MacBook Air :: Hard Drive Going To Fail - Memory Available Keeps Changing By A Few Gigabytes

Mar 10, 2012

I have a 2011 MacBook Air and I love it but I am getting concerned that the hard drive is failing.  The amount available keeps changing by a few will start the day with 10 or 11 GB available and then drop down to 9 or 10 GB and sometimes you can watch the amount available creep up in small increments every minute or so.  It is not constantly fluxuating and of course I understand that if I move files on and off the computer, the space available will change.  I have been using Macs for 20 years and I fear this is a sign my hard drive is going to fail. I am backing up the computer regularly.

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OS X :: Hard Drive Is Going To Fail Plus It Has Been Having Trouble Starting Up Recently

Sep 28, 2009

SMART is telling me my hard drive is going to fail plus it has been having trouble starting up recently. It usually takes 3 tries for it to start and it takes a really long time. I've tried repairing permissions and zapping p-ram. I'm using carbon copy to completely clone my hard drive onto my external.

Once I buy a new hard drive, how can I transfer all data back onto it in the easiest way possible? Can use my snow leopard disc to format the drive and then is there a way to just transfer all data from my external onto it?

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OS X :: Hard Drive Memory Disappearing / Memory Reducing At Startup

Aug 26, 2010

I have a iMac DV G3/500 (Special Edition) from summer 2000. Anyway, I am using Mac OS 10.2.8. Recently, my start up disk's memory has gone done from 1.2 GB available free space to 668MB (currently). I haven't saved anything on this disk so I can not understand why this memory has dissappeared. I have also had icons on the start up menu disappear. Could someone please tell me how I can restore the missing memory?

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Apr 25, 2010

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MacBook Pro :: Keep All Data After Changing To New Hard Drive

Jun 28, 2009

i will change my HD in my MBP 13" 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Memory 4GB. The standard HD is a 150GB but i want to change to a 500GB 7200RPM, my only concern is how can i transfer all the data from the 150GB to the new 500GB?

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Jul 6, 2010

I have an A1226 15" MacBook pro with 2GB of RAM and 120GB hard drive. I'm busting at the seams! It's running very slow, with 110GB of hard drive used up. I need more hard drive for photos, etc. and more memory for speed. I'd rather not spend the money for an iMac, so I'm considering upgrading this MacBook Pro with 500GB hard drive and 2GB more RAM (total 4GB). Can anyone tell me the pros and cons? Am I fooling myself to think this is going to come close in performance to a new iMac with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive?

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MacBook :: Find Out How Much Memory I Have On Hard Drive?

Feb 11, 2012

How do I find out how much memory I have on my hard drive. I'm trying to upload Leopard and I don't have enough space.

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Jun 18, 2012

I noticed the new Macbook Pro with Retina display has flash memory instead of a Hard drive. I love the new features and I want to buy it but I'm very skeptical of this flash memory. Can someone please help explain it to me. Is it better than have a hard drive in your computer?

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Jun 24, 2014

After deleting about 500 emails and going to erase deleted messages the memory available on my hard drive did not change.  Should it?  Do emails not take up any memory?

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OS X :: Disappearing Memory From Hard Drive / Reduces Drive Space While Watching Movie

Jul 20, 2010

I have been running out of hard drive space and have deleted a whole bunch of files... even deleted all the languages i didn't need from all my applications... about a week ago i freed up around 2GB.... but without saving and downloading anything my free space is now 70MB!! All I have been doing is watching streamed videos and I notice this reduces the drive space as I'm watching it!! Even opening firefox and some websites drops my memory by 0.1MB. I can't find anywhere where temporary files might be so i can delete them.

I never used to have this problem but I wonder if it has something to do with the fact that I now use wireless internet through a phone provider and a USB modem rather than my previous WiFi via cable broadband. Can anybody shed some light on what is stealing my memory when browsing?

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Hardware :: Changing Hard Drive In G5?

Jan 13, 2009

I have 500GB for data and 300GB where the OS X is but it's getting full so fast.

I want to buy 1TB to replace the 500GB, then the 500GB will replace the 300GB. How can I move the OS? Do I have to re-install the Leopard CD again?

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PowerPC :: Changing Hard Drive On Powerbook G4?

Dec 26, 2006

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OS X :: Hard Drive Icon Changing On Its Own - Weird?

Feb 21, 2009

So I have this really weird issue that isn't a real problem as much as a nuisance, but it is quite irksome. In the the sidebar of the Finder window, the icons for my hard drive (along with the windows partition) will change randomly and without my involvement. Sometimes they show up as the windows entourage logo, sometimes this other weird icon I can't recognize. Has anyone seen this before / know why this is happening?

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Jun 29, 2009

Hi. What do I select for # of partitions on a MacBook Pro 15 inch? I haven't started yet, but I was hoping to understand what this means before I take it apart.

Any other advice before I start? I saw a good YouTube video that seems to make is easy to do.

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OS X :: Changing Hard Drive - Transfer Data?

Mar 5, 2010

I'm going to change hard drive on my macbook to an ssd drive. Is it possible to move all programs and setting I have on this hard drive so I don't have to re-install everything? First thought was time machine, but will this work? I mean, if it worked with time machine on a new hard drive it would be very easy to share shareware program with friends. Is it possible somehow? To get all the programs/settings to my new hard drive without having to re-install anything? (except the operating system),without having to re-activate serials etc etc.

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Hardware :: Changing My Internal Hard Drive?

Dec 29, 2008

I want to change the internal hard drive in my MacBook Pro 15, for a bigger and faster one but i am concerned because i have many softwares licenses (like Logic studio, Pro Tools, Kontakt, few sample libraries like EWSOgold or Motu products) and i wonder if changing the hard drive is going to create trouble with them.

