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  1. slimmy18222

    MacBook retina 12'' inch A1534 2016 DEAD SSD FIX

    Hello everybody. I've got a 12" MacBook retina A1534 2016 model with dead internal SSD. Since it's a well know hardware failure in those models and repair does not worth the effort nor buying a new Logic Board, I'm here to ask if somebody have managed to "put an other drive inside". This model...
  2. K

    New M1 MacBook Pros will not format the SanDisk 4TB Extreme PRO Portable SSD drives

    I bought two of the SanDisk 4TB Extreme PRO Portable SSD drives (that are rated at up to 2000 MB/s) and tried to format them using Disk Utility in the latest MacBook Pro with the M1 Max chip running OS Monterey 12.0.1. They both would not format. I worked with Apple tech support and we...
  3. A

    Partitioning problems

    I need to merge Untitled and Untitled 2 together to make 1 big parition, but it wont let me do squat with Untitled (other than change the formatting), what do I do? (also the Tim M drive is a time machine I dont want to delete)
  4. Q

    Unable to Boot Windows from External Hard Drive on MacBook Pro

    Lately, I've been trying to create a bootable USB drive with Windows installed on it that I can plug into and boot on my MacBook Pro. I followed this tutorial to the word, right up the part where he modifies the boot security settings to permit booting from external sources. My Mac is old enough...
  5. J

    Unable to create a new folder on external hard drive

    I have been a Mac owner for 3 days now and I am unable to create a new folder or move files onto my external drive. I used the disk utility to create and APFS volume which seems to be the preferred type for the newer machines. I set Time Machine up to use this volume and every thing is...
  6. Lizziejh

    External hard drive recommendation

    Hi I have a Macbook Pro MAC OS High Sierra vs 10.13.6 I need a 1 TB external hard drive to back up all my photos and documents. One that I can password rote the. I'm looking for recommendations please. Thanks At the same time, I have a Toshiba external drive, one that I have used since I...
  7. S

    Set size limit to Time Machine backup drive

    I have searched online for solutions to limit the total size of my Time Machine backup on my 4TB external Western Digital drive. Before, I had two partitions: 3TB for Time Machine, and 1TB for Other Files. I deleted the 1TB partition, and allocated the free space to Time Machine, so now I have...
  8. V

    The most power-efficient external drive

    I would like to use and external drive with my 2014 rMBP and the main goal should be the least power consumption as possible. I have thunderbolt 2 ports and USB 3.0. I tried to google about different drives power consumption but I barely found anything useful. Basically I don't know if HDDs or...
  9. AppleInLVX

    Photos reinstall process help

    Hoping for a little help. I decided over the holiday to do a clean install of Catalina on my iMac (format drive and install). Everything went smoothly (I think) but the photos. See, I realized afterward that there was a lot of SD hard disk space taken up by photos. I resolved this before the...
  10. MushroomMan

    Move Music (iTunes) Library to External Drive

    I am now running Catalina. It has been about 10 years since I last moved my iTunes library onto external drives, and back then I just made sure I had the 'XML' file in the same place as all my music and things seemed to work fine. I have heard with iTunes now being called 'Music' and...
  11. J

    iPad IPAD Pro 13.1.2 External SSD Drive Problem

    I have a Scandisk Extreme 1tb external HD. I’ve bought the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter. I‘ve tried using with external power and without. I can‘t my iPad to see the drive. Any suggestions?
  12. jck1634

    iMac late 2015 booting from external SSD. What to do with the internal?

    Sorry guys I’m sure this has been covered but I don’t seem to have the ability to find any kind of consensus on how to do it. I’ve managed to boot my iMac from an external ssd. The internal HDD is just sitting there not doing anything. I was thinking about putting Windows 10 onto it. Boot camp...
  13. PhillyGuy72

    Odd. 2TB External Drive freezes/crashes my 2017 iMac

    I have this older external 2TB Hard drive that has been connected to my older iMac (It runs on Sierra) for a few years. No problems at all. I figured I would move this external to my newer 2017 iMac (runs on Mojave), but this just seems to completely freeze up the computer, it won't even...
  14. tgodding

    Connecting 2 external WD drives to my iMac

    Hi there, I have 2 external WD drives. I have one connected to my iMac with USB (the only alternative it seems) and connected the second WD drive to the first using Firewire but my iMac doesn't recognise it. Is there any way of daisychaining them so I can back-up the first external drive to the...
  15. macduke

    iPad Pro iPad OS Drive/SD Card Test

    MAJOR EDIT: I have conducted my own test now. The setup: iPad Pro 2018 12.9" USB-C to USB-A adapter cable An old, cheap USB-A 3.0 four port hub Sony UHS-II USB-A SD card adapter Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB 300MB/s card exFAT G-Drive 5400 RPM 2TB External Drive exFAT Samsung T5 2TB SSD exFAT I...
  16. pkstarstorm

    Windows on External Drive for Macbook 2018

    Hey guys, i have a problem i cant find the solution for even after trying everything i could find online. Maybe im not doing it correctly, or maybe im just not looking thoroughly enough. Anyways, I have windows 10 installed on an external drive and it works perfectly with my Macbook Pro 2015...
  17. S

    iTunes says not enough free space to back up phone; I have >TB free

    I'm trying to backup my iPhone 7 to my external hard drive, but iTunes says I don't have enough free space. My iPhone has 210 GB. My external drive has 1.03 TB free. What's the problem? Details: iPhone 7 256GB iOS 11.4.1 (15G77) 210 GB used 2015 MBP OS 10.12.6 WD My Passport Ultra...
  18. PeterTheGreat17

    Samsung T5 or DIY external SSD for 2019 iMac?

    I just ordered the 2019 iMac with i9 vega 48 and 512G SSD. Since I'm editing videos on the machine, I'm looking for a external SSD solution. Option1: Samsung T5 1TB for around $190. Speed capped at 500MB/s. (or sandisk/WD counterparts) Option2: Samsung PM981 1TB and a nvme SSD case with USB3.1...
  19. ACD0236

    External monitors and USB-C

    Hi there. So I have a Mid-2017 27-inch iMac, which has two Thunderbolt USB-C ports. I have two external Full HD monitors. Those monitors have HDMI or VGA input (they're very cheap), so I have two USB-C to HDMI cables, one for each monitor, plugged in each of the Thunderbolt/USB-C ports. Now I...
  20. T

    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...