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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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After deleting files to make space for windows partition, 'System' swells in size

I deleted a bunch of files so that I could free up 64GB of space for a windows bootcamp partition. When I started, the 'System' filesize was around 16GB, and now it's doubled to 36GB. Is there any ...
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Timemachine backups to Encrypted APFS partition. Checkbox turn off encryption

I am trying to use a newly created APFS encrypted case sensitive APFS partition with Time Machine backups. If I do not check the box encrypt backups, it prompts for the password to turn off encryption....
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TimeMachine setup backup to internal harddrive

I want to setup TimeMachine backup to my internal hard-drive on MacBookPro with Mojave 10.14.3 (I know it is not safe in case the hard-drive fails!) So I added a new encrypted AFPS volume. But in ...
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MacBook Pro won't boot from USB installer or go into recovery. Tried everything

Hi I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) that won't boot using any method. Around 6 months ago, the mac started making loud scratching sounds, but they stopped after a day or so. However, a few ...
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How can I recover a Mac-formatted external hard drive?

My girlfriend has an external hard drive with a bunch of photos on it from her Mac. She needed to transfer the files to her PC but we soon discovered that Macs and PCs use different formatting ...
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iMac 2009 too bad

I have an early 2009 iMac. It was too slow, so I reinstalled the OS. After the installation it appeared to work fine. However it has a strange behaviour. If I try to open Safari it loads instantly, ...
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Issues cloning OS X drive to a smaller one [closed]

I am trying to move my OS X install to a smaller disk because I plan to move to another OS, but this is taking much longer than planned so I hope someone can help me here. The SSD that now holds OS X ...
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External hard drive APFS marked as read only, after repair does not mount at boot time

I have an external 2TB hard drive formatted with APFS connected to my 2017 iMac 27" running Mojave/10.14. Until yesterday, this external disk would be mounted during boot time and everything worked ...
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Unable to partition internal Toshiba drive for OS X re-installation,

Trying to resurrect an older MBP and I'm at my wit's end on how to go about it. Hoping you all might be able to shed a helpful light on things. The MBP in question is circa 2012 and immediately boots ...
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External hard drives keep failing

A couple years ago, I learned my lesson. I had bought a WD My Book Thunderbolt external RAID. I didn't have a backup plan of course; it failed within a year, and I lost everything—this was about a ...
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Can't write to Seagate external hard drive on other macbook pros

I have a "new" 2gb Seagate external hdd. I used it to copy files off of my old Macbook pro, circa 2014, which worked fine. I just plugged in the drive into my new Macbook pro, circa 2018. I can ...
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macOS Mojave will not let me purge “purgeablefile” [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB drive. From Disk Utility, it shows 927.6 used, and 66.93 free, with a purgeable space of 424.15 GB I have followed several different documents floating around the Internet to turn off ...
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Is it possible to copy the remaining files of a (possibly corrupted) hard drive to an external hard drive?

Let me explain. After trying to update my Mac Sierra (it was a 2013 Macbook Air model) to Mac High Sierra, the update failed ("MacOS could not be installed on your computer"), and I was unable to ...
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Manual Windows 10 installation on Macbook Pro mid 2014 using unetbootin

Just some some context before i ask my actual question. I know my mac is older so I have been using a USB to use bootcamp. I have tried installing Windows 10 using the Bootcamp assistant multiple ...
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Time Machine wants 4.50 PB to backup 266.14GB

I'm currently unable to backup via Time Machine, as backups fail with the following error message: "Time Machine couldn't complete the backup to "Time Machine"". "The backup disk needs 4.50 PB for ...
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Adobe applications - Case-sensitive volumes not supported Mojave

I am trying to install the adobe creative cloud apps. when the setup launched it shows this error : Case-sensitive drives not supported I created a partition with the format APFS but nothing. ...
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did the following steps now disk is not recognized!

