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Data Doubler: Adding an SSD to 2012 Mac Minis (Fusion issue)

If your Mac Mini shipped with 10.8.1 preinstalled, you can add a Data Doubler and SSD via our documented instructions. These Mac Mini's shipped with Disk Utility version 428 or 430. If the Mac Mini shipped with 10.8.2 preinstalled, you should NOT use Disk...

Mac: Airport Extreme and Time Machine

If you have one of the original Airport Extreme base stations with connectivity for an external drive, we do NOT recommend you set up a drive in this way for use with Time Machine backups. This was something Apple originally supported but no longer suppor...

Hard Drives & SSDs: Newly Installed Drive Not Available

Before you can install Mac OS X onto your newly installed drive (or Migrate data to it), make sure the drive is partitioned and formatted properly. Open the Disk Utility and follow these steps: 1. Select the disk in the sidebar at left then click the Pa...

Data Backup 3: Common Questions & Setup Tips

If you have questions about the different options in Data Backup 3, the best source of information is the developer web site. If you still have questions after viewing the links below, please contact ProSoft Support for additional assistance. FAQ: https...

OS X: Cloning a Bootable DVD

RELEVANT SYSTEM VERSIONS: 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 1. Insert the DVD you with to clone as a source. 2. Open Disk Utility, and select the top DVD icon from the left side list (there should be two grouped together). 3. from the Disk Utility's File menu select...

Mac OS: Migrating Data to a New Drive

There are several ways to move data between OS X system drives; which method is best for you depends on your hardware and system version, and on whether the drives are functioning normally. If you haven't experienced any problems with your original drive ...

Hard Drives & SSDs: OWC Formatting Guides

If you need tips on how to format a drive you purchased from Macsales.com, using different versions of the OS X Disk Utility or built-in PC utilities, please see the links below for detailed steps. OWC Drive Guide http://eshop.macsales.com/Customized_Pa...

OWC Dual Boot Enabler

RELEVANT PART NUMBERS: OWCSSDAB2MB02 OWCSSDAB2MB05 OWCSSDAB2MB10  OWCSSDA13MP1.0 OWCSSDA13MP2.0 OWCSSDA13MP4.0  OWCSSDPHWE2R120 OWCSSDPHWE2R240 OWCSSDPHWE2R480 OWCSSDPHWE2R960   The OWC DUAL BOOT ENABLER FOR APPLE BOOT CAMP allows the SSDs liste...

Carbonite: Thunderbolt™ Compatibility

At the time of this writing, based on information provided to us by Carbonite, we can confirm that their online data backup services do not support storage devices connected via Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2, or Thunderbolt 3. Additionally, wireless storage ...

SoftRAID: Upgrading a Startup Volume on High Sierra

If you have a startup volume that is build with SoftRAID, and you would like to upgrade the volume to use High Sierra (macOS 10.13) and APFS, please use the steps found on the SoftRAID support page [https://www.softraid.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=844]. ...

Aura SSDs: Firmware Update (beta)

IMPORTANT: * This firmware update process is beta status. Please be aware that no firmware update process is 100% without risk, and that it is important to follow the instructions as they are presented here. If you have questions please contact our awa...

OWC ThunderBlade: macOS Boot Drive Setup

LAST UPDATED: 10/4/19  RELEVANT PART NUMBERS: * OWCTB3TBV4T1.0 * OWCTB3TBV4T2.0 * OWCTB3TBV4T4.0 * OWCTB3TBV4T8.0 * OWCTB3TBV4T01 * OWCTB3TBV4T02 * OWCTB3TBV4T04 * OWCTB3TBV4T08 Please note that it is not possible to use the ThunderBl...

Aura Pro X2 SSDs: Boot Camp Compatibility

Please note that the Aura Pro X2 SSD is not compatible with Boot Camp when installed in any of the following Mac hosts: * MacBookPro11,1 * MacBookAir6,1 * MacBookAir6,2 * iMac15,1 (Late 2014) * iMac18,2 * iMac18,3 * iMac19,1 * iMac19,2 ...

Aura N SSDs: Boot Camp Compatibility

Please note that the Aura Pro N SSD is not compatible with Boot Camp when installed in any of the following Mac hosts: * MacBookPro11,1 * MacBookAir6,1 * MacBookAir6,2 ...