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So basically I hear three things in your Question. You want the speed and performance of the Air's SSD drive. You want to want to leverage the processing performance of the iMac. You want to access those files away from the office on your Air. You should be able to setup a connection using a Thunderbolt Bridge under your Network settings. What follows ...


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The fastest and most efficient way can be done completely using standard tools in OS X. This solution does not require any reinstall, all the way setup of user account and Mac settings, or separate programs or much more time consuming operations than direct disk to disk data transfer. You need: 1 SSD drive and USB SATA adapter, it can be any enclosure, or ...


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Usually the apps like PhotoShop just come across with all the right licenses. However, sometimes you must contact the vendor if they have a draconian DRM policy where they are tied to a specific machine / OS. I'd be very concerned with Adobe if it was a new machine but I've done the upgrade "in place" for Creative Suite at least twice on my MBP 2010. To ...


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Neither the RAM, Processor, or SSD can be upgraded. I recommend 16 GiB RAM, everything else you can decide on. There have been quite a number of posts asking about upgrades, so I'll point you to one I answered earlier today, more specific questions feel free to ask. I use my '11 15" MacBook Pro for development, systems administration, and other ...


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I use the 13 inch MBP for development. It is essential that you buy an external monitor. I recommend the LG Ultrawide. Also get a decent keyboard; chicklet keyboards are known to cause tendonitis. Lastly, don't over-spend. Lots of people buy elaborate gear and then never really use it.


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It would be perfect for development! I'm a Software Engineer and I'm currently developing using a MBP 13'' mid 2010, 2.66 GHz, 8 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB. Everything mentioned above work fine and smooth. I've also tried a MBP 13'' and 15'' mid 2014 and they are very fast compared to mine model. Are Atom.io and Android Studio working without ...


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This describes how to clone a drive using Disk Utility. In essence, you mount both drives on your system, select the new drive and choose restore, then select the old drive as the source and make a cup of coffee (500 GiB could take an hour or two, depending on you exact setup).


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So, having verified the drive is, in fact running at SATA-III speeds, it looks like this post describes doing what you need. Be aware it requires a DOS environment to run, so you'll likely want FreeDOS with the .iso loaded already. I haven't used this, so I am unable to verify results. Attempt at your own risk.


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You can reenable SMART for a volume by typing the command: sudo smartctl -s on /dev/disk0


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Sory to say that it looks like you had a major disk crash of some sort. If Disk Utility can't fix it and Diskwarrior also can't repair it it is likely that some or all of your data is corrupted/damaged or just plain gone. The file names you mention "file000001.png" and the like are indicative of some serious issue and the files on your drive have been ...


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Don't panic! I hope you haven't done irreparable damage with the disk utilities and partitioning, which has nothing to do with the problem. The fix is actually very simple. The grey screen is caused by the non-signed kernel driver for the SSD. Mac OS X won't allow it to load by default, thus you can't access the boot disk. This can happen if you don't turn ...


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What you currently are doing is correct. In this case it is a good idea to quickly restore EVERY file you can find through a file recovery program. You are very lucky that the data was not completely erased. DO NOT WRITE anything else to the disc, as you risk loosing more data. In my personal experience restoring lost data, I usually: 1. Backup ALL Data I ...


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Did you try fsck as described in this article? Press cmd + S at startup to boot single-user mode In terminal /sbin/fsck -fy If single-user mode doesn't work, try this answer: In terminal: df -hl to find the disk in question. then do sudo fsck_hfs -l /dev/disk? NB: As described here, OS X provides since 10.10.4 a new tool called trimforce, allowing ...


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The first rule of computer troubleshooting: "isolate and identify." Which basically means undo any changes you made recently. If you plugged a new mouse in, remove it. If you installed a new app, remove it, etc. In your case I would remove the drive in the optical bay and put the Apple optical drive back in and see if the issue repeats. User "n1000" hints ...


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The problem seems to be only with that particular SSD and Mac OS X, because it works with other SSDs. My feeling is that garbage collection or TRIM are to be blame in this case. TRIM is disabled by Apple for third party drives and ADATA SSD I had didn't have any inbuilt garbage collection. Bought a Samsung EVO now, it has inbuilt garbage collection and ...


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If you are not afraid of using Terminal, you can run rsync -a --progress /PATH/TO/Pictures /Volumes/EXTERNAL/Pictures/


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In theory you should not loose too much speed. Most modern SSDs utilize SATA 6 Gbit/s SSD controllers which support 500 MB/s read/write speeds. Thunderbolt 2 works at a theoretical 20 Gbit/s. So Thunderbolt2 should not be the bottleneck. However.. Macworld did a performance analysis in 2011. It was a test on Thunderbolt 1, but it should still might give you ...