So I did this for a flashdrive and it worked perfectly then I tried it for an external harddrive and it will not work. After entering: sudo mount -w -t msdos /dev/disk3s1 /Volumes/MIXTAPE I get this ...
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cloning external 1TB HDD to internal 500GB SSD

2015 iMac, non-retina, OS 10.13, to remedy bad data transfer, SSD can be totally erased external HDD OS 10.14, 200GB total used, this disk was "professionally" replaced yesterday with the SSD but ...
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Failure To Boot/Verify Disk

My (mid 2011) MacBook Air’s been working perfectly fine, but today decided to 1) crash 2) throw me the “startup disk not found” error. I know it’s an old computer, but still I run disk verification ...
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Create a partition that both Windows and macOS Sierra can access via Disk Utility

After I installed macOS Sierra I decided I wanted to also have Windows for gaming. I installed Windows 8.1 via Boot Camp Assistant and gave it about 110 GB of space. After some time I realized that ...
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Backup my hard drive data from dead macbook pro (early 2013)

When I tried to upgrade my macbook pro (early 2013 model) to macOS Mojave, it restarted within 5 mins of starting the installation and after that display was not working. I had to replace the logic ...
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Macbook Harddrive showing up as FDisk_partition_scheme

I was using my computer normally when the computer stopped working all together. I turned it off and when I turned it back on I got a blank screen with a flashing folder with a question mark. I opened ...
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MacBook Air HDD storage being blocked in spite of Store in iCloud sync [duplicate]

My Macbook Air HDD storage is being blocked even though most of my documents are sycned to iCloud using Store in iCloud. When I go to Apple > About this Mac > Storage, I can see that 26GB of my ...
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I want to reclaim the deleted partitions storage space so i can have my whole 500 GB in one partition

I installed high sierra on a separate partition and it was installed as an APFS partition. Yesterday I went into recovery mode and straight up deleted the 100gb high sierra partition . Now on booting ...
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Invalid number of allocation blocks in Disk Utility Repair

First of all I hope @klanomath is still active over here as I'm having a similar issue as described in following thread: Partition on HFS+ external drive: "Invalid number of allocation blocks&...
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How to get back storage capacity from BOOTCAMP_VOL in Mojave without formatting?

I have a hybrid drive version of iMac, and from the start I have bootcamp installed in my iMac but barely ever used it. The OS has upgraded many times and not it is on Mojave. I realized a while ago ...
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How do I upgrade my internal SSD using a third party if my current one is not recognized (failed)?

I have a Late 2013 MBP whose 1TB SSD (PCIe) decided to suddenly fail last week. I managed to wipe and reformat the drive via target disk mode, but I cannot reinstall macOS from target disk mode (I ...
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Moving SSD harddrive to another Mac

I currently have my data and apps on a 2009 13" MacBook Pro and want to move to a 2012 13" MacBook Pro. I want to move my SSD to the new computer as the new one has a standard SATA drive. I am ...
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USB not recognized after installing OS X Snow Leopard on it

A while back, I tried installing OS X Snow Leopard on a USB Thumb Drive (64GB) in order to see whether it could run on a Mac with a broken HD. It worked, but was obviously incredibly slow (I didn't ...
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Macbook pro 2012 flashing folder question mark, goes to white screen after recovery

I have a MacBook pro 2012 which my friend gave me with the hard drive removed so they could keep their data. I have since bought an SSD and installed it but when I boot up I get a flashing question ...
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Error: Space manager is invalid

My macbook (Mid-2012, Non-retina) crashed today and it beeped. I managed to solve it by this video. Actually it did not solve. So i upgrade to Majove from Sierra. This way, my macbook start to boot. ...
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I removed another Mac's HD and reformatted it on disk utility, now it just shows blinking folder [duplicate]

So I removed a 2015 Macbook Air's HD from the computer and then using an OWC tool, I plugged it into my Macbook Pro and then erased it completely using Disk Utility. When I plugged it back into the ...
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How can I install macOS to an internal HD on a different Mac?

