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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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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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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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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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Suggestion for software to recover data after formatting [on hold]

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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How to merge two partitions on external hard drive when the “partition” option is greyed out?

I have an external hard drive that is connected to my computer by a SATA/eSATA cable. Diskutility recognizes the hard drive as two separate drives as shown in the following two images: I can't seem ...
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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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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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Error creating bootable USB

For two days my Mac has been "dead"; the hard drive crashed, so I reformatted (twice). I wanted to reinstall Mavericks via Recovery, but at the end of the process it shows nearly 1 million minutes ...
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Is a Sparse Bundle image or Sparse Image better for many files 3 TB external hard drive 4TB?

I'm on a Mac and Windows PC, and have many files (videos, photos, documents, iTunes Backups, but without Windows or macOS system backup) the size is 3TB or larger in my old external hard drive. I use ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Mac Application to defrag my Mac drive

I work on media files as per my profession. I find my Mac (Mac Lion) going slower day by day. I think it will be beneficial to defrag the drive but didn't find any Apple tool for it. I want a an ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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MacOS partition shows up as FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF (Mojave)

I suspect this this may be a duplicate, but I'm not sure what I should do considering almost everyone else has another macOS version or other partition size and I'm not sure how to generalize another ...
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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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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 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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upgrading drive of 2015 macbook air, such thing as too fast?

I was considering upgrading the drive of a macbook air that i got and was amazed at the difference between some of the NVMe PCIe M.2 drives at around 3,938 MB per second and other SATA drives (which I ...
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Accidentally deleted disk, how to restore data?

While installing bootcamp I accidentally deleted (clean) the entire disk, now my entire data is gone. I saved it as it was in an image on an external disk. Disk utility won't mount the file and even ...
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Mac OS running slow after Mojave install and disk appears to be corrupt

I currently have upgrade OS Mojave on my laptop, imac at home and imac at work. Don't ask me why I did all at once, other than not thinking straight. After the install performance has dropped on all ...
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What explains intermittent I/O errors for all attached volumes?

Two external volumes that are both having I/O errors. This is a small bit of console output. One is an SSD and the other is a regular hard drive. Both are relatively new. default 18:46:56.035095 -...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Compatibility of NVMe and deep sleep in Macbook Pro

Like many others in the community, I am running a Samsung NVMe drive in my Late 2013 15 inch Macbook Pro. [Thanks to the firmware update provided in 10.13 Macs back until around 2013 can work off of a ...
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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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Which SATA cable do I need for a SSD installation in an iMac mid-2011?

1) which SATA cable speed do I need for a SSD installment in a iMac mid-2011? In OWC or iFixit kits, they uses SATA 3, but today I can get quicker SATA 6 cables, does that work or make it quicker? 2)...
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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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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'...