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See my answer here: Since the release of 10.10.4, Apple now provides a new tool called trimforce, allowing users to activate TRIM also on unsupported disks. So now you can do: sudo trimforce enable


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See my answer here: Since the release of 10.10.4, Apple now provides a new tool called trimforce, allowing users to activate TRIM also on unsupported disks. So now you can do: sudo trimforce enable


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See my answer here: Since the release of 10.10.4, Apple now provides a new tool called trimforce, allowing users to activate TRIM also on unsupported disks. So now you can do: sudo trimforce enable


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The purpose of the sleepimage is to store the contents of RAM if your Macbook's battery is low and is about to turn off completely (what Apple call "hibernate"). As such it can be equal in size to the amount of RAM in your Mac. So on your Macbook with 16GB of RAM it could be 16GB in size, which would go a long way to explaining how your Mac with 20GB of free ...


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If I am understanding correctly it sounds like he cloned is old internal drive to an external drive, installed an SSD in the Mac and now wants to copy his files back. If the new drive has Mac OS installed on it (if not probably best to install it. COMMAND-R and select internet recovery) you can just use Migration Assistant to copy your user files and ...


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I am assuming you are just turning on the Macbook? Have you tried holding down the Option key as stated here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204417 and choosing the drive to boot from in the Startup Manager? And do you have an external drive also plugged in? Or just the new one? The computer may be trying to find the old boot drive? You don't say what is ...


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First of all, as you already mentioned, the firmware can be updated on a mac, too. So you do not need windows for that. Here is a Manual. It does not mention 840 EVO, but it should be fine. (Maybe EVO isn't mentioned just because the EVO update came out 30 days later than the non-EVO update and the manual wasn't updated after that?) Secondly, not the cells ...


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I know this is a someway old question/answer, but I'm re-doing this right now in Yosemite and I added a little fancy detail to this configuration: since I'm on Yosemite I've been forced to apply Benjamin's "root instead of sudo" way, it's currently working as expected, but I didn't like having an icon for the snapshot volume, something that you shouldn't ...


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I have a Samsung 540 EVO 1TB drive running with a Seagate Thunderbolt adapter - and the performance is stunning. Way faster than USB3. The Thunderbolt SSD option is very nice for loading and entire OS and using it on different machines.


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Is it possible? Yes. The question is can you get a drive to upgrade to? Apple uses a "proprietary PCIe 2.0 x4" interface for their storage. There are SSDs out there that match the specs (like this Samsung on Amazon), but for some reason they are not compatible So, bottom line.... Yes, you can upgrade it, but only with a genuine Apple SSD (at this ...


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If you know the name of one of the movies (files) that you are looking for or if you know what format the movie is in (extension) then you should be able to use Spotlight search My favorite way to bring it up is hit Command-Space and you will see a search bar in the middle of your screen (Yosemite) Start typing the name or file extension and if it ...


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It appears to be possible. According to this iFixit tear down, the A1425 SSD It's a Samsung MZ-DPC2560/0A2 unit, rated at 3.3 volts and 2.39 amps. The serial number reads S0X5NYAC703706. Which appears to have an mSATA connector. There are lots of mSATA to whatever-you-may-need adapters on the market. mSATA to micro SATA (1) (2) mSATA USB enclosure ...


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Follow these steps to start up into safe mode. Start or restart your Mac. Immediately after you hear the startup sound, press and hold the Shift key. Release the Shift key when you see the Apple logo appear on the screen. After the Apple logo appears, it might take longer than usual to reach the login screen or your desktop. This is because your Mac ...


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Yes, it is possible to re-enable secure erase. All you need to do is to format the partition once again. Just make sure you select "Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)", with any password that you will remember (just in case). Once formatted, the "Security Options" button will be available again, and you can securely wipe out the partition!


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All this over ? base 10 and base 2 math.! and formatted and un-formatted capacity which in fact varies by , drum roll...? the actual format you used or picked day one. (wiki that, and learn) if anyone read the product data sheet (yes, try that...) it's all there clear as day. RTM Read the data sheet,... but nobody likes to read. facts. just cry/guess and ...


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I had this issue also but discovered that Carbon Cloner gives boot priority to the Connection used to clone the drive i.e. USB. (If You Clone the drive via usb it will only boot via usb) So I removed the main drive, inserted the drive I wanted to clone into the main slot, and cloned the old drive by connecting it to USB with the new drive in the main ...


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When updating to Yosemite you will want to make sure that you are at least running 10.6.8. Running the early versions of 10.6 when updating to Yosemite, will cause errors. You will also want to make sure that the TRIM has been disabled. Please take a look at this OWC Blog post for instructions: ...


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Fixed it. It's so curious I didn't thought this was even possible. When I removed the connector of my optical drive, the macbook starts. When I connect it, it shows me the "no sign" 1Mio. Dollar Question: Why doesn't it boot with SSD but with HDD? Edit: The bug wasn't the SSD or the HDD, it was the the HDD flex cable. Firstly I connected my SSD with an ...



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