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Should I install High Sierra in external SSD in iMac 2017 model for good performance or I can install latest version as well?

You can install Ventura (macOS 13), which is compatible with your Mac. The latest is Sonoma (macOS 14), which Apple has stated is not compatible with your Mac. If your internal drive is running High ...
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iMac 2011 10.13.6 High Sierra

Can I avoid disassembling to take out the SSD and format it? Yes. You could try booting to High Sierra Internet Recovery. If successful, you could use the Disk Utility perform operations (such as ...
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MacBook late 2016 does not recognize internal SSD. I can boot up from an external SSD that has macOS installed

Similar thing happened to me, but I think some internal hardware has been damaged or embedded circuit failure (due to overheating). I searched for schematic diagram of the ssd everywhere online but ...
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Can one copy some applications from one volume to another on the same iMac(Ventura)?

TL;DR Yes. Install a new OS on a clean partition on a secondary drive (i.e. the external SSD), then copy the applications from the old Applications folder to the Applications folder on the new ...
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Onyx File System check has taken 5 hours so far 😮

Many Hours Full disk checks can take hours. While not specific to Onyx, this The Tech Wire article confirms the length: The scan by chkdsk can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 6 hours. The size of ...
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What is the correct model/type SSD for an old MacBook Pro 13-inch Early 2011?

The hard drive can be upgraded to any 2.5" SATA SSD you wish, as they are standard. Since the SSD will be far faster than any spinning hard drive, there is no need to purchase a premium, very ...
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Can I utilize T2 hardware based encryption for external SSD drive?

I would recommend using your Mac for encryption - not the external SSDs hardware encryption. Makers of externals SSDs generally have a quite bad reputation for the security of their products. If a ...
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