I've downloaded Carbon Copy Cloner. What should the destination be for the copy? Should I send it to an external or to the new hard drive that I want to put in the computer?
It would be the external drive volume. You might also need to erase the Time Machine backup first.
From the menu select File>New Task if it's not already up with a new task. Select the internal drive as the source and the formatted external drive volume as the destination. Set it up as Copy all files, SafetyNet off, and "Don't send email". Don't worry about the advanced settings.
Once it's done you can test it by shutting down, and then powering up while holding down the option key. It may take some time, but you can select the external drive volume with the trackpad, arrow keys (highlight then press return), or a mouse. If it boots then you should be good to install it after shutting off.
Another way to do it would be from an external bootable drive to the new drive in the MBP, but it sounds like you've reinstalled you old drive.
Does the machine still work? And what model? There are ways to see if the und... 显示全部 »
Does the machine still work? And what model? There are ways to see if the underlying machine is still functional, which can include install discs, recovery from the drive, via the internet. If you're in the US, you could donate an otherwise working computer to a nonprofit like Goodwill.
You could just pull out the drive and keep it. A SATA drive has fairly little material compared to the rest of your computer. However, there are hard drive "shredding" services that guarantee they will destroy the hard drive for free where they're extracting metals.
There may be recycling programs depending on where you live. Where I live (California) there's an e-waste collection fee when purchasing. That pays for recycling programs, and there's a list of collection sites that will take electronics for free.
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The .Trashes folder contains a subfolder for each account. One of them corresponds to yours, and it can be directly accessed through the Go to Folder command described above without any permission issues.
OK: my conclusion is that the 2TB drive is broken, and Apple just refuses to tell me that... 显示全部 »
OK: my conclusion is that the 2TB drive is broken, and Apple just refuses to tell me that it is broken.
For the 4th time or so, I have perfectly cloned my 1TB drive to a 2TB drive using Clonezilla, Disk Utility, and the free version of SuperDuper! Everything should be perfect. I just saw a completion by SuperDuper! that said that everything went 100% perfect and that my new drive should be bootable.Then I remove the external 1TB I was booting off of and I get the same folder + question mark symbol. The 2TB clone is actually inside of the the computer where the only hard drive could ever be.
Another conclusion is that Apple is refusing to allow me to have another clone of my computer, for intellectual property reasons. *shrugs* who knows. My next step is to close this thread and to see if there are any customer service possibilities, or otherwise just take a hit and buy a new hard drive. I have reason to believe that this 2TB drive was defective in the 1st place because it wouldn't be recognized by my previous PC laptop, but 3 disk scans and several completed Disk clonings truly convinced me that it was the PC laptop's bug/glitch, and not the hard drive itself.
Thanks for reading.
Seagate External Hard drive not appearing on Mac was working a few days ago now nothing at all, can hear the wheels turning but no lights and can't be found on the Mac
Anything more specific? Model of computer. What specific Seagate drive? ... 显示全部 »
Anything more specific? Model of computer. What specific Seagate drive? What connection? Did you check to see if the drive is in System Report Or Disk Utility? Those can often see a physical drive that doesn’t mount.
I rather like the Seagate Backup Pro. They have various versions out there dependin... 显示全部 »
I rather like the Seagate Backup Pro. They have various versions out there depending on the capacity, but all of them seem to be made with separate SATA drives and their own SATA/USB inteface. I bought one of their earlier ones - the 1 TB Seagate Backup Pro Slim. The Seagate Expansion Portable should be similar except for the case. All the disassembly videos/guides I've seen of Seagate's most recent drives shows that they have a standard Samsung branded SATA drive inside.
I don't have any big issue with WD or Toshiba external drives, and I have both. However, all the electronics in them are combined. If the interface fails it gets a lot harder to fix. There really are no other manufacturers of hard drives out there. Any other recent external drive setup you can find will have a drive made by Seagate, WD, or Toshiba - or one of their divisions.
You could also put a system together yourself with a bare drive and an enclosure. It's not that hard to do, but it can be scary if you've never assembled electronic parts.
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Thank you for using Apple Support Communities.
I understand that you have concerns because your new iMac running macOS Sierra will not boot from your previous external hard drives with OS 10.6 Snow Leopard installed. You say that while the external drives will mount and allow access to the files, they will not boot.
This sounds like they computer and external drives are functioning as expected. Your new computer will not boot to an older operating system than than what was installed it originally. It sounds like your new computer came with macOS Sierra installed, so, that would be the oldest system that will boot the computer.
While your computer cannot boot to a drive with Snow Leopard installed, it should still access and read the files that are installed on that drive. You indicate that your computer can do this, it can mount and access the files on those drives. So, it is working correctly.
Additionally, if the computer cannot boot to a particular version of the OS, it also cannot install that OS, either to the internal or an external hard drive. So, again, it is working correctly.
How long is a piece of string?
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How long is a piece of string?
Normal spinning Hard Drives wear out for 2 reasons, friction (wear on parts) and the limit to how many times the little magnetic particles can be flipped without something going wrong with them. In practice I have not had a hard drive wear out on me, but I have had them damaged. If you don't run them all the time (and even on a turned on Mac they are not running all the time), they last longer.
SSDs wear out because the 1/0s in the chips can only be flipped a limited number of times, only 1000s of times.
Both HDDs and SSDs self repair, they have spare storage which is substituted for worn sectors that error. That is as good as long as the spare storage has not been exhausted. Both have diagnostics that assume the drive is no longer functional once errors reach a certain point.
Other than the immunity of SSDs to knocks, I think both kinds of drives have similar life, because the manufacturers took the approach to make them have a "reasonable" life expectancy. SSDs could be made to last longer but that will raise their cost, which is already very high.
As to your perceived speed, I take this is on your older Mac and may be because you are connecting with USB 2.0? I use FireWire 800 for significant drives or connect USB 3 drives via a Thunderbolt adaptor. The later are functionally fast, but yes internal would be faster. In practice maybe not by that much.
Yes by default if it is in in its default location in the Pictures folder on the internal... 显示全部 »
Yes by default if it is in in its default location in the Pictures folder on the internal hard drive