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Feb
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comment Is there anything like NVELO Dataplex (hybrid SSD/HDD software) for OS X?
This answer is obsolete now, the linked site in the answer is no longer available.
Jan
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comment Macbook Pro: How to disable discrete GPU permanently from EFI?
A solution to this question would also be useful to owners of 2011 MBP models that have a defective discrete GPU. It is certainly possible to disable the discrete GPU when using Linux, see my question here: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/168167/…
Jan
28
comment Is there a way to view and control the powerstate of the discrete GPU on a 2011 MBP in OSX?
Update: My MBP has fallen victim to the well known defect in the GPU in the 2011 models. It's not clear if it is a defect in the GPU itself or the result of a badly designed cooling system.
Jan
26
answered Can I use Linux in a 2011 Macbook Pro with a defective discrete GPU?
Jan
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revised Can I use Linux in a 2011 Macbook Pro with a defective discrete GPU?
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Jan
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asked Can I use Linux in a 2011 Macbook Pro with a defective discrete GPU?
Dec
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comment 2011 Macbook Pro - GPU dying?
How is your MBP holding up? Many users report that the logic board replacement is not a permanent solution and they have to keep replacing it.Mine failed a couple of weeks ago.
Jun
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Jun
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revised Do I really need to replace my MacBook Pro?
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Jun
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answered Do I really need to replace my MacBook Pro?
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Jun
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revised Samsung SSD 840 speed issue
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comment Samsung SSD 840 speed issue
Another thing to try is booting from a clean install of OSX on an external USB disk.
May
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answered Samsung SSD 840 speed issue
Mar
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comment Replacing DVD with SSD - What is the best way to test SSD reliability?
A good answer would provide a tool or script to verify that the data being written to the SSD is not corrupted in any wat.
Mar
10
comment How to install Windows 8 with BootCamp 5 Assistant via USB?
The question is about installation from USB, not from a DVD.
Mar
10
comment How to install Windows 8 with BootCamp 5 Assistant via USB?
The question was about creating the USB installer, not installing to a USB disk. However, have you verified that this works to boot Windows from a Mac? In my experience this procedure works to create the USB installation but it won't boot on a Mac.
Mar
6
comment What is the biggest disk that can be used in place of the optical drive in an early 2011 15 inch MacBook Pro?
I have narrowed it down to the HGST 1.5 TB drive and the Samsung M9T 2TB. The HGST drive is available (I have one in my table right now) and can be configured to run at SATA II speeds. The Samsung is not yet available as a bare drive (although it's found inside some external drives) and I haven't found a way to run it at SATA II speeds.
Mar
6
comment Main partition on original Apple SSD or new Samsung PRO SSD in 2011 Macbook Pro?
How to actualy test it is an interesting question. Why don't you ask it in a separate question? Even though you can use the drive there may be errors happening during the transmission of data that could reduce the drive performance or even worse could corrupt the data.