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General File System

HT2355, “Mac OS X: About file system journaling”

HT1375, “About disk optimization with Mac OS X”

TA24002, “Mac OS X 10.4: About Disk Utility’s secure erase options”

HT2374, “Mac OS X 10.5: About resizing disk partitions”


HT2559, “Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server: How to use Apple-Supplied RAID software”

TA24104, “Intel-based Macs: Flashing question mark when trying to boot from RAID volume”

HT1346, “Mac Pro RAID Card and Xserve RAID Card: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)”

Optical Media

TA23505, “Mac OS X 10.4: About improved disc burning and burn folders”

HT2882, “Factors that affect writing to or reading from optical media”

HT2543, “About optical disc drive burning and write speeds”

TA23476, “About default optical drive burning speeds”

HT2446, “Using nonstandard discs in optical drives”

Ownership and Permissions

TS1402, “Unable to move, unlock, modify, or copy an item in Mac OS X”

HT2963, “Troubleshooting permissions issues in Mac OS X”

HT1452, “About Disk Utility’s Repair Disk Permissions feature”

File System Troubleshooting

HT1782, “Using Disk Utility in Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later to verify or repair disks”

TS1417, “Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck”

HT1526, “You can’t empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash”

HT2528, “Intel-based Macs: ‘You have inserted a disk containing no volumes that Mac OS X can read’ alert message”


NTFS-3G/MacFUSE software bundle provides full support for NTFS:

Wikipedia entry comparing file systems:

Apple RAID Utility User’s Guide:

Wikipedia entry comparing RAID types:

DriveSavers data recovery:

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