MacBook :: How To Get Data Off Of Hdd

Mar 4, 2010

In theory it's all backed up on my Time Capsule, but . . .

If I need to get the data off (assuming the drive works) can I put it in an enclosure? Any specific one? Or can I simply get a cable and connect it? What cable?

I realize a cable, if possible, is a one-time solution. Ideally I'd get an enclosure and repurpose the drive. But it may be that I can get only one or two uses out of it, with the coffee stains and such.


MacBook Pro :: Is HDD Running Hard All Thetime With 7200rmp 500GB HDD

May 8, 2010

is HDD running hard all thetime with 7200rmp 500GB HDD?I just bought low end MBP and installed "SEAGATE 500GB Momentus 7200.4 SATA 2.5in HDD w/ G-Force Protection, 16MB Cache" on the first day.But I recognized that HDD is running all the time without stopping even though I am not doing any task on my mbp. I can feel HDD and CPU running on my wrist all the it quite normal? am i just overreacting?

is it becuase i installed wrong HDD?
or 5400rpm vs 7200rpm issue?
or Hitachi vs Seagate issue?
should I buy /install another HDD on it?

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Aug 4, 2010

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Oct 15, 2009

Probably about 10 years ago I was a big techie with DOS and all that, and now I seem to have forgotten how to do anything!

Two questions.

i) My iMac, which I bought last year has run out of HDD space. What can I do to extend it? I really can't work out what I have filled it up with as I have only

8.5gb in my applications folder
4.7gb in the systems folder
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Other than the standard applications I have a DOS emulator, Office and Spore.

But apparently I have used 200gb?!?!? I can't find where this disk space is being used up. Any ideas on what I can check to clear this out? I put a partition in to possibly install windows, how do I check that's been removed correctly?

Also if I plug in a USB drive to extend the memory how can I get the mac running as if this was actually the normal drive for this computer?

And question ii)

I have a PS3 which I want to back up my info on, but its on a FAT32 format. Can I format a USB HDD in FAT32 using my Mac?

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Jan 9, 2011

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Is it possible to convert the backups.backupdb folder on an external HD I've been using for Time Machine into a regular folder? Or to otherwise move around and delete files within the backups.backupdb folder on the Time Machine HD? My old Macbook Pro was stolen and I got a new MacBook Air. I had full Time Machine backups of my MacBook Pro on an external HD. I restored the majority of the data to my new Air, but I want to leave my iTunes music on the external HD in a separate folder or partition. Unfortunately, to do this, I need to move (rather than copy) the Music folder. I can't seem to move folders around on the HD; instead, I get a message saying "The operation cannot be completed because backup items cannot be modified." I've seen a few solutions but they haven't seemed to work--I tried something in Terminal, logging in as a root user, etc. Note that I cannot enter Time Machine to turn off backups for the Music folder, because the Music folder that was being backed up was on the stolen computer. 

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Jan 9, 2011

I upgraded the internal hard drive in my MacBook Pro and cloned it from my old one via SuperDuper! after a Time Machine restore failed to boot. However, now the new hard drive's icon no longer sits in the top right corner of the desktop, despite it being selected as the startup disk. Instead there's just a huge gaping hole. If I move it there and then "clean up" the selection it shoots off down the other end of the desktop.

How can I permanently have the HD icon back where it used to be? I've tried repairing permissions and deselecting and reselecting the display of HDs in the finder prefs but neither worked.

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May 15, 2010

I have 2 new HDs (each 1T) uninstalled, and I have my old HD (160 gigs) currently residing in one of the two slots in my G5. Any ideas on the best way/process to get the data transfered from the old HD to the new ones, leaving my two slots filled with the 2 new drives AND my data from the old HD transfered and intact, with a RAID0 setup?

OR, are there any other suggestions on a good setup with the 2 new HDs?

I'm open to suggestions.

I always back-up on external HDs, so, is their a need for me to worry about setting up a RAID0?

I'm doing video processing for DVD release.

Should I just max out the 2x1T gig HDs and not worry about a HD failure?

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Apr 11, 2009

I have a HD in my Mac Pro that is about 80% filled. I wanted to add another HD and configure the 2 as a RAID, Can I do this without reformatting the existing drive, or loosing my 80% capacity data?

The first HD is a 1TB and im looking to add an identical HD to make a 2TB drive.

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Sep 29, 2009

The first time i install SL it would constantly index through spotlight, so i reinstalled and everything was fine for a few day s but now it occasionally gets in a fit where it keeps reading my hdd for no reason. Spotlight isnt indexing, and the apps i have open are Firefox, Thunderbird, and iMovie. Activity monitor shows that it has been reading away for a while, but doesnt tell me what app is accessing the disk and why.
Anyone else with this problem?

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Feb 27, 2009

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Aug 31, 2009

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Dec 4, 2009

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Mar 14, 2010

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Aug 15, 2010

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Feb 10, 2009

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This is the Drive i'm looking at
i'm just not sure what i'd have to do or is it really that easy?

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Mar 23, 2009

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Aug 27, 2009

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2) Will I be able to simply put in the old MBP's HD into the new MBP, and use it like that? Bootcamp partition and all?

3) During the process of apple running a check to see what was wrong with my MBP(before they found out it was logic board problem) you think they formatted my hard drive?

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