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Forum: Apple Notebooks 11-21-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By Haalcyon
Wow, well its good they got it replaced. A bad...

Wow, well its good they got it replaced. A bad HDD, yuck.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-30-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By Haalcyon
Well, if Disk Utility is unable to complete the...

Well, if Disk Utility is unable to complete the repair you may be faced with a more serious problem that requires an OS re-install. :(
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-30-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By Haalcyon
There is possibly a DVD-diskless fix. Reboot...

There is possibly a DVD-diskless fix. Reboot your Mac and while its trying to boot hold down the Command+R to enter Lion's Recovery mode where there are some utilities that may be able to...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-30-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By Haalcyon
You've got a great laptop David...I have the...

You've got a great laptop David...I have the exact same one. It looks like OS X may have gotten corrupted. Do you have 10.6 still on it or did you move to 10.7?
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 10-05-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,944
Posted By Haalcyon
Okay ...didn't realize the HFS+ limitation

Okay ...didn't realize the HFS+ limitation
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 10-05-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,619
Posted By Haalcyon
I wonder if you booted from OS X installation...

I wonder if you booted from OS X installation disk if Disk Utility would allow you to initialize it (and perhaps) install OS X on it.
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 10-05-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Haalcyon
Any laser printer should work fine for...

Any laser printer should work fine for you...Brother, HP, Epson, etc.
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 10-05-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,119
Posted By Haalcyon
Couldn't find an Mini-display-port female to...

Couldn't find an Mini-display-port female to HDMI-male cable. Thought I found an adapter, but didn't.

Good luck.
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 10-05-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,944
Posted By Haalcyon
Super Duper will clone the drive for you.

Super Duper will clone the drive for you.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-04-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,416
Posted By Haalcyon
Consider a Seagate Momentus XT SSD-Hybrid 500GB...

Consider a Seagate Momentus XT SSD-Hybrid 500GB drive. Cost is low but the performance is very SSD-like in a MacBook Pro, in my experience.
Forum: Apple Desktops 10-04-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,240
Posted By Haalcyon
I've used Crucial in my MacBook Pros and its...

I've used Crucial in my MacBook Pros and its works as advertised.
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 09-04-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,307
Posted By Haalcyon
I would go ahead and get the WD MyBook 2TB and...

I would go ahead and get the WD MyBook 2TB and something like Lacie's SilverKeeper (free, simple...no need for complexity here) to backup your 1TB and 500GB drives. You could do this on a weekly or...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-31-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By Haalcyon
Its not like riding a bike so don't feel bad. ...

Its not like riding a bike so don't feel bad.

The nice thing about Super Duper is that it can clone an OS X partition that's in use. I've done this several times to verify. So, you can connect...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-30-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By Haalcyon
Using SSDs does spoil you. It really does. All...

Using SSDs does spoil you. It really does. All my rigs have either OCZ Vertex 2 or 3s in them...outside of the Macbook Air. The speed is just...ridiculous.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-29-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By Haalcyon
Stan, I'd be curious as to whether or not the...

Stan, I'd be curious as to whether or not the Momentus is able to perform better than a standard 500GB Seagate HD in your case. If you're not running programs off it or doing the same operations...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 06-26-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By Haalcyon
This...

This (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136280) is a better performing drive for nearly the same money.

One way to perform your upgrade is to use something like SuperDuper...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-14-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,442
Posted By Haalcyon
I just downgraded to a 13" 2.7Ghz 2011 MBP...

I just downgraded to a 13" 2.7Ghz 2011 MBP yesterday (from a 15" 2.3Ghz). I had an OWC Data Doubler in the 15" which I migrated to the 13". While the installation is not difficult to anyone who's...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-07-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,065
Posted By Haalcyon
+1 ...just put 8GB of OWC in my 2011 15" MBP...

+1

...just put 8GB of OWC in my 2011 15" MBP and its silently doing its thing, no issues at all.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-07-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,144
Posted By Haalcyon
Before I ripped out the CPU and possibly...

Before I ripped out the CPU and possibly destroyed something I'd add a nice SSD, say a Vertex 2 and up the RAM...and see if I really still had performance complaints.

I say this because with a...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-05-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Haalcyon
I defragment my mechanical disks regularly as I'd...

I defragment my mechanical disks regularly as I'd noted. It is, however, interesting to note that OS X is better at handling fragmentation than I'd thought.

I use Drive Genius to handle this...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-05-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Haalcyon
Fragmention is much better in OS X but it still...

Fragmention is much better in OS X but it still occurs and you may still want to address it.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1375?viewlocale=en_US

It is, however, according to this article not...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-04-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Haalcyon
If you use your Mac daily I'd recommend...

If you use your Mac daily I'd recommend defragmenting at least 1 or 2 times a month.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-04-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Haalcyon
No, Mac's do not defragment automatically with...

No, Mac's do not defragment automatically with boot up...that'd really slow you down as defragmentation takes a little while even on a fast 7,200rpm drive...especially if its heavily fragmented...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-03-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Haalcyon
You may also benefit from defragmenting your hard...

You may also benefit from defragmenting your hard drive. However, do to this you'll need two things, I believe:

1) The ability to boot your Macbook from another/separate partition than the one...
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