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This could get very technical but the answer is actually relatively straightforward. The act of "ripping" takes place in 2 stages, reading the source material, and writing out a converted version of same. For music this is straightforward, mainly because the technology is old enough to predate stuff that was later incorporated into DVDs. Music CDs do not ...


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XLD It started out as decoder/encoder/transcoder tool but it's branched out in to ripping in recent years (version 20080812 and above have ripping features) and it supports most of your criteria: Uses the AccurateRip technology, comparing MD5 sums against known-good library of rips to ensure the rip was done correctly. Uses cdparanoia 10.2 as the ripping ...


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You can do this in your Mac's system preferences: Go to Apple > System Preferences > CDs & DVDs You'll see a menu for When you insert a music CD Change that menu from "Open iTunes" to "Ignore". Notes: You may also want to check the options for Blank CD and Blank DVD as they also include built-in options to open iTunes. The other menus also provide ...


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Clone larger HDD drive to smaller SSD drive on Mac. Or migrate from an HDD to SSD. 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 ...


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Do not stick anything else in the slot. Really. The inject / eject mechanism is keyed for a full sized disc and you don't want to wedge it in the wrong direction or retract that delicate part any further by fishing around inside the narrow slot. There is no eject button so you will need either luck or finesse and skill to get the CD out. Power down the Mac ...


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Try with DAEMON Tools Lite for Mac, you can download here: http://www.daemon-tools.cc/products/dtMacLite This software has figured out how to trick the computer to thinking a DVD is mounted and I don't know if you can re-implement it via the command line tool vndevice you mentioned.


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Step 1: Install Homebrew In case you haven't heard of Homebrew, it's a software manager that can install all sorts of professional tools (actually, it can install almost anything) on your mac using the terminal. For instructions on how to install homebrew, visit the Homebrew Website. Step 2: Install ddrescue ddrescue is an open source disk recovery tool. ...


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Just found a solution for this on the web while waiting for the timelimit on creating questions: You just need to open terminal, go to the drive you want the trash-bin to be disabled on and then do this: sudo rm -rf .Trashes touch .Trashes Essentially what this does is deleting the trash-bin recursively and replacing it with an empty file thus blocking ...


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Yes this does matter depending on the sata speed of your hdd, ssd and the laptop. My 2011 MacBook Pro supports 6 Gb/s to the original hdd and 3 to the Optical drive. My ssd supports 6 Gb/s and my original hdd supports 3 gb/s. Obviously, I did not put the ssd in the optical bay caddy (which would have been less work). Instead, I moved the original hdd to ...


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Reboot the computer while holding down the mouse button - if there's no physical issue preventing ejection, the disc will be ejected. You can of course use terminal to try to force an eject, but this requires a little knowledge of text commands and is covered here: Is there a Terminal command that will force open the DVD tray?


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Possible reasons why you might wish to disable error correction are if you are looking for the fastest possible import, have a very old computer where resources are limited, or want iTunes to use less CPU time. Enabling error correction allows iTunes to read the error correction data on the disc, and use this to verify the read audio data. Disabling the ...


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They are not interchangeable. ATA is also referred to as PATA (Parallel ATtachment or IDE). SATA is is Serial ATA or Serial Attachment. ATAPI (ATA Packet Interface) is just the drive communication protocol used to "talk" to the drives. Using the "larger" drives as a visual reference since the micro connectors' size in a laptop can be deceiving, we can see ...


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You can do that, however having so little space left on the SSD after cloning might be an issue when you start running the machine. You can use either Disk Utility (in Utilities, or better, you could start from the Snow Leopard DVD and start it from there); SuperDuper! (I've used that), or Carbon Copy Cloner. But be very careful, make sure that you don't ...


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The MBP model you have shipped with version 10.6.3 build 10D2094 -- this is a special build of 10.6.3 with support for that model (and probably some others released at the same time) added. Anything older, including the standard build of 10.6.3, won't have drivers/config info/etc for that model, and hence cannot boot it. It sounds like your retail disk has ...


