When a Time Machine backup is running and the computer goes to sleep, it triggers a few different ...
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Seagate Backup Plus Mac reformatted to NTFS don't mount on Mac

I have a Seagate Backup Plus Mac drive that, as the name implies, came with the HFS format for Mac. I reformatted it to NTFS to be compatible with a Windows PC (I was not working with Mac at the time)....
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I am unable to mount or repair 1TB seagate external hard drive on mac

I tried using disk utility both in the regular mode and recovery mode. I tried using the terminal and this is what I get: MBP2011:Volumes admin$ diskutil repairDisk /dev/disk2 Repairing the ...
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Change permission of external hfs drive

Two of my external HFS+ drives changed permission after I did something wrong while my iMac (Sierra) was connected to an old MacPro2.1 (Snow Leopard) and I shared all the disks on network. So I lost ...
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Carbon Copy Cloner - Bad files that are unrecoverable. What should I delete and should I reformat?

I just used Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC Version 3.5.7, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion). Everything copied to my external backup drive except for about 500 random files - most of which are in the same folders and don'...
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Is it necessary to “Restore” files from a Time Machine backup if I can already access them directly from the backup disk using Finder?

I have an external hard drive that I've separated into two partitions: one that I use for additional file storage, and one that I use as a dedicated Time Machine backup disk. Something has gone wrong ...
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“Not enough disk space” despite seemingly having more than enough

I tried to move a folder from an external drive to my new MacBook Pro's internal drive, but get a "Not enough disk space" error: The folder I'm moving is 23.89 GB: But my internal drive is supposed ...
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Should the internal disk of a Mac be erased?

I saw this post which said that the internal disk of a Mac should not be erased, but it doesn't explain why. Does anyone know?
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What's the best way to use SuperDuper to back up multiple hard drives to partitions on a single drive?

Here's the setup I'm setting up: Mac HD (500GB SSD) Media HD (2TB SSD) Daily Backup HD (3TB HDD, partitioned into a 2TB Daily Backup Mac HD, a 500GB Daily Backup Media HD, and an irrelevant 500GB ...
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Yet again an FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF partition issue

Update June 10th Partition seams to be back, almost, please check update 4 at the bottom This is happening on a Macbook Pro June 2012 version. Disk is a 1T SSD and it was up to date with Mojave till ...
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What could be the cause? I/O completely died. Constant spinning, even logging in takes forever

iMac 5K, late 2014 model. The weirdest thing happened yesterday. This machine is usually very performant — 8GB ram, 3TB Fusion drive. I dual-boot Windows on it using Boot Camp. As of now, I still ...
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Hard Drive Corrupted [duplicate]

I Erased my hard drive from mac utilities from the recovery mode, but now i am not able to install Mac OS Mojave as it doesn't shows my mac hard drive to install and when i checked it in utilities, it ...
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Hard drive ignores available free space

I have a 500 GB SSD. At one point, it had 2 partitions--one for my regular macOS boot (430 GB), and one for developer previews (~70 GB). At some point, I deleted the developer preview partition, but ...
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MacBook Pro: Erratic Trackpad behavior when an external 3.5" drive is connected

When I plug my external 3.5" hard drive into my 13" 2016 MacBook Pro, the Trackpad becomes very erratic and difficult to use. The drive is housed in a powered enclosure (brand Integral). Other ...
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A WD hard drive can be detected by one Macbook but not another

A WD My Passport hard drive (bought in 2016-7) can be detected by one Macbook (a 2018 15" MacBook Pro) but not another (not even in diskutil) (a 2013 11" Macbook Air). What is the explanation for this?...
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MacBook Pro doesn’t recognize new internal HDD

My MBP 13” mid 2012 doesn’t recognize new HDDs (500 GB HGST 5400 rpm SATA 3.0gb or 500GB HGST 7200 rpm 6.0g) in Disk Utility, but picked up a Toshiba 500 GB. My previous HDD failed(dead). I am ...
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disk drive about full. Library folder has over 100 GB

I have an old iMac running High Sierra. I have an internak 250 GB drive and a 4 TB eternal hdd. My internal drive is about full. I was going to clear up some room but I noticed my library folder has ...
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External hard drive is not recognized by MacOS after trying to install something on it

Can someone help me with this? (without having to format it) Here's the table start size index contents 0 5859790848 MacBook-Pro-de-Elias:~ ///$ sudo gpt show /dev/...
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MacOS partition doesnt boot up and shows as MBR part 255 [duplicate]

Sadly the post tagged as duplicated does not work for me ——————— Quick specs: Macbook Pro Mid2012 500GB SSD thats been in the Macbook for around 4 years MacOS Mojave BOOTCAMP Windows (100GB) ...
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APFS Container Disk & APFS Container Scheme Mismatch - Cannot Resize

