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It depends on what kind of programming you're going to do. Especially if you going to test the programs that you're developing. Any of these "is it worth it" questions are going to be highly subjective. I would think that an average programmer would value the SSD more than the extra CPU speed, as compiling/building involves a lot of small files which the ...


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I managed to get the drive to respond and unmount by killing the process fsck_hfs


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All the black compartments are the Li- Ion Polymer batteries which power your MacBook Pro. You won't be able to swap a 2.5'' drive in your Macbook because the Mid 2012 Retina models use a flash memory module. Here you can see a guide to upgrading the SSD.


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There are only a few components in an iMac that can make clicking noises. It's highly unlikely that it's your logic board or a component of your logic board, but the possibilities are: Power Supply Hard Drive Speakers CPU Fan I've included a sample picture and the location of the components in the picture below Power Supply There are a number of ...


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There is no specific way to get into BIOS/EFI easily on the Mac. It is possible to get into NVRAM from boot and from a shell (type man nvram) but I am unsure you will be able to do anything there that will have an effect on the new drive. PC manufacturers give access to this because they don't make the operating system. Apple does not because it's software ...


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Typically, if you have a spinning hard disk drive (not an SSD or Solid State Drive) and there is a physical problem with the drive, you will get the symptoms you have described. So the first answer to your question is: yes, it is possible for only one part of a hard drive to malfunction. This has been, for me, the more frequent kind of problem, often ...


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I suggest trying to put the SuperDrive back, and then seeing if the SATA cable for that works, if it does, you can switch the HDD for the SSD to check if it's faulty. Also - there are inexpensive power supply / USB data connection kits so you could get one of those and test the bracket you purchased external to either MacBook and see if everything works ...


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There used to be a nice free graphical app called fseventer to do this, but it didn't really work in 10.9 or later, and doesn't seem to be generally available any more. You could try opensnoop, a command line utility that shows files being accessed in real time. Its simplest invocation is: $ sudo opensnoop which will give you a live updating list of ...


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You can use fs_usage to see all system calls related to filesystem activities. Output is quite large, so you probably need to redirect it to a file Run sudo fs_usage > fs.out in Terminal Start Word and wait for the external drive to spin up Switch to Terminal, press Ctrl-C and look through fs.out You can also limit the output to certain processes, see ...


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There can be a number of reasons why your Macbook Pro won't recognize a drive. For instance, if you have a drive mounted and your system goes to sleep, it will also power down the USB port, putting your drive to sleep. When your Mac wakes up again, the drive may not have come out of its slumber. To verify that your USB port is detecting devices, open "...


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People are saying that all 2014 Mini have the connector for PCIe, but the HD-only models are missing the flex cable that has the SSD slot on the other end. Read this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-pcie-flex-cable-part-number-for-mac-mini-2014.1807145 I using an SSD-less Mac Mini at work, and personally I'm waiting for OWC to offer an ...


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Formatting is sure an a option, but what if that flash drive is not yours or you have info on it? IMO, the best possible way is to download something like Paragon NTFS for Mac. Had the same problem, downloaded, installed, no more problems, easy life.



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