JPAlbert

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  • "Really? Have you tried Internet Recovery? It takes a little bit longer because you first have to download the OS but with a fast connection that doesn't take very long." Internet recovery couldn't ...
  • OP wrote: "So is there a way to stop some of these threads and processes? I'm I right in thinking if I can stop some of them I can get the battery temp down because the cpu won't be working as hard?" ...
  • "See, as I guessed above. And that rather undermines your first point. As in: "I never could not retrieve the version of a file I was looking for from my 3+ staggered clones, so you don't really ...
  • This sounds like you have some kind of "runaway processes" going on in the background. Have you checked "activity monitor" (CPU usage) to see if something (or more than one thing) is consuming an ...
  • johnbandry wrote: "Sure. Just make one exact copy of the source data each backup, overwriting the previous backup. Keeps it nice and small. Don't forget to cross your fingers while you do it so ...
  • OP asked: "Any thoughts?" Yes. Don't use Time Machine. Use either CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper instead. Either one will create an exact copy of the source volume, and the backups won't keep ...
  • Replied in Yes!
    OP: If you haven't made your decision yet, have you looked at Apple-Refurbished 2015 MacBook Pro 13" models, for a price comparison?
  • nbirkett wrote: "My other disappointment (posted in anther thread) is the slow transfer speed for many of my USB-3 drives (under 40MB/s). My 2011 iMac only had USB-2 and I was hoping for a big step ...
  • Hello all - I was thinking about picking up a flash for my 77d. I've seen used Canon Speedlite 430exII units selling on ebay in the $110 range. I've also noticed that Godox has new units that look ...
  • My vote would go the card reader...
  • CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper will do the job, and do it right. The second drive will be an EXACT copy of the first.
  • rb0321 wrote: "Besides, we're talking 'Chip-pacolypse' here" Two weeks ago, these "vulnerabilities" didn't exist. Oh, wait -- they've ALWAYS been there. We just didn't know about it until some ...
  • fotographic wrote: "Actually, her laptop is purring like a kitten; speedy and robust enough for her needs. I hate to do anything with it." Whenever I see a post like this over a macrumors.com, my ...
  • I would advise you NOT to attempt converting any external drives to the APFS file format. Leave them at HFS+, a tried and true file system. Other than that, good to go.
  • OP: What -year- is your MacBook Pro? What kind of cable are you using to connect it to the display?
  • My advice: Are you trying to install using the "full" High Sierra installer (it's 5+gb in size)? If so... Get a USB flashdrive 16gb (8gb might work, not sure) Download the free utility "Boot Buddy" ...
  • I use both HDDs and SSDs for backup. What may be more important than the type of media that you use, is to make more than one backup of any critical drive...
  • Get the 27" iMac -- you won't regret buying the larger display. DON'T get an iMac with a fusion drive. Instead, get one with a "straight SSD". 512gb will be "enough" (even 256gb if you don't feel ...
  • Gesture asked: "Impressive. Which SSD are you using. Thanks." I was using a Crucial M500 to boot/run my Mini using a USB3/SATA dock. I was getting 430 (read) and 270 (write) from that. I switched ...
  • To go with the MacBook Pro, you might consider a 2tb 2.5" external USB3 drive. Fast enough, with plenty of room for future growth. I'd suggest TWO drives: First for your "primary external" storage. ...
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