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Questions tagged [hdd]

The Hard Disk Drive is a storage device for storing documents and data.

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How can I get an NTFS partition to mount in macOS Mojave?

I have a external HDD with four different partitions on it. 3 out of 4 of them work flawlessly. Two partitions are running the macOS Extended filesystem, one is running good old fat32, with the last ...
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Windows 10 Boot Camp on Mac mini Fusion Drive is running very slow. How to replace HDD / upgrade disk to SSD without reinstalling OS?

Hardware: - Mac mini (late 2014) - Core-i5 - 8GB Logical drive: - Fusion Drive 1,15TB Physical drives: - 128GB PCIe - 1000GB HDD Partitions and systems: - 250GB HFS+ macOS High Sierra - 850GB NTFS ...
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Install program on external HDD with Mac Book Pro [duplicate]

I'new in the Machintosh world. I'am running out of space on my Mac, so i try to install Epic Games and Fortnite on external HDD. Is it possible? How can I do? Thanks
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How to get data from a MacBook Pro hard drive on a Windows computer?

My MacBook Pro is not working anymore, I have some valuable data that I want to retrieve right now. This question is only software related. I can handle all the hardware stuff. I know that the ...
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Mac Pro 5.1 (mid 2012 ) Fusion Drive (2 SSDs and 1 HDD)

I have 2 SSDs 160GB each and a 4TB Disk (all SATA) I was thinking to put them in Fusion Drive setup, will it work? how it will work? which setup is recommended if possible? any speed benefits? ...
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Can I use a Seagate SSHD in my iMac and if so, how do I load OSX (High Sierra) onto it

I'm looking to upgrade my iMac 14.2 (late 2013) by swapping out the existing HDD with a Seagate SSHD Hybrid drive, along with adding another 8Gb memory. I've done a similar upgrade on my daughter's ...
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One-mac household, corrupted hard drive, too old for internet recovery

Long story short, a rusty trusty 2009 iMac is in need of saving. I got a bit overeager with partitioning in my youth, and whilst recently trying to undo the damage I managed to make the HDD ...
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2011 iMac Internal HDD with Invalid PEOF causing startup hang: can I save data

iMac mid-2011 27in running High Sierra. Two things happened recently, a storm and a software upgrade 10.13.5. The next morning, computer constantly freezing, on restart startup hangs when the ...
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Old HDD reformatt issue

So I have a HDD I want to format to use with my Mac. I think the portion Microsoft basic data is probably some kind of boot drive. How do i delete it? This is the return from terminal It’s disk2s2 ...
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time machine hdd mounted on another mac

I have an external HDD (USB) with a non-encrypted Time Machine backup. I suspect that the HDD was mounted on a different Mac in a precise date and time. Q: Is it possible to get a log out of the HDD, ...
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How to determine cause of Shutdown/Restart in MBP 2010 (7,1)? [duplicate]

Trying to determine cause of shutdown/restart on my Macbook 7,1 (mid 2010). I have attached a photo of the terminal log pending a restart. I recently had a CD get jammed in the SuperDrive but intend ...
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New HDD or SSD in MacBook with failed hard drive? [closed]

I have a mid 2012 non-retina MacBook pro 13" and recently the hard drive failed and needs to be replaced. I sent it in to a local Apple authorized service provider and was given several options for ...
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External Drives Slowed down

Currently I am using MacBook Pro with 128 GB ssd. I have one WD Elements 1 TB Hard Disk Drive. HDD is formatted to ExFAT and it is giving me speed of 30 MBPS and sometimes it goes down to 5 MBPS and ...
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Why does iStat Menus disable S.M.A.R.T. on my Mac?

I have set up a launchd job which checks my S.M.A.R.T. status. After I installed iStat Menus my launchd job immediately threw me a popup saying me to backup all my files. I checked with Disk Utility ...
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Safe to unplug external HDD that has spun down?

I often can hear that an external HDD has spun down, and figure it would be safe to unplug since it won't be writing any data. Am I wrong in this assumption?
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Replacing Macbook Pro HDD & Installing Operating System

Long story short I am in desperate need of help figuring out how to prepare for and replace my Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) hard drive. An SSD is not an option, to clarify, and I've already purchased a hard ...
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MacBook Pro 2012, HDD speed 80MB read/write normal?

