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  1. B

    Late 2013 iMac 27 - run entirely from external SSD?

    Hi there, Researching for a friend that has a Apple iMac 27-Inch "Core i5" 3.2 (Late 2013) It has an internal 1TB spinning drive and she says it's slow - of course it is! Probably close to failure too. So, without seeing the computer, I should be able to buy an external USB3 SSD (Eg Samsung T7)...
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    Questions: Storage + Backup + Dock/Hub

    Folks, Questions: Storage + Backup + Dock/Hub After having searched forums, Reddit, online posts and contacting Apple Support, I come to you for an opinion on hardware and workflow. Hardware: - I recently got a Mac mini (m1) with 8/256. - 2019 MacBook Pro 8/512 passed down to spouse. - 3TB...
  3. iRondo.M

    Big Sur and External HDD

    I just got a new Mini M1 and found that it doesn't want to mount my Seagate HDD. I have in fact managed to get it to mount by changing it to read only. So it mounts now but that isn't much use to me lol. When I try to change the permissions for admin to read & write it tells me I don't have...
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    Which external 2.5” SSD enclosure for M1?

    I’m getting the new 24” M1 iMac (with 4 ports) very soon, and I thought of using the 2.5” SSD from my old MacBook Pro in an external enclosure. But I’m not really up to date with USB and Thunderbolt specifications and I’ve also read that there are some issues with certain controller chipsets of...
  5. PunMachine

    Is there a way to retrieve files from an old Time Machine backup of another computer?

    I have a unique problem. I had 2 different model MacBooks operating simultaneously. I have a disk with time machine backup files from one of them that had completely died. Is there a way to recover this backup to an external hard drive in order to try and retrieve, for example, old project files...
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    MP 6,1 External disk assembley, NOT a RAID device

    Hey all - I'm using a Mac Pro 2010 with 4x internal disks as part of a ZFS pool. I'm thinking of getting a 2013 'trash-can' - how does this work for just disks? Should I daisychain 4x drives with Thunderbolt? Anyone know of a nice 4x disk 'pack' with a fan and single Thunderbolt connection that...
  7. B

    Upgrade/Downgrade between Mojave and Catalina (incl Bootcamp); user folder on external SSD

    Hi, I would like to upgrade from Mojave to Catalina (or Big Sur), but am a bit reluctant to do so because of Catalina's weird new dual-volume HD-Setup. (Guess Big Sur needs the same HD structure, right?) Main reason to upgrade is because of the sidecar feature (don't want to get an Astropad...
  8. Buadhai

    Ownership & Permissions On An External SSD

    This on a 2017 iMac Running Catalina. I have an older WD Elements dive on which there is a volume called Media. On this volume I keep videos, photographs and lots of other stuff, including iMazing backup files. I decided to buy a Samsung T7 SSD on which to store this stuff. I partitioned the...
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    Reformatted external G-drive shows as internal & external

    Hello! I recently purchased an external G-Drive R-Series 2TB SSD. I just reformatted to APFS without partitions, and now in Disk Utility, it is showing up as both as an internal and external drive. Is this a sign that something went wrong, or is this Catalina? Container disk3 jSSD =...
  10. Koka016

    MP 1,1-5,1 ICY BOX IB-3640SU3 cant power on with Mac pro Automatically?

    Hi All Rumors Im received today ICY BOX IB-3640SU3 3.5 inch JBOD external 4 drives box . This thing shuts down with Mac pro shutdown , but dont power on with Mac pro on eSATA port. Is this a problem with ICY BOX or my Mercury Accelssior E2 eSATA ports? My OWC eSATA box with just One SSD...
  11. wuxinli1025

    External SSD speed through USB C hub

    Hi all, While connecting directly to MacBook M1's thunderbolt port via a thunderbolt 3 cable, the speed is around 670M/s, considering my cheap SSD enclosure, I'm happy with it. However, I've tested external SSD read/write speed with Dell DA300 and Anker PowerExpand 8-in-1 USB-C PD 10Gbps Data...
  12. S

    Viewing files in Trash on External Hard Drive

    Trying to view files in the trash on an external hard drive. I keep my Music Library on a new external HDD formatted with APFS. Some times, when I delete a track from Music, I get the option to "Move item to Trash" or "Keep File." Other times, I delete the track, it gets removed from Music but...
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    Spotlight not searching Time Capsule drive, indexing enabled

    When using Spotlight search, it is not finding a specific file, which I know is located on my Time Capsule drive, which, of course, is mounted and indexing thereof is enabled. Please, see below relevant Terminal extract: Martin@Martins-MacBook-Pro ~ % mdutil -s /...
  14. rhimbo

    External USB disk does not spin down as expected

    I have two Western Digital Passport 3 TB drives. For a couple years I used both as TimeMachine backups and made them bootable recovery disks. They were both connected to my iMac, late 2015, macOS 10.15.4 and now 10.15.5 via USB j5Create USB 4-port adapter. As far as I can tell they worked...
  15. imrazor

    Cross platform file systems (Mac, Linux, Windows)

    I've been trying for a while now to find a good file system to format external drives with. For a long time the best choice was plain old FAT32, but since it has a 4GB (or is it 2GB?) file size limit it's not good for transferring large video files, or holding games that use large archive files...
  16. Rageworks

    Booting Windows 10 from an external SSD

    Hello, I recently purchased an external SSD so I can install Boot Camp on it and play my Windows games. I can't install Boot Camp on my Macbook because there is not enough space. I've seen some guides on how to do this and thought it should be a smooth sail, oh boy was I wrong... I followed...
  17. D

    read harddrive from macbook pro 2015

    I have a non-functional MacBookPro 2015. I would like to take out the hard drive and read it with an external hard drive reader connected to a windows 10 laptop. I have an external hard drive reader that works with windows formatted hard drives but I am not sure if it will work with a...
  18. S

    Delete on iTunes not working with External Drive

    I have my iTunes Media folder on an external drive, formatted in APFS. When I delete a song I have ripped from a CD, the only prompt I get is whether I want to delete from iCloud Music Library and nothing else. Nothing goes in my Trash. The song effectively disappears or enters some kind of...
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    Can't erase Time Machine partition

    So I did something stupid, meaning that I've unplugged an external drive during a Time Machine backup causing the partition with the backup to be corrupted. I can't mount it, erase it, or do basically nothing with it. It's not encrypted, yet, I have no idea of what to do with it. How can I...
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    Recover deleted .Spotlight-V100 on external drive?

    Hi there. So, I had an encrypted image on an external drive. For security reasons I wanted all .Trashes and caches n such gone so I just shorthand decided to delete everything besides my actual .dmg image. Turns out you kinda need some of the stuff for indexing ur device ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I mean I...