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The "invalid node structure" and "disk I/O" errors you see in verbose mode are both indicative of a failing hard drive. The invalid node structure points to a problem with the data cataloging mechanism of the operating system, basically that system that keeps track of where all the data is stored. One off reports of this aren't so bad but coupled with the ...


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The default sleep mode used by Mac laptops is a hybrid between traditional sleep mode (suspend to RAM) and hibernation (suspend to disk): the contents of the RAM are saved to the disk, but the RAM is kept powered as well. Desktop Macs use traditional sleep mode (suspend to RAM) by default. See man pmset: SAFE SLEEP ARGUMENTS hibernatemode takes a ...


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Not an Apple-approved answer, but to solve your root cause (to train battery regularly when your MBP is always at your desk), consider surge protectors with scheduled on/off (example, about $40 in Russia). You can program it to turn off in the beginning of night, and to turn on about 4am so that battery is charged back by the time you show up at your desk. ...


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A few months ago my organization made the decision to make docking stations a standard item to be ordered with all Macs. We've evaluated the Belkin Thunderbolt dock, the Matrox DS1, the Kwikdock, the LandingZone docks and had previously used Henge docks. The Henge docks proved to be a constant pain for both users and our support team. The connections in ...


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Most of the docks I know are very similar to the belkin one. Take a look at this article: http://www.macworld.com/article/2099483/thunderbolt-docks-review-the-best-way-to-connect-your-macbook-to-your-other-devices.html This one from Hengedocks appears to be an interesting solution, with 3 thunderbolt ports instead of 2 and plenty of other connection, ...


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Because I have to do that quite often : Yes, it is indeed possible and it makes use of the command provided in the answer by kekub. Just create an application with Automator: 1) Open Automator 2) Choose "Application" 3) Search for the Shell-Script workflow element 4) Change the Input to "As Arguments" 5) Adjust the Shell script like this : for f ...


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macsales.com aka OWC is a fantastic website for buying RAM. I purchased 16 gb for my late 2011 model with no problems. Order the RAM amount that you want, then when the ram arrives you must unscrew the back cover of your macbook and find the RAM to remove, which you will then replace with the RAM you bought. I highly suggest watching a YouTube video on the ...



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