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A couple of days ago we discussed some problems that could arise with sizing files with HFS compression. This problem basically arises from there being a lack of consistency in the various utilities that are available in OS X, where some show compression status and size, and others show the uncompressed size.
While drives are sold as plug-and-play, formatting prior to use will give you optimal performance and compatibility with your Mac.
Paragon releases the latest version of the software driver, which enables Windows to have full access to the Mac partition.
If partitioning a drive with Disk Utility gives you unmount or resource busy errors, there may be workarounds you can use.
If you have a specific volume on your Mac that you would like to keep from being edited when attached, here's how to protect it.
If your system hangs when going into Safe Mode, or will not load into Safe Mode at all, there are a couple of things you can do to fix the situation.
If you've wanted ZFS and OpenGL 4.3 support in OS X, now may be your chance to request it from Apple.
Older hard-drive enclosures may be limited in the size of drive they can present to your system.
The CoreStorage volume manager behind Apple's Fusion Drive can be used to create your own spanned volumes in any Mac running Lion or later.