Andy Hewitt

Lives in United Kingdom Scarborough, UK, United Kingdom
Works as a Hobbyist
Joined on Dec 7, 2003

Andy Hewitt's recent activity

  • I can’t remember how long I’ve owned it myself, but it’s more than 20 years I think, I originally used it to convert Atari images to my first Mac in the early to mid 90’s. It’s certainly a bit of ...
  • Yeah, that's a difficult one nowadays, with all the emphasis on security and privacy, we have of course all locked our data away from everyone. You can of course just set up a Legacy Contact for ...
  • Yes, I know that. Perhaps I didn't make that clear. All of my important stuff is now synced in iCloud, and is available to all my devices. Local storage on my iMac is just for a bit more security, ...
  • Here: Is your Photos drive also backed up in Time Machine. If it's listed in here then it's not backed up. Although if you don't connect them at the same time, it won't be backed up either. Why not ...
  • Yes, similarly here, although my only issues have be caused by physical drive failures. That’s the only thing I find with Time Machine, is that it seems to be a bit heavy on drive wear and tear. ...
  • No, I meant make sure the OWC drive is not in the ‘excluded’ list in TMs Preferences. There’s nothing wrong with it per se, it’s just a waste for that purpose, that’s all. However, Time Machine can ...
  • You need to check that drive is not excluded in the Time Machine preferences, otherwise they're not backed up. Personally I would have done it the other way round (depending on their respective ...
  • That's correct. A Time Machine backup is just there to recover data if something goes wrong on ne of your main drives. Whether it backs up anything depends on its settings. Look on System ...
  • Not sure, perhaps. Some of the comments show a lot of uncertainty, so little can be assumed. I'm not sure in what context the OP is using the term 'backups' - he did state they are 'only' on an ...
  • It might be worth trying a speed test, use Blackmagic Disk Speed Test on the Apple App Store. Run tests on your internal HDD and the Samsung SSD, and see how they compare, it could still be worth ...
  • I'd second that. Such a waste of a decent SSD. At the very least put the Photos library on it.
  • Try running with nothing else any all open - even a few extra tabs in safari can be a bit of a RAM hog.. They are not Apple utilities, and MalWareBytes is actually an old Windows malware remover ...
  • Just to add my bit. I use HashPhotos on my iPad for viewing EXIF data, it’s quite comprehensive. This is very much what Photos should have been.
  • SATA is the connection type, most of them will be SATA. The difference being discussed is SSD (solid state drive), or HDD (hard disk drive). Typically an SSD will be relatively low capacity, ...
  • Well, you don't need to store them in the cloud to download them from whatever site they're stored on. You can download them from the site, and store them locally. If they arrive bit-for-bit, then ...
  • Sounds about right for a decent-ish JPEG. Hmm, not necessarily. All my photos are stored in iCloud (as well as local HDD), but none have had a problem - indeed, it seems less likely than when I ...
  • Replied in WiFi 6
    Yeah, it's becoming possible. I'm with lightandaprayer on this, I try to keep my devices down to what's really needed - i.e. communication and entertainment. But the plethora of other stuff that ...
  • Just to add my bit, as a Nikon and Apple user. I have Raw images form Nikon D5100 and D5300, as well as a few other older cameras. All NEF images from these open fine in MacOS and iPad/iOS using ...
  • I'm in the UK on Plusnet Fibre, and was using the standard router they supplied. I needed to extend the WiFi to the garden for when we sit out there in the summer, but the router struggled to reach ...
  • That’s because my spell checker changed ‘hubs’ to ‘hits’ in the paragraph I wrote :-/. I didn’t notice that, sorry.
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Last review Dec 7, 2003
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Last entry Jun 18, 2011
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Last upload Mar 4, 2016