johnbandry

johnbandry

Lives in United Kingdom Avon, United Kingdom
Joined on Jul 1, 2006

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  • I must be missing something... Wireless keyboard and mouse, single cable to connect screen; why do you want a docking station?
  • It (sort of) does for me. Are you sure you have "Library" highlighted, so it looks like this? Although that doesn't find everything - it isn't picking up files in "Library/Caches", but it is ...
  • You might find this interesting. Short answer, because it's an invisible directory. You can search it from Finder.
  • If you're going to pay for two disks, you're better off using them as two separate backups than one backup which is mirrored. IMHO.
  • Depends how you define failure. If it's as failure of any component - a single disk, the controller, etc. - then the MTBF is substantially lower than a single HDD, although the subsystem may ...
  • For anything other than heavy duty computing - video processing, rendering large models, weather forecasting :) - a full-spec 15" MacBook Pro is not just good enough, it's likely to be overkill. ...
  • Replied in Why RAID?
    You're better of with two or more discrete disks for round-robin backups than with a RAID, unless you're in the unlikely position of not being able to get a large enough single drive. If the ...
  • Target disk mode would obviously require power to the machine and, I think, a firewire connection to the new computer.
  • If you have no indication that it's getting power, i.e. you can't hear the disk spin up or the fans, then you could have a dead power supply. You'll need to open it up to fix that: iFixit might ...
  • It's not so much the tech side you need to get straight. Think about what you mean by quality, and what you need for your work. What colour space do you want to work in? How important is ...
  • The mini display port is the one designed to drive an external monitor. You'll have to check your particular model, but I think all the 17" MBPs could drive up to 2560x1600. For many monitors ...
  • from left to right: mini display, 3 x USB2, firewire, ethernet, power
  • What problem(s) do/have you had with Time Machine? I ask in the spirit of wishing to avoid them.
  • Sorry, not something of which I have any first-hand experience. I think your MBP supports up to 2560x1600 resolution on an external display, so it should drive the TB display OK, but if you want ...
  • If you have a mini display port on your laptop, probably, with an mdp cable - it's the same size plug as Thunderbolt. If not, maybe with some converter to TB. I'd call one of the Apple stores in ...
  • There still is. Go to the Adobe website and install it. It's iOS that has the problems with it.
  • <snip> Based on a few lines from the OP, I really can't begin to give particular advice for his best backup solution. What I try to do is lay out some options, pros and cons and provide some food ...
  • I didn't say it was safer. My thinking was that this would work with smaller disks, and the archive would not change very often, so does not require constant backup and does not need versioning. ...
  • Replied in Adobe LR5.
    I suspect, after four years, he's got himself sorted. ;-)
  • If you're not actively using your current collection of photos, or at least a large, older portion, I would archive this off to an external disk and free up the space on your internal disk for new ...
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