I have a MacBook Pro 13" (non-retina) from 2012 with a 512GB HDD. I've run some speed test with BlackMagic and those are around 75-80MB/sec for read/write. This seems slow, but maybe this is normal ...
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HFS+ vs APFS: What are the pros/cons of converting HDDs to APFS?

I've got a few USB 3.0 HDDs I use for backup and game storage, all formatted in HFS+. What are the advantages/disadvantages of migrating to APFS on an HDD?
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How to reformat a HDD to show the proper size?

Long story short. On my iMac I had a Fusion Drive: 250GB SSD + 750GB HDD. The SSD failed totally, is completely dead. HDD seems to be OK. I replaced the SSD and erased the HDD. The HDD seems to be ...
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fsck_msdos keep blocking external HD

MacOS Sierra 10.12.5 early 2015 MacBook pro 13inch Transcend 1TB Keep doing this since 2015 when I bought both. Every time it is disconnected improperly it hangs a long time upon trying to remount it ...
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MacBook Air no longer recognizes USB external HDDs, flash drives or SD cards

My MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) is no longer recognizing a USB external HDD, flash storege and even SD cards anymore. I did nothing different than usual before I confronted this big problem. My ...
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How to know whether Mac has SSD or HDD installed

How do I know whether my Mac has a SSD or HDD installed without having to literally open my Mac? PS. Is there anyway to know it from Disk Utility?
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Mac mini 2011 upgrade SSD question

When I watched a tutorial on YouTube, it showed that I need to unplug fan, and the IR connector. But, I also read some comments that it's not necessary to remove and could be hanging there when I ...
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macOS Sierra does not fully eject my external hard drive

I bought a Seagate Expansion Media 2 TB and formatted it with Mac OS Extended (Journaled). All went well until I enabled Time Machine. I encrypted my backups (so, the drive) and now when I eject the ...
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Do I have an HDD or an SSD in my MacBook?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014). I am running macOS Sierra 10.12.4 . Is there any way to find out if I have a hard disk or a solid state disk? (I have a total of 250 GB of storage if ...
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HGST 1TB in Mid 2012 MacBook Pro not working in SATA bay but drive seems fine

In my Mid-2012 13 inch MacBook Pro I have a 500GB HDD in the standard SATA bay and I replaced the DVD drive with a drive cage which has a SSD in it. I bought this Hitachi HST 1TB drive \to replace my ...
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Merge existing HDD and SSD into Fusion drive

Some time ago I split the Fusion Drive into 2 parts, SSD and HDD accordingly. Now I decided to return to fusion drive, but I have some data that I would like to keep. Is it possible to merge drives ...
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Repeated drive failure/file corruption when switching OSs using bootcamp

I am running BootCamp on a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and Windows 10. I have two hard drives in my MBP. The system drive is an SSD, which is partitioned for each of the OSs. ...
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Need to reinstall OSX Mavericks on older MBP (originally with Leopard) [duplicate]

The HDD on my trusty Mac has given up the ghost, and an attempt at repair this weekend resulted in failure to boot. It originally had 10.5, which I updated through to Mavericks. I still have a Snow ...
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Using the same HDD with macOS and Windows

Is it possible to use the same external HDD for both macOS and Windows? For example, can I use it as backup storage for both systems? If so, should it have at least 2 partitions?
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Macbook apps randomly become unresponsive

Recently I started to experience problems with my old MacbookPro mid 2012 which has Sierra 10.12.2, 512 GB HDD (the initial factory disk), and 16GB RAM (2x8GB, memory was upgraded from the initial 4GB)...
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Copy single file with I/O errors

I would like to copy a file from one disk (HDD with filesystem NTFS) to another (SSD with ExFAT, if it matters). The problem occurs in the middle of the copy process, showing me the following message: ...
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Macbook Pro 2011 SSD Placement Location

I just recently upgraded my 2012 macbook pro with a 250gb SSD and have succesfully clean installed a new OS on the SSD. I was also able to change the boot setting so that the SSD would boot first and ...
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Old external HDD drive not recognized properly in new enclosure

