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Not only it slows the computer, it makes it impossible to work on it. Really regret upgrading to this stupid Yosemite version.


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The simplest [yet not only] way to prevent Spotlight indexing a drive is... Connect the volume or drive you want excluded to your Mac. Open the System Preferences application. Click on Spotlight, then click on the Privacy tab. Drag your volume or drive into the Privacy menu to exclude it.


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I'm guessing the problem is the cable that connects your hard drive to the logic board. You can order a new one from eBay, Amazon, or other Apple suppliers, or set an a Genius Bar appointment to have them diagnose and see if it is the issue. A family member and I both had similar issues with our MacBooks.


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It is completely possible that the SSD is toast. It is also possible that Disk Utility just can't fix it. There are other disk repair utilities out there like DiskWarrior, Drive Genius and the like. If you don't have one, you should. you won't use it often but will be glad you have it when stuff like this happens. Failing that and assuming that you already ...


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Yah this is one of those errors that likely mean a hardware failure and generally speaking the only way you are repairing a failure like this (unless you are into completely disassembling your Mac) is via an Apple Store or an AASP (Apple Authorized Service Provider). Failing all the suggestions above you may need to (first: make a backup) make a Genius Bar ...


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There is unfortunately not much we can do for you. If you are a DIY you could save some and do it your self. Here are some links for that. https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/9045/MBP+A1226+Logic+Board+last+resort+fix+for+nVidia+video+chip https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/88614/Is+there+anyway+to+avoid+an+nVidia+8600+graphics+failure or pick your ...


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Ok you've got iLife for free, and installed which means you have: Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iPhoto, GarageBand. I suspect that this adds upto just under 5GB. Delete them from the application folder if you don't need them. This is the link to grandperspective, it's free and really great. And as I said in the comments Xcode is big 3-5GB, the iOS Simulators ...


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If you want to find out what takes up space, I recommend using third party apps, either "Disk Inventory X" or "WhatSize". Disk Inventory X is free, but quite old. Alternatively you could just "Get Info" (command-i) on all your folders and add them up yourself. As far as free space you'll need on your boot volume, assuming you won't be adding more ...


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Given your budget (512GB SSD is quite expensive) I'd buy 8GB RAM + 256SSD and keep the 500GB HDD as a storage volume instead of the super drive. Depending on your country, it'll cost you around 200$ which is less expensive than a 500SSD and will bring you a lot of speed.


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All resolved. MBP started playing up again without a few hours. GPU overheating and corrupting the display. Took it back to Apple again and this time they replace the logic board. MBP is now running noticeably cooler with no issues. Have reinstalled the SSD without any problems.


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If you have booted from other media and tried Apple's tools then the only thing(s) left are 3rd party tools. My go-to is Diskwarrior and while some drives with a lot of files will cause it to fail (so I have heard) I've, personally, never had an issue with it. It has always worked and almost always fixed the problem. Failing that TechTool pro and Prosoft ...


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1) RAM Upgrade As far as I'm aware, the laptop cannot be upgraded beyond 8GB. This is due to restrictions by the CPU and chipset architecture in that particular model. Unless you are a real power user who does lots of video editing or likes to have a lot of applications open at a single given point in time, 8GB should be perfectly fine. DDR4 ram is NOT ...


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Open iTunes. Choose Edit > Preferences. Click the Advanced tab in the Preferences window. Select the "Keep iTunes Media folder organized" checkbox. Open iTunes. From the Edit menu, choose Preferences. Click the Advanced tab in the Preferences window. Click the Change button in the iTunes Media folder location pane. In the Change Media Folder Location window ...


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Quite simply, SSDs do everything faster. Their downside would appear to be a limited read/write cycle lifetime, but so long as you're comprehensively backed-up, I wouldn't see that as an issue. Adding a Samsung EVO 1TB as the boot drive to my Early 2008 Mac Pro has given it life I didn't know it had left in it.


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This SSD looks like it should work fine with a Mac Mini that has a SATA connection (which your Mac Mini does). It also claims to be compatible with Mac OS X.


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I found out here that the difference is very minor in gaming performances. Not to mention that the NVIDIA is a add on device while the Intel is integrated,resulting in more power consumption and graphics mode switching--that you might not want.


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The connector on the XP941 is different from the connector on the SSD PCIe cards used in the late MacBook Pros.



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