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  1. D

    Will I need an external scratch disk?

    I am doing photo and video editing as well as some 3d (Blender) and will be updating from a 2010 Mac Pro. In the Mac Pro I use a dedicated 1TB SATA SSD as a scratch disk for caches and such. I was taught that it's always best to keep a scratch disk that is physically separate from the system...
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    Thermaltake BlacX Docking Station (ST0005U) - All 3.5" Drives Make Clicking Noise

    I have a USB docking station with USB 2.0 that is not working with the larger 3.5" drives (I have tested multiple drives of this size). I've also tested it with an SSD and it seems to work fine. I was thinking the issue could be power supply, but the adapter I have meets the requirements of...
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    Problem with Mac Hard Drive..

    Hi, I'm selling my old 2015 27" iMac. I reformatted my Hard drive using the directions on apple's website, but ended up seeing the flashing folder screen on startup. I open up recovery mode and try to reinstall OS. No bueno. I try to use Time Machine to restore the Mac - no bueno. I try to use...
  4. lawlietkm

    Having a stressing hard time using my external SSD onto my 2021 Macbook Pro

    Hello, I'm in an emergency. Basically I'm leaving tomorrow for a few days away and I'll have work to do in the train and in the other city. I own an intel iMac from august 2020 and I backup often on an external SSD (Samsung 1T T5). Today, I tried to put my iMac save onto my recent Macbook Pro...
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    Seagate Expansion Portable vs. Toshiba Canvio Basics

    Hi, was wondering if anyone could help me figure out what external hard drive to buy for what reasons. Does it even make a difference or are you just looking at the price these days? I'm looking for reliability, speed, and low noise level. I read that the Canvio is quieter and has a better...
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    iMac 2011 Gpu failed

    Hi macrumors. I hope I can find help here. I have a 2011 27°” iMac specs 16gb ram 1333 i7 3.4 some radeon card 850 Evo ssd 1tb The Gpu isn’t working anymore it burned about and getting hot every time I’m starting it. The Mac isn’t booting it just shows a white screen when I start it. I can’t...
  7. purdnost

    iPad Pro Viewing Photos on External Hard Drive Painfully Slow

    I hooked up my portable hard drive (USB 3.0) to my M1 iPad Pro and it’s almost pointless to try and view any of the photos of videos I have stored on it. Sometimes I can open folders and view thumbnails and open some files, but most of the time I get ”Loading…” messages and the Files app locking...
  8. Ben1l

    MP 7,1 4TB OWC Accelsior 4M2 card not showing full capacity.

    Hi, I have a Mac Pro with an 4TB OWC Accelsior 4M2 PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD Adapter Card. The card is setup as a Raid and formatted to APFS. The card seems to be working well. However I've just noticed that although the files on the drive only total around 400GB, it shows that I only have 1.3TB of...
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    Resolved What tools do I need to remove these screws Apple used on this Hard Drive?

    What tool do I need to remove these screws (first photo)? There are two of them. I have a set of Hex Keys, but even the smallest one won’t fit in this annoying screw Apple used to fix a bracket on the side of the hard drive. Also, there are two screws with out heads (second photo) that Apple...
  10. kmoreau48

    Hard drive in optical bay not shown in disk utility after Big Sur update

    Hi all, After updating to Big Sur, I found out that my Macintosh HD hard drive is now split in two Macintosh HD and Macintosh HD - Data At first I thought everything was working properly but then I realized they are actually the same hard drive. I can't find my second hard drive which is...
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    MP All Models LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt External Drive To Use As Main Drive

    Hello. I plan on hooking a Lacie drive (SSD Rugged 500gb) for my old late 2011 macbook pro.... I plan to use the the old thunderbolt 2 cable and installing OSX on the drive to achieve faster speeds than my internal hard drive. My question is, and it's more a Lacie Product question than...
  12. macnerd93

    iMac G3 DV Compact Flash Hard Drive upgrade

    Given that the iMac G3 should be a pretty quiet computer given that its fanless and convection cooled the hard drive noise in mine is actually annoying me quite a bit tbh. I upgraded the drive a good few years back to an 80GB 7200RPM IDE . It works fine performance wise, but can’t help but...
  13. purdnost

    Suggestions for Archiving iPhone Media Yearly?

    I use iCloud for syncing and short-term backups in the Photos app. I move all my photos and videos to an external hard drive for archiving yearly. In previous years, I would allow the Photos app for macOS auto sync and download all original files to a library on an external drive. I’ve been...
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    Need expert opinion - save laptop or buy new?

    Hi guys! Hoping to have some Mac experts weigh in on my situation. I have a 13-inch mid-2014 Macbook Pro retina with a 2.8 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, 8GB of ram, and a (special ordered) 1TB internal hard drive. I LOVE my laptop and I have been resisting buying a new one because I don't...
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    Can not remove back up drives from "Exclude from Back Up" list in Time Machine

    Title pretty much says it all. I've erased the drive and reformatted as well as tried to remove them in Safe Mode. It still wont let me remove anything. If anyone knows how I can change this that would be much appreciated.
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    Deleted Macintosh HD hard drive/disk!! Anything I can do?

    Yesterday, my Macbook Air 2017 restarted to begin an update (Catalina, I think?). When I turned it on to see if the update had fully downloaded, it told me there was not enough space to download (I had only 17GB of open space on my drive but the update required 20GB). I was in a bit of a rush...
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    External hard drive defragging/optimization?

    I've often heard that Macs don't need to be defragged, but I have a 8tb external usb drive that is getting slow; when I open a folder sometimes I need to wait a few seconds to see the contents (when the drive is mounted and awake). I still have 5tb available on this drive. At this link I saw...
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    a large HD for TMachine backup

    I own this old OWC enclosure. At the moment its got 3 drives on it of 2+4+4 TB. And i wish to purchase a larger HD that will work as a TMachine backup for all my drives. The drives that will be backed up are, 1TB HD on my iMac, a 500mb external drive and the 3 drives i mentioned that are in the...
  19. K

    Hard drive utilities needed?

    In the old days, I used apps like DiskWarrior and TechTool Pro for regular hard drive maintenance. With the latest versions of Mac OS, are these apps still needed? If so, what is the preferred app that people are using these days? Also, what's the best data recovery app right now? Thanks, Kelly
  20. Zachary Morgan

    Startup Disk

    Hello, I have been getting the gray question mark when I start my MacBook Pro (A1502 with 3.1GHz, i7). I've figured out how to navigate to the OS X utilities page. However, the HD isn't showing up and so there is nothing to try and fix the startup disk on/reinstall my OS High Sierra on. From...