Sure you can - it will even boot from it if you ask it to by holding Opt at the chimes.
Your only issue may be to get it to physically fit the drive sled in the Pro. For that just get a physical adaptor so that the connectors line up properly.
OWC are well-known for their Mac-compatible products - selection of their drive adaptors. Make sure the one you ...
These models support a 7 mm tall SATA III (6 Gb/s) hard drive for the primary storage (using the 3.5" size as opposed to the 2.5"), and getting the Fusion drive means you'll also get what's called a small "blade" SSD via a PCIe connector. Without this you can't attempt what you're wanting to do.
So, in summary:
Primary storage uses a 3.5" 6 Gb/s SATA 3.0 ...
The "wiping volume data to prevent future accidental probing failed" error message sometimes appears when the internal hard drive cable is experiencing problems. One way to confirm this would be to put the hard drive in an external drive enclosure and then attempt erasing it as an external drive. If it works, then you know the problem is not with the drive ...
Unfortunately, due to the way Boot Camp (especially its partitions) works in conjunction with APFS, you cannot arbitrarily resize either the Boot Camp partition nor the APFS Container once both are present on the same device; the only viable method for reallocating capacities is destructive to the Boot camp partition.
Back up your Boot Camp Partition (use ...
Your operations are correct, but there is likely a file system check that’s blocking the mount.
Open Activity Monitor and then show all processes - not just the ones your user runs. Then search for fsck or a process that has that embedded.
External disk is hijacked by fsck when plugged in to Macbook
If you see that, the last check was “dirty” and the ...
I have an Early 2008 Mac Pro and new 8TB drives like the one shown in the photo at the top of this page. The two mounting holes closest to the drive's SATA connector fit the sled just fine. The other two, not so much. What to do?
Many years ago, I discovered that the best way to fix something was not to try to duplicate the manufacturer's approach but to ...
Yes, you can move files away from your Mac to an external HDD when using Time Machine.
The file will remain in the backups until the backup drive runs full and Time Machine starts deleting older backups.
Note however that the backup will contain a version of the file from before you’ve moved it to an external HDD. If you want to backup files on your ...
This happened to me too. It means your hard drive is unpartitioned. Go to Disk Utility and add a partition to the hard drive which you just formatted. You can use MacOS Journal File System while doing so. Once this is done, you will see the hard drive in the UI that asks you to choose where to install the OS when restoring the MacOS.
Have you try these steps to fix your issue:
$ diskutil list
It will list your physical drive detail. Note the drive name for unallocated space.
sudo diskutil eraseVolume "Free Space" %noformat% /dev/disk0s3
Assuming your volume is named disk0s3
Next, resize your APFS Container
diskutil apfs resizeContainer disk0s2 0
With value zero at the end, ...
Basically, your question is a duplicate, which has be asked many times before. For example, see the question: The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. Windows 10 and Mojave
I repeated my answer below. The answer was edited to more closely fit your question.
This is a very common question. Again, here is the commands you ...
I usually use the Disk Utility tool to do this, because it shows the process quite clearly. It should be located in /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.
You might need to erase and/or reformat the partition before you can actually merge the partition. It's been a while since I've done this.
This article has a nice overview of all the necessary steps: ...
I see a drops of 17% (write) and 25% (read) when using encrypted vs non encrypted (One APFS container with APFS Volumes).
It seems that the 40% drop you experience is high in comparison, but it is hard to tell with so little data.
APFS Volume type | Write (MB/s) | Read (MB/s)
apfs | 912 | 919
apfs encrypted | 756 | 688
Using case-sensitive or not made ...
The "thin" command from tmutil thinlocalsnapshots [sometimes] does not delete all data content.
When this happens, after thinning the localsnapshots you may notice that not all free space were recovered [this is the OP problem he asked for solution]
The only working solution to recover space is to manually delete all localsnapshots.
I did not know, that it's not ok to cross post over multiple platforms – sorry for that.
However on superuser I got an answer to my problem, so here is the link once again: