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  1. Juliana julianaa

    I tried installing big sur on my MacBook air 2012 and damaged my Mac !!

    I tried to install Big Sur on my MacBook air 2012 and i something went wrong. When i tried to install high Sierra again it takes me only to Mountain Lion instead, i installed mountain lion and tried to update but i had a problem. The app store doesn't work, itunes or any other app related to...
  2. Alvin777

    Steps In Replacing the Apple Blade SSD Part in a Fusion Drive?

    Hi. The SSD still fused with the 2TB Fusion Drive in the Late 2015 5K iMac seems to have failed and can no longer be detected by Disk Utility (w/ View All Devices) and Terminal (Diskutil List). What are the proper steps to take to replace the Apple Blade SSD part of this Fusion Drive? I...
  3. zastin17

    Macintosh 128K Original 1984 Mis-aligned 400K drive, HELP ME!

    Ok, I need some serious help with my 1984 Macintosh 128K Guys!! I put this on a shelf for almost a year. Wishing it worked, but never being able to Re-align the 400k drive again. I am sad To start off, A few years ago, I found this incredible condition 128K Macintosh set. All Factory stock...
  4. H

    A few questions about Carbon Copy Cloner!

    Hello there! Hoping to get an answer about a couple questions I have with CCC. I plan to migrate to it to use as my backup solution. I have long just made a literal drag-and-drop copy of my most important external drives to a hard drive every quarter or so as "backup," but I've decided that I...
  5. H

    Why does my Mac report my external SSD storage differently from my PC?

    Made the jump to an M1 Mini from an aging windows PC for my daily driver, and this caught my eye when I plugged in my external SSD that I use to store my music collection. On my PC, it says I have 170 GB free of 465 GB total storage - 48,434 total files. 290 GB total usage on disk. On my new...
  6. Z

    DVD drive enclosures?

    I have an old 2008MBPro. Is it possible to uninstall its optical/DVD drive and place it in an enclosure, in order to make it an external optical/DVD drive?
  7. L

    Mac startup key combinations not working

    Hi, I am using a mac book pro 2017, Mojave 10.14.6. I was having some issues so i reinstalled the operating system via command r and restart etc. I was having to keep changing my passwords via apple id and then finding after sleeping they would not work so i would have to do the same again...
  8. KnechtNoobrecht

    macOS partition missing after removing a partition

    Hi. I installed Linux Mint on my MacBook from late 2009 to just try it out. In order to do that, i added a partition to my SSD, so the one for macOS had to get smaller. After i was done trying what i wanted to, i went back into macOS, opened Disk-Management-Utility and deleted the partition for...
  9. F

    MP 1,1-5,1 how many HDs in MP1,1

    I have updated the firmware in my MP1,1 to 2,1 in prep to upgrade the procs to 2x X5365. I had already done the 64b firmware and installed an SSD, Mavs and a upgraded video card. Is it possible to mount more than 4 drives in the MP1,1? What is the largest single drive this update will recognize?
  10. S

    SSD showing incorrect usage

    Hello on the board, Could someone cast some light on this situation on a Macbook Pro (2017) running Mojave. My drive is 1TB, my Apps use 60Gb, my Library is 231 GB, System is 10 GB and Users is 176GB. This totals 477GB, but my drive reads that 783GB is used. Have I missed something here or...
  11. BasilFawlty

    Replacement app for Drive Genius?

    Since Drive Genius apparently won't work with OS 10.15, I'm looking for a good replacement for Drive Genius, if such a thing exists that will work on 10.15?
  12. X

    "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer"

    Hello all, I have a 4TB drive that I have been using for about one year and half. It worked fine until this morning, when I unplugged it after selecting Force Eject and plugged it in again, it shows "The dish you inserted was not readable by this computer". Both my macbook and iMac indicated...
  13. Z

    flash drive speeds

    Is there any way to find out how fast are usb flash drives are? Perhaps there are apps that can benchmark read & write speeds etc?
  14. Sirious

    Can't eject drives as normal

    Hey all, I'm having an issue with Catalina and using USB flash drives. When I have finished my work, I quit all apps and go to eject it as normal (drag to Bin etc) and usually this works. However since updating to Catalina, I am being FORCED to click 'Force Eject' because apparently an app is...
  15. nemoryoliver

    USB 3.1 Gen 2 External SSD as Boot Drive

    Anyone here using a 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 SSD Enclosure with NVMe PCIe SSD as the Boot Drive? Is building a drive like this better than using a Samsung T5 you think? Will this be reliable for long term?
  16. BoomerM3

    iPad Can't Use External Drive - Cable, power, or Beta?

    I'm running iOS 13 public beta 2 on an iPad Pro (11" 2018). I want to be able to read and write to my WD Passport 1Tb drive (formatted NTFS). Plugging it in, I see the power light on the drive but nothing on the iPad. I have tested it with several cables - no effect. I assume it's getting...
  17. Arthur82

    Windows 10 Install fail /BootCamp/ iMac 5k 27 2017 / Fusion Drive

    Hi, I have a problem installing Windows 10 with BOOTCAMP, first the process was good, lowers the compatibility software, creates the partitions well and restarts to install windows. But when it arrives at the installation it does not detect my hard disk, it goes from accepting the terms of the...
  18. L

    All iPads All Things iPadOS File System Thread

    What does everyone think? Some time back it was rumoured that we'd see enhanced functionality with the USB-C port, and many took that to mean we'll be able to use external storage. After Gurman's roundup of iOS 13 features, which made no mention of it, it seems talk of this feature (if we can...
  19. I

    HDD size limitation for 3,1? Should 6tb be okay?

    Hello. The question is can I use a 6tb drive in my early 2008 3,1 mac pro? If not, what is the largest drive I can use? I have a 3,1 with an SSD boot drive in a pci slot and have a couple 2tb drives and a 1tb drive in 3 of the bays. I bought a 6tb drive without thinking there might be an issue...
  20. W

    What drive do I have? Got pics of the info but can't understand it!

    Hi! I have a 2017 iMac 27 inch. I have been told (by the seller) that my drive is a 1TB fusion drive. I've tried to find out from clicking on things but I feel like I'm getting conflicting information. Here's what Disc Utility says: Here's what 'storage' says: That seems weird because...