I have a MacBook Pro and my girlfriend has a MacBook Air. Her's is broken, so I reset her HD, which I did it from Disk Utility. Can I reinstall macOS to hers from my Mac? I have an attachment that ...
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Issues erasing APFS disk

The MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) won't boot because it can't find the system software (flashing questionmark folder when trying to boot). I tried to reinstall the system by installing macOS on an external ...
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System Information Storage “System” doesn't add up with du (High Sierra)

My primary disk is almost full (~250GB free 19GB), checking System Information on Storage tab I see that System takes ~196GB: Clicking on Manage I can confirm that most the space used is assigned to ...
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Unable to boot into Mac OSX after updating dual-boot Ubuntu, Partition Type FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF

On my Mac OSX Mojave machine.. I installed Ubuntu 18.04 to attempt to dual boot on the internal Apple SSD. Worked for a while, but after some updates to Ubuntu... hitting the power button boots up to ...
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MacOS partition shows up as FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF (Mojave)

I know this is a duplicate, but I'm not sure what I should do considering almost everyone else has another macOS version or other partition sizes etc. So I wanted to delete a Linux partition back to ...
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APFS encryption problem - two external disks stuck at 10%

macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra) both disks are seagate 4TB (each with less than 1TB used) I foolishly decided to encrypt both my external hard disks (that hold the same data) simultaneously. I worked ...
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Boot macOS on Lenovo machine from hard drive of MacBook pro that is dead

I have a Lenovo system with Ubuntu installed on it. What I'm trying to do is use the Lenovo system to boot macOS that was installed on a hard drive of a MacBook Pro that died. I saw several posts ...
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Flash drive no longer visible within Windows

I recently formatted a USB flash drive on my Mac (El-Capitan) and made a bootable Mojave installer drive. It worked great and there were no issues, until I needed to reformat it to use on Windows ...
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MacBook Pro Internal Hard Drive dead?

Not too long ago, I tried to update my MacBook Pro to the newest OS (Mojave). I downloaded the updater etc. and started updating my software. I didn't mind, so I just let it update for itself. I came ...
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How do I resolve a non-unique HD Identifier problem?

I use a HD with a caddy adapter for saving some files. macOS attributes a unique identifier for each external drive connected. But I needed to swap my adapter for the same disk, and now it's not ...
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After a failed bootcamp installation of Windows 10, I am stuck with multiple partitions

I canceled a bootcamp install of Windows 10 because it was taking AGES to work. Anyhow, I now have a partition on my MacBook I cannot seem to get rid of. If there is nothing on the extra partition (...
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Recognize externel hard drive as internal

I need my 2018 Mac mini (Mojave) to recognize the external hard drive as an internal one so I can use Bootcamp and install Windows on it. I tried the answer in "How to let MacBook Pro recognize my ...
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How to stop my external (USB) hard drive from sleeping/parking when not used

[MacBook Pro mid-2014 retina, Macos Mojave 10.14.1] I have a 3TB WD Elements (5400rpm) usb3 hard drive plugged into my laptop which I use for storing larger files since my laptop only had 500GB. I'...
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2011 iMac 27": cannot upgrade to latest OSX after replaced failing drive with blank new HDD. Nasty loop [duplicate]

Installed a new hard drive on a iMac 2011 27": old drive would not boot (node errors which FSK cannot fix). This faulty drive was running High Sierra before it stopped booting. Removed the old drive ...
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External hard drives are not showing up on the desktop or Disk Utility

I've upgraded to Mojave on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). Now, my external hard drives are not showing up on the desktop nor in Disk Utility. I need to access this work and Time ...
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My External Hard Drive's format changed to FAT16 without any reason

I have an ADATA HD710 1TB external hard drive which I use mostly in my Mac Mini 2011 and I have created two separate partitions for my drive. One of the partitions has APFS (Apple File System) format ...
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mount external drive not ejectable

I mounted without any problem an external USB drive and I can see on my Mac. I wonder if there is a way to let system identify it as "internal" drive and not as USB plugged device. It's a low profile ...
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How do I delete purgeable space detected by Disk Utility?

I am French so I apologize in advance for any possible language errors. I'm running macOS Mojave (version 10.14.2). Recently, I tried to run Bootcamp because I would like to install Windows. I went ...