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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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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 ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 MD101 cannot bootup, cannot reinstall OSX

Problem Description About 5 years ago, I upgraded the original HDD to SSD (Samsung 840 evo), everything was ok until last November. After a trip to an examination (4 hours drive, 2 hours out, 2 ...
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My Fusion Drive Partitioning Seems Wrong/Strange/Wonky

See below for diskutil list of my 3TB fusion drive (iMac 27" late 2014) running High Sierra: I assume disk0 is the HD and disk1 is the SSD, and disk2 is the virtual combo that is mounted as my "HD". ...
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I'm Unable to Boot into Mac OS Partition, partition type FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF [duplicate]

I've seen similar answered questions like this. I'm unable to boot into my MacOS partition. Long story short, I had Windows BootCamp, removed it and then later installed Ubuntu Linux, then tried to ...
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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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Does this mean my fusion drive has split?

I've been getting the message that my Mac has run out of application memory. I've been trying to clear up some disk space, but some how it doesn't move free space up, in fact it decreased. Then I ...
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How do I clone from a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) spinning hard drive to a new SSD on 10.13.6

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) with a 500GB spinning hard disk boot drive with High Sierra 10.13.6. Disk Utility reports the drive as "SATA Internal Physical Volume - Mac OS Extended (...
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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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Repeated MacBook Pro 2012 HDD Cable Failures

Two weeks ago, a friend's mid-2012 MacBook Pro gave the dreaded question mark folder upon attempting to wake from sleep. I pulled the drive and checked it (backed up, SMART status passed, 70+ MBps ...
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Not able to access data/partition on HDD after removing it from iMac

hope I'm right here. I'm quite lost as of now. tl;dr Can't properly access data from an 3 TB HDD I removed from my dead iMac and hooked up via USB (2.0) to the new one. Recovery software tells me, ...
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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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Resize system partition?

I found some questions like that here but it doesn't help me. I use Paragon hard disk manager & disk utility to resize it and have screenshot like below. But I can't add free space to main osx ...
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“About this mac -> Storage” show different values than “Macintosh HD” [duplicate]

I attached images to better illustrate the problem Notice how the total of all the file folders in the Macintosh HD pic is approximately 150GB --however-- "About This Mac -> Storage" shows only ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...