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Ah, the downfall of slot drives - getting a disc stuck in it when it dies :( As per the comment to your question, I presume that this is a smaller CD, not an actual minidisc that is more akin to a floppy disk in a plastic case? Oddly, some slot loading mechanisms can support these smaller discs. For example, the Nintendo Wii is a vertical slot loader that ...


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The SuperDrive does only work with the MacBook Air, but the MacBook Air supports a lot of other drives. For example there is the Asus External-Optical-SDRW ($37,75). Cheap, fairly fast and not very ugly :) Or the Samsung External-Optical-SE. ($45,80) A bit more expensive, but it support way more formats and speeds:


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Overheating shouldn't be an issue. The SuperDrive probably runs hotter (when it's in use) since it has moving parts An SSD would most likely improve performance (especially if you use it as your boot drive and place for applications) Don't know about battery life, but I imagine if you you use this as your boot drive, and the stock hard disk as your "slave", ...


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Open terminal. drutil tray eject DVD ejected.


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You can: Get a piece of card / paper Cut it out into an L-Shape and fold the _ of the L in half Get somebody else to hold the computer up so that the CD drive is facing down Put the piece of paper into the CD drive from the top and slowly, bring it down When you reach the bottom of the drive, pull the paper out, gently and slowly. The SD card should come ...


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This has happened to me in the past. The solution that worked for me was making sure that the disc surface is clean and scratch free, and I mean very clean. Using normal CD wipes is good to get dirt off, but if it is scratched more than slightly, then you may have problems. Or the disc may be defective from the factory, it does happen and they do exist. ...


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I reset the SMC and the SuperDrive is working again.


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It has two and yes, you can make the controller that connects to the SuperDrive spot the primary controller and run your MacBook Pro exclusively off a drive attached to this controller. I'm writing this from a MacBook Pro that has an SSD installed into the SuperDrive spot using an OWC DataDoubler bracket. This is the primary drive in my machine and the ...


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I just had this problem with my 17" mbp early 2009. ODD was blocked like there was disc already in, but of course there wasn't. Tried many times SMC & PRAM reset and Force shutdown. Sometimes the drive clicked and I managed to insert one disc, which was read just fine. But after ejecting it, the block was again there. Then googled some more and typed "...


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I went through a lot of the same questions you were asking and had to search high and low to find my answers. First of all, this is my setup: MacBook Pro Mid 2009 Optibay: SSD HD Bay: Original Mechanical HD 8GB RAM OS X Boot Disk: SSD Windows Boot Disk: Original Mechanical HD SSD: Mac OS X Original Mechanical HD: Windows 7 Partition / Mac OS Extended (...


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Thankfully I haven't had to deal with this, but I did find a few suggestions on how to deal with this: Use gravity. Tilt the MBP (you'll probably want it turned off) and see if you can slide it out. Try to force-eject it by holding down the mouse button as it boots. Possibly combined with tilting it. I don't have great faith in this one (I believe discs are ...


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Installed Mavericks on the same, slow ripping PC onto a USB external drive. After adjusting one or two kexts, I had a mostly functional OS X environment. Updated and ran iTunes with the same settings. Ripping is now mostly at 20x on the same CD drive. Looks to be a limitation with iTunes for Windows, or Windows itself. Who knows!


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Try the following steps and I am sure it will be fixed. Clean the SuperDrive’s slot with compressed gas/vacuum cleaner. Reset the NVRAM/PRAM and SMC Reset NVRAM and PRAM: Shut down the computer. Holding down the Command (Apple), Option, P, and R and then hold the Power button simultaneously, 3 times and wait for 3 loud chimes. Delete the Finder’s ...


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This issue has been addressed on https://askubuntu.com/q/413882/48105. The OP doesn't report having successfully put his SuperDrive to work on Ubuntu. Here's my experience so far: The MacBook Air SuperDrive does not work out of the box on Ubuntu 14.04 Installing sg3-utils through the Linux terminal and then running sg_raw /dev/sr0 ea 00 00 00 00 00 01 "...


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Try using one of the various temperature utilities to get the temperature of the hard drive. Perhaps the CD-ROM drive space isn't ventilated very well, and your hard drives have put out more heat than the original CD-ROM drive.


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