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Will there be a USB-C to thunderbolt 2 adaptor? USB-C is a connector, Thunderbolt is a protocol, which makes this something of a nonsense question. USB-C can carry a number of protocols, including Thunderbolt and USB. Thunderbolt is a protocol used on USB-C and mini-DP connectors, if there are more external connectors than this in common use then I am not ...


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Both the memory and the SDD are not upgradable. Storage can be expanded by adding an external drive. Apple specifications state the internal drive has speeds up to 3.4 GB/s. Samsung specifications state the X5 Thunderbolt 3 SSD has speeds up to 2.8 GB/s. So storage can be expanded by adding an external Samsung X5 drive, albeit at a 18% drop in speed. I am ...


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Unfortunately, storage is soldered in for the current Mac minis, so it may be worthwhile to choose wisely when purchasing. Although, with Thunderbolt 3, in all but the most demanding applications, an external drive would work fine.


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Right click the file in iCloud Drive, the one you don't need. then, click remove download. this will free up space on your Mac and keep the file in iCloud, where you can download at any time by double clicking it.


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Still not using the Finder, but this java-based tool was able to mount an old HFS disk image and retrieve files in my Catalina (10.15.7) environment. https://www.catacombae.org/hfsexplorer/


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Output of ls -l is drwxrwxrwx 1 Fayyy staff 131072 Jan 1 1980 USBDrive It looks like you might have a trailing space character in the name of the USB drive, try cd '/Volumes/USBDrive ', and it works you might want to remove the trailing space character in the name.


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I would recommend a different approach to avoid unforseen problems and make it more predictable: Install macOS on the external disk and boot from it. Mount the internal disk and copy files over manually to a 3rd location - either a separate APFS volume on the external disk or a 3rd external disk. Once you've copied and verified all files, wipe and restore ...


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I have finally found the perfect answer to this. Behold the aptly-named rsync-time-backup project on GitHub. This is an easy-to-use bash script which can back up a source folder to a destination folder. Each backup made will create a time-labeled folder in the destination directory containing a full mirror of the source folder at that time, à la Time Machine....


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I've also struggled with the same Macbook type and encountered a similar problem. Replaced the HDD with a SSD and it worked for almost two years, until the Mac became really slow. Looks like the SATA cable is broken and needs replacement. See these ifixit instructions for the replacement. The SSD I've used was a SanDisk SDSSDA-480G which is really slow now, ...


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Maybe commercial products like iBoysoft NTFS for Mac, Paragon NTFS for Mac, and Tuxera NTFS for Mac is more compatible with recent tech.


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You need to enable Optimize Mac Storage in iCloud Drive settings. After enabling this, you may have to speed it up by right clicking on large folders or files and clicking Remove Download. Open System Preferences > iCloud and check the box labeled Optimize Mac Storage. To speed the process, find a folder you wish to remove from your local storage and ...


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Time Machine compresses backups based on a regular schedule. Ultimately you will end up with weekly backups. This occurs regardless of your free storage space. When you run out of space, it will start deleting whatever backups you have, oldest first, until you have enough space to complete a new one.


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MacOS's built-in RAID handling is limited. For decent RAID support, I recommend SoftRAID, which does RAID 0, 1, 4, 5 and '1+0'. https://www.softraid.com (Just a satisfied customer.)


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I followed the instructions in this article and the instructions work perfectly. In my case, I added an additional SSD drive and placed it under the optical drive leaving my HDD in place. After a year, I stopped using the old HDD and got annoyed by the noise of it constantly starting / stopping, so decided to remove it. When I removed the HDD the fan came on ...


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For this specific error, do the following- run Disk Utility/ First Aid a few times. There are cases where it may fix a bit of your partition map but still be unable to mount the partition containing your data, until run a few more times, this does look like a software rather than hardware issue If you're running a very new Operating System and the drive was ...


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The obvious cause is the filesystem or physical media can not make changes so make it reliable. Also, there are many different filesystem types and drives, so be sure your tool supports your OS and Hardware if you don’t try them for free first. Do you have a backup? If not, do that immediately. You may need recovery software for this if the mechanism is ...


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You should not need disk0s3. You can remove the partition with the command given below. diskutil erasevolume free none disk0s3 The free space can now be added to the APFS container by using the command given below. diskutil apfs resizecontainer disk0s2 0


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I had to reinstall macOs. I could reinstall Catalina after deleting the content of my new disk. Then, I did Application/Utility/migration assistant and reload the content of my external disk.


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