1. R

    MP 1,1-5,1 cMP 2.1 slower using SSD than HDD

    Hi guys, got a cMP 1.1 for peanuts. It was working decently (and by decently I mean astonishingly fast for a 15 yo computer), booted in 10 seconds, overall workflow was great & snappy. I wouldn't be myself, if I wouldn't try to make things better, so I took an SSD laying around (it was working...
  2. Z

    before chucking my MacBookPro to the bin

    I have an early 2008 15" MacBookPro (modelA1260) with an issue on the display and i want to ask what is worth removing (apart from the hdd and memory) before chucking it to the bin.
  3. S

    How to upgrade Storage in MacBook

    Hi Friends, My cousin got this MacBook Air and now he is unable to sync the iPhone because of some storage issues (he thinks), however he would like to upgrade the storage now. How do we go about that? How to find out if it supports a M.2 or Sata one though the site says configurable upto...
  4. S

    External storage for MacBook Air 128 GB 2015 model, all legit & updated to latest Mac OS.

    Dear Folks Good day I own a 2015 Mac Book Air 128 GB, an Iphone 7+ , an Iphone XR and Ipads in addition to a Win Laptop. I'm basically a windows user on laptops, but slowly moving to Mac Book Air My basic usage of the Mac Book Air is for web browsing, web mail, apple mail client, apple...
  5. R

    Mac Mini doesn't recognize new secondary hard drive

    Hi there, I have a Mac Mini Late 2014 Server (MacOS Mojave) and currently am running it with two hard drives (primary SSD for MacOS and apps and secondary is the original Apple HDD 1TB). So far everything ran OK. Unfortunately, lately the original HDD started to report remapped sectors, so I...
  6. oot27

    Any reason to not upgrade my 2011 27" iMac to HS?

    It's the last supported OS and it's currently quite happy on Sierra 10.12.6. It's got a spinning 1TB HDD and core i5, should I just leave it on Sierra or should I upgrade to HS? TIA :)
  7. raab90

    Spindown / Disable internal unused iMac HDD

    I have a 2012 work iMac that I currently use with an external SSD as the boot drive for speed. The internal drive I believe is on the way out as its clicking and whirring a lot, I'm not bothered about any further damage to the drive as I have the SSD running my OS. BUT its a super annoying noise...
  8. Souponastick270

    Late 2012 iMac 21.5 SSD upgrade options

    Hi everyone, I'm looking at getting an SSD set up for my iMac, it's going to be 8 years old in December and is still running on the original 5400 rpm non-fusion drive HDD (yes I know I bought the upper spec iMac and cheaped out on the HDD 😅) so there are three main options I'm looking at, 1)...
  9. rhimbo

    Resolved Problems with partition sizes in Disk Utility?

    Hi folks, I'm trying to repartition an external 3TB drive. Currently I have 1 TB partition, 663 MB used space (basically not used, I think the 663 MB is the amount used in formatting) 2 TB partition, 853 GB used space (TimeMachine back ups) I'd like to create 3 1-TB partitions. So I do...
  10. L

    MP 7,1 7,1 - can I add my old HDD’s to it?

    Looking at getting a new Mac Pro (7,1 I believe?) the cheese grater 2019 model. I have a late 2009 Mac Pro which has 3 hdd in it, 4tb, 2tb and a 1.5tb (and a ssd boot drive 250gb) can I put those drives in the new Mac Pro? and can I move over my pcie cards in the new one? i have a Universal...
  11. John Eeee

    Superduper Rocks--Cloning a Drive in Catalina, It'll Do That!

  12. Adam1988

    Trying to upgrade my iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2010)

    Hello Everyone! Hi! I got an old machine is an iMac 21.5 inch, Mid 2010. I am trying to upgrade its internal HDD to an SSD, is this possible? I already installed the latest MAC OSX system, which is macOS High Sierra, and made a time machine backup. Is it possible to install a new internal...
  13. 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...
  14. N

    Backup iOS devices to external HDD in Mac OS 10.15 Catalina

    Hi. In a post-iTunes Mac OS 10.15 world, what is the preferred method to backup iOS devices to an external HDD? I'm looking to not take up room in my Mac's HDD's with iOS backups. Thanks for your insight! I tried doing some searching but didn't see an article here. (would be great to add one...
  15. masterjorn

    Does my 2013 iMac have a PCIe storage slot?

    I bought a late 2013 21.5" iMac, with a 2.9GHz i5, a 750m, and a standard 5400rpm HDD (NOT A FUSION DRIVE!). I want to install an Apple Blade SSD, but I heard that 21.5" iMac models that came with the standard hard drive don't have the PCIe storage slot, is that true? Im fine with using a 2.5"...
  16. WarMaster115

    Missing space after bootcamp uninstall (Fusion Drive)

    Hi guys, I’ve looked around the forum and found a couple of solutions that might work but don’t know which one exactly applies to my particular situation, as I am a noob when it comes to terminal and commands. So i would be very greatful if u could assist me with this problem. Like many other...
  17. B

    External TimeMachine HDD visible in Terminal diskutil list but not in Disk Utility

    The external HDD I use for my TimeMachine backup is suddenly not mounting or even showing up in Disk Utility. But when I try diskutil list in Terminal it seems to be there. Any hints on how to mount this so I can restore from backup? /dev/disk3 (external, physical): #...
  18. D

    Please help fix hard drive!

    Hi all, I could really do with your expert knowledge right now, I would be beyond grateful, I've been freaking out a bit :/ So yesterday I was working on a photoshop file I keep saved on an External HDD, nothing unusual, but after I saved the file and quit photoshop I navigated to the file's...
  19. zackshapiro25

    196/250 GB of "System" data filling up my HDD, why and what can I do?

    I keep a notification that my MacBook Pro HDD is almost full. It's the late 2016 model with the TouchBar. I don't have that much music on here (I use Spotify) and I don't have many photos (that's the green bar). I have no idea what this 196 GB of "System" storage is or how to reduce its file...
  20. willmtaylor

    iMac Backup

    Which external backup drive do you all suggest for a 2017 18,3 iMac? Does having an SSD vs. HDD make much difference in this scenario? Which do you suggest and why? I have a 2TB Time Capsule with Time Machine turned on, so that's backed up regularly. However, I keep an off-site backup drive...