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Forum: Movies and Video Today, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Nguithi
there are quick stutters and also the large...

there are quick stutters and also the large blocks associated with compression [one half of the image could look good and the other half looks kind of smudged]
it seems the file isn't designed for...
Forum: Movies and Video Today, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Nguithi
macbook pro 13'' early 2011. OS 10.9.2

macbook pro 13'' early 2011. OS 10.9.2
Forum: Movies and Video 09-16-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Nguithi
Can 1080p videos play perfectly on Macbook pros?

VLC, mplayer and a bunch of others can play 1080 .mp4 files, but they are always choppy/blocky. I tried changing some VLC settings but it didn't help. Is there any way to play 1080 files on a macbook...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-16-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Nguithi
Thank you for the info. I apologize for all the...

Thank you for the info. I apologize for all the posts, it's been a bit chaotic on my end having to learn all these things so that I don't get anything wrong [the failure came out of nowwhere]. I've...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-15-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By Nguithi
Can I use my time machine back up external drive to keep other files

after partitioning the drive and backing up through time machine, can I use the external drive to keep other files. it's a 1 T.B drive and I have about 300 GB of back up
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-15-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 524
Posted By Nguithi
Do I need a bootable USB to install Mavericks on a new HHD?

My HHD is failing and I have to run it on safe mode, I don't think I can make a bootable usb with the os installer. Once I replace the drive, is there a way I can install mavericks [or an older OS]...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-15-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Nguithi
okay. it would boil down to a 1 T.B hybrid drive...

okay. it would boil down to a 1 T.B hybrid drive with a one year warranty or a 1 T.B HHD with a 3 year warranty
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-15-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By Nguithi
Do I need special software of hardware to install and run a hybrid drive?

I've seen a bunch of installation videos on replacing a hard drive in the macbook pro with a regular hard drive or an SSD and they seem straightforward, remove the screws, unplug sata cable, replace...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-15-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Nguithi
Which performs better a 5400RPM 1 T.B hybrid drive or a 7200RPM 1 T.B HHD?

it's for a macbook early 2011. i hear hybrid is fast, but the 5400 throws me off a bit
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-15-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Nguithi
thank you

thank you
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-15-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By Nguithi
thank you. it sounds like copying over will take...

thank you. it sounds like copying over will take up a lot of space. will the OS sort this out or do I have to delete copy files? [or would a software update after backing up my files take care of...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-15-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Nguithi
Should I repair disk permissions after replacing a hard drive?

After replacing a hard drive on a macbook pro 13'' early 2011 and reinstalling OS X mavericks, should I repair disk permissions?
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-14-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By Nguithi
I think i need to replace all of them since my...

I think i need to replace all of them since my hard drive is failing and i need the macbook the way it was
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-14-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By Nguithi
Will programs backed up through time machine conflict with a newly installed OS X?

After replacing a hard drive and installing a fresh OS Mavericks, will the programs I've backed up, like imovie, safari, preview e.t.c conflict with the newly installed programs?
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-14-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Nguithi
thanks, good to know

thanks, good to know
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-14-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Nguithi
thank you for the reply. you're right, the...

thank you for the reply. you're right, the reviews about a hitachi travelstar and a wd scorpio black seem even on failure rates and noise. it boils down to price, and the travelstar is cheaper
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-12-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Nguithi
Hitachi harddrive vs Western Digital harddrive

backblaze did a blog https://www.backblaze.com/blog/what-hard-drive-should-i-buy/ about the best hard drive to buy. I'd like to know the community's experience with hitachi and WD and which one they...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-12-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Nguithi
How much free space do you need for the mac to...

How much free space do you need for the mac to work effectively?
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-11-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Nguithi
also, if the new HD has SATA 3.0 can it work on a...

also, if the new HD has SATA 3.0 can it work on a 2011 macbook?
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-11-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Nguithi
thank you for the advice. the SSD's are a little...

thank you for the advice. the SSD's are a little pricey, I'll have to make do with the HHD. My battery isn't what it used to be it lasts for about 3 hours, I'll try and replace it as soon as possible...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-11-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Nguithi
Can I upgrade a macbook pro 2011 5400 RPM harddrive to a 7200RPM HD?

I have an early 2011 macbook pro with a 320 GB hard drive 5400 RPM. Can I replace it with a 1TB hard drive 7200 RPM? Will there be any complications such as overheating or being unable to boot?
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 09-09-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By Nguithi
it's on the way. once i back up with time...

it's on the way. once i back up with time machine, there will be a lot of space remaining on the external disk. can i use that space for other things, or must the drive only be used for back up?
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 09-08-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By Nguithi
thank you. i have about 303 BG of files to back...

thank you. i have about 303 BG of files to back up and restore. If i get an SSD, let's say 256GB would it be possible to restore everything or would i have to back up 256GB of essential files with...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 09-08-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By Nguithi
thanks. are there any complications with putting...

thanks. are there any complications with putting a different brand of HD?
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-08-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Nguithi
how long did it last before it completely died?...

how long did it last before it completely died? what phases did it go through?
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