I have an issue where I screwed up my partitions by removing a PC formatted partition, and it did not recombine itself with my overall partition. Issue happened because I got a new SSD, loaded my mac ...
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Hard drive won't mount (not visible) when connected to internal SATA ribbon

I have an old macbook pro (I think from 2013, but I am not sure), and the hard drive (WD blue 750gb WD7500BPVX, something like this) is broken (I think). Basically I can see it from the disk utility ...
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Can't see HD in disk utility in recovery mode, but can in OS

I'm pretty new to Macs. I got an iMac Pro in 2017 (grey one) and about 6 months ago it started giving me occasional folder flashing icon on startup. It also started occasionally forgetting my ...
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Cannot Open .Sparsebundle

My computer crashed few days ago, I took it to computer store and they told me that the logic board is damaged but the hard drive is fine. So they migrated all files from old mac to a new mac. All ...
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8T external HDD failing to format

Disk Utility is failing to format an 8T external hard drive on my iMac. I keep getting an error stating Unable to write to the last block of the device: (see below): How might I troubleshoot this?
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Can't resize partition [duplicate]

My Disk Utility is showing me some Weird Stuff. My current startup partition is showing as 155 GB, with (I was shocked to discover) 344 GB of unpartitioned free space: I can try to resize the first ...
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Macintosh HD partition missing from startup options [duplicate]

I tried to shrink my Windows Bootcamp partition using third-party software which led to my Macintosh HD partition missing from startup options. Unfortunately I don't have a recent backup for the whole ...
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How to get my old disk back that contains personal data?

I was not able to power on my MacBook Pro 2015. It was getting stuck on the Apple Logo. I took it to the Apple Service Centre, they diagnosed it and replaced the SSD. The kept my old disk with them ...
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Accidentally overwrote encrypted external drive (Mac OS)

So I was rushed (and being careless) and accidentally copied about 80 MB of a Raspberry PI image (SD card formatted extfs) over my external USB drive (4TB) that was formatted and encrypted (using Disk ...
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SSD compatibility with adapter

A Sintech M.2 NGFF SSD 18Pin Adapter Card adapter was purchased for Macbook Air MacBookAir4,1 (11-inch, Mid 2011). It is unclear to me which of these drives is compatible: Amazon indicates that ...
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External SSD drive not detected as SSD drive

I've got a Sandisk Extreme SSD drive as an external drive for my MacBook Pro. It has no problems with connecting to the MacBook or being recognized as an external drive. The problem is it is not ...
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SSD Partitioning upgraded MBA (Macbook Air Model A1370) SSD

I would like to 'ghost' a 128GB to a larger M.2 SSD. Based on my experience with upgrading a Macbook to a larger SSD, MS-Office will shutdown. The PC is a MacBook Air "Core i5" 1.6 11" (Mid-2011) ...
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Recovering files from an iMac G3 hard drive (Mac OS 8.6)

I recently purchased an iMac G3 (M2452) running Mac OS 8.6 from eBay for a project I'm working on, and was hoping to recover system sound files (such as startup sound, error sounds, etc) to use in the ...
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Missing HDD space after removing Boot Camp partition

This is probably not the first case, but I have tried various methods to recover the lost 50 GB of space from different threads, but neither one of them work. (After removing Boot Camp partition, took ...
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How to create “firmware partition” on HDD?

I have a problem with internal hard drive in my IMac, it doesn't work, but I have an external hard drive (HDD), and I want to run MacOS on it. I successfully installed MacOS and upgraded it to Sierra....
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Cannot mount external drives or flash drives

I tried multiple file systems and multiple devices, none of them will mount. I also tried looking for fsck (not running), resetting the NVRAM (and restarting the Mac of course) and it still doesn't ...
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Transfer time machine backups from unmountable HDD

I am attempting to access time machine backups on an external hard drive that I have, and transfer them over to a new HDD. Both drives are 2TB. The drive with the time machine backups will not mount, ...
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Do I need to back up /private, /tmp, or /.DocumentRevisions-V100?

I'm trying to back up my Macbook Pro using this rysnc script to an external USB drive: sudo rsync -avxE --progress / /Volumes/backupdrive/... which I found here: https://serverfault.com/questions/...
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Hard Drive Full, can't figure out why

My mac recently started to indicate that the startup disk was full. I went thru and cleaned out all the disk images and videos and other large files that I could find. Emptied trash. Emptied downloads....
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Recovering playlists from iPod databases

I am working with my daughter's 80gb iPod classic (mod A1238). The unit crashed during an update / backup. The project is to replace the corrupted HDD (and battery while I'm at it). I am confident ...
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Disk Space - Mac Book Pro

Disk Utility Info Shows: Volume capacity : 250,790,436,864 Available space (Purgeable + Free) : 18,254,333,896 Purgeable space : 1,570,408,392 Free space : 16,683,925,504 Used space : 230,210,576,384 ...