external hard drive

  1. S

    iPad Pro App that allowed media files stored on external drive.

    Hello, I was looking for an app for watching movies in remote area (with no wifi) that allows the media to be stored on an external drive (insted on of on the iPad Pro) That app needs support with playlists + playlist shuffles. Would you happen to know of any good apps for the iPad Pro +...
  2. M

    Best External Hard Drives for Videos

    I recently got into making videos, editing photos, and using the photos and videos for my new channel. I am searching for an external hard drive that I can back up all of my videos and photos on in case something happens to my computer. I am looking for an external hard drive that is probably at...
  3. Eagle 20

    Why is WD My Passport disconnecting itself?

    So I purchased a WD 2TB My Passport mid-February and it worked great at first. Then about two months later it began disconnecting itself from my Mac. I contacted WD Support and a manager said I would be sent a brand new drive with 90-days extension to the (3-year) warranty. Long story short, I...
  4. Eagle 20

    How to reformat portable external hard drive?

    My WD 2TB My Passport was replaced and I cannot find the guide I used to reformat it with Disc Utility before. All I can recall is it had a partition with 250GB formatted to backup my Mac, and the remainder I believe was formatted differently to store my files. But I cannot remember exactly how...
  5. A

    External T3 SSD "Disk Not Ejected Properly"

    Hi, I have a new Thunderbolt 3 OWC SSD external drive that connects to my 2020 Mini's T3 port and even since before I formatted the external (to APFS), I kept getting "Disk Not Ejected Properly"messages as the OWC kept unmounting on its own, even during a clone. I am running Catalina 10.15.3. I...
  6. C

    Console "Destroyed bonjour devices" and ext.HD

    Dear Macrumors community, Running MCP2015, 10.15.4 I was using a seagate external HD yesterday to review (a large number of short) videos. on checking those (with space) I noticed some of them where buggy, slow, glitching and sometimes impossible to watch. Thinking it might have to do with...
  7. NavySilver

    iPad Pro External hard drive keeps dropping connection?

    After two unfruitful communications with Apple’s support staff (who I assume are working from home), it dawned on me that at this point, I need people at MacRumors’ support for this issue. I have an iPad Pro 2018 updated to 13.4, which means that powered by the USB-C port, I should be able to...
  8. Eagle 20

    Which External Hard Drive?

    I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) with 128 GB storage and macOS Catalina 10.15.3. Late last year I began having issues with running out of storage, and broke out an old Iomega 500 GB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive. It has worked fine as a temporary solution but now I have...
  9. ChrisDev

    Time Machine resets when External HD is disconnected and reconnected.

    I had set up Time Machine to backup my MacBook Air on an external HD. It was doing this just fine for a week. I had a week of backed up data, but just yesterday I safely ejected the HD and, today, reconnected it. But now there is only backup data for today and does not go back any further. As if...
  10. purdnost

    iPad Pro iOS 13: Import Media from External Hard Drive Directly into Apple Photos?

    Is it possible to connect my external hard drive to my iPad or iPhone to directly transfer media into Apple Photos? If so, will it detect duplicates?
  11. Eagle 20

    Desperately Need Help to Reset MacBook Pro

    To be honest, I am not even sure where to start. I have had my Mac three years and everyday I am having to Google how to do something or what something is. So I will try to explain what is going on, what I want to accomplish and pray it makes sense to everyone else. But please bear with me...
  12. usmcgymnast

    WD Passport not visible on Mojave

    I finally talked my mom into replacing her 2008 MacBook (El Capitan 10.11.6) with a 2019 iMac (Mojave 10.14.5). Last year I bought her a WD Passport Ultra 1Tb to serve as her Time Machine. I have a 2016 MacBook Pro (High Sierra 10.13.6). I backed her 2008 MacBook up tonight with her Passport...
  13. belikemike

    Photos and Apollo Cloud External HD

    Is it possible to save all my photos to the Apollo Cloud EHD and then us Mac Photos to access them just like they are on the Mac hard drive?
  14. Huntn

    External Hard Drive Acting Up

    I have an external 3TB hard drive formatted with MacExtended Journaled that I am using as my Time machine backup for my MBP. It is partitioned into two 2 partitions. One partition seems top work normally, I can access it, write to it, however it won't eject. In Disk Utility the non-functional...
  15. X

    How to install Mojave on an HFS+ volume

    I searched for this, and couldn't really find a related thread, just a bunch of people having a lot of issues with Mojave that really scare me! I've got an early 2015 MacBook Air running Yosemite. I have not "upgraded" until now because of audio hardware and software compatibility issues. I'm...
  16. C

    Time machine backups

    I've got a 1TB external hard drive that I use as both my time machine backup and external storage, being new to macOS I didn't realise that OS creates snapshots rather than add to the initial backup I think. My question is what is the easiest way to trim all the old snapshots and just have the...
  17. Bojack Horseman

    Do I need RAID 1 Array or just buy two external HDs?

    I'm a hobby photographer thats shoots RAW and just bought my very first Macintosh, a 2018 Macbook Pro 13" with 16 GB RAM and 256 GB HD. This is the first time having such a small HD and obviously I'll need to buy an external drive to store all my photos. But with all my photos only on the...
  18. S

    Extracting files from old Macbook Pro hard drive

    Hi all, This is my first post here so apologies if this has been raised before. If there is another thread can someone please point me in the right direction? I currently have a MacBook Pro 13", a few days ago the system crashed, just switched to a black screen, I left it a while, then...
  19. aottke

    Removing External Drive from Time Machine Backup?

    I'm looking for a way to remove a drive I'm currently backing up TO Time Machine so it won't backup anymore and so it doesn't take up space any longer. I have recently migrated the data to a larger, separate drive that I'd like to back up instead. But I can't seem to figure out how to delete a...
  20. G

    Finder shows wrong amount of free space for External Hard Drive connected through router

    Since updating to Mojave I've noticed finder showing the wrong amount of free space and capacity for my Western Digital 6TB hard drive that I have connected through my Linksys router. When I first connect to it, it shows up on the desktop like this, only showing it as 52.4 MB capacity and 48.9...