lightandaprayer

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  • My dead frog reference wasn't about the M1 Macs. . .  Just SSDs in general.  I've had one SSD fail, a Samsung 850EVO 256GB.  This happened less than 2 years ago.  The SSD was around 3 years old ...
  • Perhaps HDD life expectancy is not more predictable. . .  But unlike SSDs they usually provide more hints that something may be amiss before they finally croak.  That's a benefit of mechanical ...
  • Now where is that frog emoji when I need it? We be leapfrogging each other. . . I think that the angst has more to do with the fact that in the past Mac internal drives were mostly replaceable, in ...
  • I was referring to the most egregious problems that I have read about where SWAP was the only or primary issue. . . In one case an increase to 16GB RAM would mean the SSD would last around 4 years ...
  • The problem is that in some cases even 16GB would only postpone what many Mac users might consider to be a premature failure.
  • Replied in M2 MacBook Air
    Now that wouldn't be very nice would it. . .?  ;-)
  • Wowza! I've been known to get sucked into some mighty threads at MacRumors when looking for information, which is why I tread carefully whenever I enter the forum. . .  LOL That is helpful info. . ...
  • It probably depends on what brand of cables are used. . . The conection ends do vary, some cables are heavier, etc.
  • Hey Mike. . . Thanks for the heads-up. Your synopsis sums it up very nicely (I hope you didn't read the entire MacRumors thread!). But I already spent part of last evening getting reacquainted with ...
  • At the moment I do not know how but I am going to try and find out. . .  If I come up with anything I'll come back and share what I learned.  If not in this thread, I'll start another one.
  • I think that I have good luck with sales and when I just miss something, I often contact the seller to see if I can get the discount.  More often than not they give me a rebate.  My motto:  If you ...
  • Well that's a bit discouraging. . . Jeff's post inspired me to take another look at the OWC hub so I went to the OWC website. Turns out there is a $30 rebate through 2/9 which lowers the price to ...
  • The price is actually low compared to the venerable Nikon UWA f2.8 zooms designed for pros. I haven't handled the Z variant but from what I have read the build quality isn't commensurate with...

  • If you don't like the default Time Machine interface, there is a relatively inexpensive GUI option: Backup Loupe $18 There is a trial version. It looks inside each backup and displays its contents ...
  • Howard Oakley at The Eclectic Light Company recently posted a blog post about his test results on an (unfortunately unidentified) second-generation TB4 hub: Do Thunderbolt hubs impair performance? ...
  • Replied in M2 MacBook Air
    And in mid-late 2022 the rumor mills were saying that 3nm production would debut with the M2 Pro by the end of 2022. . . 3nm M2 Pro Chip for MacBook Pro Reportedly Entering Production Later This Year ...
  • Interesting. . .  I only use Cloud services for backups and syncing, so that's the limit of my experience. Here is a (usually) up-to-date resource for online storage and syncing services.  (There ...
  • I don't use Lightroom so I don't know what it requires re online storage. . .  But since you already use Backblaze, perhaps its reasonably priced B2 storage plan is an option.
  • One difference between SuperDuper and CarbonCopyCloner is the upgrade policy.  I paid for and registered SuperDuper 2.6.4 in April 2005 and I have never paid an upgrade fee since. . . ...
  • Replied in M2 MacBook Air
    Fair enough. . .  But when I read Loganberry's post I do not get the impression that they are contemplating a Mac upgrade any time soon.
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