I intend to create an image of my drive in my external hard drive and then exchange it for the new one and copy everything back in. I have tried unsuccessfully to do the image but i'll keep on trying.

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Jun 14, 2012

I just installed a Mercury Accelsior RAID drive in a PCI slot in my Mac Pro. It appears on the desktop, but I don't want it to. In Finder > Preferences I have "Hard Disks" unchecked, and "External Drives" checked. Does the Mac Pro see this as an external drive?Apparently so. Is there a way to specify that this one particular external drive shouldn't display on the desktop?

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Laptops :: Saving Software When Changing Hard Drive?

May 17, 2010

About to change the hard drive and have some great software but not the discs.

What is the best method to lift them off onto a disc or thumbdrive?

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Sep 20, 2006

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OS X :: Changing External Hard Drive From Journaled To Extended?

Feb 21, 2010

I just recently realized that my Seagate external HD is under Mac OS extended (journaled) and not Mac OS extended. I only want to use this device for storage/backup and don't want to run anything off of it. Is there any non-destructive way to change it to just extended? If not, what are some of my alternatives?

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Intel Mac :: Computer's Hard Drive Space Keeps Changing?

Mar 19, 2012

My computer's hard drive space keeps changing. For exaomple, there are 50 GB free space, and then a few hrs later I will check the info again and it will read 47 GB free, 45 GB free, etc. It keeps changing throughout the day. I have not downloaded anything, not added any files, just browsed the web. Why does it keep chaning like that? Usually when I restart the computer, it reads what it normally should, eg. 50 GB free.

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Intel Mac :: Wifi Slow After Changing Hard Drive?

Jun 4, 2012

So i opened up my mid 2007 iMac and changed the hard drive and cpu, and its all up and running correctly with a clean install of Lion, except that my wifi seems to be slow! It connects to the network and loads webpages slowly, and doing a system update it says it'll take 700hours to download the 1.5gb combined update... I then tilted back the screen and the connection speed improved and i managed to download the update in a couple of hours... so still a poor speed... Im guessing I either left the wifi card poorly connected or got the main and aux antenna cables wrong way round, does anyone know where the white and black cable go? Or which is which? Also, what do these cables connect to (the end not connected to the wifi card)?

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Laptops :: How Much Memory And Hard Drive Really Necessary

Aug 28, 2009

I don't play comp. Games, don't store pictures on my comp., and I don't need a lot of software. So how much memory and hard drive do I really need for a Mac laptop?

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OS X :: Why Hard Drive Memory Disappearing

Feb 15, 2010

I have a iMac DV G3/500 (Special Edition) from summer 2000. Anyway, I am using Mac OS 10.2.8. Recently, my start up disk's memory has gone done from 1.2 GB available free space to 668MB (currently). I haven't saved anything on this disk so I can not understand why this memory has disappeared. I have also had icons on the start up menu disappear. Could someone please tell me how I can restore the missing memory?

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Mac Mini :: Add More RAM And Hard Drive Memory To It After You Buy It?

Jun 1, 2012

Can you add more RAM and Hard Drive memory to a Mac Mini after you buy it? I'm pretty sure you can, but I am just making sure.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Name Of Hard Drive Changing With Words Chosen At Random

Jun 21, 2012

I have iMac (2011) with OS X Lion 10.7.4, and I noticed that name of my hard drive has been changing on strange letters or some words chosen by random. It's quite strange. I have other apple computers and I have never experienced such things. I can't find any logical explanation of this "activity". Sometimes it happens after sleeping mode, sometimes there is no activity from my side or from OS. This is definitely not because of "accidentally pressed an icon of my HD and then pressed some keys" issue.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Why Does Backup To G-Drive Fail

Jun 17, 2014

I have a 4T G-Drive connected to my firewire port. I am using Time Machine to perform backups. I see that some backups have been performed as expected. Time Machine is failing unexpectedly now. I get the error message "Backup Failed. Time Machine couldn't back up to G-Drive" The disk is there and connected correctly. I have successful back ups. But now it caannot use the G-Drivve which exists and has plenty of room on it.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Safari 5.1.4

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PowerPC :: Hard Drive Makes Chirping Sounds When Changing Screen Saver?

Jan 13, 2009

I recently purchased a new (to me) iBook Clamshell off eBay running Os 9.1. This is my first Mac, It has a 6 gig HD and the HD seems like its spinning really loud and it makes chirping sounds whenever I change the screen saver

Does this Mean the HD is failing? Should I get a new HD

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Applications :: ITunes Keeps Changing Library Folder / Saving Music Files To External Hard Drive?

Oct 2, 2010

I have a WD external hard drive that I got for the holiday's last year.Here lately I've been using it as my iTunes library. A great way to free up some space on my Powerbook g4. Question is, why does iTunes keep changing my library folder after I'd already changed it when I initially set up the hard drive as my iTunes library destination?

Another question is how do I make sure that all my music files automatically go to the folder on the external hard drive when I download music. For example I may snag a free song from a website and will double click it after downloading and it plays in itunes. I want that file to be saved on my external hard drive as well (yes it's plugged up and plugged in).

I only have an 8g ipod so I have to constantly check and uncheck songs that I want to hear, so I want to be sure they are all in the same locale. And one way I know that certain files are on my internal and not external is when i unplug my external those files still play when they shouldn't unless it's plugged up.

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Software :: Word Documents Not Open - Not Enough Memory Or Disk Space On Hard Drive

Feb 19, 2009

I have word documents whihc suddenly will not opn.. it says not enuf memroy or disk space and there is plenty of space on the hardrive!

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