Mike Boreham

Mike Boreham

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on May 12, 2002

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  • Thanks for detailed explanation.
  • This is certainly my experience, but I assumed that since Apple used to describe the default integer scaled setting as "Best" in Display Prefs in Mavericks, that there were subtle differences I ...
  • Thanks for clearing up.
  • What you say above is completely logical to me, but odd that Apple doesn't actually mention 1152 x 720 as a supported scaled resolution in the tech specs. On my 13 and 15 rMBPs I find the second ...
  • I don't really understand the above. The actual resolution of the new MB is 2304 x 1440 but if you try and use it at that of course the text would be ridiculously small. The supported scaled ...
  • Agree, but you should be getting asked for the encryption key on the now-external drive, at least the first time. You can save the key in keychain so you don't get asked in future. If you are not ...
  • Not exactly! At the time I would have killed for more speed from the old MacPro! If I was working now I would definitely get the 15" for the extra speed, with an external monitor....or I would ...
  • OneDrive has issues with OS X metadata, like symlinks and tags, and also file names. I tried it as I have an Office 365 sub, but went back to Dropbox which is fully compatible with OS X. More about it
  • I have a maxed out late 2103 15" and a maxed out late 2013 13" rMBP. I am only going to tell you what you expect to hear. For multi processor tasks the 15" is twice as fast, and single processor ...
  • Of course! If you combine HDDs in raid setup so that the speed matches SSD then USB3 could become the bottleneck, as with SSD.
  • Thunderbolt will not offer any extra speed over USB3 for spinning disk HDDs. The bottleneck is the disk not the connection. USB3 is enough for HDDs. Thunderbolt will show benefit for SSD.
  • When the new ones are released the price of current generation ones will drop, and they will be available in the Apple Refurb Store, which is a good way to buy any mac. Unless desparate, it is ...
  • What do you mean by the "backup function will not" work? What app are you using for backup up? or are you taking about the WD supplied software which I think includes some app. I can't remember now ...
  • Oh dear! that was meant to say "Retina screens are a lot less reflective than previous versions" New Year resolution: must check posts properly before hitting 'post'
  • I used to feel the same but now have two rMBPs and never give reflections a thought. The Retina screens are not less reflective that previous versions....don't tar all glossy screens with the same ...
  • Two late 2013 rMBP running 10.10.1. Following bus powered external drives working fine:- Seagate Fast 4Tb (uses 2x M9T in internal hardware raid) Seagate Slim 2Tb WD My Passport 2Tb Transcend ...
  • I do sympathise but personally I would want to solve it, not forego USB3 altogether.
  • I certainly didn't intend to imply (and don't think I did) that there isn't a USB3 problem for some people. Unlike the post I was replying to, I am always very careful not to extrapolate my own ...
  • I have had great reliability and speed with USB3 externals and memory sticks with two rMBPs. Just posting to counter the impression that "USB3 is a complete and total nightmare on Apple".
  • I used to have a 2011 17 inch MBP, which is USB2 only, but achieved reliable USB3 with a Caldigit Thunderbolt Hub . (mine is actually the Mk1 version). There are Thunderbolt docks which give FW800 ...
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