harddrive

  1. Vivek Kanna Jayaprakash

    MacBook Pro 13 " 2012 Internal Drive Format.

    Good morning y'all I have a MacBook Pro 13" 2012 and my cat spilled hot coffee on it ;( and it doesn't boot up.So I m planning to take it to the service centre but would like to erase the entire hard drive and factory reset the system. If I remove the internal hard drive use a connector and...
  2. K

    Shutdown Interrupted by External Drives

    I wasn't sure if this was the right forum for this. Perhaps it should go in the accessories section. Either way, I have a 2019 Mac Pro that is experiencing persistent shutdown issues when my external hard drives are mounted. I have a WD My Book Duo Thunderbolt drive (attached via a TB2 to TB3...
  3. M

    Installing Mac OS X 10.3 parallel to its drive (read it all). [iMac G3, Rev. A]

    Hello, So, I recently got an ATA-3 to USB adapter for my iMac's hard drive. To sum up, the hard drive size is 40gb, and I have no system on it, my G3's CD drive is dead. I was wondering, could I do one of two things: 1. Install and "Bless" Mac OS 9 by copying a form of it from my G5 (10.5)...
  4. sibby

    Macbook pro won't start - goes to startup disk hard drive boot screen

    Hi folks, I have a fairly old Macbook Pro (I think it's 2011/12). I was using it last night then the battery cut out. When I went to charge it up and power up, it gave me this screen (pic attached). Do you know why this has happened, and do you have any advice as to steps I should take? I...
  5. P

    2009 Macintosh showing Untitled and appears wiped

    Hey everyone I have a mid 2009 MacBook Pro and tried reinstalling OS X on it and picking a HD. All that was there was a recovery hd. When I went into Utility’s all I see on left side was Untitled were Macintosh usually is. Hard drive is wiped capacity and used are exactly the same. Anything I...
  6. H

    Missing Macintosh HD in Disk Utility - 2007 iMac

    I need help. Bought an old 2007 iMac with the flashing / blinking question mark folder icon. Used Command + R to boot up into Disk Utility (only worked by me creating a Bootable USB flash drive). Now in disk utility I have a problem... I can’t erase or partition Disk 1 or Disk 2 (please see...
  7. I

    Is my MacBook HDD dead?

    Hello all Not too long ago, I tried to update my MacBook Pro to the newest OS (Mojave). I downloaded the updater etc. and started updating my software. I didn't mind, so I just let it update for itself. I came back some hours after, to a black screen, and nothing responding. The computer didn't...
  8. Lyrik

    Disk Partition Problem

    I used this common in terminal (diskutil partitionDisk disk2 GPT HFS+ newdisk R) from another post here to try to get my 1TB Toshiba External USB HD to work on both PC and Mac. I was trying to do this WITHOUT erasing any files on the drive. Not only did it repartition, it erased everything and...
  9. Mac03ForLife

    MacBook Pro 2011 Hard Drive Swap

    So I have a macbook pro 8,1 from late 2011 whose hard drive is very very slow I was given a faster, larger drive by a friend (same dimensions, etc). I know how to physically swap them, but can someone point me in the right direction in terms of cloning BOTH of my partitions to the new disk while...
  10. L

    Adaptor / Reader for MacBook Pro pcie / ssd

    So. I spilled green tea over my Macbook Pro Retina (2015) and it fizzled and died in my arms. I had to purchase a new Macbook as I needed it for work. Old Mac won't turn on at all. My uncle works with computers (windows not Macs) and had a look at my Mac to hopefully recover the HD. Initially...
  11. N

    Volume on disk2s2 failed to mount

    A few days ago I left an external hard drive connected to my MacBook. MacBook's battery drained and therefore the drive was "not properly disconnected". Ever since I can't have access to my drive anymore. I've been trying to mount it or verify it with Terminal as well as Single User Mode fsck...
  12. D

    Do I have a SSD?

    My parents have a late 2013 27’ iMac that came with a traditional HD. After some years (beginning of 2016) the system was being a bit sluggish so I convinced them to upgrade the thing with a SSD to speed things up. I ordered a 250GB Samsung EVO SSD. Gave it to my parents and they passed the SSD...
  13. G

    Hard Drive very slowly decreasing in space

    Hello,I am a new member here so hello to you all. I recently bought a 128GB MacBook Air and overall I am happy with my purchase. However, I notice that when doing everyday computing tasks like browsing the web and listening to music etc, that the hard drive space slowly decreases. My question...
  14. F

    MBP displays a flashing folder when booting up

    Hi MacRumors, I've struggled with my MacBook Pro Primo 2011 (Yes, I should upgrade..) for the past month or so. It started out by occasionally displaying the flashing folder when booting up, but I could get past that by rebooting a couple of times. Now I've reached the point where I'm not able...
  15. emilykgoodman92

    White screen with grey fold with a "?" flashing

    Last night I had a major problem with my 2012 15 inch MacBook Pro. All of a sudden my hard drive starts making a loud clicking noise and then after several minutes the device completely shuts off. I try to power it back up and I get a white background with an icon of a file folder with a gray...
  16. Z

    40GB missing on Harddrive?

    Hi. After an unfinished install of BootCamp Windows I seem to be missing 40GB of space on my hard drive, that I can't manage to recover... Pls see screenshot: https://www.dropbox.com/s/54vj7ofz7r0g9yr/Screenshot%202017-05-26.png?dl=0 I have a 256GB drive but system HD is only 200GB. Anyone...
  17. L

    Portable Harddrive (USB-C to USB-C vs Micro B to USB-C)

    Hello there, I just got a Macbook 2016 15.4" with all USB-C ports. I only have a 256GB HD so I wanted to get a portable HD. These are the two I'm thinking of getting. Which one would be best, more specifically, would a Micro B to USB-C cord be much different than a USB-C to USB-C cord...
  18. I

    External HD not mounting anymore

    Hi! I've got a problem with my external HD. I used it via an Anker USB-Hub in combination with another HD when it suddenly began to periodically unmount and mount again. After a few times of (un-)mounting I detached the HD from the hub and plugged it directly in my USB port. But it didn't show...
  19. nutrifreak

    My Photobooth Library vanished. Need help finding it !

    When i opened the app it said chose an existing library or create a new one. i didnt have a backup i tried everything to find it , used apps like disc drill to see if it was deleted. but cannot find the pictures or the videos i took. is this a normal issue ?
  20. ImpatientSpade

    Macbook Pro Mid 2012 question mark folder

    Hi, I've got the typical question mark folder on startup. When I try to recover using disk utility in recovering mode my internal harddrive doesn't show up. From what I've read the issue could be the harddrive cable. Does that sound correct and are they fairly easy to replace? Thanks in...