I've tried searching Google, the Apple Forums, and here for solutions to this and none of them seem to address the issue. Have been using a Seagate 3TB external HDD for years as a Mac formatted ...
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Can't install new Seagate HD on mac — greyed partion option under disk utilites

On my mac, trying to set up new Seagate Expansion Portable Drive. I get to the Disk utility, but the partition option is greyed out.
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Secondary Hard Drive

I have a mid-2012 13" MBP with a 750G,5400rpm,HDD and I am going to remove the SuperDrive and add a 1TB Samsung Evo 850 SSD. My question is, I am going to run my operating systems, macOS and ...
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How to fix HDD failure on a MacBook Pro?

My daughter's Mac failed to boot. I did: Recovery Mode - would not allow to reinstall OS X, Disk Utility failed. Internet Recovery Mode - doesn't work Created external drive with OS X, rebooted ...
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Unable to successfully format a secondary HDD?

I installed a secondary HDD in my MacBook Pro in the CD drive tray using a caddy. In my main drive slot I have an SSD which works fine. The 500GB drive I had before, I decided to put in the caddy and ...
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Installing macOS on a new HDD from USB drive stuck on grey screen with Stop sign

Here is the sequence of events : I have a 15" MacBook Pro (mid 2012 IIRC 2009). Its HDD crashed. I replaced the HDD with another Toshiba HDD from my Dell laptop (which was running Windows 7). The ...
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Should I move my home folder to my HDD to reduce writing to the SSD?

I recently added an external SSD to my 2012 Mac mini, connected with a USB 3.0 cable. I also have a 500 GB HDD and everything works fine. I am just wondering if it's recommend to move the home folder ...
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HDD shows as “Untitled” în Disk Utility

I have another HDD problem. I had a broken enclosure witch was acting really weird. It freezes up the finder at some point and I wasn't able to do anything else but to unplug it so "force eject" witch ...
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How to install or port data to a Fusion / Hybrid / SSHD drive

I have a late 2012 Mac mini that came with a 500 GB HDD installed from the factory. It's almost full so I want to upgrade it to a 1 TB Fusion Drive, as the cost for a 1 TB SSD is still steep. The Mac ...
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Alignment errors on Fusion Drive caused by differing block sizes?

I have some alignment errors on my Fusion Drive after? reorder the CoreStorage. For some weeks ago I got my purchased iMac 27 and made out, that the index order of the SSD and HDD drives are wrong. ...
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How can Sudden Motion Sensor interrupt f.lux functionality to control screen color?

I have installed f.lux on my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) running OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 to make the color of screen warmer at night. When I pick my laptop suddenly and Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS)...
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Should I have my Mac on until “external” hard drive encryption process is done?

I have a MBP 2012 and replaced the internal hard drive with an SSD and the SuperDrive with a 1TB HDD. I'm encrypting my 1TB HDD. Should I leave my Mac on until it's done? Does OS X pause the ...
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Changing from HDD to SSD with my Airport Time Capsule

I will receive a new SSD very soon (Samsung 850 EVO 500gb). My question is, will it be possible to transfer all my data from my HDD(I have a time machine backup of my computer on the airport time ...
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Macbook Pro doesn't recognise ANY HDD

The Issue The Macbook refuses to boot from internal disk. Disk Utility recognises it sometimes, however, is unable to format it. Linux is, however, able to both recognise and format the disk. What I'...
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Macbook pro internal HD not detected

I had a problem with my bootcamped MBP and I tried to format the HD. I wasn't able to format any of the partitions so I tried the following based on https://www.macissues.com/2014/04/05/how-to-fix-...
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27 imac Late 2012 HDD Failure

The HDD on my 27 imac Late 2012 has died. Is it replaceable? At present, I switch on (soundless) and get the white screen which loads up one third and then freezes. I tried Disk utilities which told ...
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How to Read External HDD (Ubuntu) on OS X?

I do not want overwrite my OSX HDD, like the email-discussion will ubuntu 16.04 support single boot on mac air? but use instead external HDD for Ubuntu Linux on mac air. I use USB3.0 to Sata cable ...