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Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-21-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By josephmccutchen
Before I answer your question, I noticed that you...

Before I answer your question, I noticed that you answered an earlier question I had... thanks a lot!!! (My post here is not merely a return favor; I'm a technician, and try to help out where I can.)...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-20-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 764
Posted By josephmccutchen
MacBook Air or MacBook Pro?

I'm deciding between buying a MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro, and it's quite difficult, for a few reasons:

1) Finances - Money is tight, and as I am overseas, and travel to other countries every few...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-10-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By josephmccutchen
What to buy?

First off, I'm really thankful for everyone who participates in this forum. Various people here helped me out a few years back in choosing a MBP.

I'm in that position again, and here's what I'm...
Forum: Apple Desktops 02-20-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,768
Posted By josephmccutchen
Yes, it is speedy when it comes to boot time...

Yes, it is speedy when it comes to boot time (around 25 seconds) and opening programs; no problem there. The problem I faced is that the CPU seems to be a bottleneck, especially when it comes to...
Forum: Apple Desktops 02-20-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,768
Posted By josephmccutchen
iMac vs MacBook pro

I'm planning on buying another Mac this year, hopefully by summer, and I'm looking for some advice. I sold my MacBook Pro to a friend of mine, and here are the specs on it:

MacBook Pro Mid-2010...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 11-23-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By josephmccutchen
It would be helpful to know what else you plan to...

It would be helpful to know what else you plan to use the MB Pro or MB Air for. The answer to your question depends on whether you also plan doing anything CPU or RAM intensive. Yes, the MB Air does...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-25-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By josephmccutchen
Freezing could be a sign of bad memory. Do you...

Freezing could be a sign of bad memory. Do you know how to work on computers? If so, the memory on a MacBook is pretty easy to take out. I would try to take out one of the modules and see what...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-25-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,416
Posted By josephmccutchen
A word of caution: be careful using a MacBook Pro...

A word of caution: be careful using a MacBook Pro adapter to charge a MacBook. They are rated at different watts, so you could short out the MacBook.

Does one of your friends have the same kind...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-24-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By josephmccutchen
OWC...

OWC (http://http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DDAMBS0GB) has what's called a Data Doubler. You take the optical drive out of the MBP, mount a HDD or SSD to the Data Doubler, and then install that...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-22-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By josephmccutchen
I think I'll go w/ the OWC, because I have to...

I think I'll go w/ the OWC, because I have to order a Data Doubler from them anyway, for my HDD; I'll put it in the Opti-bay. Thanks again for your help!
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-22-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By josephmccutchen
Thanks for your help! As you said, either way, it...

Thanks for your help! As you said, either way, it will be ripping fast! You think the OWC's are the best? I'm in South Korea, and I can't get those here; would have to order it from the States. I can...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-22-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By josephmccutchen
Well it says that the link speed is 3 gigabits...

Well it says that the link speed is 3 gigabits per second; that doesn't mean that it is SATA-3 6Gbps, right? It's a 2010 model, so I'm guessing no.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-22-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By josephmccutchen
Which SSD to buy?

Intel 5 Series Chipset:

Vendor: Intel
Product: 5 Series Chipset
Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
Negotiated Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
Description: AHCI Version 1.30 Supported

I'm confused by...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-21-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,251
Posted By josephmccutchen
Just been looking at the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G...

Just been looking at the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD; I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro. Will I get the full benefit of the 6G, or should I stick with the 3G model?
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-21-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,251
Posted By josephmccutchen
Do I need to keep my pictures on the SSD, or they...

Do I need to keep my pictures on the SSD, or they can be accessed from the HDD and leave the iPhoto app on the SSD? Same with movies: when I'm rendering a movie with iMovie, if the app is on the SSD,...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-20-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,834
Posted By josephmccutchen
MacBook late 2007; that's what I used to have. If...

MacBook late 2007; that's what I used to have. If it is the battery that's causing the problem, at least it's easy to replace! i have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro unibody; no, the battery isn't hard to...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-20-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,834
Posted By josephmccutchen
Hmmmmm...... Perhaps it's a bad battery? You...

Hmmmmm...... Perhaps it's a bad battery? You could try swapping batteries and see what happens then. I would try that. Also, if you have easy access to your friend's adapter, you could using it w/o...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-20-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,834
Posted By josephmccutchen
You said that you bought a non-Apple Magsafe...

You said that you bought a non-Apple Magsafe adapter; was your friend's adapter an Apple Magsafe?

If so, you might have a bad power supply.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-20-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By josephmccutchen
Sounds like a "kernel panic", the Mac equivalent...

Sounds like a "kernel panic", the Mac equivalent of the Blue Screen of Death. If I were you, I would use your OS X DVD and boot into setup, then run Disk Utility; see if you can repair the disk, and...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-20-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,103
Posted By josephmccutchen
Did you "press" the c button or did you hold it?...

Did you "press" the c button or did you hold it? You have to hold it for a few seconds as you are turning the computer on; then it should boot into OS X setup.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-20-2011, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,251
Posted By josephmccutchen
Buying an SSD/Data Doubler

I am thinking of buying an SSD and a Data Doubler soon, and I have a few questions:

1. Right now I have a Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 7200RPM HDD in the main bay. When I buy the SSD/Data...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-07-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,579
Posted By josephmccutchen
Received the WD this afternoon; installed it with...

Received the WD this afternoon; installed it with no problem, running quietly and smoothly!
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-06-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,579
Posted By josephmccutchen
Thanks for your input; ordered the WD this...

Thanks for your input; ordered the WD this morning, hoping it arrives tomorrow!
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-05-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,579
Posted By josephmccutchen
Seagate Momentus 750GB 7200 RPM or Samsung Spinpoint M8 1TB 5400 RPM?

I'm stuck on which of these two drives to buy for my mid-2010 MBP. The Spinpoint uses two 500GB platters, which is good, but it is only 5400 RPM; that's a sticking point for me. The Seagate has a...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-28-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By josephmccutchen
Yeah; been doing some reading since I posted;...

Yeah; been doing some reading since I posted; definitely going to stick with 9.5MM; still, I don't want to go SSD at this point; too expensive!

What do you think about using two 9.5MM 1.0TB HDD's?
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